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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016): Plans | Pricing | Specs

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The Galaxy J3 brings a 5-inch super AMOLED display, a quad-core processor and an 8MP camera to Samsung's line of budget smartphones.

5 inches

Display size

8GB

Internal storage

8 MP

Rear camera

2,600 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2
Video recording
720p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.3mm x 71mm x 7.9mm
Weight
138g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Spreadtrum SC8830
RAM
1.5GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$329
Launch date2016-01
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

Launched in early 2016, the original Galaxy J3 joined Samsung's growing catalogue of J series smartphones aimed at those looking for an affordable alternative to the company's flagship Galaxy S handsets. Like other J series phones, the Galaxy J3 pares down many of the features common to Samsung's premium handsets in order to keep costs low. This limits the Galaxy J3's suitability to those who use their phone primarily for calls, texts and light web browsing. Those looking for a powerhouse device to play games or multi-task on will probably want to consider something with a bit more grunt.


Design

  • Stays true to Samsung's solid if unspectacular budget design
  • Plenty of connectivity options for expanding the Galaxy J3's functionality

Camera

  • Features a decent yet unremarkable combination of an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • Won't compare to a decent dedicated camera, but serviceable enough for basic photography

Performance

  • Suitable for general web browsing and other light tasks
  • Will likely struggle with multi-tasking and mobile gaming

Battery

  • Capable of up to 14 hours of continuous video playback according to Samsung
  • Removable battery means you don't need to send the whole handset away when your battery bites the dust

Pricing and availability

Price

RRP $299

Where to buy


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2
Video recording
720p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.3mm x 71mm x 7.9mm
Weight
138g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Spreadtrum SC8830
RAM
1.5GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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2 Comments

  1. Default Gravatar
    Kathleen
    January 17, 2019

    I purchased a Samsung J3 in the USA. Do I need a step down transformer to charge it in Australia?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      John
      January 18, 2019

      Hi Kathleen,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      So Adapters can only be used for US appliances that accept BOTH 240V and 110V (normally those appliances will have a “switch”). 2) For those US appliances that do not accept both 240V and 110V, then a Transformer must be use to convert the current – otherwise the appliance may be seriously damaged. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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