The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini is the South Korean manufacturer's crack at the budget phone market. It retails for $128, about nine times cheaper than its flagship devices.
As its name suggests, the Galaxy J1 Mini is truly mini. It has a 4-inch, 800 x 480 pixels screen, and weighs in at just 123g with a battery of 1,500 mAh.
The black version has a thick, silver edge running all around the phone, as well as a home button and two soft keys next to it.
The J1 Mini has as a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and 0.75GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage. It can also support a microSD card of up to 128GB, which is more than most other budget phones.
While the phone's screen is bright enough, I still found it quite difficult to read at certain angles.
It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with pro mode, where you can adjust the ISO, white balance and exposure, as well as a selection of different filters to choose from. The resultant pictures were sharp, although colours were a little cool.
The front camera has VGA quality, which translates to 0.3-megapixel. While resolution was not great, I found its face detection and autofocus on point.
• Price: $128 from authorised Samsung retailers