Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)!

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Excellence Score
22.8
21.1
Value for Money Score
71.8
58.4
Price ₹ 7,499 onwards ₹ 10,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2018 Jan, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features Super AMOLED 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #71 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #50 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 Mali-T830
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 8.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.2 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.4 mm 8 mm
Weight 153 gm 167 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 3300 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 21.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): Up to 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 16 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 84 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features N/A ANT+ Support; FM Recording; S Power Planning; S Secure; My Galaxy
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Full metal unibody design, and good build quality
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Samsung's UI over Android 6.0 is neat and simple while adding a number of additional features like one-handed operation mode, smart alert makes the phone vibrate when you pick it up to notify you about missed calls and messages, easy mute, S bike mode, Ultra data saving mode, and locking/privacy options
  • Decent all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Video recording quality is decent too and audio is also crisp
  • Decent loudspeaker output
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
  • Lacks ambient light sensor, gyroscope and magnetic sensor
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