Samsung mobile phone | Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 - No-frills phone may suit many users

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Samsung mobile phone - Samsung Galaxy J3 2016


Mobile Phone | The Galaxy J3 looks quite a lot like the latest Samsung flagships, but the feel is more like that of the old guard. It's an all-plastic phone aside from the glass used on the front, and the central select button, which is metal.

You shouldn’t expect an outstanding specification at this price. It will suit non-demanding users who want a large-screen, no-frills phone for basic tasks such as browsing social media or the web. Highlights include a 2600mAh removable battery and up to 128GB of additional storage via microSD. And while the 5in SuperAMOLED screen is just HD in resolution, it’s a great display for a budget phone. 

Notice there are several differently-specced versions of the Samsung Galaxy J3 floating about across the world, some with worse cameras than others; we're reviewing the UK version. So be careful when buying.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions
142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm (5.60 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)

Weight
138 g (4.87 oz)

Display
- Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.0 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
- Protection: Asahi Dragontrail Glass

Operator System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Processor
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7, Spreadtrum

GPU
Mali-400 MP

Memory and Storage
- 1.5 GB RAM
- 8 GB ROM
- microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Camera
- Main: 8 MP
- Front: 5 MP

Battery
Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

Price
£150

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Samsung Galaxy J3 2016
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is not quite cheap enough for our liking. At £150 it is underpowered and under-featured, though we like the microSD support and removable battery.

Overall it's a no-frills phone that will suit many users needs. says pcadvisor

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 Galaxy J3 The Galaxy J3 has the framework to be a great budget mobile, but a few of the features bolted onto that framework are just that bit off.

The lack of an auto brightness setting, this means you have to change the screen intensity manually every time you go out, and may set the screen too bright a lot of the time, reducing stamina.

For the money you don't get as much storage as with rival handsets, and the camera isn't quite as good as the Moto G's.

The Galaxy J3 is an 'almost-there' budget phone which looks and feels right, but makes a few sacrifices in the wrong places. says techradar


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