Samsung has been ruling the smartphone for almost a decade now and there is no sign that they seem to be stopping any time soon. The way they have integrated themselves in the smartphone market is commendable. They have uniquely positioned themselves in wide range of price segments, such that all classes of people have access to Samsung smartphones. Not long ago, Samsung launched their “J-Series” of smartphones and the entire series did well in smartphone market. The latest addition to the J series of smartphones is the Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace that was launched recently. The smartphone offers decent specs and carries the same hit design of J-Series of smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace shares the same design as the rest of Samsung’s “J-Series” of smartphones. The phone has a decent look and there is nothing that differentiates it with other smartphones present in its price segment. A physical home button and two soft touch capacitive buttons are also provided in the front of the phone. The power button has been provided on the right edge of the phone, while the volume rocker has been provided on the left. There are three color variants available for this phone i.e. Gold, Black and Gold. The display of is a 5.0 inches wide IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, which roughly translates to 220 pixels-per-inch pixel density. The display is not protected by Scratch-resistant glass coating. Talking about the general overview of display, its basic. The viewing angles are kind of okay and the color reproduction is just satisfactory. The screen may look dull at times and the overall brightness of the screen seems to be on the lower end. The display struggles in sunlight, which is a common problem associated with all smartphones with such a display.
The phone is powered by a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core processor which is backed by a Mediatek chipset. The processor was able to play light games and videos without any problem, however, heavy games and applications were played with considerable lag and stutter. If multiple heavy apps are opened at the same time, then multi-tasking could be a little challenging. The smartphone has 8GB of internal memory, which could be expanded up to 256GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone runs on Android platform and works on Android OS, v6.0.1 i.e. Marshmallow with help of Samsung TouchWiz UI. To give the users a smooth experience while navigating through various apps on the phone, the smartphone is provided with 1.5GB RAM. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and allows dual SIM compatibility.
The phone features an 8MP primary camera supported by autofocus and LED flashlight. On the front there is a 5MP camera. The primary camera is also backed by autofocus and LED flashlight. The additional features of the camera include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. The phone is capable of HD video recording. Overall image quality of the phone wasn’t very impressive, but then again not too bad. We found that the images captured by the camera were kind of grainy and there were only few instances, where we could manage decent pics. Further, the images captured in low light conditions turned out to be of low quality and filled with a lot of noise. The smartphone also features with a loudspeaker that got sufficiently loud for user to be able to hear during phone calls and also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack.
The battery provided in the smartphone is a 2600mAh non user-removable Li-Ion battery. In day to day life the battery can last for up to two days with light to moderate usage. The smartphone also backs the basic functions, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS and microUSB version 2.0. There are two sensors provided in the phone i.e. Accelerometer and Proximity.