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.
Problems with phone
Have only had it for 6 months and am unable to download any apps as it keeps coming up with low on space. Havnt actually got any of my apps on 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.
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.
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.
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.
Love it at first. Then it overheated in an air con car :( .... that was ok cooled it down... phone only bought 3 1/2 months ago through Telstra... now there's something wrong with the home key and the bloody stupid Google assistant keeps taking over any app in use and freezes me doing anything... turned the assistant off and it keeps telling me to turn it on. Try the home key and it won't work...have never dropped it and it has protectors on it... yet the screen has now got a slight crack.... most disappointing phone yet... I only buy budget phones and I have never been so let down before...
Purchased in December 2018 for $160.00.
If I could give this phone a zero rating I would. The phone is now 6 months old and has been at Samsung for repair for more than a week after it died completely. Not long after purchasing it I had problems with the phone and requested a credit from Samsung to put towards a better Samsung phone, this was ignored, instead I received a very lengthy email telling me how to fix my phone. The phone will overheat and cease to function and had to be revived in front of the air conditioning vent, mind you the phone overheated in an air conditioned car. The phone would randomly turn itself onto flight mode. Using it with Google maps through my car audio system the volume dropped so low it couldn't be heard, after following the instructions from the lengthy email that caused me to lose everything on the phone the volume returned to normal. Next after a couple of months the volume was so loud it would wake the dead. The best thing about this phone is the fact that at 6 months old it is now completely dead so I will probably end up with a new phone and guess what, it will never be a Samsung again. Samsung service is pathetic.
Purchased in September 2018 for $189.00.
Best Phone Ever
Love this phone it's a game changer just switched from Iphone and would never go back, user friendly, great camera and graphics, responsive pricing is reasonable, apps run well, it's fast and stylish
Purchased in January 2019.
Very cheap phone
I bought this phone from jbhifi two months ago. At first it seemed ok then 4 days later the phone got extremely hot even have I wouldn't use it. The battery also started reducing rapidly. I went to go return it and jbhifi wouldn't let me. Yesterday I accidentally dropped a small nail cutter on the phone just 10 cm and the top of the screen broke and cracked. It's a bad phone and it wasn't worth buying it especially from JB HiFi Bankstown
Perfectly adequate low-budget android phone
The build quality is good, the screen nice and clear, the OS is nice and snappy and responsive.
It just works. Very smooth experience.
At this price level, a very acceptable phone.
Not as good as it seems
Good price and same screen size as my old S5, but that's where it ends. Very fiddly to set up, not helped by the very small keyboard and microscopic indicators at the top of the screen. Procedures for adding apps, shortcuts etc very different to what I'm used to and annoying. Very frustrating trying to send text messages with tiny keys! I suppose you only get what you pay for, so I'm going to get something better!
A decent phone for moderate user
Bought this phone through Mobileciti just after Christmas and love it! I am a moderate phone user and it works perfect for internet browsing, email checking, etc etc basic functions. Since I don't use it for watching videos online, I cannot say how well it perform on that function. However, it is a bit annoying that I have to create a Samsung account, through which they want to personalise the phone function. To me this is very annoying since I am not addicted to my phone and only use it moderately for most common things.
Amazing phone at an amazing price
The phone is very resilient, I have dropped it multiple times and the screen doesn't even have a scratch. Sometimes the phone does bug out so I just reset it. I bought it unlocked for under $150 which I think is a realy good price. I can be slow however when you want to go from vertical to horizontal or vice versa especially when going from home screen to a game. If your looking for a cheap phone from a well known brand that actually works look no further the Samsung galaxy j2 pro is just what you need.
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