Samsung Galaxy J2

The Samsung Galaxy J2 is a 136 x 69 x 8.3 mm smartphone with a 4.7 inch screen and a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy J1. This article offers an overview of the features, design and capabilities of the device as well as a brief Samsung Galaxy J2 review.

Samsung Galaxy J2


The Samsung Galaxy J2 comes with a TFT display that houses a 4.7 inch screen with a resolution of 960x540 pixels. The pixel density is 234 ppi, and this means that, in principle, users should have a pixel free images, however there will be limited image quality when viewing videos. In short, the screen is suitable for normal everyday use but not for high definition videos and games.


On the design side, the Samsung Galaxy J2 remains largely the same as that of the Samsung Galaxy J1. This means that it has a plastic housing accompanied by chrome side frames, with  total size of 136 x 69 x 8.3 mm.

Samsung Galaxy J2

If we examine the design of the front of the Galaxy J2, the highlight is the Home button -accompanied by 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 left) and a speaker (on the right).


The Samsung Galaxy J2 is not one of those Samsung phones that seek to highlight the camera (See: Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung galaxy S6), and it is more than understandable that the J2 incorporates a five megapixels rear camera (accompanied by LED flash, of course).

This camera offers the auto-focus feature (i.e, the camera itself is responsible for automatically focusing the image without the user clicking r tapping the screen), and the maximum resolution that we can expect in photographs is 2592 х 1944 pixels (you can also record video). Additional features provided by this camera are the  geo-tagging , the pinch to zoom and face detection .

As far as concerns the front camera, it is two megapixels. Suitable enough for making personal video calls and taking the occasional selfie.

Video: Samsung Galaxy J2 Camera

Here is short Samsung Galaxy J2 Camera review to help you understand the features and quality of the camera.


The processor that powers the performance of the Samsung Galaxy J2 is four cores, and is a processor developed by the Korean company itself, since we are speaking of an Exynos 3475. This processor consists of Cortex-A7 cores, and the maximum clock speed it is able to reach is set at 1.3 GHz. At the same time, this processor supports a Mali-T720 graphic processor.


The RAM,which is responsible for maintaining active tasks in the background, is 1 gigabyte. While the internal storage of the Samsung Galaxy J2 is set to 8 gigabytes, which results in a rather limited space to store multimedia files (especially if we consider that almost half of this space is occupied by factory apps and the OS), the good news is that this phone lets you insert a microSD card of up to 128 gigabytes! Using this external expansion, it is difficult to run out of space considering the user base that the Galaxy J2 is aimed at.

Operating System & Apps

The Samsung Galaxy J2 uses Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which right now is one of the latest versions of Android. This means that users who purchase this phone will see standard Google applications (Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, etc.), as well as certain Samsung applications, and of course, the TouchWiz interface.


With respect to the battery, the limited size of Samsung Galaxy J2 did not prevent Samsung from installing a battery with 2,000 mAh capacity.  Not much information on the battery is available at the time of writing. However, you can read our how to Fix: Samsung Galaxy J2 battery drain/overheating tutorial if you're having trouble with the battery.


With regard to connectivity, the Galaxy J2 does not leave out any of the major wireless connectivity options ( Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS and even FM Radio with RDS ) and it incorporates a Dual-SIM slot which allows two SIM cards simultaneously. If you're having trouble with the Wi-Fi connectivity then you ought to read: Fix: Samsung Galaxy J2 Won't Connect to Wi-Fi.

Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy J2 was released in September 2015.


The Samsung Galaxy J2 price is set at $200, that price in India is around Rs. 8490.


The Samsung Galaxy J2 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.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 specifications review:

2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
LAUNCHAnnounced2015, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2015, September
BODYDimensions136.5 x 69 x 8.4 mm (5.37 x 2.72 x 0.33 in)
SIMOptional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size4.7 inches (~64.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution540 x 960 pixels (~234 ppi pixel density)
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
ChipsetExynos 3475
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal8 GB, 1 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Secondary2 MP
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
RadioFM radio with RDS; recording
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
BATTERYLi-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Talk time
MISCColorsWhite, Black, Gold

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