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For several decades now, Samsung has established a brand value and a unique name to itself thereby gaining the trust of millions of customers. Samsung Electronics is one of the well-reputed manufacturers in the field of smartphones recently. The Samsung Galaxy J series is one of their flagship series of smartphones which is quite a hit amongst the people. The Samsung Galaxy J1 Duos was pretty much a well-designed smartphone which released in 2015. But, it had its set of drawbacks too. Rectifying the errors in that smartphone and upgrading it to make it better, Samsung has released the Samsung Galaxy J1, 2106 version. It is one amazing phone in this series and mostly targets the lower-middle-class customers. It is reasonable priced phone for college going students.
This smartphone first announced in January 2016. Then it was finally released and became available in the market at the end of the same month, 2016. This smartphone is good for basic smartphone users. The USP of this smartphone is its innovative technology, high-quality display, good battery and the decent processor. Now let us see in detail about different technical specifications of this smartphone and also thereby discuss its pros and cons.
This smartphone comes with a curved metal frame clinging to a durable plastic outer casing. It gives classy look to smartphone. But it does not look premium. Due to the type of finish this phone comes with, is quite slippery while holding. The length of this smartphone is 132.6 mm. The breadth is around 69.3 mm. The smartphone is quite thick with a thickness of 8.9 mm. It is pretty light weighing only 131 g in total. The display used here is the Super AMOLED type display with capacitive touch. It also has 16 M colour vibrancy. The size of the screen is 4.5 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It comes with good multi-touch feature and an amazing touch interface. It also comes with a pixel density of 245 ppi. It comes in three different colour variations. The available colours are White, Black, and Gold.
The OS used in this smartphone is Android v 5.1.1 (Lollipop). The chipset used is Exynos 3475 of the Quad category which is a good hardware module which enhances the performance of this smartphone. The central processing is taken care by a Quad–core Cortex–A7 processor. The clock speed of this processor is 1.3 GHz. The graphics interface is controlled by the Mali–T720 GUI. The storage capacity of this phone is pretty low. It comes with an internal memory capacity of 8 GB. This is just enough for the basic users. But to compensate for memory, this smartphone comes with the option of externally expanding the storage using a microSD card up to 256 GB. The RAM available in this smartphone is 1 GB. The less RAM causes a considerable amount of lag if a lot of games are played or in case any heavy usage.
This smartphone comes with dual camera features. The primary camera is 5 MP and is decent for the low cost at which this smartphone is available. The aperture focal length of the lens is around f/2.2. It has a maximum wide angle of 31 mm. It comes with an LED Flash too. Additional enhancement features include autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection and HDR among many more features. The secondary or front camera is only 2 MP and does not come with any Flash. It has an aperture focal length of f/2.2. The audio in this smartphone is decent. It comes with a fully functioning FM Radio with RDS recording facility. The videos recorded using the primary camera in this smartphone have a resolution of 720 p. The frame capture rate is around 30fps.
The battery capacity of this smartphone is around 2050 mAh. It comes with a removable, Li–Ion battery. The average talk time of this smartphone is up to a max of 12 hr, and it has a music playback time of up to 39 hr while on the 3G mode. This phone comes with dual sim facility. Both the sims is of the micro sim type. Both work only with GSM network. It also have the basic wireless connectivity features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. They work on 2G and 3G modes. They are not compatible with 4G.
Samsung Galaxy J1 is best known for its low cost and dual sim facility. Now, for those of you looking for a basic smartphone with just enough features this smartphone may be optimal. But, if you like to explore technology, then this smartphone might disappoint you. Also, if you consider camera an important feature, this smartphone should not be in your list. Otherwise, it provides almost decent features for the cost of this smartphone.
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