The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro pairs a sharp 5-inch super AMOLED display with a capable 8MP camera at a very attractive price.
Released in 2018 as a refresh of 2016's Samsung Galaxy J2, the J2 Pro represents an affordable entry point into the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem suitable for those who only require basic functionality like calls, web browsing and social media.
- A clean and simple look, and the super AMOLED screen is a nice addition
- Supports 3.5mm headphones, expandable storage and most core smartphone features
- The 8MP rear camera is sufficient for taking decent photos
- The streamlined camera app makes a lot of sense in a budget smartphone
- Sufficient grunt for most simple, everyday tasks
- Serious mobile gaming is a no-go
- Capable of up to 14 hours of continuous video playback, according to Samsung
- Can be removed and replaced, unlike in most modern smartphones
Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
A budget-friendly alternative to the Galaxy S9
If you're after that Samsung quality but don't want to break the bank, the Galaxy J2 Pro might be just what you're looking for.
- You can buy the Galaxy J2 Pro directly from Samsung for $229, but you can pick it up cheaper if you shop around.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5 inches|
|Resolution||540 x 960|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||220|
|Rear camera megapixels||8MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/2.2|
|Front camera megapixels||5MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/2.2|
|Dimensions||143.8mm x 72.3mm x 8.4mm|
|Network category speed||Category 4|
|Operating system||Android 7|
|External storage support||Up to 256GB|
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