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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018)

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Release Date
5-Jun-18
Market Status
Not Released in India
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Specs at a Glance
Battery Capacity
2600 mAh
Battery Capacity
Operating System
Android v8.0 (Oreo)
Operating System
Screen Size
5.0 inches
Screen Size
Variants Available
Detailed Specs
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General
Announced On5-Jun-18
Market StatusNot Released in India
BrandSamsung
Price StatusExpected
PriceRs. 13,270
Design
Weight151.9 grams
ColorsBlack, Silver
BuildGlass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Dimensions142.7 x 70.1 x 8.8 mm
Display
Screen Size5.0 inches
Screen TypeIPS LCD
Screen Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density294 ppi
Aspect Ratio16:09
Screen to Body Ratio68.74%
Screen QualityHD
Performance
GPUMali-T720 MP1
Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570
CPUQuad core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53
Clock Speed1.4 GHz
Memory & Storage
Phone Variants16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
Front Camera
Front Camera SetupSingle, 5MP
Front Camera 1 Resolution5 MP
Front Camera 1 Typef/2.2 Primary Camera
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery RemovableYes
Battery TypeLi-ion
USB Type-CNo
Miscellaneous Features
SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Network & Connectivity
GPSYes A-GPS
BluetoothYes
3.5mm Audio JackYes
Bluetooth Typev4.2
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Rear Camera
Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Rear Camera Features4 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Rear Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
Rear Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.9 (upto 4x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera
Network
Network Support4G (doesn't support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: FD-LTE 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 14), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
SIM 2 Bands2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available...
Sensors
Fingerprint ScannerNo

About the Phone

The Samsung Galaxy J3 does not look brilliant, and neither does it act like one. A few pros and cons of this budget phone are:

Pros

  • It has 16:9 OLED display
  • It has a decent battery that can keep the phone chugging for the better part of the day.
  • It has a removable battery
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 retains the headphone jack.
  • For a budget phone, it has a decent camera which can take good pictures in daylight, though the details can appear washed out.

Cons

  • Samsung Galaxy J3 has a weak construction. It is of a plastic build and does not come with waterproofing.
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 comes with the older MicroUSB port and not the USB Type-C port.
  • The display of Samsung Galaxy J3 can appear quite washed out, and the sunlight visibility is very poor.
  • It does not have auto brightness.
  • The Exynos 7 processor powering the  Samsung Galaxy J3 is quite poor registering lags and drop in frame rates while gaming.
  • The audio of the phone is tinny with the speaker placed in such a way that it can get easily covered and therefore, muffling the sound.
  • The low light feature of the camera is terrible with almost zero details getting captured, making the objects unrecognizable.

Overall, as a budget phone, the Galaxy J3 falls short of almost every feature. While it does score well in terms of the display and battery, the shortcomings make it a terrible phone that cannot be recommended even as a second handset. Plus, there are better phones in the market at cheaper rates.