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Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) / J120

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) / J120
alaScore 86

88 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) / J120. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and battery also get good feedback. Many are negative about the durability. There are mixed opinions on the screen and usability.

price, battery, performance, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) / J120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Smartphone Review


Expensive entry. Samsung launches a 2016 update of its entry-level device Galaxy J1, but the price was increased. Samsung is once again not very generous in terms of features. Can the smartphone justify the additional price, or should you have a look...

sturdy and compact chassis ; good SAMOLED screen ; replaceable battery ; SD reader ; long battery runtimes ; LTE & NFC

low performance in general ; sometimes sluggish handling ; no ambient light sensor ; Android buttons not illuminated ; low display resolution ; cameras were not improved ; only Android 5.1.1 ; no 5 GHz WLAN

The Samsung Galaxy J1 model year 2016 left a somewhat mixed impression in our review. Samsung improved the entry-level device at some points. This clearly includes the SAMOLED screen, which can convince in all areas except for the low resolution....

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : James Rogerson (

Samsung Galaxy J1 Review


The Samsung Galaxy J1 is compact, super affordable and does the basics well, but the hardware and software could both be better

+ Very cheap ; + Solid design ; + Decent battery life

- Lacking power ; - Only 4GB of built in storage ; - Older Android version

The Samsung Galaxy J1’s main selling point is its price. At around £80 SIM-free, even less on pay as you and for nothing upfront on very low cost contracts it’s cheaper than a smartphone has any right to be.

Jul, 2015

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It has outdated features


" The only good thing of this phone is the new Android M, although it won't update to Android N. It's locked on purpose. "

Jun, 2016

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This product got my vote


" My phone got destroyed after a drink spilled so I went to buy a new phone yesterday. I just bought this and so far Im liking it alot. I have more options on this than i did my old phone for the same price. Still aot to learn and get used to but....

May, 2016

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" It is an awesome phone for the price. Smooth marshmallow operating system. And it is light. Fast. Perfect social media phone. Complicated enough to do business flow charts. "

May, 2016

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Just as good as S4 mini (but a LOT cheaper)


" This is my 3rd smart phone, first was the iPhone 3g, then I got a Samsung S4 mini wich was a nightmare to get used to the new operating system after the iPhone, then once I was used to it it was great. When my S4 mini sadly died, I considered a...

May, 2016

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I am enjoy using the phone after my last expirence.


" The oly trouble I have had is that it keeps vibrating every few minutes and I have not been able to fix it yet. Apart from that we love the phone and it is so much easier to use than my last phone. Love all the xtra features. "

May, 2016

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For calling, including video calling and moderate internet browing, it is a very good device in terms of price


" Very good CPU speed, RAM and ROM capacity for calling and internet browsing. "

May, 2016

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This Product will be great for you


" I have the phone right now and it has great battery life mine can last a day! Also good camera features. Good design I bought this on April 22 and it's been working well I think it's a great phone for a nice budget. "

May, 2016

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