Monday , May 14 2018

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro and J5 Pro smartphones heads to Optus Pre-paid

Optus have added two new handsets to their Pre-Paid range with the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro and its slightly bigger sister, the Galaxy J5 Pro now available to purchase.

The phones are relatively recent with the J2 Pro being launched only in January this year. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is the upgrade to the popular J Line up of devices which seem to be the new branding for its entry and mid range devices. While the Galaxy J5 Pro being the older device, having being launched back in June last year (2017) but still offering good specs for the price point Optus has set.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is more the budget friendly model of both devices at $179, but still packs some punch with a Snapdragon 425 processor, 5″ display and 16GB of on-board storage (with a microSD card slot). Full specs include:

Key Specifications:Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
Release dateJanuary 2018
Screen size5.0-inch
Screen technologySuper AMOLED
Resolution540 x 960
PPI220
Rear camera8MP
Front camera5MP
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon MSM8917
Core configQuad-Core (4x1.4GHz)
RAM1.5GB
Storage16GB
MicroSDYes, up to 256GB
Battery2,600 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 7.1 (Nougat)
Vendor skinSamsung Experience
Dimensions143.8 x 72.3 x 8.4 mm
Weight153g
ColoursBlack
It’s a decent looking phone from all angles, though it’s hamstrung by being a budget end device so no 18:9 aspect ratio displays. It’s available in only a single colour option of Black :

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is available from Optus’ prepaid website for $179 in which you pay the full amount immediately or choose to make 4 simple payments of $44.75 With AfterPay which you find out about how the AfterPay payment system works via this link here. You can also purchase the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro from your local Optus store or retailer which you can find here.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro

The Galaxy J5 Pro is larger than the J2 with a 5.2-inch display and comes with slightly better specs than the J2Pro, though it also comes with a price increase at $299. It has an Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage (with a microSD card slot) and has 13MP cameras on both the front and rear. Full Specs include:

Key Specifications:Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro
Release dateJune 2017
Screen size5.2-inch
Screen technologySuper AMOLED
Resolution720 x 1,280
PPI
Rear camera13MP
Front camera13MP
ChipsetExynos 7870
Core configOcta-Core (1.6GHz)
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
MicroSDYes, up to 256GB
Battery3,000 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0
Headphone Port
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroi 7.0 (Nougat)
Vendor skinSamsung Experience
Dimensions146.2 x 71.3 x 8.0 mm
Weight160g
ColoursBlack

I will say though, the design very much reminds me of the Galaxy S7 era and like the J2 Pro, the only colour option for this phone is Black. So let’s have a look at what the Galaxy J5 Pro looks like:

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is available from Optus’ prepaid website for $299 in which you pay the full amount immediately or choose to make 4 simple payments of $74.75 With AfterPay which you find out about how the AfterPay payment system works via this link here. You can also purchase the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro from your local Optus store or retailer which you can find here.

Also as a reminder, that both the Galaxy J2 Pro and J5 Pro are locked to the Optus network and unlocking fees will apply should you wish to use the device on another network. You can find out more about unlocking fees via the Optus website here.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

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Do either of these phones have a fingerprint reader?

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