The Galaxy J2 pure is a decent contender for a budget phone released in 2019.
The quad (4) processors is ideal for checking emails, text messages, and other daily tasks.
Take a closer look at our review of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure, as we delve into a world of specs, opinions, and key features this gem has to offer.
OS (Operating System)
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
71.1mm x 142.2mm x 10.2mm
QHD (Quad High Definition)
16GB internal storage (Expandable up to 512GB with microSD card)
1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
2600mAH, Micro USB v2.0
2G/3G/4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, Micro USB
Design & Display
As one would expect when paying just under $50 for a smartphone, you are not guaranteed the best specs and design components. However, what Samsung has been able to do with the Galaxy J2 Pure highlights unmatched quality amongst its many competitors. The sleek design is one of its most attractive features. Even though it is quite average when it comes to the weight of the phone as most phones weigh around (0.29lbs)135g, the galaxy Pure J2 makes up for it with its design.
Made from plastic as many affordable mobile phones are, the slim and modern design sits perfectly in your hand and has an extremely comfortable feel to it. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure dimensions are as follows, 71.1mm x 142.2mm x 10.2mm. This is what defines the mobile phone as sleek and modern as many phones priced at this range tend to be a bit chunky, and stodgy.
The Galaxy J2 Pure also features a substantially sized QHD (Quad High-Definition) display. This 5-inch screen brings new and improved quality directly to the palm of your hand.
It has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and has multitasking capabilities that let you get more done at the same time.
The Galaxy J2 Pure has a PPI (Pixels Per Inch) of just 220PPI. This value is relatively low when compared to phones of its caliber. However, the fact that it has a QHD display, it makes up for what is missing.
As far as screen size and display resolution go, the galaxy J2 pure is in a class of its own. When choosing smartphones of any price range, one of the features we look for is screen size and clarity, and being priced at just under $50, you will not be disappointed.
As stated in the spec sheet, the Galaxy J2 Pure comes with a standard 2GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and a fixed 16gb of Internal Memory.
The RAM cannot be increased or modified; however, the internal memory can be expanded with the use of a microSD memory card, with expandable storage of up to 512GB.
The Galaxy J2 Pure is fitted with an 8 Megapixel rear-facing camera and a considerable 5 Megapixel front-facing camera.
These allow the user to take pictures and videos of reasonable clarity and crispness with or without the help of the LED flashlight as well.
The front-facing camera can also be used to make any video calls or take some fun selfies with your friends.
There are new and improved stickers on the camera that can be used to edit and modify fun selfies. Added key shortcuts to the phone have also made for easy access to the camera, ensuring that you do not miss that exciting moment and can capture the perfect picture with just a click of your finger.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure specs state that it supports the 3 major network bands (2G, 3G, and 4G LTE), and this has been proven to be true with little to no dropped phone calls reported since its release.
The Galaxy J2 Pure also houses some of the latest Bluetooth technology, providing you with Bluetooth 4.2, allowing for faster file transfers and better connectivity.
As expected with smartphones of this range, it does not come with an NFC reader as it would naturally cost more to fit it all into one device.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure is sold with a removable 2600mAH Li-ion (Lithium Ion) battery, which is perfectly suited to handle all its other features. The battery allows for 16.5 hours of standard talk-time and up to 325 hours on standby alone.
On the other hand, even though the Galaxy J2 Pure was released in February 2019, the micro USB port does not support fast charging, due to the lower battery capacity. Nevertheless, it does not take long to come up to a full charge.
Last but not least, the fact that the battery is removable appeals to a large number of users, as they can easily replace the battery if something were to go wrong. This feature is unavailable in smartphones nowadays and would cost you a hefty penny if your phone battery were to get damaged.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure is a great device for its price point. However, this would not be a complete Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure review if we did not nitpick on the finer things.
Some of the drawbacks include no face recognition, no geotagging, no panorama mode, and no optical image stabilization.
These features are not important to most users so none of them are a deal-breaker.
The Galaxy J2 Pure is a worthy contender for a budget smartphone at this price point.