Samsung launched the Galaxy J2 (2016) in India on Friday with impressive specifications and aggressive pricing, but it won't be easy to survive with dozens of budget smartphones currently available in the market. In fact, it appears like it will be a herculean task to beat some of the popular devices.
Priced at Rs. 9,750, it is obvious the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) will take on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 16GB model (Rs. 9,999) and Lenovo K4 Note (Rs. 9,999) in the Indian market as they belong to the same price group. But which device should you buy? Here is a specification comparison to give you a better idea of the devices:
Both the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 and Lenovo K4 Note sport a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), while the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has a 5-inch super AMOLED HD display with 1,280x720 pixels (293 ppi pixel density).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, compared to Mediatek MT6752 seen in the Lenovo K4 Note and Spreadtrum quad-core in the Galaxy J2 (2016).
The Galaxy J2 (2016) runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Lenovo K4 Note has a Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI 3.0 (upgradable to Android Marshmallow), and the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Storage & RAM
The Lenovo K4 Note comes packed with a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB) and a 3GB RAM, while the Redmi Note 3 has a 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB) and 2GB RAM. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has an 8GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB) and 1.5 RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, while the Lenovo K4 Note has a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has an 8MP main camera LED flash, autofocus and f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery, compared to a 3,000mAh seen in the Lenovo K4 Note and 2,600mAh in the Galaxy J2 (2016).
The Lenovo K4 Note has better storage and RAM, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 stands out as far as specifications are concerned with superior processor, camera and battery.