Samsung's Galaxy J2 Ace will leave your wallet mostly intact

samsung galaxy j2 ace news
In the Android world, plenty of eyes are on Samsung to deliver its high-end Galaxy S8 to the masses. Because of this, some of the company’s other smartphone announcements might fly under the radar, such as its unveiling of the Galaxy J2 Ace, reports FoneArena.

As opposed to the recently-announced Galaxy A line of phones, which eschews plastic for glass and metal, the Galaxy J2 Ace is encased in a plastic body. The material choice is understandable, given the phone’s low-end nature, and this allows the back panel to both withstand more abuse than a glass back and be removable. Thanks to the latter advantage, you can get at the 2,600mAh battery and possibly replace it with a fully charged battery once the included one runs out of juice.

Around back, you will find an 8-megapixel camera, with its 5MP selfie equivalent found above the 5-inch, 960 x 540 resolution display. Keep in mind that the home button does not double as a fingerprint sensor, a feature that has begun to trickle down to midrange phones like the Honor 6X and Moto G4 Plus, but has not made its presence known in the low end just yet.

Under the hood, a 1.4GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T chipset and 1.5GB RAM power the Galaxy J2 Ace, with the meager 8GB of native storage expandable by up to an additional 256GB through the MicroSD card slot. The phone’s highlight feature is not its dual SIM capabilities, but its support for 4G VoLTE.

Finally, the Galaxy J2 Ace runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, though there is no telling whether it will receive an upgrade to Nougat down the road.

Overall, the Galaxy J2 Ace might not feature its sibling‘s digital TV tuner, but the phone looks to be a solid smartphone for first-time owners. The Galaxy J2 Ace is available in India in Gold, Black, and Silver for 8,490 rupees ($125), but do not be surprised if the phone makes its way to the U.S. and other regions in some capacity.

Product Review

Screen snags aside, the Galaxy Fold is an exciting step toward a foldable future

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is the company's first foldable phone, with two screens, six cameras, and a dual-cell battery. The phone may be delayed due to display issues, but that doesn't stop us from asking -- what's it like to use?
Product Review

The Xperia 10 Plus feels great in your hand, but you'll still want to put it down

There has never been a better time to buy a smartphone with an unusual design, and one of the cheaper models out there vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia 10 Plus, with its 21:9 aspect ratio screen.

Samsung Galaxy S10 update gives manual control of Bright Night mode

Samsung 2019 flagship smartphone lineup is here, and there aren't just two phones as usual — there are four. There's the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, as well as a new entry called the S10e, as well as the Galaxy S10 5G.
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods -- we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our favorites, with all the features you want.

Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for April 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for April 2018.

Weird Galaxy View 2 is a TV-style tablet to take your mind off the Galaxy Fold

Samsung may be about to resurrect a product line that last saw an entry three years ago. Renders of the Galaxy View 2 show it's sticking to the tablet-that-thinks-it's-a-TV formula.

The latest Apple iPad Pros get steep discounts on Amazon

The iPad Pro is now in its third generation, and the 2018 refresh of this premium tablet is, hands down, Apple’s best one yet. It’s on sale right now, too, for a good discount which can let you score one for as little as $675.

These parental control apps will help keep your kids' device habits in check

Looking for extra security and monitoring on mobile devices? Take a look at the best parental control apps for limiting time and keeping watch on your child's phone usage and behavior. We have the top options for Android and iOS here.

The OnePlus 7 Pro will have four launch events to celebrate its release

The OnePlus 6T may still be new, but we're already looking ahead to the upcoming OnePlus 7. It will use the Snapdragon 855, and may have a new pop-up front camera, too. Here's everything we know about the OnePlus 7.
Smart Home

The Houzz app now lets you virtually tile your floor with augmented reality

Augmented reality is starting to be a real bonus to apps like Houzz's View in My Room 3D tool, which recently added the ability to measure how a tiled floor might look in your living space.

The best Bluetooth headsets of 2019, from Sennheiser to Jabra

Quality headsets are rare. Here are our picks for the best Bluetooth headsets available, whether you need something modest, cheap, or loaded with features. We highlight the best Bluetooth headsets you can get for different situations.

Samsung begins retrieving all the Galaxy Fold review units

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has arrived, and it goes on sale soon. Folding out from a 4.6-inch display to a tablet-sized 7.3-inch display, this unique device has six cameras, two batteries, and special software to help you use multiple apps.

Common Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e problems and how to fix them

Samsung's new Galaxy S10 range is gorgeous and extremely powerful. But they're not perfect, and you may discover some issues with your new phone. Here are some of the most common Galaxy S10 problems and how to fix them.

Michael Kors updates its Sofie smartwatch, but still uses a processor from 2016

Michael Kors announced an update to the Sofie smartwatch, now offering heart rate monitoring, GPS, and NFC support. There's only one problem — the device still offers the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.