Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) is a slightly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) might be a slightly better choice.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017)  Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) 
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)
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Excellence Score
Value for Money Score
Price ₹ 6,149 onwards ₹ 7,690 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2017 Apr, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 4.7 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 540x960 pixels (~ 234 pixels per inch) 540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Exynos Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
GPU Mali Adreno 308
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes Yes
Other Camera Features N/A F/2.2 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 2.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A LED Flash, F/2.2 Aperture
Internal Memory 8 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Thickness 8.4 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 130 gm 153 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 12.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters 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 N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features USB On-The-Go USB On-The-Go; Wi-Fi Direct
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A N/A
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A N/A
Expert Reviews N/A N/A
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