The Samsung Galaxy J2 is launched today at a price of Rs. 8,499 in the Indian market. It is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy J1 launched last year.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 is the newest and cheapest 4G LTE smartphone launched by Samsung in India. Samsung claims that a lot of R&D work has been done by Samsung to make the smartphone in the Indian factory.
The Unique selling proposition for the smartphone is the 4G LTE support at an affordable price and Ultra Data Saver mode that Opera has developed in collaboration with Samsung.
Asim Warsi Vice president Samsung India stated “”Samsung Galaxy J2, our entry level smartphone, has been specially made keeping in mind the Indian customer’s sensibilities to make 4G accessible and relevant for all. The Galaxy S2 reinforces our commitment to ‘Make in India’. Ultra Data Saving Mode, which is the key feature in the device, has been developed at our Indian R&D facilities to deliver the most cost efficient 4G device.”
Samsung Galaxy J2 Data Saving Smartphone – Samsung and Opera Max the ultra Data saving mode allows users to control the apps and how apps uses data. It also helps in saving the data bandwidth while browsing internet. Company claims that the Ultra data saving mode can save upto 50% of data (on 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks) and also free up ram by 11%.
It helps you save bandwidth by compressing images, even those you upload on Facebook and instagram. Even the software helps you save data on the WIFI connection by compressing the data packets you send and receive.
There are lot of Apps (like data saver lite, my data manager) on Android Play store which you can download which also help your control the data usage on the mobile. Also there are Data saving browsers (opera mini or the UC browser, even chrome settings have data saver mode options) which you can use to save data on your smartphone if you are petrified by your data bills.
You can use the browser and stand alone apps to achieve what Samsung has integrated in the new smartphone.
Also Google has started it’s Google weblight service which reduces data consumption by 80% on slow speed networks, when you open any website on your browser on a slow speed connection.
Even you can use the Opera Max Data management APP on Any Android smartphone to Save Data. Download Opera Max Data Management App from Play Store.
The smartphone is the successor of Samsung Galaxy J1 which was launched earlier this year. The new Samsung galaxy J2 smartphone will go on sale on 21st September 2015. The Samsung J2 competes with the Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen 4G smartphone which also has quite similar specs though is priced Rs. 1500 cheaper compared to the Samsung Galaxy J2.
This is a need a lot of users want in the next generation of smartphones with rising data consumption and in turn rising data bills. It can be useful for many users looking forward to save on data bill.
The smartphone is powered by the Samsung Exynos 3475 processor and is coupled with 1 GB of RAM. The 64 bit quad core Samsung Exynos processor is clocked at 1.3 Ghz and offers performance similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.
The smartphone has 8 GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 has a 4.7 inch display, with qHD (960*540) resolution. The screen is Super Amoled in the Samsung J2 which is quite superior and offers rich color compared to the cheaper IPS LCD display used in many low cost mobiles.
The smartphone is 8.4 mm thick which is neither very thick or thin.
The smartphone runs on the latest Google OS Android 5.1 Lollipop along with the Samsung signature User interface the touch wiz. The experience and touch on the Samsung phone is good and if you are a Samsung smartphone user may like the Android Lollipop and touch wiz combination.
The smartphone offers 4G LTE support in the Indian context and also have native support for the 3G and 2G data network. It is a Dual Sim smartphone.
The Samsung J2 comes with 5 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash support and the front camera is a 2 Mega pixel shooter.
The smartphone has a 2000 mAH battery capacity which is passable but enough to last whole day with modest usage.
Overall a good smartphone with positives of ultra data saving, good processor, decent display, and 4G LTE support. The areas which could have been better are the camera and a little bit more battery capacity would have made it stand out of the crowd.