So it seems that Samsung thought off of something that everyone isn’t satisfied with a normal phone, many of us are trying the use our smartphones as an all-in-one device, may it be for calls, messaging and chatting but there’s no doubt about it that smartphones are becoming our primary entertainment and productivity hub. Apps, Games, music and especially videos becomes the center of our world of smartphones today and what else is Samsung got to do about it is provide a presumably better device to cater these needs.
That’s why without further ado, Samsung created and unleashed the new Galaxy J Max. A certainly large and true to its name device having a huge 7-inch display. In context, the Galaxy J Max can’t simply be called a smartphone but most probably a tablet because of its size but Samsung insist it a smartphone and that’s what we’ll be getting with the new handset or should we say a tablet.
Enough with the introduction and let’s head over to the unit itself.
At first glance you’ll notice how big the new handset is which looks more like the new Galaxy Tab A with 7-inch display but this one right here is a full-fledged smartphone. Meant for customers tight on the budget, the fairly large handset comes with a 7-inch TFT-touchscreen display with a basic 800 x 1280 resolution that’ll give you around 261 ppi of pixel density.
The handset is equipped with two cameras with one unit of 2 Megapixel sensor on the front while an 8 Megapixel shooter is on the back with an LED flash to assist in low-lighting conditions. The LED flash itself is a testimony without further questions that separates smartphones and tablets. As you’ll notice that the Galaxy J Max comes with such feature while all other tablet lineup from the company does not have any.
Performance-wise, the Galaxy J Max is fairly a basic smartphone device, you’ll get a a Quad-core processor running at 1.5GHz paired to a modest 1.5GB of RAM. Storage comes at low with only 8GB in capacity but it does come with a microSD slot that accepts up to 200GB of microSD cards. Another thing to note with the handset is that despite the market’s growing adaptation on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Galaxy J Max boots Android 5.1 (Lollipop) but the operating system itself should be able to handle pretty well with all the tasks you throw into the handset, but would it be much more satisfying if Samsung provided at least Marshmallow with the handsets, besides the Galaxy J Max is one of the latest devices introduced so we are still baffled with what reasons has made Samsung to decide on the issue.
What we’ve mentioned above seems to be a rant rather than solely on the specs though we find the new handset to be underwhelming in many sorts of things, there’s still something to take note about. Besides the large display, what makes the Galaxy J Max earned for its name is that it comes with a large 4000 mAh battery. The large battery promises 9 hours of uninterrupted use before it needs to be plugged again.
Besides those mentioned, the new handset includes the basics of a smartphone device with 4G VoLTE support andfeatures an Ultra Data Saving(UDS) mode courtesy of Opera Max, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio and 3.5mm Audio jack.
The new Galaxy J Max is currently launched in India forRs.13,400 and will be available in Black and Gold color options starting from the end of July and onwards for both online and in local stores. When you get the new Galaxy J Max you’ll also get a free Bluetooth headset and6 months double data offer for India’s Airtelprepaid worth up to Rs.4,500. We’re yet to hear if Samsung will let this device become available in other parts of the world but history seems to agree with us and hopefully we’ll see the new handset in our region as well.