Samsung Galaxy J1

9.3/10 AVG.
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9.3/10
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The Samsung Galaxy J1 currently has an Informr score of 9.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
4.3"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck

The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a very decent device for 109 Euros, which leaves a good impression in many important areas. The chassis is very sturdy and you can hardly differentiate it from more expensive Galaxy models. The rear cover can also be detached, which gives you access to the replaceable batter...

- Andreas Osthoff, Notebookcheck


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy J1 on February 3, 2015.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy J1 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy J1 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy J1 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
4.3"

The Samsung Galaxy J1's screen size is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1850mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1850 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 600 minutes, 720 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy J1 Specs

Overview
Release date February 3, 2015
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 4.4.4 KitKat

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Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.25 W/kg
Body: 0.92 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1850 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 540 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 720 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 600 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Blue, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.9 x 6.8 x 0.9 cm (5.1 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 122 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 217 pixels
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-portrait, White balance, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Notebookcheck

Solid entry-level device

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The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a very decent device for 109 Euros, which leaves a good impression in many important areas. The chassis is very sturdy and you can hardly differentiate it from more expensive Galaxy models. The rear cover can also be detached, which gives you access to the replaceable battery as well as the microSD slot. Another highlight are the low emissions and the excellent battery runtimes. None of the comparison devices can keep up with the stamina of the Galaxy J1....

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The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a very decent device for 109 Euros, which leaves a good impression in many important areas. The chassis is very sturdy and you can hardly differentiate it from more expensive Galaxy models. The rear cover can also be detached, which gives you access to the replaceable battery as well as the microSD slot. Another highlight are the low emissions and the excellent battery runtimes. None of the comparison devices can keep up with the stamina of the Galaxy J1.

Otherwise, the performances are often average. The handling could be smoother overall, the signal quality was not very good in the review and the there is also room for improvements in respect of the voice quality. The main camera takes decent snapshots under good lighting conditions and there is not much criticism for the display, either.

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User Reviews


Samsung galaxy J1 is a softened edges and slim frame mobile easy to grip. It is loaded with full features with in budgets. It has amazing display great battery life. Over all it is a complete phone.

Fully featured Smartphone

I couldn’t get a better deal in this price range with so many features. Truly a masterpiece. The best Smartphone to perform all the task from easy to complex one. Perfect for the day to day use. Awesome display, smooth sleek and speedy. All in one. Trust me, you wont regret it.
busi

Its not a bad gaming fone load speaker nice selfies and lovely pictures

have been using it ,month nice screen and good camera quality good fone at the price it is at

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