Samsung has finally and officially released the Galaxy J2 (2016). It’s not a high spec phone, but we love it because it’s a mid-range budget phone with decent specs. Just like the galaxy J1 and J2 (2014), we think this device will be good for you if you’re a first time smart phone users or just looking for a good smart phone on a budget.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy J2 (2016) is powered by a quad core 1.5GHz processor and sports a 5-inch HD display. It comes with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a 2,600 mAh battery. The entry-level handset features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter.
Available in Gold, Black, and White color options, the Galaxy J2 (2016) measures 142.4 x 71.1 x 8.0mm and runs Android Marshmallow out-of-the box. The unique feature of the phone is a feature called Smart Glow that lets you color-code your contacts, apps and phone usage alerts so that you get more accurate notifications without even having to look at the screen.
The handset also features Turbo Speed Technology (TST) that is aimed at performance enhancement, which is achieved by “using the least amount of resources to complete a particular task in the fastest time.” Samsung claims that with this tech, apps load up to 40% faster when compared to devices with double the RAM.
The Galaxy J2 (2016) reportedly costs $145, which translates into around 580,000 UGX.