The Samsung Galaxy J1 is indeed an entry-level piece of hardware but still manages to bring a lot of bang for the buck. It has a 4.3″ display of 480 x 800px resolution, 5MP camera on the back, a 2MP acmera on the front, 720p video recording, GPS, FM Radio and 4GB of storage expandable through a microSD card slot. Finally Samsung has fitted a 1,850mAh battery that said to handle some 10 hours of calling – not bad.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 is built entirely out of plastic but it’s of the matte kind, making it pleasant to the touch and also less-prone to smudges and fingerprints. It’s build is robust and doesn’t give out any creaks or unpleasant sounds. The buttons on the Galaxy J1 are very sturdy as well with a solid feel and good feedback. The home button is slightly elevated compared to other Samsung smartphones.