Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

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price Rs. 8,700 onwards | launch Jul, 2016
magic score ?
51.1
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#171
of 483 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 2 expert reviews

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

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Operating System
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
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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
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average brand rating
3.12/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys