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Samsung Galaxy J1 / SM-J100 (2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 974 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J1 / SM-J100 (2015). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The performance and size also get good opinions. Many are critical about the apps and reliability.

usability, size, performance, price, portability

reliability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J1 / SM-J100 (2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy J1 / SM-J100 (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J1 / SM-J100 (2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the reliability and battery, and reviews are divided on the size.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

battery, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy J100 SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSamsung Galaxy J100 SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy J1 / SM-J100 (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J1 / SM-J100 (2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and design. Comments are divided on the usability, and there are some negative reviews about the performance and reliability.

design, portability

reliability, performance

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy J1 Dual Sim J100H/DS WhiteSamsung Galaxy J1 Dual Sim J100H/DS White

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2015) review: This is no Moto E

 

The Samsung Galaxy J1 is cheap for a reason and there are better options available if you don't want to spend much

The Samsung Galaxy J1 has respectable build quality for a smartphone this cheap and the display was also a pleasant surprise, putting the low resolution aside. However, those are the J1’s only positive qualities. The Moto E 2nd Gen is available for a...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone Review

 

Entry-level Galaxy. The small Galaxy smartphone has a 4.3-inch display and therefore does not follow the current trend towards bigger displays. But Samsung is not very generous with the rest of the components, either. Can the Galaxy J1 beat the strong...

sturdy chassis, compact dimensions, replaceable battery, SD slot, long battery runtimes, bright display

only 4 GB storage, only 512 MB RAM, slow processor, long loading times, no ambient light sensor

The Samsung Galaxy J1 is a very decent device for 109 Euros (~$122), which leaves a good impression in many important areas. The chassis is very sturdy and you can hardly differentiate it from more expensive Galaxy models. The rear cover can also be...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy J1 2016

 

Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 Smartphone was launched in January 2016, comes with a 4.5-inch WVGA super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at a pixel density of 245 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J1 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J1 was originally released in India early in 2015 and is now available in the UK. It's a cheap, entry-level smartphone, but it cuts too many corners with its dual-core processor and tiny memory. We think it would prove to be a...

Samsung originally launched the J1 in Asian markets only. It's a smartphone that's stripped to the basics, and we fear that it's just too basic for the UK market. Asked by Rua from Uk on 4th Oct 2016 Reply Asked by bry from Tanzania on 16th Jul 2016...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy J1 4G

 

Samsung Galaxy J1 4G Smartphone was launched in February 2015, comes with a 4.3-inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at a pixel density of 217 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy J1

 

Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone was launched in November 2015, comes with a 4.3-inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at a pixel density of 217 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Waliawan (ciao.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J1

 

Samsung Galaxy J1 is renowned Samsung's entry-level smartphone. In addition to having specifications lluar usual, Samsung galaxy J1 also have Optimal Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by), which will help mempermidah communication to the users of Samsung...

149;Optional Dual SIM (Micro - SIM, dual stand - by), & # 149;Chipset Spreadtrum, GPU Mali - 400

Samsung Galaxy J1 4G network is not yet supported & # 149

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: jrees (samsung.uk)

complete waste of money

 

this phone is the worst phone I have ever purchased, please don't try to save yourself money by getting this as it is useless. I could write all the problems but its easier to say just do not buy it.I did think that I had a faulty phone at first and...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: craig20sss (samsung.uk)

Screen Rotation

 

Even though I put on my auto screen rotate, none of my pictures or videos will. I've been searching for a solution to this problem and there's no luck till this day.If I can get a little advice on what to do it will be most appreciated.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: HEHW (samsung.uk)

Constant Issues

 

I've had two of these phones and neither has really liked the idea of being a phone, let alone the idea of being a smartphone.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1850 / 1900
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):8 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 12 / 129
Continuous audio playback time:40 / 68 / 71
Continuous video playback time:10 / 12 / 9
Talk time (3G):10 / 9

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280×720@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.496 / 0.532
Head SAR (EU):0.582 / 0.685

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Curved Design:N / No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Blue / White

Display

Display diagonal:10.9 / 10.922 / 109.2
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 0.75

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MXMF, OGA, OGG, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG / JPG
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, MKV, MOV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Navigation

GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800,1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBA, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Themes / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.2

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:512 / 768
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9 / 9.5
Height :12.9 / 129 / 13
Weight:120 / 122 / 131
Width:6.28 / 6.76 / 6.82 / 68.2