Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) Specs, Review, Price, Release Date, Opinions, Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) released on July, 2016. This is a low level smartphone from the market giant, Samsung. There is gap in the low price smartphone market. This is an attempt from Samsung to catch that market space. But, the price is low for Samsung, but not for the people.

Take a look at specifications, price, quick review, features, opinions, pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016).

Price of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

The price of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is – (based on Indian market price)

  • Price in USA is $150
  • Price in Europe is €130
  • Price in UK is £110
  • Price in India is ₹9750
  • Price in China is ¥ 970

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

Features Specs
Display 5.0 inches, Super AMOLED Display
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
CPU Spreadtrum SC8830 Quad-core Processor
GPU Mali 400 MP2
Memory 1.5GB of RAM
Inbuilt Storage 8GB
Storage Upgrade 128GB via micro SD card
Primary Camera 8MP with LED Flash
Video recording 720p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 5MP
Battery 2600mAh (Non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor No
4G Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 138gms

Specs and Details of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) sports a 5.0 inches screen with Super AMOLD display. The screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels. The pixel density is 294ppi.


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) comes with Spreadtrum SC8830 Quad-core processor with 1.5GHz clock speed. The CPU is made of Cortex A7 chipset. The GPU is Mali 400MP2.

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RAM and Storage

There is 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) also has expandable storage option up to 128GB using the microSD card.


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) operates using the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) features 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 5MP camera in the front. The video resolution is 720p at 30 frames per second.


A removable 2600mAh Li-Ion battery powers Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016).

Other Features and Connectivity

The connectivity features of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) are GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, RDS and USB. It lacks the fingerprint sensor and scanner.

Quick Review of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

The design on the first hand looks very old style and not at all attractive. The back panel is made of plastic and it is old removable type panel. The 5 inches screen is not bad with HD resolution. The CPU and GPU are very poor specifications. Cortex-A7 processors are actually extinct. They are very terrible to use now-a-days.

The 1.5GB RAM is just enough for basic uses. But not a good idea for multitasking. The internal storage is also very low with just 8GB. Half of which would be taken away for Android software. Cameras are average in performance. Finally, the removable type 2600mAh battery. This is a good level of battery for this device. We can expect a day of backup on causal use.

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Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)


  • Removable Battery


  • Latest Specifications and Features are missing

Opinion to Buyers –  Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

There are many Chinese Smartphones available for the same price with good specifications. If you don’t believe some unknown Chinese brand, you can try Xiaomi or Lenovo. They are very reliable Chinese brands and have global fan base. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is not that good for the price it quotes.

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