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Samsung Galaxy J3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1017 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. Reviewers really like the screen and performance. The size and price also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the GPS navigation. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size, performance, screen

reliability

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 93/100 = 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 really like the reception. The usability also gets good reviews.

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)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the camera and usability. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

portability, performance, price, usability, camera

reliability, durability

80% 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)

Dec, 2016

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: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is a respectable budget smartphone, but it just can't compete with the £10 more expensive Galaxy J5

Jul, 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: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Review: In Depth

 

The Galaxy J3 is one of the lesser publicised and more affordable offerings in Samsung's 2016 lineup, but is it worth picking up or best left alone?

Great expandability ; Bright, vibrant screen ; Good battery life

Incoherent design ; Low internal storage ; So so performance

The Samsung Galaxy J3 isn’t a particularly memorable or innovative phone, but it has its merits. Provided that you can get past the convoluted design, this phone works well as a media player, namely thanks to that punchy screen, great expandability,...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 review (2016): Another superb low-cost smartphone from Samsung

 

An excellent low-cost handset from Samsung, but the Galaxy J3 is outdone by its sibling – the even better Galaxy J5

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Duos Smartphone Review

 

Dynamic Duos? Samsung offers an affordable 5-inch smartphone with its Galaxy J3. It still relies on traditional virtues, such as an integrated micro-SD slot and removable battery. But is that enough to survive in the highly competitive low-cost sector?

well built casing, micro-SD slot, App2SD & USB OTG, dual-SIM plus micro-SD slot, decent screen, accurate touchscreen, long battery life, removable battery, LTE support

no light sensor, no notification LED, primary camera's middling quality, Android 5.1.1 only, GPS module with unstable signal, quiet microphone in hands-free mode, Wi-Fi only in 2.4 GHz band, no Miracast or MHL support, throttling in stress test

The Galaxy J3 (SM-J320F/DS) seems to be a lite version of last year's Galaxy J5 that has recently been replaced by its very visibly revamped Galaxy J5 (2016) successor. The heritage of the older sister model is clearly noticed in the good AMOLED panel...

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016, black)

 

At $110 to $180 in the US (pricing varies by carrier), £140 in the UK (for the 8GB version, from Carphone Warehouse) and AU$329 in Australia, the J3 also earns points for its immediate global availability. In the notoriously carrier-controlled US, for...

The inexpensive Samsung Galaxy J3 runs the current version of Android and takes nice daylight photos. It has a long-lasting, removable battery and the camera app launches with a double-click of the home button.

Its underpowered processor makes the photo-capture slow enough to miss action shots.

Light users will do fine with Samsung's entry-level Galaxy J3, but you'll want a higher-powered phone if you plan to keep it around for two years or more.

Jun, 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: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com.au)

Samsung's Galaxy J3 is surprisingly likable (review)

 

There aren't many new phones you can compare to the 5-inch Samsung Galaxy J3. An extremely inexpensive device with parts to match, the phone nevertheless performed better than I expected, but never stellar. Battery life was strong, it ships with the...

The inexpensive Samsung Galaxy J3 runs the current version of Android and takes nice daylight photos. It has a long-lasting, removable battery and the camera app launches with a double-click of the home button

Its underpowered processor makes the photo-capture slow enough to miss action shots

Light users will do fine with Samsung's entry-level Galaxy J3, but you'll want a higher-powered phone if you plan to keep it around for two years or more.

Jun, 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

Product Specifications

Battery

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

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 2576 x 1932
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 2576 x 1932
Rear camera resolution (numeric):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: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / 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:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): 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, OGA, 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, M4A, MID, MIDI, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: 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 / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: 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, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 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: Yes
Microphone mute: 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 / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes / Icons, Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.5

Software

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal RAM type:DDR3 / LPDDR3
Internal ROM:8
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes
User memory:4.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9
Height :14.2 / 142.3
Weight:138
Width:7.1 / 71