Samsung Galaxy J1

The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm smartphone with a 4.3-inch screen and 512 Gigabytes of memory (RAM). It is the predecessor of the Samsung Galaxy J2. This article offers an overview of the features, design and capabilities of the device as well as a brief Samsung Galaxy J1 review.

Samsung Galaxy J1


The Samsung Galaxy J1 is equipped with a 4.3-inch (diagonal) display with a resolution 480 x 800 WVGA pixels. This is small screen when compared to other smartphones on the market and the resolution is also on the low end. Users should not expect crystal clear photos or videos from the Galaxy J1.


The housing is made ​​of polycarbonate plastic, with a metallic strip in the center. The total size is 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm. Despite the minimalist design and lack of premium materials, the J1 does maintain a modern look and feel to it.

Samsung Galaxy J1

On the front of the Galaxy J1, there is the Home button -as well as the two touch buttons (corresponding to the options menu and Back button – which come housed below the display, while the rear houses the main camera which is capable of LED flash (on the right) and a speaker (on the left).

It weighs about 122 grams with the battery included. It comes pre-installed with Android 4.4 KitKat and is available in three colors: blue, black and white .

Samsung Galaxy J1


Looking at the camera, the Samsung Galaxy J1 has a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash (ideal to capture photos in low light environments or even at night) and other features that allow you to adjust the pictures and get outstanding quality videos.

At the front, the device there is a second 2-megapixel camera that is capable of taking selfies (though not the best quality) and making video calls.

Video: Samsung Galaxy J1 Camera

Here is short Samsung Galaxy J1 Camera review to help you understand the features and quality of the camera.


Inside we find a dual core processor  capable of up to a maximum clock speed of 1.2 GHz. Again, users should realize that this is an entry level phone, aimed at users who are on a budget and are not looking for advanced features and functions.


The total memory is set at 512 MB ​​of RAM. This means that you can get  good performance, but will need to not overburden the device too much with content and applications. If you need to have many  apps and media, it is better to use a microSD card (up to 128 GB capacity) to expand the internal memory, which in this case turns out to be 4 GB.


In the section of connectivity, the device works along with 3G networks, which will ensure data download and navigation. It also includes support for WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with GLONASS networks. Of course, if you are having trouble setting up the Wi-Fi on your device, you can red our how to Fix: Samsung Galaxy J1 not connecting to Wi-Fi tutorial.


The battery has an average capacity ( 1850 milliamperes ) which should be able to offer a range of at least a day at full capacity. For the most part, Samsung estimates about 10 full hours of talk time. If you’re looking to squeeze the most out of your Galaxy J1  battery then you can read our how to Fix: Samsung Galaxy J1 battery drain/overheating tutorial.

Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy J1 was released in February 2015.


The Samsung Galaxy J1 price is set at $200, that Price in Philippines is around P3,500.00.


The Samsung Galaxy J1 is an affordable device with minimal design and features. The device is perfect for those who are just getting into the world of android and are on a budget. However, if you have a few extra bucks to spare then opt for the Galaxy J2 which has more memory and an upgraded processor.

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2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
LAUNCH Announced 2015, January
Status Available. Released 2015, February
BODY Dimensions 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm (5.08 x 2.69 x 0.35 in)
Weight 122 g (4.30 oz)
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.3 inches (~59.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Spreadtrum
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-400
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video 720p@30fps
Secondary 2 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
Radio FM radio with RDS; recording
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML
Java No
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 10 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h
MISC Colors White, Black, Blue
SAR US 0.65 W/kg (head)     0.87 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.57 W/kg (head)     0.77 W/kg (body)

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