Budget 4G smartphone
Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy J1 4G carries a 4.3-inch TFT multi touch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels leading to a pixel density of 217ppi. It is wrapped in an 8.9mm thick outfit which tips the scale at just 122g and can be easily carried around.
Processor and OS
For driving its processes, the Samsung Galaxy J1 4G is packed with a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor sitting on Spreadtrum SC7727S chipset. Assisting it in executing multitasking is a 768MB RAM and Mali-400 GPU. It ships with Android v4.4.4 KitKat OS.
Camera and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy J1 4G has been spotted with a 5MP autofocus camera at the back which is inclusive of face detection, LED flash, geo-tagging and face detection and has the ability to shoot 720p videos at 30fps. For capturing selfies and enjoying video calls, you can resort to the 2MP front facing shooter. It comes with a standard inbuilt storage unit of 4GB which is further expandable up to 32GB via USB port.
Battery and Connectivity
Packed with a Li-ion battery of 1,850mAh, the Samsung Galaxy J1 4G is capable of delivering up to 10 hours of talktime over 3G networks and up to 40 hours of continuous music play. Moving to the connectivity and networking section, it is loaded with features like 4G, GLONASS, 3G, Mobile hotspot, GPS/A-GPS, computer sync, NFC, Wi-Fi, USB port, tethering, Bluetooth v4.0 and OTA sync.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 4G echoes the fact that the Korean manufacturer is trying hard to regain its glorious days which were hampered with the advent of a host of successful domestic and Chinese players. As the name indicates, it supports 4G networks (Indian markets). But Samsung may still fail to overpower its competitors who are providing better smartphones at the same price.