Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini: Specifications Review

November 15, 2016
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The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini is currently one of the latest Samsung devices to become available in Kenya.

The J1 Mini features some rather basic technical specifications with the highlight being its Ksh. 7,999 price tag.

That said, here is what the smartphone has to offer.




Display Size: 4.0 inches

Display Type: TFT capacitive

Screen Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 233 ppi

Screen Protection: None

You get a 4.0-inch TFT capacitive display with the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini. This is in addition to the 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

This is pretty much the basic you can expect from a smartphone at this age and the profile is kinda of disappointing considering that a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution is the standard for budget Android smartphones.


Dimensions: 126.6 x 63.1 x 10.8 mm

Weight: 123 g


The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini has a design that is almost identical to the Galaxy J1, just smaller. The design is quite good and is according to me, one of its unique selling points.


Operating System: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

RAM: 768 MB

Internal Memory: 8 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 256 GB

A Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 powers the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini and this is coupled with 0.768 GB RAM. It’s kind of a deal breaker that the J1 Mini features a paltry 768 MB since you will struggle to get stuff done with such capacity.

You get 8GB as internal storage, but fortunately the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini comes with a Micro-SD slot that can handle up to 256 GB of memory.


Rear Camera: 5 MP

Secondary Camera: VGA

LED Flash: None

You get 5 MP for general photography and a VGA camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1500 mAh

A Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini.


Dual SIM



The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini is a fine choice of you are out shopping for the most affordable Samsung smartphone.

Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini

Value for money

Great Design

Cons of the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini

Weak Displays Specs


Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini include the in-house Samsung Galaxy Z2 (Ksh. 6,999) and the Infinix Hot 4 Lite (Ksh. 8,299)

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 7,999 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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