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Samsung Galaxy J1: Compare pricing, specifications and availability

Samsung's J1 is a highly affordable entry into the world of Samsung's Galaxy Android phone brand.


Samsung J1 at a glance

When does the Samsung Galaxy J1 come out? It’s already out and you'll find it in stores right now.
What’s new about the Samsung Galaxy J1? It's a low-cost Android smartphone that offers a nice and bright Super AMOLED screen in a small form-factor.
How much does the Samsung Galaxy J1 cost? $249 outright

What is the Samsung Galaxy J1?

Samsung's Galaxy J1 is a budget Android smartphone aimed at anyone keeping an eye on the price tag when getting a new phone.

The J1 has a small and fairly low-resolution screen at just 4.5 inches and 480 x 800 pixels, but it gets a boost from the Super AMOLED technology that will enhance colours and contrast. The Samsung Galaxy J1 is also quite light at 131g and packs in a quite decent battery life.

Is the Samsung Galaxy J1 powerful?

The Galaxy J1 is definitely no raging beast when it comes to processing power, but it does have a quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz – specifically, Samsung's own Exynos 3475 if that's the kind of detail you like to have.

In terms of RAM, the J1 offers just 1GB along with 8GB of storage. Good news on the storage front is that you can expand it with a MicroSD, up to an additional 128GB if you're keen. It's also 4G enabled for data and calling purposes.

Does the Samsung Galaxy J1 have a good camera?

At just five megapixels you're not going to be setting the art world on fire with the photos you've taken on the Galaxy J1, even with the LED flash and autofocus.

However, the Galaxy J1 should take decent shots for social media sharing and the camera app does offer a pro mode if you're the kind of snapper who likes to get under the hood and play with the settings.

One particularly nice touch is the camera quick access. A simple double tap of the home button fires up the camera for speedier shots.

The front camera is just two megapixels so save that for selfies where you like to keep an air of mystery. Tinder profiles, perhaps?

How do I charge the Samsung Galaxy J1?

The Galaxy J1 charges via the MicroUSB port. The 2050mAh battery is, rather unusually for Samsung these days, removable.

The Galaxy J1 also has Samsung's proprietary Ultra Saving Mode for when that battery level hits the red, greatly extending the life for essential features likes texts and calls.

Is the Samsung Galaxy J1 water resistant?

It most certainly is not water resistant in any way, so keep that in mind when you're poolside, fishing, enjoying some boating or any other water-adjacent activities.

When will the Samsung Galaxy J1 be available in Australia?

You can grab the Samsung Galaxy J1 right now.

How much does the Samsung Galaxy J1 cost?

Official outright pricing for the Samsung Galaxy J1 in Australia sits at $249, or on contract. You'll find the contract details for available carriers above.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Specifications

Product name
Samsung Galaxy J1
Display size
4.5-inch Super AMOLED
207.3 ppi
1.3 GHz Exynos 3475 quad core CPU
8GB plus up to 128GB via microSD
Operating system
Android 5.1.1
Front camera
Rear camera
132.6 x 69.3 x 8.9mm

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