Samsung Galaxy J1 Price in the Philippines is Php 5,490 : Complete Specs, Release Date, Key Features

In the Philippines, local handset companies like Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, and Starmobile as well as international ones like Gionee, O+, and THL (among others) have already started to eat away at Samsung's massive market share in the entry-level to lower midrange smartphone echelon. The Korean Giant used to reign supreme in those price categories with releases like the Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Y, and Galaxy Young, which all captured the fancy of students and yuppies who were just starting to discover the wonders of an Android phone.

Samsung Galaxy J1

Samsung's dominance in the budget-friendly phone category may be under fire now more than ever but the company continues to churn out affordable models like recently launched Samsung Galaxy J1, giving consumers more options for their hard-earned money.

Samsung Galaxy J1

There's nothing about the Galaxy J1's looks nor technical specifications that will tell you that it's a powerhouse release. As you can see, the handset flaunts a simple design language reminiscent of affordable Samsung phones of old. The body is made of plastic and the only thing that gives it a hint of elegance is the thin metallic accent framing the display.

Samsung Galaxy J1

As for specs, well, the device is equipped with a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixels TN display, 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 2 MegaPixel front cam for taking selfies.

Samsung Galaxy J1

Samsung Galaxy J1

Samsung Galaxy J1

Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy J1 runs its TouchWiz-skinned Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system with a Dual Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 and Mali 400 GPU based Spreadtrum chipset, has 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 4GB of internal storage that users can augment up to 128GB using the microSD card slot.

Samsung Galaxy J1
Its innards are only good enough for playing non-specs intensive games.

Samsung Galaxy J1
Galaxy J1 is powered by a removable 1,850 mAh Li-Ion battery pack, which - according to Samsung - delivers up to 12 hours of internet browsing, 9 hours of video playback, and 10 hours of talk time.

Samsung Galaxy J1
Samsung Galaxy J1 is a Dual SIM Dual Standby handset -- coming with two microSIM card slots. SIM1 slot supports 3G HSPA+ mobile connection speeds.

Samsung Galaxy J1

TP Friends, Samsung Galaxy J1 has just been released in the Philippines. The phone is available in three colors, namely, White, Black, and Blue and comes with an official suggested retail price of Php 5,490.

Samsung Galaxy J1

Is it the right smartphone for you? If your budget for gadgets is rather tight and you're a big Samsung fan, I would suggest that you check this one out. But if you're open to owning handsets by other manufactures - especially local ones, there are many, many releases in this price category with far better technical specifications, build, and features that you might want to consider.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy J1
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm
Weight 122 grams
Available Colors White, Black, Blue
Operating System Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI
Display 4.3 inches (~59.8% screen-to-body ratio), 480 x 800 pixels (~217 ppi pixel density), TFT, capacitive touchscreen, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Dual Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7, Mali 400 GPU, Spreadtrum chipset
RAM 512 MB of RAM
Internal Storage 4 GB, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB
Camera Main: 5 MegaPixels, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash autofocus, LED flash
Front: 2 MegaPixels
Video Capture HD 720p 30 frames per second for main camera (TBC), VGA for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP4, WMV, H.264, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+ 21.1/5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes, RDS, Recording
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Removable 1,850 mAh Li-Ion battery
Uptime 12 Hours of Internet, 9 Hours of Video Playback, and 10 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features TouchWiz Interface
Announcement March 2015
Availability Official: March 23, 2015
Price Official: Php 5,490

Tech Basics

[Tech Basics][twocolumns]

Pinoy Gadgets

[Pinoy Phones][bsummary]

Laptops and Hybrids


TP Exclusives

[TechPinas Exclusives][grids]