Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

Also known as the Samsung SM-J120W

User Reviews:


Canada: Bell, MTS Mobility, chatr mobile, PC Mobile, Primus Wireless, SaskTel, Sears Connect, TELUS, Virgin Mobile, EastLink, Freedom Mobile
US: Verizon Wireless


April 2016


  • Android 5.1 OS
  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display
  • 5.0 MP camera with HD 720p video
  • External memory expandable up to 128 GB


Latest Reviews

1 Star out of 5

Severe Storage issues

Reviewed on Sunday November 12, 2017 by , Campbell River
This is my 4th Samsung phone: S3, S4, S7. Bought this one for another phone # I needed to activate. It is definitely memory challenged as one of the other posters mentioned. I have moved everything possibly to SD card storage, gone through ALL the settings and can normally store only 1 or two images. Most apps can't update because of no available internal memory. Samsung: SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THESE PHONES ! Display, speed etc are all great, but this single problem means that this phone is to be avoided at all costs.
0 Stars out of 5

Regret my purchase

Reviewed on Wednesday September 20, 2017 by , Ontario
My last phone was Galaxy Core. Absolutely loved it. Held lots of pictures without the extra memory card. Often obove 1500 and never ran out of room. Phone was perfect. In the end the home button stopped working so I needed a new one. Decided because this phone was not the core model it must be better somehow. The phone freezes up all the time and at this moment I have 2 photos literally on my phone and gallery won't open until I delete files. I have no other files. I also have an additional memory card. Apps include Facebook and messenger and photo editor. Nothing else. Piece of junk. If it was free it wouldn't be worth the headache. I hate apple products (my husband uses them), but he doesn't have issues so I am seriously considering the change. To anyone thinking of buying this phone, my advice is turn around and run in the opposite direction as fast as you can!
4 Stars out of 5

Fantastic Smartphone

Reviewed on Sunday August 28, 2016 by , Vancouver Canada
After all the bad reviews i have seen , I was skeptical of buying this phone,but when London Drugs put it on special for under $100 i had to take the risk..I figured reviews usually cannot be trusted and the fact that Samsung has been near perfect since the S3 with the only exception being the Grand Prime and the Core which i know people who have thse 2 models and they are not very good phones , i wen for the J120W and i give it a 9/10. Just like my old S3 it has almost all the same features..the only 2 drawbacks in the beginning were i had to download smartswitch off the app store to be able to transfer files to and from my pc..and there is no way to move apps to my external micro sd card,but i can live with i unbox the phone,and as soon as i press the power button, BOOOOM, the phone starts updateing from lollipop to marshmallow , how cool is that yaaaay , that was amazing such a fast upgrade to 6.0, i am soo impressed..the screen angles are perfect , no losing quality on any angle yaaay i like the screen much better than the iphone 5 (just my opinion) but we all know apple is the devil in disguise..user interface on the J1 is smooth and fluid and the screen is just a iny bit smaller than my old S3 but not a big deal whatsoever,the feel of the phone feels comfortable in my hand and the look is not cheap even though its mainly all plastic,with light gaming and call use the battery lasted me all day so i am suprr impressed so far..takes good pictures music and video look and sound fantastic , calls sound clear. all in all Samsung have done it again, a very nice affordable phone that works as good as the high end phones,if you want one that does everything including cooking you dinner then buy the $1200 phones, me i am happy with this phone and its perfect for anyone who doesnt use the phone 24/7 365..FANTASTIC JOB SAMSUNF THUMBS UP