Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro Review

Let us review Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, an android mobile smartphone manufactured and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro was launched in July 2016 along with its twin, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016). This device is the successor of Samsung Galaxy J2 which was launched in September 2015. The device has been launched with many new features which were lacking in its predecessors.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro has been built up with body design as of other devices of J Series which helps the device to look stylish and has some new features which makes it attractive than its predecessor. The device, comparing to predecessor Galaxy J2, is a little bit thick and has gained some weight too. Just like Samsung’s other smartphones, Galaxy J2 Pro has got the same look. The device, in the forepart features an earpiece on the top, a front facing camera and has sensors alongside. There is a home button, a recent app button and a back button featured under the display of the gadget and the two recent app and back buttons lacks backlit.

The device, just like other smartphones of Samsung Galaxy J Series, features power button on the right-hand side of the device and the speaker has been placed at rear next to camera. Furthermore, the volume adjusting keys have been placed on the left-hand side of the device. Besides, the bottom part of the device features a USB Type-B port, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a mic. The SIM card slots and microSD card slot has been placed beneath the battery, which means the rear panel can be opened.

Comparing about the display between both devices, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro has a bigger screen having 5.0 inches Super AMOLED screen and 720 x 1280 pixels with 294 ppi pixel density whereas, the Galaxy J2 had 4.7 inches 540 x 960 pixels 234 ppi pixel density screen . And because both devices have been featured by SAMOLED display technology, the devices can be used under bright lights too.

Besides, talking about software of Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The device, Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro has been packed with Spectrum SC8830 Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex –A7 processor, Mali-400MP2 graphic processor and 2GB of RAM. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can later be expanded upto 128 GB with the help of external microSD card. Moreover, it’s a huge success over its predecessor J2 which had only 1 GB of RAM. None of the device features fingerprint protection. Furthermore, both J2 Pro and J2 (2016) has got the Smart-Glow feature which works as a notification light.

Talking about camera, the Galaxy J2 Pro and J2 (2016) has got different rear camera. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro comes with 8 MP rear facing camera having f/2.2 aperture lens whereas, its predecessor had only 5MP rear facing camera. Furthermore, there is change in front facing camera too. The Galaxy J2 Pro has got 5 MP f/2.2 aperture lens whereas, J2 has been equipped with 2 MP f/2.2 aperture lens. Both devices lack front facing LED flash light.

Talking about batteries, both devices have got different batteries. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro has been furnished with 2600 mAh removable battery, whereas, Samsung Galaxy J2 comes with 2000 mAh removable battery. None of these supports fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro Price in Nepal : Rs.15,900 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy Specification


Size  5.0 inches
Resolution  1280 x 720 HD
Color Depth  16M


CPU Speed  1.5 GHz
CPU Type  Quad-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  HD (1280 x 720)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 8.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF)
 2G Sim  GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 4G TDD LTE  B40(2300)


 ANT+  No
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  No
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  Silver, Black, Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  142.4 x 71.1 x 8.0 mm
Weight  138 g
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  No
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  No
 Gyroscope  No
 Barometer  No
 Temperature Sensor  No


 Standard Battery Capacity  2600 mAh
 Removable  Yes

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps


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