Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime is an entry-level phone from Samsung. Samsung cares about its customers in all categories and this phone is for the people who are low on budget but love Samsung more than any other brand. The phone offers pretty amazing hardware at this price tag. You might also want to check some alternatives in this price range, like the Infinix Hot 4 and Xiaomi Redmi 4X
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Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime is a beautifully designed phone. The form factor is small as it comes with a 5.0-inch display. Like most of the Samsung phones, it also has a plastic back. The phone does not feel premium in hand for obvious reasons. The phone has a removable back and battery which is a big advantage as you can keep more than one batteries with you at a time.
The power button is present on the right side with the volume rockers on the left. Volume keys are pretty big and are visible even from the front. On the back, there is a camera in the middle with a LED flash. Speaker is also placed on the back just beside the camera. The USB port is present at the bottom.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime has an 8 MP, f/2.2 primary camera with a LED flash. The camera can record 720p videos only. The phone cannot record 1080p videos. There are some phones in this price range which can record 1080p videos.
Camera quality is just average but what can you expect from a Samsung phone at this price? Video quality is even worse, you won’t want to record videos or take photos with it at night time.
However, Samsung’s post processing software makes the images look a little bit better after you capture them.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime has a Mediatek MT6737T chipset with Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T720MP2 GPU. It packs 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.
The phone is not made for heavy multitasking. It will start to lag even if you open 4-5 commonly used apps without clearing the memory.
It comes with 2,600 mAh battery which gets drained very soon. You might need to charge your phone twice a day on heavy usage. Gaming performance is below average. Only the low-end games like the Subway Surfers and Temple Run give the playable framerate. More graphic demanding games are hardly playable on this device.
|Announced||01 November, 2016|
|Released||01 November, 2016|
|TypeDesign Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.||Bar|
|Dimensions||144.8 x 72.1 x 8.9 mm (5.70 x 2.84 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||160 g (5.64 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Silver, Pink|
|SIMSIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Micro SIM|
|Display TypeDisplay Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||540 x 960 pixels|
|Display ColorsDisplay Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.||16M colors|
|Pixel DensityPixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||220 ppi|
|Touch Screen||capacitive touchscreen|
|PrimaryCamera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.||8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus|
|Camera Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection|
|FlashFlash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)||LED flash|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/2.2|
|Operating SystemOS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|ChipsetChipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Mediatek MT6737T|
|CPUCPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPUGPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-T720MP2|
|RAM (Memory)RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||1.5 GB RAM|
|Internal StorageInternal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||8 GB|
|Card SlotMemory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM|
|SensorsSensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Accelerometer, proximity|
|BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Wi-fiWi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||yes|
|GPSGPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||yes|
|NFCNFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|GPRSGPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|EDGEEDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|Battery TypeBattery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|CapacityBattery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||2600 mAh battery|
|StandbyStandby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.||upto 400h|
|Talk TimeTalk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.||Up to 12 h (3G)|
|Music Play||Up to 59 h|
Announcement and release dates are the same, it is July 2017 while I am writing this which overjoys me to have a phone from future i.e December 2017