This phone was great for a while
I have had this phone for nearly 2 years as I found it easy to use but over the last 6 months I am having to charge it daily instead of every couple of days I even brought a new battery for it but that has made no difference and when I think the phone is on it is off because battery is flat at the most inconvenient time.
Purchased for $100.00.
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Not a bad phone for the kids or older peeps
For it's price it's a good little phone. Obviously it's no Galaxy s10 but it does the job.
It has a good size screen, clear picture and is easy to use.
The camera is 8mp so not a bad photo phone
Runs on 4G or below as expected
And finally it has 16gb memory. That's enough for my use but it can be expanded if needed with a micro sd card.
Personally I think you like this phone. I guess the it's best suited for older people and kids but thats just my opinion as I got it for my mum.
J2 Pro. Look elsewhere.
I always bought Samsung. At first this phone was great. In this last month have had continual warning about "Storage dangerously low" I have removed all app's to clear this annoying message hoping to reload them after that message has gone. I am down to 3 photos now, no outlook e mail, no wikicamps, no videos. Will not allow me to re-upload any apps at all - "not enough storage space". Never again, phone device itself takes up most of the space. This is just a phone, nothing more. Tried everything, all advice clearing files, cache. Don't buy this phone. You will have issues.
Purchased in September 2018 for $200.00.
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Affordable and reliable
This is your standard phone without all the bells and whistle. If you need a phone for more than phone calls I do not recommend this phone. 16GB of internal memory and 1.5GB of memory with a 1.4 Ghz quadcore at around $200 without a phone contract, this is a relatively cheap phone.
This is suitable if you need to run google maps, occasionally access youtube and a few other apps.
The camera is fantastic (unless you are into taking high resolution pics). There is a 5MP selfie camera WITH flash. I bought this for my mother. it is very hard to...
Galaxy J2, I have been using this for a while.
PROS: 1) Camera 2) good sound clarity 3) easy device maintenence 4) spam caller detection 4) Micro SD card support 4) battery backup -comes for a day
CONS: 1) Doesnt allow whatsapp storage on microSD card 2) out of 1GB RAM 800 MB is occupied by native apps 3) 11GB of 16 is occupied by operating system and other default apps.
Decent basic phone, but struggles if too many apps are open. Performance become sluggish. This is as basic phone with no much expectations
Purchased in January 2019 for $220.00.
Excellent Phone For Basics But Still Want To Browse Internet
This is the second Samsung phone I've had but the first in their Galaxy range and I was surprised at the speed off the apps loading via the internet and also the fact that there are regular software updates if you wish to load them. These can be added via manual method or you can set a time for them to download when you are not using it.
Battery life is good depending on what apps you install that use background data, I installed one recently that doesn't give me a good battery life and will most likely uninstall it at the end off the month. Y...ou are can disable apps you don't want to use without it affecting the working off the phone. You can also dim the phone and there is a setting that makes the screen easier to see in sunlight. I've had no problems with this phone since purchasing it outright at Target in November 2018 photos it takes are perfect and there is a way to zoom in on almost anything you wish to take a photo off without much distortion. I have an SD card installed for storage and the phone memory is 16GB which is a nice size when you have a lot off apps installed and with Google updates nowadays you need more space. While I'm still trying to figure out some off the settings those that I need all the time are easy to program and anything else I look up when I need too on Samsung's website as the manual that came with it is very basic.
Good budget smartphone
Low specs are to be expected as this phone is under AUD250. I have one of these and they can sometimes be a bit slow but it is a good phone still. Great for a first phone as it is my first phone. Still, there could be a bigger bang for your buck, you just have to search for them.
This slow as a snail phone has managed to put me off Samsung forever. Sad slow excuse for a cheap nasty phone. I've always had a Samsung and for personal use I have a Note 3. The new J2 was to be a work phone. Far too slow and hopeless to cope. When upgrading my note 3 it will as sure as sh!t NOT be for a Samsung.
Good cheap phone
I bought this as a basic phone and it has fulfilled most of my requirements. The phone is not great for taking pictures especially in low light and the on board memory does fill quite quickly depending on what you store on it. I have not tried using a memory card with it. I have not found it difficult to load the apps I want on it and have had no problem running them. On the other hand I am mainly using basic apps for messaging/social media and I may not have stretched it enough to encounter some of the other problems reviewers have experienced.... One of the reasons I picked it was for a slightly bigger screen than many phones have and this had made it easier for me to see details of emails/texts etc. I have found the screen easy and bright to see. It seems to be a fairly durable phone but I bought a screen protector and a rubber holder to give it a bit more protection. The battery life is okay, unless I am using it a lot I recharge about every two days or so. So far so good.
