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Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) / J120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 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, whereas some have doubts about the durability. Reviews about the screen and usability are different.

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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 88/100 = 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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Easy to use.


Great phone, easy to use. Nice size. Easy to read.

Feb, 2016

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First smart phone. Enjoy most apps.


I like my my new phone but don't have any thing to compare it with. Learning every day.

Feb, 2016

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At 6 Months - still works well with no issues


Let' face it, prepaid phones just don't seem to be as good as the contract phones and I can truly speak from my own experience here. I bought this when I had another Motorola fail in a very short time - yet out of the Verizon warranty period. While...

Feb, 2016

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works great for prepaid . hotspot good signal same as contract for a lot cheaper

Feb, 2016

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Solid Phone for A Basic Phone User


Call quality is very good, and the phone's picture taking ability is also very good.

Feb, 2016

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Easy phone


It's an easy to work and navigate through smart phone. No complaints.

Feb, 2016

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It's ok


I purchased this as a gift for my father. It was difficult for him to learn how to operate some of the features. I wouldn't get this for someone who isn't tech savvy. Also, it drops calls quite a bit- thanks Verizon. I gave it 2 stars because once you...

Feb, 2016

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So far I love the phone it browsed and takes excellent pictures

Feb, 2016

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