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Samsung Galaxy J3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 577 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and performance are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reception. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

design, usability, reception

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320F 8GB 4G Gold - smartphones (Dual SIM, Android, MicroSIM, GSM, UMTS, LTE)Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320F 8GB 4G Gold - smartphones (Dual SIM, Android, MicroSIM, GSM, UMTS, LTE)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the camera and price are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the durability and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, price, camera

reliability, durability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung J3 Nova - No Contract Phone - Gold - (Boost Mobile)Samsung J3 Nova - No Contract Phone - Gold - (Boost Mobile)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 review

 

Is the Galaxy J3 a budget beast?

Affordable ; Similar dimensions to an S7 ; Color-rich screen

Annoying manual brightness ; Not very powerful ; Camera worse than best alternatives

With a bright screen and slim design the Samsung Galaxy J3 makes a good first impression, but annoyances like a lack of auto brightness hold it back from greatness.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is an affordable phone, the sort of handset you might buy outright to avoid signing up for a contract lasting longer than some marriages. It can be had for less than £150, but still includes a few higher-end features such as an...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is an affordable AT&T phone with the latest Android software and super-long battery life.

Affordable. Long battery life. Latest Android software. Rich, bright display. Expandable storage and removable battery.

Subpar call quality. Mediocre camera. Significant bloatware.

Software and Conclusions The J3 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung's TouchWiz UI layer on top. App icons are different from stock Android, the app drawer has been moved to the bottom right corner of the screen, the notification shade has been...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Review

 

Samsung Galaxy J3 surely looks like a repacked Galaxy On5, but it's below it, a notch or two, it's only phone to offer a bike ride-related app.

• Unique S-Bike feature ; • Decent display, battery backup ; • NFC with Samsung Pay

• Entry level chipset ; • Low internal storage ; • No Auto brightness sensor

The Galaxy J3 surely looks like a repacked Galaxy On5, but it’s below it, a notch or two, when it comes to comparing inner hardware and specifications. The use of a cheaper alternative to Snapdragon 410 chipset seems like an unfair deal and its effects...

May, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is a top buy. Costing a little over £100, this is a smartly-styled superslim phone with a high-definition 5 inch AMOLED screen that outperforms any rival at this price. Benefiting from a quadcore processor, 4G Super-Voice...

Entry-level smartphones that get it right are rare. Usually too many corners are cut, resulting in a frustrating experience. But the J3 does well at getting the balance right. Asked by fahim from Bangladesh on 9th Aug 2016 Reply Asked by Brenda from Uk...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Ketan Pratap (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (6): First Impressions

 

Every two-wheeler rider knows the danger of taking calls while in motion, but that doesn't stop all of them. Samsung's latest Galaxy J3 (6) smartphone is an attempt to make their lives easier. The South Korean company on Thursday announced the Galaxy...

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Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy J3

 

Samsung Galaxy J3 Smartphone was launched in November 2015, comes with a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy J3 for Boost Mobile

 

The Galaxy J3 may not look like much, but it performs far better than its meager price point would suggest. It's not perfect, but this low-cost Android smartphone for Boost Mobile is a good pick if you're looking for something in the middle of the...

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is a simple phone that doesn't necessarily aim high, but hits the intended mark head on.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Caz (argos.co.uk)

Just what I needed

 

Good item, does the job fine. The phone has a Good camera too.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Sha (argos.co.uk)

The phone is easy to use

 

So far no faults with thiis phone

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400 / 2600
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):11 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11
Continuous audio playback time:53
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (3G):13
Talk time (3G):13

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2576 x 1932
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2576 x 1932
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280×720@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:480p,720p,1080p / 720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.425 / 0.477 / 1.32
Body SAR category (EU):B
Head SAR (EU):0.477 / 0.658

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue, Silver / Gold / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Gold / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 5.1 Lollipop / 5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Themes / Icons, Menu, Widgets / Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5
Processor Model:7570

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 5.1 Lollipop / 5.1.1 / 6.0 Marshmallow / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal ROM:8
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:1.5 / 2
RAM Type:LPDDR3
USB mass storage: Yes
User memory:4.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail,Google Drive,Google Maps,YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 8.2
Height :14.2 / 142.3 / 143.2
Weight:138 / 143
Width:7.1 / 70.3 / 71