The Galaxy J Max is a tablet that comes with WiFi and 4G LTE support. You can use the Samsung Galaxy J Max like a mobile phone, as it supports phone functionality. This tablet is priced at Rs. 13,400, read the review to know more.
J Max Unboxing
Inside the box you will find the tablet, user guide, warranty card, travel charger 5V/1A, data cable, Bluetooth quick start guide, Bluetooth headset worth Rs. 999 and extra Bluetooth ear caps.
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy J Max weight with built in battery is 286 grams and thickness is 8.60mm. The tablet body is made of plastic and the back panel comes with nice textures, it feel like rubber. You get a very good grip and it is comfortable to hold for a longer time.
J Max sports a 7 inch screen supporting 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. Color reproduction, viewing angle and touch response was good. This is a dual SIM tablet you can use 2x nano SIM with 4G LTE support and there is a separate micro SD card slot that can house cards of up to 200GB.
Samsung Galaxy J Max comes with only one sensor – accelerometer.
Memory, Storage and OS
This tablet is loaded with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB ROM. OTG is supported and users can also use micro SD card slot to increase storage up to 200GB. J Max is running Android Lollipop 5.1.1.
Inside the hood it’s using 32 bit Spreadtrum 1.5GHz SC8830 quad core processor with Mali 400 MP GPU. For general use the performance is good, tablet does not heat-up much but for better gaming experience you might want to switch to medium or low quality mode.
- Quadrant – 6142
- Antutu (32 bit) – 25916 | 3D score – 939
- Nenamark 2 – 57.7fps
- Internal storage Speed – Read (72MB/s), Write (30MB/s)
- Multi Touch – 10 Point
I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode, game was playable but worked better in medium quality mode.
There is an 8MP AF camera on the back with LED flash support and front camera is a 2MP shooter. Rear camera can shoot 720p videos. Camera quality is average – check the sample images and videos at the end of this review.
Sound is loud and clear, there is in-call speaker too. It is not comfortable using the tablet for making calls (for longer period) but you can use wired earphone or Bluetooth headset that is included inside the box. I did not find any issues with the networks. 4G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth worked well.
This tablet comes with kids mode and also supports multi window. J Max supports VoLTE, Ultra data saving mode and S-Bike mode (press and hold power button to get S-Bike option).
The 4000 mAh non-removable battery does a very good job, you can expect 6 to 9 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage on a single charge. For mixed usage you can expect over one day (moderate usage) and with heavy usage almost 24 hours.
Samsung Galaxy J Max Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature).
- Running Benchmark app – 8 minutes / 9% / 29 degrees
- Asphalt 8 game play – 18 minutes / 5% / 30 degrees
- FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 28 minutes / 7% / 31 degrees.
It took me 3 hour 32 minutes to charge the handset using wall charger from 18% to 100%.
J Max is using a not so powerful Spreadtrum chipset, camera is also average – J Max is pricey considering the price tag. If you compare the Samsung Galaxy J Max with Xiaomi Mi Max, the Mi Max is a better option (there were WiFi issues on recent lot), performance wise (3x more powerful) and dimension wise (smaller than J Max).
Rating 2.5 out of 5.