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Samsung Electronics have been one of the most reputed manufacturers for several decades now. The Samsung Galaxy J series is one of their flagship series of smartphones which is quite a hit amongst the public. The Samsung Galaxy J1 is one amazing phone in this series and mostly targets the lower-middle-class customers. It is reasonably priced and is a good phone for college going students. This smartphone was first announced in January 2015. Then it was finally released and became available on the market in February 2015. It is an upgrade of the previous version, Samsung Galaxy J1 which came with only one sim option. This smartphone is good for basic smartphone users. The USP of this smartphone is its innovative technology, high-quality device parts, and advanced processor. The best part about Samsung smartphones is that they try to satisfy customers with almost all differing financial backgrounds by offering at least one phone that suits them. Now let us see in detail about different technicalities related to this smartphone and also discuss its pros and cons.
Galaxy J1 comes with a curved metal frame holding a hard plastic body. This gives the smartphone a normal classy look. But it does not look premium. It comes with a back cover which ensures that the smartphone is not slippery while handling. The length of this smartphone is 129 mm. The breadth is around 68.2 mm. The smartphone is quite thick with a thickness of 8.9 mm. It is pretty light weighing only 122g in total. The display used here is the TFT type display with capacitive touch. It also has 16 M color vibrancy. The size of the screen is 4.3 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It comes with good multi-touch feature and an amazing touch interface. The overall look and feel of the phone are mediocre and because of its light weight, it is quite handy and easy to move around with. It comes in three different color variations. The available colors are White, Black, and Blue.
The OS used in this smartphone is Android v 4.4.4 ( KitKat). The chipset used is Spreadtrum, which is a unique hardware module designed only for the Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The central processing is taken care by a Dual – core Cortex – A7 processor. The clock speed of this processor is 1.2 GHz. The graphics interface is controlled by the Mali – 400 GUI. The storage capacity of this smart is pretty poor. It comes with an internal memory capacity of a mere 4 GB. This for sure will not be enough even for the basic users. But to compensate for this, J1 comes with the option of externally expanding the storage using a microSD card up to 128 GB. The RAM available here is a mere 512MB which causes a considerable amount of lag if a lot of games are played or in case any heavy usage.
Galaxy J1 comes with dual camera features. The main camera is 5 MP and is decent for the low cost at which this mobile 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. This makes it capture pretty low-quality pictures. The audio in this smartphone is decent. It has average speakers and a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones. It comes with full functioning FM Radio with RDS recording facility. The videos recorded using the main camera have a resolution of 720p, and the frame capture rate is around 30.
The battery capacity of Samsung Galaxy J1 is around 1850 mAh of Li-Ion type which is again user removable. The average talk time of this smartphone is up to a max of 10h, and it has a music playback time of up to 40 h while on the 3G mode. The phone comes with dual sim facility which is important in this phone. Both the sims are of micro sim type and work only with GSM network. They also have the basic wireless connectivity features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. They work on 2G and 3G modes and are not compatible with 4G.
Samsung Galaxy J1 is best known for its low cost and dual sim facility. The other advantages of this smartphone are its display and battery. The disadvantages of this phone are its very poor RAM space, its low internal memory, and low-quality front camera.
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