Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)  Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)  
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
magic score59.062.3
PriceRs. 9,350 onwardsRs. 11,990 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Jul, 2016May, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5 inches5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant GlassSuper AMOLED
Processor1.5 GHz1.2 GHz
Processor NameSpreadtrum SC8830Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPUMali-400MP2Adreno 306
Camera8.0 MP13.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYesYes (Full HD)
Internal Memory8 GB16 GB
Thickness8 mm8.1 mm
WeightN/A158 gm
Battery Capacity2600 mAh3100 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)N/A21.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersN/AInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 71 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Well built
  • Nice the attention to detail - the curves are all in the right places and the phone feels extremely comfortable and light when held in the hand
  • Unique Smart Glow feature that offers a different take on a notifications LED
  • The Super AMOLED display is vibrant, has good viewing angles, and decent sunlight legibility
  • Samsung's Touchwiz over Android is one of the better Android UIs
  • Decent camera performance, in well lit conditions
  • Fast shutter speed, with negligible delay between shots
  • Good battery life - one can easily manage a full day of use
  • Top-notch build quality, and good looking design
  • Good display with accurate color reproduction, and good legibility even under sunlight
  • Good software package with Samsung's Touchwiz UI
  • Great multimedia app package with an advanced music player, and FM radio too
  • Decent front and back cameras with good colors and contrast levels (although detail could have been better)
  • Decent battery life
  • Good audio quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Display lacks an ambient light sensor so it won't adjust brightness levels on its own
  • Performance is smooth in daily use, but is a definite step behind the phone's top peers in this price bracket
  • Poor low light performance of the camera
  • 8 GB of internal storage will be a limiting factor if you install a lot of apps/games
  • The dated Snapdragon 410 chipset means that although the phone performs decent in daily tasks, it falls quite a bit short of phones with more modern chipsets in this price range
  • Average loudspeaker
  • No fingerprint sensor
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