Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

1 variations 
price Rs. 9,690 onwards launch Jul, 2016
current magic score ?
56.2
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#120
of 513 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 2 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

2 expert review(s)


901+ user reviews

video review

source: @Gogi Rana
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Quad Core, Spreadtrum SC8830
GPUMali-400MP2
RAM1.5 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Dimensions
Thickness8 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Selfie Assist
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • S Bike Mode
  • SmartGlow (LED Notification)
  • Turbo Speed Technology
  • Ultra Data Saving Mode
  • USB On-The-Go
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys