Samsung Galaxy J3 Review

Samsung galaxy J3 Review

Today, we will talk about Samsung Galaxy J3 review, its specs, performance and users expectations for this device. Advance technologies and designs were available only for premium and limited editions have now been available for global users. For example, the metal casing was used only for premium level devices but now many Chinese manufacturers are equipping their love end devices with metal body and advance features. Similarly, Samsung recently launched a new trend of equipping AMOLED-screens in the budget smartphone series.

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 release is among same display technology. There are at least four versions of this device, which may slightly differ in certain specifications. Models relevant to Pakistani market – Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) SM-J320 F / DS-J320 and SM H / DS. Both devices only support 4G and 3G respectively.

Whereas, J3 will be made available for Pakistan smartphone market where users has been waiting for this model. In Pakistan competitive Samsung prices with Qmobile will make this model popular.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Review:

Features of Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) J320 specifications meet the budget series smart phones of 2016. The only exception is the display that comes from premium devices. Design Like it or not, Samsung does not want to change their traditions in terms of design so that’s why the introduced the same back panel for this device.


Like it or not, Samsung does not want to change their traditions in terms of design and introduced same back panel for this device.

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Samsung galaxy J3 Rear Panel:

Borders and edges of this device are chromed with silver. Touch control buttons located on the sides of the physical keys “Home” devoid of illumination. The white and gold colors of the device look a bit fresher. Demountable body itself, the cover is made of soft-touch plastic to prevent the unit in slipping from the hands. Housing dimensions: 71 x 142.3 x 7.9 mm while weight is 138 g only.

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On the top you will find headset jack of 3.5mm with a sleek design on metal edges.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 CPU:

Model SM-J320 F’s processor is equipped with the DS Spreadtrum SC9830, with a 4-core Cortex A7 and the maximum operating frequency of 1.5 GHz. The graphics chip – Mali-400 MP4. Synthetic AnTutu test evaluates performance of the Smartphone scores about 24 thousand. Both versions of the Smartphone J320 are similar to the chipset, but Spreadtrum SC8830 does not support the 4G network. The manufacturer set budgetary system on a chip. However, with that such speed it’s not a problem. Smartphone cope not only with the typical daily tasks but power installed in it has enough iron for 3D games.


Samsung Galaxy J3 Memory:

The volume of the constant drive – 8 GB of that space will be occupied by the system. The remaining space will be enough to install the necessary applications, but to fans who want to play intensive 3D games, fortunately there is a slot for external storage with micro SD support up to 128GB. But with RAM, things are far more interesting. State employees are generally supplied with 1 or 2 GB of RAM. In this case, the amount of RAM is 1.5 GB, which is not very bad. Smart phones of this caliber can withstand the simultaneous launch of multiple applications without any problem. However, Samsung is no stranger to equip their device with RAM of custom volume.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Battery Power:

Capacity of removable battery is 2600 mAh, which is enough for a day with moderate activity. Active data connections discharge the battery within 5 hours. For those cases where battery charge is at the end and Smartphone charging is not possible soon then Samsung Galaxy J3 includes battery saving modes. This include economical power consumption and extreme energy efficiency. Additionally, when extreme energy mode is activated then only basic functions will be available to user such as calling, messaging and social networking that increase the battery life.


Samsung Galaxy J3 Camera:

The main camera is equipped with 8-megapixel sensor with flash and autofocus. The camera interface contains a variety of effects that can be applied during shooting. There is a HDR mode that allows you to take photos with a higher dynamic range. There is also an advanced mode for experienced users which consist of manual ISO setting that give access to adjust white balance and exposure compensation. Similarly, in good light conditions camera shows good result by reducing noise and it also auto-detect the correct white balance while camera result of room pictures have turned out useless. Demanding to the photographic capabilities of mobile devices users will forget to notice the focus speed of operation. At night while shooting indoor pictures, quality drops significantly. The emergence of noise and loss of detail cannot be avoided. Maximum resolution video recording capacity of back camera is (1280 x 720) pixels, at 30 FPS frames. Frontal 5 MP cameras lag significantly the quality of images from the main camera. However, if desired, the user can make a quite acceptable selfie.


Samsung Galaxy J3 Display:

The main advantage of Galaxy J3 2016 is 5” screen with HD resolution (1280 x 720) and the matrix is super AMOLED. This technology is known for excellent properties of the image. Users watch a rich, bright and high-contrast picture. Viewing angles are great. Sun image is still legible. In addition, such screens are energy efficient which is an advantage with pixel density. Samsung Galaxy J3 safety glass did not use the oleo-phobic coating. This Smartphone has no light sensor, so you that’s why you have to adjust brightness manually. There is “The Street” mode that temporarily increases the brightness of the display, which is very handy in sunny weather. There are a few extra modes in settings and their activation will change the image properties.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Network Communications:

Samsung Galaxy J3 with J320-SM F / DS version supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. 4G LTE network is not provided in J3 J320-SM H/DS model. This device also Support navigation GPS / GLONASS satellites with high-speed search technology A-GPS. As far as wireless data modules are concerned single-band Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi are available. Micro USB connector is equipped with OTG function is also installed that makes possible to connect external USB.

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The main speaker located on the back of the case, properly fulfills its function by supplying enough volume to not miss an important call. The headphones sound quality is good with high-quality stereo sound, especially when you use headphones from renowned brand. This has also been compared with some of other Samsung Galaxy J3 reviews published on web.

Software / OS:

Operating system installed on this Smartphone is Android 5.1, with a proprietary shell from Samsung – Touch Wiz interface with acceptable performance. Differences from the “bare” Android versions with slightly redesigned interface and the presence of pre-installed applications from Samsung and Microsoft. The presence of the Smart Manager system utility that allows you to clear the memory along with power management make this device more reliable.

Distinctive features:

Thanks to Super AMOLED screen Galaxy J3 (2016) stands out against the background of its competitors. Throw in with a custom amount of the RAM, the ability to set the stick up to 128 GB, as well as extreme power saving mode. Now in conclusion we will give some pros and cons in Samsung Galaxy J3 review below.

Pros and cons:


  • Brighter screen
  • 4 generation networks support (depending on the version, see. Section with network communications).


  • Low pixel density with less screen resolution
  • Built-in memory is also less than expected
  • Processor is not that much powerful

Full specification of Samsung galaxy J3 2016:


Dimension:142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm
Weight:138 grams
Battery:Stand-by 349 hrs, Talk-time 22 hrs, Music-Play 77 hrs
Removable & 4000 mAh
Size + Resolution:5.0 Inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Display Color:Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch & Asahi Dragontrail Glass
Internal Memory & RAM:8/16GB Built-in Storage, 1.5GB RAM
Memory Card Slot:(support up to 256GB) (dedicated slot)
SIM:Single SIM + Micro-SIM or Dual SIM + Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
GSM:(SIM 1 + SIM 2) (Dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Band:(J320F, J3109) HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
(J320A) HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Band:(J320F) - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
(J3109) - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 41(2500)
(J320A) - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700)
3G + 4G Speed:HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Communication:WlAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth v4.1 + A2DP, LE, USB (microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go), GPRS, EDGE & A-GPS with GLONASS & BDS (region dependent)
Audio Features:Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones, 3.5mm audio jack, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, MP4/H.264 player, Speakerphone
Fm radio (FM radio with RDS, recording)
Sensors:Accelerometer, proximity
CAMERA:(J3109, J320F) - 8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR,
(J320P, J320A ) - 5 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video (J3109) - 1080p@30fps & (J320P, J320F, J320A) (720p@30fps)
Secondary camera:( J3109, J320F) - 5 MP, f/2.2, 720p@30fps
( J320P, J320A) - 2 MP
OS:Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor:Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
(J320A) - Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Chipset:Spreadtrum SC9830
(J320A) - Exynos 3475 Quad
(J320A - Mali-T720)
Colors Availability:White, Black, Gold
Messaging:SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Other features:Document viewer, Photo video/editor, Google Search, Maps, Gmail
Announced Release Date:November 2015
Price:Coming soon

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Ellena Rehman

Ellena is passionate about smartphones and have working experience with various smartphones companies.