Samsung, the South Korean technology giant has launched the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus as the successor and upgraded version of the previous Samsung Galaxy J4. The budget mid-range comes with lots of noticable improvements when compared to its predecessor that some months back. With the price starting at around $189, the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus is a nice mid-range smartphone with specs that match its price. Without further ado, let’s get right into it. The Galaxy J4 Plus was launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus Key Specs
• 6.0 inches IPS LCD
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
• 2GB or 3GB of RAM
• 32GB of internal storage
• 13MP rear camera
• 5MP front-facing camera
• 3,300 mAh battery
• 4G LTE network support
The Galaxy J4 Plus sports a large 6.0 inches IPS LCD that has a resolution of 720 x 1480 pixels and 274 pixels per inch density with an aspect ratio of 18.5 by 9. The display is not Super AMOLED like its predecessor, I guess this was to cut costs. There are minimal bezels around the side of the screen thanks to the aspect ratio.
Design and Body
The design of the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus is simple yet attractive. The rear is plain with it just housing the camera setup and Samsung’s branding. The sides are similar to the more expensive Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus with just the fingerprint scanner missing. The body has a thickness of 7.9 mm and weighs 178 grams.
Processor and Memory
Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (28nm) SoC which has a maximum clock speed of 1.4 GHz coupled with the Adreno 308 GPU. This chipset is not that powerful but it should be alright if you don’t throw heavy tasks at it. It comes with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a dedicated micro SD slot for expanding the storage.
The camera setup on the rear is a single 13MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and Auto Focus alongside an LED flash to help. On the front, is a 5MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture alongside an LED flash for all your selfie and video calls need. The cameras are not top-notch but you’ll have to make do with it.
Battery and Charging
There’s nothing much to talk about in this department, the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus comes with a fairly substantial 3,300 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. It doesn’t support fast charging also so don’t expect fast speeds while charging.
Network and Connectivity
There’s support for 4G LTE network on the Galaxy J4 Plus and it supports the following LTE bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41. It comes with Wi-Fi, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and FM radio. Also, it has a micro USB 2.0 port with OTG support for charging and data transfer.
On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus comes running on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience UI straight out of the box. It can be upgraded to a more recent version of Android and One UI.