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The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 2, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017)!

Nokia 2  Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) 
Nokia 2 Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017)
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Excellence Score
17.1
19.7
Value for Money Score
64.3
70.6
Price ₹ 6,099 onwards ₹ 5,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2017 Oct, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 4.7 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 540x960 pixels (~ 234 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features N/A Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 212Ranked #90 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos
GPU Adreno 304 Mali
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes Yes
Other Camera Features N/A N/A
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A N/A
Internal Memory 8 GB 8 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.3 mm 8.4 mm
Weight N/A 130 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh 2000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 12.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 41 hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Splash Resistant (IP52) USB On-The-Go
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build quality, premium design elements
  • Good display - it is bright, contrasty and sharp for the money
  • Vanilla Android UI with Android Go optimizations
  • Outstanding battery life - achieved by a combination of a 4, 100mAh power pack, humble chipset, and comparatively small screen
  • Dedicated microSD slot (instead of hybrid Dual SIM/MicroSD slot) is always a good thing
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Fingerprint prone screen
  • Mediocre, sluggish performance thanks to a humble chipset and low RAM - falls far behind the competition from the likes of Xiaomi (Redmi 4/4A/5)
  • Mediocre cameras - front and back - again falling behind the Redmi series
  • Slow charging - a full charge from flat with the bundled adapter takes a pretty sluggish four and a half hours, while half an hour will only get you from 0 to 10%
  • 8GB of internal storage is extremely limiting too, and will soon start causing issues as you install more apps
  • On the whole, on its own the Nokia may be a decent first smartphone for very basic needs, but falls behind the Redmi series in terms of overall value proposition, so will not quite give you that much bang for the buck
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