Samsung’s Galaxy J series has one phone in its collection for now, and it’s starting to make its rounds worldwide. Having arrived in India and Malaysia last month, and Germany and the Netherlands just two weeks ago, the Galaxy J1 is now making a third arrival this month to the Philippine consumer market.
As is the case with the Galaxy J1 (SM-J100H), you’re looking at an entry-level handset: While the 800 x 480p screen resolution and 217 pixel density is nothing special, keep in mind that this is an entry-level device. The 2MP front camera, 5MP back camera, 4GB of memory storage, not to mention the 1,850mAh battery are what we’ve come to expect of an entry-level device from Samsung. The microSD card slot on the device is a welcome addition here, since the entire 4GB of memory storage won’t be available right out of the box when you factor in the operating system.
Finally, the dual-core Spreadtrum processor leaves room for light multitasking along with the 512MB of RAM in the device, but having access to Android 4.4.4 KitKat should help in the OS department. No, it’s not the latest 5.0 Lollipop from Google and you don’t get to enjoy Google’s newest battery-saving modes, but it may be the case that Samsung provides both its Power and Ultra Power battery modes in the J1 – in which case, Google’s battery-saving mode and the Galaxy J1’s 1,850mAh battery won’t hurt as much.
The Galaxy J1 will set you back for PHP 5,490 ($122.37 USD).