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Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

Rs. 11,999
Market Price: Rs. 11,999
Default Specs
  • 4.5 inches Display
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2 MP Selfie Camera
  • 5 MP Back Camera

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2016 is the year when we’ve seen Samsung flex its muscles like it has never done before. Stunning releases which include the flagship Galaxy S7, the A7 2016, A9 2016 etc. among numerous others, there was no reason to think that the Galaxy J series wouldn’t get an increment. While the simple Galaxy J1 didn’t really make a mark because of being crowded out by the much better Huaweis’ and Xiaomis’, Samsung hoped that the J1 2016 would do a little better than its predecessor.

Body and Display

The Galaxy J1 2016 features 100% Samsung design with a full plastic body. The back is removable and its material feels fine in the palm, although we’ve seen that such material is more susceptible to wear and tear.

The front features a 4.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 207ppi pixel density.  If you keep the Chinese manufacturers out of questioning, the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and this amount of pixel density are acceptable. The display size and pixel density should do well enough to give you a satisfactory TouchWiz experience.


Samsung has always done superbly well with its cameras. Be it large 13 megapixel sensors or smaller 2 megapixel sensors, Samsung’s cameras have always lived up to the plate. The Galaxy J1 2016 features a 5 megapixel, f/2.2 aperture lens with autofocus technology and the secondary camera shelters a 2 megapixel sensor so that you won’t be deprived of selfies. Both the camera sensors seem less in power but we’re optimistic that the J1 2016’s cameras would make Samsung proud.

Hardware and Software

It is stupid to expect low-range smartphones to provide a lag-free experience. While Chinese manufacturers have blasted this theory into pieces, we’re not quite sure as to how the Galaxy J1 2016 would do with its 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex A7 processor with an additional 1GB of RAM. Not enough to appease us, we firmly believe it isn’t enough to smoothly run the built-in Android v5.1.1 Lollipop either. Internal storage stands at 8GB but thankfully expandable through the external card slot. While we’re thoroughly impressed with some of Samsung’s other 2016 releases, we’d recommend you to sniff through Huawei, Oppo, Lenovo etc. before getting serious about the J1 2016.

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Key Specifications Key Specifications
Display Size 4.5 inches 6.2 inches 6.3 inches 6.4 inches
Rear Camera 5 MP 13 MP 16 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 2 MP 5 MP 24 MP 10 MP
Battery Capacity Removable Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
Internal Memory 8 GB 32GB 64 GB 128GB or 512GB or 1TB
Screen Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 720 x 1520 pixels 1080 x 2280 pixels 1440 x 3040 pixels

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Specs

General Features
Release Date 2016, January
SIM Support Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Phone Dimensions 5.22 x 2.73 x 0.35 in
Phone Weight 131 g
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Screen Size 4.5 inches
Screen Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Internal Memory 8 GB
Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-400
Type Removable Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery
Front Camera 2 MP
Front Video Recording No
Back Flash Light Yes
Back Camera 5 MP
Back Video Recording 720p@30fps
Bluetooth Yes
3G Yes
4G/LTE Yes
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording
WiFi Yes
Benchmark scores
Antutu Rating 12.699 points
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Reviews of Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

Khalidmohd157 gmail
12 Apr 2019
Amazing phone
20 Feb 2019
Well not that great but good for those whose wants to buy low budget phone
Mamoona Awan
18 Feb 2019
Its good phone
Parvez Reza
18 Feb 2019
better to purchase a refurnished used version as this one is very costly