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Samsung Galaxy J1

Samsung Galaxy J1
4.3"
480 x 800 pixels
5 MP
2 MP front
RAM: 0.5 GB
MEMORY: 4 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 1850 mAh (10h 3G talk time)
Announced: Jan 28, 2015
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon

Pros

  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Too little RAM memory (0.5 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (217 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy J1 is an entry-level smartphone with a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display, dual SIM capabilities, and Android 4.4 KitKat on board. It's got a 5 MP camera with LED flash on the back, and a 2 MP snapper on the front (this one's helped by a Palm Selfie function that detects movement and lets you take selfies using hand gestures). The new Galaxy offers 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 1850 mAh removable battery that should be able to provide a talk time of up to 10 hours. Ultra Power Saving mode is also available.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.08 x 2.69 x 0.35 inches (129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.30 oz (122 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Plastic
  • Features:
    • Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Black, Blue, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.3 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 217 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 59.69 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Panorama, Night mode, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali 400
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 0.5 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 1850 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 18 h (1073 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 40.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 9.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS, Recording option
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Jan 2015

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-J100H, Samsung SM-J100VZ


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy J1 SM-J100VZ (for Verizon)

Differences from the main variant:

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 8 GB
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 4, 13
  • Other features:
    • TTY/TDD
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.08 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.96 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.15 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 1.01 W/kg

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