Samsung has unveiled it’s updated Galaxy J2 phone. It is now Galaxy J2 2016. The phone has many new features like the S Bike Mode, notification LED etc. The Galaxy J2 2016 reportedly costs INR 9,750. It will be available for purchase in India from next week.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016

  • 4.7 HD (1280 x 720) sAMOLED screen
  • 1.5 Ghz Quad core processor with 1.5 GB Ram
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 8 MP rear and 5MP front Camera
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • 8 Gb internal memory exp to 128 GB

Samsung Galaxy J2 2015

  • 4.7 HD qHD sAMOLED screen
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad core processor with 1 GB Ram
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 5 MP rear and 2MP front Camera
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • 8 Gb internal memory exp to 128 GB

Detailed Analysis

The phone is now powered by newer version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Although google has recently named it’s recent version Android Nougat. But there is still time for it to get fully available in he market.Samsung J2 2016 has same screen size at 4.7-inch display but it’s resolution is increased to HD(1280 x 720,with solid AMOLED technology.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016










In addition, the heart of the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 is quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. Last year’s version of the J2 has a processor Exynos 3475 processor with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz. The battery in comparison to the J2 (2015) increased by 600 mAh battery (2000 mAh to 2600 mAh), which is a logical step taken by Samsung, considering the increased resolution of screen.

Galaxy J2 (2015), as mentioned above, is equipped with only 1 GB of RAM, in the case J2 2016, it is increased to 1.5 GB – yes, the jump is not so significant, it would have been nice to implement at-least 2 GB, because the this is 2016, when even the most budget phones are already having 3GB RAM. Samsung has tried to overcome this problem by introducing Turbo Speed Technology (TST) that is aimed at performance enhancement of J2, which is “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.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 LED

Memory department of the J2 has remained same. Both J2(2015) and J2 2016 have 8GB internal memory expandable to 128 GB. Camera has been upgraded to 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front. Despite the fact that even the most devices in this range are equipped with 13-megapixel camera. Maybe, Samsung has upgraded or modified the camera to perform well. Traditionally, Samsung phones has been strong with their Camera performance.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016






The most noteworthy feature may be LED-lamp, present in the form of a ring around the camera, can be used as notification signal and will also help the back flash.

The smartphone is interesting, but it is necessary to look at the competition which makes you forget J2 2016 for a moment, which cost around Rs 9,750 or $145. For this money there are much more attractive solutions from our Chinese colleagues available. Although, of course, Samsung has it’s share of advantages over them. We will keep you updated with the latest tech news. Follow us on facebook.