Purchased in January 2019.
Decent solid cheap phone
I picked this phone up as a backup while my S7 was being fixed and it is a nice solid little phone. It has SD card capabilities so storage isn't an issue, it runs all the same android apps as my S7 (a little slower but still ok) and it is a nice sturdy little phone. For the cheap price, this is a great Samsung starter phone. Battery life has started to diminish but I also use lots of battery packs which doesn't help. The camera is pretty poor quality however so don't think you'll be taking any nice photos with it.
This phone is complete crap.
I've had my j2 pro for just under a year and already it's shutting down while I'm using it glitching all the time which is highly frustrating when doing work or research always having to restart or pull the batteryout to start back up and it also says you can add a memory card but when I did it did not work none of my files pictures or music etc would show up unless saved to the phone itself. Overall im highly dissatisfied with this phone would recommend picking another type.
Purchased in September 2018 at Thewarehouse for $250.00.
Good value for money
It's a Samsung so it's good. The J2 Pro is my replacement to the S5. This phone does everything just as well as the S5 did. For me, it is g8 value, as smartphones are not cheaply repairable. The memory size is a bit light on, but for the price and quality if too good to pass up.
Unhappy 6 months + 1 day and the LCD dies
Phone worked well, unsure what happened. Unhappy, almost cost of phone to repair. Treated carefully, looks like new. Liability changed from 'vendor' to 'consumer'. Reason: Impact damage to LCD, Repair Quote: $150.00 Notes: LCD replacement.
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Good value for money. A little slow
Very good value phone. The LCD is very good for a phone this price. Apps can get a little slow though if too much is opened at once. Home button has started to feel a little worn even after a short period of ownership.
Purchased in March 2019 at Optus for $149.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Back keys and Recents Keys don't light up on this model.
I just purchased this phone and when I set it up at home I realized there were no lights for the back keys and recents key near the menu button. So if you want these keys to light up they wont on this model. Otherwise its a good phone so far.
Purchased in May 2019 for $179.00.
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It does everything I need it to do
Great storage and quality but the camera needs to be way better..a good phone needs a perfect camera. If I put too much in my phone. It freezers or goes silly. An upgrade would be good.
Phone was great to start but Internet continually dropped out and would need a restart of the phone to start working. When the internet did work, it was very slow. Had the phone for about 6 months before one morning the battery went 50% to 10% in about 3 hours and wouldn't charge. I was told the battery was faulty by the local repair shop and told to go to samsung. Nope went and bought a new phone and will never use a samsung again.
Failed within a month
I bought the Samsung J2 Pro on a recommendation of my local Telstra Shop. While I was initially please with the phone - clear display, impressive battery life, good volume through the speaker and the Bluetooth car kit - it was only a few weeks before the display started to flutter and have horizontal bands moving down the screen.
I went into the Telstra Shop only to be told that there was no stock availability from Samsung Australia so I had the choice of hanging onto the phone until stock became available or to accept a loner phone with no internet access - so no emails or mobile hotspot for my Ipad and laptop while travelling.
Not happy as the phone is really Not Fit for Purpose and Samsung, by law, should be doing something more.
Purchased in March 2019.
Good price Smart phone
The Samsung J2 Pro is my first ever Smart phone, after much research on the Reviews, including this Product Reviews Forum. What I like: 1) price is within $200 - for my limited budget. 2) Has removable battery which means cheaper maintenance long term. 3) An established brand name. Outcome: I am not disappointed, even though I needed to visit Samsung Clinic initially to get help to set it up. Great viewing for catch up TV and check email on the go. Happy with the purchase and the quality of the product.
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Questions & Answers
My phone screen has stopped turning on. If i hold the on/off button down it vibrates but the screen remains black. Do you know why this happens?
Hi, if you have tried to use an alternate charging cable to charge your J2 Pro and it is still not turning on, we recommend for you to head into your nearest authorised service centre so that we can take a look into this.
Remember, all visits require a booking - you can make yours via the link below:
is this a good Rural area phone
Hi Andrew. I had a J2 pro and it did get good rural telstra reception. I have bought a recent samsung S7 telstra and it does not have as good reception (not blue tick) However the J2 is limited in storage with app downloads after their latest upgraded software. Hence my change from 16g to 32g storage. Hope this helps.
Hi Andrew, we recommend for you to reach out to your service provider for information on the coverage of reception in your area.
My phone won't open whatsapp linked messages?
Hi Hung, if you are unable to open links through this app, it would be best for you to reach out to the app developers for further assistance with this.
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