Samsung might be wowing the industry at the high end of the smartphone spectrum with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, but it still feels very much like the South Koreans are out of touch with the low end.
Take the Samsung Galaxy J1, for example. It’s just arrived in Europe priced similarly to the Motorola Moto E 2015, but with significantly worse specs. Ohhhh dear.
Diving straight into the Samsung Galaxy J1 spec sheet, we have a 4.3in 480 x 800 display, dual-core Spreadtrum processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB expandable storage, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Android KitKat, and an 1,850mAh battery.
You might recall customers of Amazon in India slated the Samsung Galaxy J1 on account of the paltry 512MB of RAM.
According to GSMArena, Samsung Galaxy J1 price in Europe varies a little from country to country, but we’re talking roughly £100 in our money.
Meanwhile, you can grab the spanking new Moto E 2015 for £109 from Motorola, a phone that slaps the Samsung Galaxy J1 silly with a 540 x 960 resolution, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, full 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage, LTE compatibility, Android Lollipop, and a 2,390mAh battery.
To be fair, the Samsung Galaxy J1 has the advantage of a flash on the rear camera, and more megapixels on the front, but otherwise we’re siding with the Motorola Moto E 2015.
Alternatively, there’s the Sony Xperia E4g, currently available to pre-order for £110 at Mobile Fun.
Yeah, maybe time to rethink your entry-level strategy, Samsung.