Samsung Galaxy J1: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)
  • Display

    4.5 inches

    480 x 800

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,050 mAh

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Samsung's J1 smartphone is a highly affordable entry into its world of Galaxy Android phones.

Samsung's Galaxy J1 is a budget Android smartphone aimed at anyone who needs to keep an eye on the price tag when purchasing a new phone.

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


  • Basic but practical with no fancy trimmings.
  • Bright AMOLED screen, though limited to a fairly low resolution.


  • 5MP camera allows for decent if unremarkable photos.
  • Handy camera shortcut makes it easier to capture fleeting shots.


  • Suitable for general email and web browsing tasks, but not a whole lot more.


  • Low-power hardware gives the 2,050mAh battery plenty of legs.
  • Ultra power saving mode offers even more battery life for times when recharging isn't an option.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy J1

Samsung smarts at an affordable price

Joining the Samsung family is cheaper than ever thanks to the Galaxy J1.


  • You can find the Samsung Galaxy J1 at online retailers such Catch selling for around $150.

Samsung Galaxy J1 specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 4.5 inches
Resolution 480 x 800
Pixels per inch (PPI) 207
Rear camera megapixels 5MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.2
Video recording 720p
Front camera megapixels 2MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 132.6mm x 69.3mm x 8.9mm
Weight 131g
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor Spreadtrum SC9830
Operating system Android 5
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 2,050mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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