Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) – Reviews | Key Features | Price | Shortcomings

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017): Samsung never relents in producing new smartphones every year. Samsung has not only launched Galaxy Note8 but we are also looking ahead of new Samsung phones that will rival iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus.

In this article, we would round up all we knew about Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017). So let’s look at the new features that make Galaxy J2 (2017) better than the 2016 version.

Here are the general features of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017)


Announced Date: 2017, October

Status Available:  Released 2017, October

BODY: 136.5 x 69 x 8.4 mm (5.37 x 2.72 x 0.33 in)

Weight: 130 g (4.59 oz)

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY: Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~64.7% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~234 ppi density)

Multitouch: Yes

PLATFORM: OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)

Chipset Exynos 3475 Quad

CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU: Mali-T720

MEMORY: Card slot, microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM

CAMERA: Primary 5 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash

Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Video: 720p@30fps

Secondary: 2 MP, f/2.2

SOUND: Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm jack: Yes

COMMS: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: 4.1, A2DP



Radio: FM radio, RDS, recording

USB: micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser HTML

Java: No
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

BATTERY: Removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Talk time: Up to 12 h (3G)

Music play: Up to 41 h

MISC: Colors Black, Gold

Price: About 120 EUR

Our Verdict

There is nothing so spectacular about Galaxy J2 (2017). Most of its features are copied from the 2016 version. Some persons have even criticized Samsung for demanding up to 120 euros as cost price for J2 without giving commensurate features that match the prices. Once again the woes of Samsung continues to rage up. In our rating, we will give 6 stars out of ten.

Author: Tech24insider