Samsung Galaxy J4 PLus
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Samsung Galaxy J4+ looks solid and comes with impressive internals. However, a few of its pros and cons are:
- It has a rigid design that looks premium and is structurally powerful.
- It has a 6-inch display which is quite bright and has excellent colour accuracy.
- The rear 13MP camera can click awesome shots in both daylight and nighttime setting.
- It has a long battery life that can last for an entire day.
- It comes with dual SIM feature.
- It comes with a dated Micro-USB port instead of a USB Type-C port.
- It has no fingerprint sensor.
- The performance is a bit underwhelming, especially when it comes to online gaming and high-end games.
Samsung Galaxy J4+ is a tough phone that provides both good battery life, a bright display and a great set of cameras. As a budget phone, it does cut back on some aspects, which includes the use of dated Micro-USB port and the below average performance. If you are searching for a budget performer with great battery and camera, then this is a phone you could go for. However, if you are looking for excellent performance, then there are better budget phones in the market.
Samsung Galaxy J4+ is the budget model from Samsung which looks to make a mark in the low-range market. Priced at Rs. 8,490, the budget phone is quite impressive, especially after the abysmal performance delivered by the Samsung J3.
Samsung Galaxy J4+ arrives with a handsome look and a durable construction that makes the phone feel good and look powerful. It also delivers in terms of its accurate display and impressive battery life. While the performance can be a bit poor, it is passable. The Samsung Galaxy J4+ is an excellent phone for someone entering into the field of smartphone use for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy J4+ looks quite premium with its rounded corner and glass back case. The rear glass case has a glossy touch but tends to attract fingerprints and is quite slippery. Other than that, the phone is quite rigid as twisting it does not produce any cracking sound. Even the display is quite strong since it does not deform when pressure is applied to it. At 178g, it can be quite heavy, though it remains slim at 7.9mm. It is comfortable to hold and control and does not sit in the palms uncomfortably. It also supports dual SIM. The only problem is that this phone does not come with a fingerprint sensor which is disappointing, as budget phones have implemented fingerprint sensors in their handset for a long time now.
Samsung Galaxy J4+ comes with a 6-inch IPS panel with 1480×720 resolution. It arrives with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 and an average brightness of about 548.9 cd/m2. The colours are quite bright and accurate. The viewing angles are quite good without causing any distortion, even in hard angles. However, while the display is bright, it can create visibility issues in harsh sunlight.
Samsung Galaxy J4+ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset which has become a bit dated considering the different updates that have come into the market. The Samsung Galaxy J4+ had a similar single-core performance when it is compared to MediaTek MT6750 used in LG K11, getting about 1413 points against LG’s 1559 points. However, in the multi-core score, LG K11 flies past, getting 2259 points while Samsung Galaxy J4+ lags with 1816 points. However, the phone is still quite happy and can perform multitasking without lagging. While web browsing, it loaded websites quickly, though online gaming was sluggish. The phone is fitted with Adreno 308 GPU, which can run most modern games smoothly when they are set in medium or low graphics.
The Samsung Galaxy J4+ has a 13MPrear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and can capture photos up to 4128×3096 resolution. In daylight, the pictures are quite vibrant and produce bright colours. However, the finer details are lost even in good conditions, and due to the algorithms, objects get oversharpened and thus appear artificial.
In low light, the camera struggles a lot. It produces underexposed pictures where the images lack details. Also, there is a lot of visual noise in night-time pictures.
The phone has a 5MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera can click social-media worth photos and can capture enough details when clicked in proper lighting conditions. In low light, however, the quality drops and little details are captured.
The Samsung Galaxy J4+ has a 3,300 mAh juice pack, which is quite large. The battery delivers as well, lasting for about 14 hours in an H.26 looped video test. It is a capable battery which can last through the day with light use. However, charging takes a lot of time. It takes about 3 hours to go from 0% to 100%.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy J4+ is a decent budget phone. It has a handsome design and wonderful display pairing with it. The few downsides are the dated processor and the lack of USB Type-C port which provides fast-charging technology to the phone. The Galaxy J4+ is a well-designed model which stands out among many of its competitors and establish itself even among pricier models like the S series. However, if you want killer performance, then you could consider Xiaomi Redmi 6.