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.
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
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Questions & Answers
My phone calling and messages are not working
Hi Andrew, we're sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties with your J2 Pro. I recommend taking your device to the nearest service centre so we can take a look at this for you.
Remember, all visits require a booking - you can make yours via the link below:
Does the Samsung galaxy j2 pro have issue when downloading an app if battery is low?
Hi Kylee, if your J2 Pro is running low on battery, we recommend for you to connect it to a power source so that it can charge. You will be able to continue using the phone without fear of it turning off at any moment.
Can u text on Wi-Fi with sgj2pro
Hi Samuel, although you are unable to send text messages with Wi-Fi only in the Messages app, you can do so via third-party applications on your J2 Pro. What we recommend is for you to browse through the selection of messaging apps available on our Google Play Store to see which one sparks your interest.
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack and Expandable Storage|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Pixel Density||220 ppi|
|Screen Resolution||540 x 960 pixels|
|Max Video Resolution||720p (HD)|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Battery Size||2,600 mAh|
|Memory (RAM)||1.5 GB|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Dimensions||143.8 x 72.3 x 8.4 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2018|
- GTIN13: 8801643113674
- MPN: SM-J250GZKAXSA
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