Samsung launches the Galaxy J1 for $115, customers complain about the high price
posted by Florin T. / Feb 11, 2015, 8:28 AM
The J1 can be bought via Amazon India for $115 (7,190 INR), in white or black, with a blue version expected to be released soon. Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the new Galaxy is obviously not a powerhouse, relying on a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (unknown maker) and 512 MB of RAM for all the computing tasks you'll assign it. The smartphone further features a 4.3-inch PLS display with 480 x 800 pixels, dual SIM capabilities, 3G, a 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, and 4 GB of expandable internal memory. A 1850 mAh battery and Ultra Power Saving Mode are also included.
Interestingly, there are tens of comments on the Galaxy J1's Amazon India product page, all (with no exception), coming from customers who are saying that the smartphone's price is too high for the features it's offering. We can't say we're surprised by this, since there are plenty of Android handsets that cost around $100 in India and come with features like 720p screens, 1 GB of RAM, and more internal memory.
We don't know if Samsung intends to launch the Galaxy J1 in North America, but we'll let you know when we find out.
source: Amazon India via AndroidOS
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Not just the price, its ugly for a hundred dollar phone.
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 8:35 AM 7
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crazy Samsung. 115 USD is enough to get Asus Zenfone or Xiaomi Note in my country.
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 8:37 AM 9
wow sometimes i wish i lived in a third world country so i could get a basic phone this cheap it would replace my gs3 115 is alittle over the price of a video game in america i what to know what kind of people say this is too high.
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 9:59 AM 0
the zenfone is 139 usd and i see its a 1gb ram 8 internal and 8 mp cam and better looking but samsungs os has more features used smart stay and others and expandable mem.
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 10:01 AM 0
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Those features are mostly gimmicks and useless. Most budget shoppers prefer higher specs than plain software features. Also, both ASUS and Xiaomi models support SD card. Not to mention they are much better at update support compared to Samsung budgets support.
posted on Feb 12, 2015, 4:54 AM 1
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Everyone is talking bad about this phone. Yet, you have a phone that was and still is a bigger POS than this one and it released with the cost that is 1/3 higher. I'm talking about the Lumia 530. How does that pass under the radar and people call this a POS. This is a luxury phone compared to that.
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 8:56 AM 3
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Samsung just start selling it a week ago in my country(Malaysia), i had give it a try. This phone is quite laggy even on it's demo mode, and it selling at RM399(Around 110 USD) which if i top up a bit i can get tons of better phone than it. Seriously, what is Samsung thinking these day?
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 8:57 AM 4
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posted on Feb 11, 2015, 9:47 AM 4
This is a LOW BUDGET phone people. Get over it. Not everyone including INDIA can't afford a 600$ phone. You expect to have a 100$ phone to have HIGH END specs?
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 5:22 PM 1
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Thats not the point. A $100 phone shouldnt have specs like J1 has. That phone should be priced like $50. The price defeats the purpose of having an entry level smartphone.
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 8:15 PM 1
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I guess since I live in the US and $100 for this phone seems reasonable to me I don't see why ppl are complaining about the price. But after looking at the phones mentioned here at the price that they sell for in India with the specs that the get, I can completely see why $100 is too much for this phone.
posted on Feb 11, 2015, 8:58 PM 1
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