Samsung Galaxy J1 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a budget-friendly smartphone that has not received much attention so here we take a look at why this phone from Samsung is a great phone for the budget end of the market. Check out why you should consider this smartphone in our Samsung Galaxy J1 review.

 

Samsung Galaxy J1 Design

 

The J1 may be a budget phone but that doesn’t mean you lose out on some great Samsung technology including the screen which is a 4.3-inch display with the very latest PLS technology and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. These type of screens perform better when compared to IPS displays with higher brightness and better colours.

 

Samsung Galaxy J1 design

 

The handset has a slim design with curved edges and it measures just 8.9mm thick making it feel good to hold and easy for one-handed use.

 

Samsung J1 Features

 

The handset has 4GB of on board memory and is packing a 1.2GHz multi-core processor and a microSD card slot that accepts cards of up to 128GB so you can have plenty of space for your music, photos and new apps.

 

j1 features

 

When you set the phone up you have a number of choices for securing the phone with either a pattern, PIN or password and there are many apps on board to get you started straight out of the box including Chrome, Google+, Play Music, Google Search and many more. Samsung has added some of their own features to the phone including S Planner for keeping organised and creating events and reminders.

 

galaxy j1 features

 

There is a FM radio on board and the rear mounted speaker makes music playback clear and loud while you also get Wi-Fi Hotspot and tethering features. The phone is packing a 1850mAh battery which offers up to 9 hours of video playback and up to 12 hours of Wi-Fi internet browsing. Ultra Power Saving Mode is on board too so if you find your self running out of battery power this feature will switch off unnecessary features to extend the battery life.

 

Samsung Galaxy J1 Camera

 

samsung galaxy j1 camera

 

The camera can be launched from the lock screen so you don’t miss the photo opportunity and the 5-megapixel lens includes lots of apps and features for creating great photos and videos. The advanced photographer can alter various settings according the conditions including ISO, White Balance and Metering modes or you can keep it simple with Auto Mode that will adjust it all for you. Night mode can be used in dark conditions when you don’t want the flash to go off and other modes include Continuous Shot, Best Photo, Panorama and Beauty Face.

 

Verdict

 

While Samsung may not have put much oomph behind advertising this phone I think this is a decent handset for the price and other models out there within the same category. You get Samsung technology and design at a lower price while still enjoying a great Android experience.

 

Written by: Carmel Brown

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