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Samsung Galaxy J1 - Entry-Level Elegance

Samsung Galaxy J1 - Entry-Level Elegance
Over the past year Samsung showcased some of the best smartphones we’ve seen so far. While all the glory was being stolen by flagships, other models were launched as well, however no one seemed to pay much attention. Galaxy J1 is one of those models, making quality engineering and signature design affordable for everyone. Let’s give it a closer look!


Taking a page directly out of Samsung’s Galaxy design, J1 strictly follows the already well-known design principles. To save costs it’s made out of polycarbonate, but rest assured that the quality hasn’t been compromised in any way. Samsung would never allow for a subpar product to leave the factory gates, despite cost limitations imposed by entry-level segment. One huge advantage of Galaxy design is definitely comfort because rounded-out edges fit snuggly into any sized hand, regardless of device dimensions. Nevertheless dimensions of 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm and a weight of 122 grams place J1 right in the sweet spot.

Samsung Galaxy J1


Sporting a 4.3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels and 217ppi density, it does a solid job of handling the basics. A budget device will hardly blow you off your feet, but multimedia content and text looked satisfactory in spite of the low ppi count. Flagships have raised our standard so much that we often get carried away in direct comparisons and fail to remember that lower density screens can still get the job done. We prefer having more screen real-estate for watching movies and playing games, however everything can still be accomplished on a smaller screen. Gaming won’t be as comfortable as it is on a 5+ inch screen, but on the other hand it only costs a fraction of what you would otherwise pay.

Samsung Galaxy J1

In terms of hardware, Galaxy J1 features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor backed by Mali-400 GPU and 512MB of RAM. Android 4.4 KitKat has been chosen as the software foundation and does a pretty good job of keeping a consistent experience. More demanding apps and games will give it a slightly harder time, but things like social networks, email, calls, and multimedia are handled without any issues. It was designed to perform normal tasks on a regular basis which ultimately translates into a smooth experience provided you stick to basics. More complex tasks can be attempted as well, however you’ll have to be a tad more patient.

Samsung Galaxy J1

Imaging is taken care of by a 5-megapixel snapper on the back and a 2-megapixel sensor on the front. Thanks to LED flash, images can be taken in darker conditions and still look good. The photos you end up taking will have sufficient detail and balanced colours. They look good on J1’s screen, but don’t expect the same result once you transfer them over to a PC. Budget cameras still have some ground to cover before they catch up with their flagship counterparts.

Galaxy J1 takes very basic ingredients and turns them into something wonderful. It features modern design crafted out of quality polycarbonate, balanced hardware, and a decently-sized screen. If you want essentials done right, then look no further!
 

 


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