The first smartphone under Samsung’s new entry level and ‘affordable’ line-up is now available in the Philippines – the Samsung Galaxy J1.

It has a 4.3-inch display, 5MP main camera and a 2MP front snapper. Under the hood, a 1.2GHz dual core processor from Spreadtrum Communications runs the show with Android 4.4.4 Kitkat as the out of the box OS.

If you put a lot of value over the phone’s brand (and after sales service), the Samsung Galaxy J1 will surely be a sweet offer. However, take note that it only has 512MB of RAM which will affect multi-tasking or opening a lot of apps as well as hard core gaming.

It does have dual SIM support with 3G connectivity and the usual connectivity features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

There’s 4GB of on-board storage space, a microSD card slot for up to 128GB memory cards and 1,850mAh battery.


  • 4.3-Inch Capacitive Display (480 x 800 Pixels, 217 ppi)
  • Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS
  • Spreadtrum Chipset
  • 1.2GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • Mali-400 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 5.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
  • 2.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 128GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM (Micro + Micro)
  • 3G HSPA, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm @ 122 g
  • 1,850mAh Li-ion Battery
  • ₱5,490.00 Official Price in the Philippines
Samsung Galaxy J1