For 2016, Samsung brought in the upgraded J2 smartphone in the market. The J2 (2016) not only gets improved hardware and software but also some intuitive features and utilities. The Samsung J2 2016 edition is equipped with a improved display unit, superior front facing camera, better processor and RAM. Along with these upgrades that it has also received a bigger battery.
|5 Inch Super AMOLED Display (294 ppi) with No||Quad Core 1.5 GHz Spreadtrum SC8830||1.5GB||8GB internal 128MB via Dedicated MicroSD||
Front Camera: 5MP f/2.2
|2600 mAh||Black, Gold, Gray|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.61 x 2.80 x 0.31|
|Colour Options||Black, Gold, Gray|
|Screen Size||5 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||67.91%|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|System on Chip||Spreadtrum SC8830|
|CPU||Quad core, 1.5 GHz, Cortex A7, 64 bit|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Expandable Memory Upto||128 MB|
|Expandable Memory Slot||Dedicated MicroSD|
|No. of SIMS||2|
|Sim 1 Type||Micro SIM|
|Sim 2 Type||Micro SIM|
|No of sensors||1|
|Flash details||Single LED|
|Video Resolution||720 x 1280|
|No of sensors||1|
|Os version||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|
|Talk Time||14 hours|
|Music Play time||54 hours|
|Video Play Time||11 hours|
|Internet use 3g||9 hours|
|Internet use LTE||10 hours|
|Internet use wi-fi||10 hours|
|Fast Charging||No hours|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|Navigation||GLONASS, with Google Maps|
|Music formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA,|
|Video formats||MP4, H.264|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)|
|LTE (TDD)||2300(band 40)|
The design of the J2 has been reworked with new design elements. It features a chrome bezel, patterned matte finished rear panel. On the rear panel the phone gets a new Smart Glow ring that acts as a notification light. The Smart Glow ring surrounds the rear camera unit and can be colour coded as per user requirements.
On the front is a 5.0inch Super AMOLED HD display with a pixel density of 294 ppi. The phone is available in three colours – Gold, Black, and Silver.
Upgrading to a more powerful processer, the J2 2016 features a Spreadtrum SC8830 SoC clocked to 1.5 GHz. It employs a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and a Mali-400MP2 GPU. The phone gets 1.5 GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be further expanded up to 128 GB via micro SD. The J2 (2016) gets dual sim capabilities and supports 4G. Assisting the 4G experience is the Ultra Data Saving Mode. It is claimed to save 4G data up to 50% in the Galaxy J2 (2016) by compressing and restricting data used by background apps.
The J2 (2016) comes with 8 MP + 5 MP (Rear + Front) camera with Selfie Assist, focus lock and Face detection feature for the former. Both the units feature f/2.2 aperture.
The Samsung J2 (2016) comes with Android v6.0 Marshmallow and a new user Interface. The UI features Smart Notifier and an app tray with Vertical Scroll navigation option. All essential apps can be access directly from the lock screen.