Samsung intros the Galaxy J2 in India: a $129 Android Lollipop smartphone

Samsung intros the Galaxy J2 in India: a $129 Android Lollipop smartphone
Samsung today announced the Galaxy J2, a relatively modest smartphone that joins the Galaxy J1, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7 in Samsung's J series of Android devices.

Revealed in India, the Galaxy J2 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and features an Ultra Data Saving mode powered by Opera Max (as you may know, Opera Max is also available as a separate app that allows Android users to save mobile data).

According to Opera, its data-optimization technology can deliver up to 50% savings in mobile data and free up to 11% of RAM, by reducing consumption on data-hungry applications like YouTube, Instagram, or Vine. Ultra Data Saving mode will also let Galaxy J2 owners block individual apps from using cellular data.

Powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz Exynos 3475 processor, the Galaxy J2 sports a 4.7-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, further featuring: LTE connectivity, 2 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2000 mAh battery.

Samsung will sell the Galaxy J2 starting September 21 in India, asking about $129 for it (8,490 INR in local currency). At the moment, we don't know if the handset will be available in other markets. Would you get one if you had the chance?

sources: Opera, FoneArena



1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung has diluted it's brand!

3. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

from a tier 1 brand it's okay to expect these phones at this price but would have been better if the RAM was 1.5gb and the internal storage was higher,though lenovo may offer better value for money phones it's support is now where near to the samsung and so the product quality

22. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You can get Redmi Note 2 for the same or a bit higher price, Samsung can keep this garbage for them LOL.

4. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Not so. They always had low budget options, but priced a bit higher than their competitors. Also the recently launched J5 & J7 has been selling well, competing with Moto G. The sales of these also contribute to the tally that makes them the biggest seller of smartphones.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they just diluted "exynos" name... exynos is for "highend" device, and they should only make high performance proccessor under exynos name, not lowend proccessor for cheap android like this :-/

24. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Qualcomm is always Snapdragon, from 810 to 200. Not diluted.

25. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Just go to Wikipedia and check the exynos processor versions. They always had exynos for lower and higher ranges. It's not exclusive to flagships.

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


5. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Not really. It was a little bit overpriced, but let's see if it's going to be good enough, okay?

6. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Good phone but a bit overpriced. At just 6000 rupees one can get a xiaomi redmi 2 in India and it is a far better handset in every way

11. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Value for money is just the first half of the equation. Good aftersales support is the other half.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I only see budget Samsung loyalists making their way for this. Otherwise, people who aren't keen on the manufacturer front have much better multiple options that has better hardware and resolution for that price.

8. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Redmi note 2 > galaxy j2

23. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Redmi Note 2 > everything up to 300$

9. Elfmonster unregistered

I always feel like phones like this, in the US get bought from impulse aisles in grocery stores, by people with very little money at Walmart, and as cheap business or burner phones at Best Buy.

10. obedchuni

Posts: 336; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

there are better phones than this like lenovo A6000, A7000, also they only cost Rs 7500....with 64 snapdragon with adreno 306, and samsung only offering exynos with 1.3 ghz set.....and hope that samsung fans gonna love it..

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or redmi

12. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's cheap and it's Samsung. Hope it's fast.

13. TuneGame

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

In my country, we have "i mobile iq ii". It costs around 145usd. But it has android stock and vertified by google. It has 16rom, dragon 410, 2500 mAh, dual sims, FM RADIO, 8 mega rear cam. Also comes with 2 years update support and waranty. It is kinda compact too for 5" phone. Just wanna share info here.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

other part of the world also has Redmi 2A / Redmi 2 Prime, at around that price but its better to get redmi note 2, since it have better spec and only a little more expensive

17. NitishNK

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

latest addition to the already existing entry level craps from shame-sung

21. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Apparently it's an AMOLED screen. If so that means it's pretty much the best entry entry level phone.

26. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015


27. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Better than the Moto E.

28. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

very costly as compared to xiamoi redmi 2 prime and specification is too low as compared to xiamoi and u.s new brand infocus m350..

29. sebstin

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

I got this phone recently in US J200M model. Its very nice phone for $130 price range. Screen is beautiful and camera is decent too (dont compare with S6). Best budget phone for entry level users (I am not a gamer so dont know gaming performance). Battery is excellent.. I am getting 45-55hrs per charge with less brightness settings. Works with T-mobile on LTE (45mbps/15mbps). Usually I set in HSPA+ (15/5mbps) for better battery backup..

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