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Samsung Galaxy J1

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J1
Samsung Galaxy J1 (Galaxy Series)
Processor
Spreadtrum SC8830, Cortex A7
Graphics adapter
Memory
512 MB 
Display
4.3 inch 5:3, 800 x 480 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, TFT, glossy: yes
Storage
4 GB Flash, 4 GB 
, 1.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Combo, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Position sensor, GPS, Glonass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Quad-band gSM (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), Dual-band UMTS (900 and 2100 MHz), Head-SAR: 0.582 W/kg, SAR Body: 0.496 W/kg
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 129 x 68.2 ( = 0.35 x 5.08 x 2.69 in)
Battery
7 Wh Lithium-Ion, 1850 mAh, replaceable, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 9 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP, Videos with 960x540; Main camera: 5 MP (2592x1944) with autofocus and flash, videos in HD resolution (1280x720 @30fps)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: virtual, Power adaptor, USB data cable, headset, manual, Galaxy Apps, radio, 24 Months Warranty, FM-Radio (in combination with headphones), WiFi-Direct
Weight
122 g ( = 4.3 oz / 0.27 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
109 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 66.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 61%, features: 44%, display: 87% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J1

79% Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Entry-level Galaxy. The small Galaxy smartphone has a 4.3-inch display and therefore does not follow the current trend towards bigger displays. But Samsung is not very generous with the rest of the components, either. Can the Galaxy J1 beat the strong competition?
40% The Moto E has nothing to worry about
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy J1 has respectable build quality for a smartphone this cheap and the display was also a pleasant surprise, putting the low resolution aside. However, those are the J1’s only positive qualities. The Moto E 2nd Gen is available for a little less and is superior in practically every way. It’s quicker, runs a newer version of Android, has better battery life, higher resolution display, more storage, the list goes on. It’s still the budget handset to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Samsung Galaxy J1 review - the Moto E has nothing to worry about
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy J1 has respectable build quality for a smartphone this cheap and the display was also a pleasant surprise, putting the low resolution aside. However, those are the J1’s only positive qualities. The Moto E 2nd Gen is available for a little less and is superior in practically every way. It’s quicker, runs a newer version of Android, has better battery life, higher resolution display, more storage, the list goes on. It’s still the budget handset to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
86% Galaxy J1 review – Samsung is getting stronger in the budget class
Source: Laptop Media English
Galaxy J1 is a good choice for Samsung fans who can’t spend much on their next phone, but are looking for an affordable model from their favorite brand. They will be happy with the classic Galaxy design and the good-looking TouchWiz interface. The 2-core Spreadtrum processor doesn’t have much power, but it’s sufficient for lag-free work in the KitKat operating system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 73% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

Foreign Reviews

86% Das ALDI Handy für 89,99 Euro
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 73% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%

Comment

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
SC8830: Entry-level smartphone SoC with a quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU part (in the Galaxy J1 only dual-core) at usually 1.2 GHz and a LPDDR2/3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.3":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.122 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


66.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Blackview BV4000
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M
Wiko Sunny 2
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC7731
BQ BQ-4072 Strike Mini
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC7731
BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582
Wiko Sunny
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A
Asus Zenfone Go ZC451TG
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M
Bluboo Mini
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M
Samsung Z2
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A
Lenovo Vibe A
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC7731
BQ BQS 4570
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M
Blackview A5
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M
Doogee X3
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M
Archos 40 Power
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC7731
Archos 40 Helium
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A
Archos 45 Neon
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582
Prestigio Grace X3
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582M

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Lenovo Vibe A Plus
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 0 kg

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TP-Link Neffos C5A
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5", 0.159 kg
Wiko Lenny 5
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5.7", 0.199 kg
BQ BQ-5522 Next
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5.45", 0.17 kg
Bluboo D2
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5.2", 0.184 kg
UHANS MX
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5.2", 0.184 kg
Oukitel C8
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5.5", 0.156 kg
Prestigio Muze B3
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5", 0.165 kg
BQ BQ-5204 Strike Selfie
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5.2", 0.164 kg
Wiko Lenny 4
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5", 0.17 kg
Prestigio Wize G3
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC7731, 5", 0.158 kg
Prestigio Muze B7
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5", 0.14 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-07-14 (Update: 2015-07-14)