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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) Specs & Price

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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) is another Android smartphone which shows its Korean manufacturer has not completely lost interest in the budget segment of the market. Also known as the Galaxy J1 Nxt, this entry-level smartphone features a TFT display and is driven by a quad-core processor.

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Design and Display

Samsung hardly makes ‘ugly’ smartphones, so it’s no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) shows off an attractive look with its curved edges. However, this does not mean the phone will win a design award. Its body, as would be expected, is made of plastic and it is quite thick at 10.8 millimetres.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) sports a 4.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800. The phone does not look like one designed for enjoyable wide-angle viewing.

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Camera and Storage

It is not common for Samsung to surprise with what it offers on its budget devices. From this background, you may not be surprised to learn the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) packs a combo of 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA (0.3-megapixel) front-facing camera. That primary shooter, however, appears a bit generous for an affordable phone from the Korean company.

The internal storage capacity of 8 GB is good enough, though, and up to 128GB microSD cards can be accepted for storage expansion.

Performance and Other Features

From the look of things, the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) will deliver about the same level of performance as the likes of the Xolo Era 4G. It is equipped with a quad-core Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz.

The chip is married to 768MB of RAM further confirming the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini is just for entry-level users. However, the Galaxy J1 Nxt variant features 1GB of RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) boots Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. Juice will be supplied by a 1,500mAh Lithium-Ion battery, which is rated to deliver talk time of up to eight hours on a 3G network.

However, users will be able to replace the juicer. Connectivity options on the dual-SIM device include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, 3G HSPA and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot functionality.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) is now available in Nigeria. You can buy the entry level smartphone at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Price in Nigeria ranges from N23,500 to N35,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) (a.k.a Galaxy J1 Nxt) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Galaxy J1 Nxt (a.k.a Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016)):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz (Spreadtrum SC8830)
  • GPU: Mali-400MP2
  • Memory: 768MB RAM (Galaxy J1 Nxt 1GB RAM)
  • Colours: Blue, White
  • Dimension: 126.6 x 63.1 x 10.8 mm
  • Weight: 123 g
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 4.0-inch Touch Display, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 5MP Camera, Video [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features:
  • Front Camera: VGA Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery (Removable)
  • Talktime: Up to 8 hours
  • Standby Time:

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini (2016) Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: August 16th, 2016