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There seems to be a bit of a confusion going on among fans with the release of the Samsung Galaxy J2 being made in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Actually, the Galaxy J2 and J2 Pro series have recently been released. So, how does the J2 2016 differ from the J2 2015, anyway?

In order to understand more about the differences of these two devices, here are a few quick specs that you can refer to. But, first the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016.

  • It is actually cheaper in comparison with the J2 Pro 2016
  • It produces a smart glow LED notification unlike any other
  • In terms of screen size, it is surely a winner
  • Camera resolution is impressive
  • It has more battery capacity

Now, a quick look at the Galaxy J2 2015.

  • It has a digital TV (DTV) option for the J2 model
  • Although it is the cheapest among the J2 series, it is also the oldest among the J2 Pro and J2 2016
  • It has a smaller display
  • In comparison with the two, it has the smallest battery capacity
  • It also has lower camera resolution among the three devices

A Quick Look at the Specifications

The Display

The difference between the J2 2016 and 2015 can be measured in terms of display in which the former has a bit larger one at 5 inches with 293 ppi pixel density compared to the 4.7 inches and 234ppi of the latter. From here, you can actually pick the better device if you are fond of screen sizes and pixel density.

The Design

Both have removable plastic backs but the J2 2016 has a Smart Glow feature that lights up whenever a notification appears. However, they both don’t have any fingerprint scanner to be excited about.

The CPU and GPU

The J2 2016 has a Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core 1.5GHz processor, while the J2 2015 has the Exynos 3475 quad-core 1.3GHz processor. In terms of GPU, the recent product contains a Mali 400MP2 graphics while the previous version has a Mali T720 graphics to compare with.

The Memory

If you are looking for a bigger RAM, the recent release is only 500MB bigger than the previous version. So, the J2 2016 has 1.5GB, while the J2 2015 only has 1GB. The internal memory of these devices are just the same though at 8GB.

The Camera

For those who are looking to have better selfie images, the recent release has a 5MP f2.2 HD video capability, while the previous version only has 2MP f2.2 HD video features. So, if you are a selfie person, you should choose a better feature.

The Battery

For most people, battery life is everything to make them last the day. Well, you should never be disappointed with the recent version of the J2 as it provides 2600mAh power compared with the 2000mAh of its predecessor.

The Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 is already powered by the Android Marshmallow 6.0 version. So, it should have the latest features that you want in an Android operating system.