• Samsung Galaxy J1 4G: Latest Budget Smartphone at Rs 6,890

    Samsung in the starting of this year 2017 gives two new budget smartphones to Indian users i.e Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G. Samsung’s Galaxy J Series is the most affordable smartphone series of Samsung and now they have added best class AMOLED display in their budget portfolio phones along 4G.

    Samsung Galaxy J1 4G is the budget phone with Super AMOLED display at Rs INR 6,890. The size of the display is 4.30 inches with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It measures 129.00 x 68.20 x 8.90 and weighs 122.00 grams.

    Galaxy J1 4G  is the part of Samsung’s ‘Make for India’ program and features Ultra Data Saving mode (UDS), S bike mode and S Power Planning.

    Samsung Galaxy J1 4G

    The Samsung Galaxy J1 4G comes with 786 RAM which little bit low as compared to other smartphones coming at the same price. For processing the phone powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor and packed with 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. For mobile photography, the Samsung Galaxy J1 4G has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

    Also see: Samsung launched Galaxy J2 Ace with 4G VoLTE at Rs. 8,490 in India

    On the software part, the Samsung Galaxy J1 4G has TouchWiz UI on the top of Android 4.4. To kick start the phone it has an 1850mAh removable battery.

    Samsung Galaxy J1 4G back

    The Samsung Galaxy J1 4G  comes with dual SIM card support  GSM+GSM and both the slot is for Micro-SIM. For providing connectivity it has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, NFC, 3G and 4G.  Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope are the available sensors on the J1 4G.

     However this the latest budget smartphone from Samsung but if you look at the specs apart from the super AMOLED display then the phone is not value for money. If you will look at the smartphone market then there are many other phones present in the market with much better specs at the same price such as Xiaomi Redmi. Yes, no doubt that the Samsung service is much better as compared to Xiaomi’s in India.

    General

    • Device Type
      Smartphone
    • Price
      Rs 6,890
    • Model
      Samsung Galaxy J1 4G
    • Released
      January 2017

    Design

    • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
      Bar
    • Dimensions
      129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm
    • Weight
      122 g
    • Colors
      White, Black, Blue
    • Waterproof
      No

    Display

    • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
      Super AMOLED
    • Size
      4.3 inches
    • Resolution
      480 x 800 pixelsc
    • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
      16M colors
    • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
      217 ppi
    • Touch Screen
      Yes, Multitouch
    • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
      None

    Camera

    • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
      5 MP
    • Video
      720p@30fps
    • Camera Features
      Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection
    • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
      LED flash
    • Secondary
      2 MP
    • Front flash
      No

    Network

    • 2G Network
      Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    • 3G Network
      Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
    • 4G Network
      Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
    • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
      Micro-SIM+ Micro-SIM
    • Dual SIM
      Yes

    Data

    • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    • Speed
      HSPA, LTE
    • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
      HTML5

    Software

    • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
      Android OS, v4.4.4
    • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
      TouchWiz

    Hardware

    • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
      Quad-core 1.2 GHz
    • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
      768 MB
    • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
      4 GB
    • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
      microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
    • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
      Accelerometer, Proximity

    Media

    • Audio Playback
      MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
    • Video Playback
      MP4/H.264 player
    • FM Radio
      Yes
    • Alert Types
      Vibration
    • Ring Tones
      MP3, WAV ringtones
    • Loudspeaker
      Yes

    Connectivity

    • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
      Yes, v4.1, A2DP
    • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
    • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
      Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
    • Wi-fi Hotspot
    • USB
      microUSB v2.0
    • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
    • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
    • Headphone Jack
      Yes, 3.5mm
    • Remote Control
      No

    Messaging

    • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
      Yes (threaded view)
    • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
    • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
      Email + Push Mail
    • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
      Yes

    Battery

    • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
      Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
    • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
      1850 mAh
    • Placement
      Removable

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