Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow The smartphone has a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display It has an 8MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera The device is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Spreadtrum processor and 1.5GB RAM It has 8GB internal storage which can further be expanded via a microSD card Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a microUSB 2.0 port The device is powered by a Li-Ion 2,600 mAh battery The latest mobile in J-series is Samsung Galaxy J2 2018

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Processor : Spreadtrum SC8830
RAM : 1.5GB
Storage : 8GB
Battery : 2600 mAh battery
Camera : 8 M.Pixels
SIM : Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
Operating System : Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016): Pros & Cons

out of 10
  • Good Stuff
  • Unique Smart Glow LED light around the primary camera is a nice touch
  • Power and data saving feature help people living in remote areas
  • Bad Stuff
  • An important sensor for any smartphone device that is ambient light sensor, it’s missing
  • Insufficient internal storage, and low amount of RAM makes the device slow while multitasking
  • High pricing

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Details

The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is an upgraded version of the previously launched Galaxy J2 but is identical to the Galaxy J3 (2016) in terms of specs. Just to add a bit of flavour, the J2 (2016) has a couple of tweaks. The smartphone is available in white, gold and black colour variants and sports a refreshing design at the back. 
Platform and Features
The Galaxy J2 (2016) ensures users with the latest Android experience as the smartphone runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. The device is unique in many ways, firstly the back panel features a new design where the logo is crafted, the camera module is surrounded by a notification panel which displays all the RGB colours which can be set according to your convenience. The device also comes with the S-bike mode that lets you ride without having to attend calls.  
Camera and Display
You can capture brilliant shots and record Full HD videos using the 8-megapixel rear camera that is paired with an LED flash to aid in low light. The Quick Launch feature ensures that you never miss out on any beautiful moment. On the front, the Galaxy J2 (2016) comes with a 5-megapixel camera that can be used for capturing selfies and also video calling via apps like Skype, Messenger, etc. The smartphone flaunts a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display that has deep contrast and reproduces vivid colours that pave the way for an enriched visual experience. 
Performance and Storage
Although the Galaxy device is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Spreadtrum chipset, Samsung has integrated the chipset with Turbo Speed Technology (TST) that automatically kills apps at the background to ensure smooth sailing. The J2 (2016) is coupled with 1.5GB of RAM that takes care of multitasking and along with TST ensures a lag-free smartphone experience. You needn't worry about storage as the Galaxy J2 (2016) comes with 8GB of internal storage space which can further be expanded via a microSD card to accommodate apps and your personal data. 
Battery and Connectivity
The device packs a Li-Ion 2,600 mAh battery that is enough for a normal user to last throughout the day. In terms of connectivity, there are options like 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a microUSB 2.0 port. Equipped with the Ultra Data Saving Mode, it saves your 4G data usage by restricting background applications from consuming unnecessary data. 

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Specifications


Processor Spreadtrum SC8830
Storage 8GB
Rear Camera 8 M.Pixels
Battery 2600 mAh


Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Display Type Super AMOLED
Pixel Density 294 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Color Reproduction 16M Colors
Screen to body percentage 68.1 %


Internal 8GB
Expandable MicroSD, 128GB


Dimensions 5.6x2.8x0.3 inches
Water Resistant No
Weight 138 grams


Operating System Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)


Rear 8 M.Pixels
Selfie 5 M.Pixels
Rear Camera Features Rear Flash
Selfie Camera Features No
Video 720p@30fps


Type Li-Ion
Talk time 14 hrs (3G)
Capacity 2600 mAh
Fast Charging No


Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Yes
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM Configuration Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
NFC Chipset No
Infrared No


Chipset Spreadtrum SC8830
CPU 1.5 GHz
Graphics Mali-400MP2
No of Cores 4 (Quad Core)


Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Other Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
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