Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime Review | What Cel

admin March 8, 2017
Updated 2017/03/08 at 7:58 AM
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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime Review

Samsung has recently launched its mini smart phone ” Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime “. It is entry level smart phone and its price in Pakistan is PKR.9,999/-. Let’s talk about Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime in detail.

Samsung J1 Mini Prime has 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM with 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The camera has 5MP lens for back camera and standard VGA lens for front camera. It runs android version 6.0 Marshmallow and it is 3G enabled device. The power house is little weak because it has only 1500 mAh removable battery. Dual SIM option is also accessible in J1 mini prime.

Price and Specifications of J1 Mini Prime:

LAUNCH Released  March,2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  121.6 x 63.1 x 10.8 mm
Weight  126g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM ( Micro SIM)
DISPLAY Type  TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size  4.0 inches’ (~59.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution  480 x 800 pixels (240 dpi)
Multi-touch  Yes
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
Speed  HSPA+ 42.2/5.76 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset  Spreadtrum SC9830
CPU  Quad-Core 1.2GHz
GPU  Mali-400MP2
MEMORY Card Slot  Yes, upto 256GB
internal  8 GB,  1 GB
CAMERA Primary  5 MP, LED flash
Video  [email protected]
Secondary  Smart Camera
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.0
GPS  Yes
Radio  FM Radio
USB  v2.0, microUSb Port
FEATURES Sensors  accelerometer, proximity, light
BATTERY  Removable 1500mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.9,999/-
OTHERS Colors  Golden, Black, White

Pros :

  • 3G Device
  • Light weight
  • Android Marshmallow

Cons :

  • low Resolution Display
  • Only 1500 mAh battery

Display and Design of J1 Mini Prime:

Samsung J1 Mini Prime is 4 inches’ device with the supportive resolutions of 480 x 800 pixels. Its resolutions are very normal and it supports 240 dpi. All the display features are totally entry-level smart phone. Its function keys are enabled on the front screen.

The dimensions of J1 Mini Prime are 121.6 x 63.1 x 10.8 mm and weight is 126 grams. It is carried with removable battery of 1500 mAh that’s why its weight is very light otherwise it can be heavy one. J1 Mini Prime front body has front camera at its top and function keys at the bottom side while it has bezel layer around the whole device.

Edges  of j1 Mini prime has power button on its one edge and volume keys on another edge. Top side has audio jack while down side is resided with microUSB port.

Back cover can be removed and it has designed patterned body in which camera lens of 5MP is present at the top side. Left and right sides of lens has speakers and LED flash light. Samsung name is displayed in the center of the body.

Memory of J1 Mini Prime:

J1 Mini Prime has 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM that clearly shows us that it is entry-level smart phone. Internal memory of 8GB is not enough at all without memory card. You must insert memory card and then use it otherwise 8GB is nothing for applications and games.

Memory card is supportive up to 256GB and place of memory card is present under the back cover. We should insert memory card maximum of 64GB otherwise it can make slow your device.

1GB RAM is satisfactory for entry-level smart phone because people don’t expect much from these kinds of devices. So, it works fine with J1 Mini Prime and we have not got any delays and lags.

Camera of J1 Mini Prime:

Samsung Galaxy j1 has 5MP lens for back camera and smart camera for front one. It can record videos in 720p quality further only back camera has LED flash light. The main modes for camera are gesture shot, panorama and beauty mode.

Some color effects such as mono, negative, sepia, cold etc are available. The result of back camera is satisfactory per its other features. We cannot expect some brilliant results because it is entry-level smart phone. Front camera has very standard results.

Connectivity of J1 Mini Prime:

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is 3G enabled device with the support of 2G also. It has access of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM Radio. Wi-Fi supports the standards of b/g/n while bluetooth version is 4.0.

It is dual SIM supportive device with the access of dual stand by and both sims should be of micro size. Memory card has separate place and it supports up to 256GB.

Battery of J1 Mini Prime:

J1 Mini Prime should have big battery to catch the attention of customers because in entry-level smart phone users likes to have a big battery device. The mini prime has only 1500 mAh removable battery inside the back cover of it. Excessive usage of 3G will drain the battery very quickly.

Interface of J1 Mini Prime:

Samsung J1 Mini runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) on it. It has separate application manager in which all the applications are arranged in the form of rows and columns. Search bar is also present on the top side via which we can directly search any application and access it.

Samsung don’t provide much bloat ware applications like QMobile and Infinix. It has only its default applications which every Samsung device mostly contains.

Processor of J1 Mini Prime:

Samsung J1 Mini Prime has 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The handset has 32-bit type processor and it has chip set of Spreadtrum SC9830. The chip set is faster than any dual-core chip set and with the entry-level smart phone it has worked smoothly. We have tested it and got no delays and lags. 1GB RAM with quad-core processor is perfect for this kind of device.


Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is mini smart phone of Samsung with 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM. The device should have powerful battery because it contains only 1500 mAh battery which is not enough for entry level smart phones. It has worked smoothly and recommended for those users who likes to have a 3G device with basic applications like Whats app, Facebook etc. It has affordable price and it is satisfactory entry level device.

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