Samsung Galaxy J2
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J2
Source: Android Central
Even though the J2 2016 retails for the equivalent of $150, the outdated hardware means that it costs next to nothing for Samsung to make the phone. With other vendors selling at near manufacturing cost, Samsung is able to eke out much better profits, even in the budget segment. We will likely see a shift in the coming years, as Xiaomi has announced that it will expand into the offline space. OPPO and Vivo are also aggressively expanding into tier 2 and tier 3 cities, but it will be a challenge for these vendors to offer competitively-priced hardware while dealing with the overhead associated with offline sales.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2016
Source: GSM Arena
The Samsung Galaxy J2 is a nice refresher from the plethora of the high-end smartphone we've been reviewing recently. The low-end spectrum isn't what we've been used to and the Galaxy J2 has a lot to do with the gear upshifting. The extra-fine build quality and features-to-price ratio go to show just how much the industry has evolved from the olden days. The Galaxy J2 offers a bright and vivid Super AMOLED display, which just a year ago was something mid-rangers were starting to brag about. The qHD resolution, however, is ought to be a turn off for some who want at least a 720p smartphone. Performance-wise, the Galaxy J2's quad-core A7 CPU is more than enough for browsing around the TouchWiz-enhanced Android user interface, web browsing and playing casual games. However, you'll find it annoying to switch between open apps as it can take a few seconds more than you're willing to wait.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2015
Model: Compact and user-friendly; the Samsung Galaxy J2 is a handy smartphone with good 4G connectivity. As with most Samsung smartphones, the design uses snippets from existing models with the usual home button surrounded by the menu and back touch keys. The entire perimeter of the device is nicely wrapped with a rounded bezel while the back cover uses a faux-leather finish. There are three colors to choose from; white, black and gold. The 129 g device feels solid in the hand and weighs almost nothing even with the Lithium Ion 2000 mAh battery. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop devices comes equipped with a Cortex-A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, a Mali-T720 GPU and 8 GB of internal storage.
Surprisingly, Samsung has included microSD card support up to 128 GB despite removing this feature from most of its flagship devices. The Samsung Galaxy J2 has a 5 MP f/2.2 autofocus rear camera and a secondary 2 MP f/2.2 front facing shooter. Other supporting features include Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, NFC capability on certain variants, an FM radio module with RDS and USB On-The-Go. The Samsung Galaxy J2 is solid performing device with a reasonable price tag.
ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
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