After the launch of Samsung Galaxy J1 few months ago, they have launched their new budget smartphone which is Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace. The price of Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace in Nepal is Rs 10300 and will be $130 internationally. Samsung hasn’t officially announced this phone but have started selling it.
It hasn’t been even one month that Samsung launched the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ which are apparently best looking and most powerful phablets till this date. Nepali and Indian market is these days heated with the new Galaxy J5 and J7 as they are really awesome budget oriented phone with best features we have seen till now in any Samsung device of that price range. There is even crisis of Galaxy J series in some parts of market due to heavy demand.
Specs:The Galaxy J1 Ace is similar to the old J1. It is standard GSM phone with dual SIM capability and it supports 3G and 3.5 G. There will be no 4G support for Nepali variant. It consists of 4.3 inch display with a screen resolution of 480X800. This time it will have SuperAMOLED screen which is brilliant because it is first time such great display will be seen on such inexpensive phone. Even grand prime and core prime don’t have SuperAMOLED.
The phone houses a 1.3 Ghz dual core processor with 512 MB of RAM. It will be rocking Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box which seems outdated. Hope we see Lollipop soon. The internal memory is 4GB and less than it will be available for using. External SD cards up to 64 GB is supported which is reduced from predecessor. The Mali 400 GPU combined with new vibrant display can make better experience here.
The phone will have 5 MP rear facing camera and 2 MP front facing camera. The back camera can take 720p videos and the front can take 480p videos which is sufficient for 3G Video calling and Skype or Viber conference. The power source is a 1800 mAh battery which is 50 mAh less than the old one.
Analysis and Verdict:
The new SuperAMOLED is the new best thing done by Samsung for budget phone and we like this a lot. The OS here is KitKat and they could have gone to Lollipop but we thing 512 MB RAM caused some problem.
We may see upgrade in future. They reduced the external SD card capacity which is a minus point here and also 50 mAh reduction in battery. Actually we don’t see much improvement here except pricing and display. There is small bump in processor and speed.