The Galaxy J1 Ace is the latest Samsung budget smartphone and is designed to appeal to the average Kenyan budget smartphone consumer.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is a basically an upgrade of the Galaxy J1 4G and is part of Samsung’s strategy to tighten its grip on the budget smartphone segment.
If you are all about its price, the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 11,999. However, if you interested in making an informed purchasing decision, here is what the Galaxy J1 Ace has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace Technical Specifications
Display Size: 4.3 inches
Display Type: Super AMOLED Capacitive
Screen Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 217 ppi
Screen Protection: None
The display profile of the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is one of the important aspects that gives the Galaxy J1 Ace an edge over the Galaxy J1.
Whereas the Galaxy J1 features a TFT LCD display, the Galaxy J1 features an impressive Super Amoled display. The merits of a Super Amoled are well documented and it’s no brainer why Samsung decided to make the feature the highlight of the Galaxy J1 Ace.
Dimensions: 130.1 x 67.6 x 9.5 mm
Weight: 131 g
The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace features the generic Samsung budget smartphone design and is appealing to the eye despite its super affordable price tag.
The Smartphone is in comparison to the Galaxy J1, slightly bigger and heavier.
Operating System: Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
CPU: 1.2 Quad-core GHz
RAM: 768 MB
Internal Memory: 4 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to up to 128 GB
You get a 1.2 Quad-core GHz CPU and some 768 MB. This is a fantastic blend, but it would have been awesome Samsung had upped the RAM to at least 1 GB.
The choice of Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) for Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is rather of a disappointment. The Samsung Galaxy J1 launched in September 2015 and it is in order that it ran at least Android 5.0.
Other than that, you get 4GB for your files and a Micro SD slot that can handle up to 128 GB of memory.
Rear Camera: 5 MP
Secondary Camera: 2 MP
LED Flash: Yes
You get a 5 MP snapper for general photography and a 2MP camera for your selfies.
Battery and Extras
Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1900 mAh
You get a Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery with the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace, a slight improvement from the Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery you find on its predecessor.
Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace
Super Amoled Display
Affordable Price Tag
Cons of the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace
Runs an outdated operating system
Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace
Price in Kenya
The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 11,999.
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