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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) / J320

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11154 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) / J320. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The screen and size also get good views. Some have doubts about the durability and 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 (2016) / J320 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) / J320

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) / J320 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.

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)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) / J320

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) / J320 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.

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)

Jul, 2018

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 : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) 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 : 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 : 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...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Top receives Bluetooth and WiFi certificate | LetsGoDigital

 

Another Galaxy J3 variant arises. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Top received both its Bluetooth and WiFi certification. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0. Read more details here.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) 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 Ray from England on 28th Nov 2017 Reply Asked by Sandra from...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Philip Michaels (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016): Compromised Budget Phone

 

The J3's strengths — its battery life and appealing exterior — can't obscure the device's glaring weaknesses. Even if you can overlook the phone's subpar performance, the blurry images taken by the J3's camera just aren't acceptable in an era when even...

Attractive design for a budget phone ; Affordable ; Above-average battery life

Camera takes poor images ; Subpar performance ; Underpowered specs

While the Samsung J3 is a sleek sub-$200 phone, it makes too many compromises to be a compelling bargain.

Feb, 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

Expert review by : View all posts by Srivatsan Sridhar (fonearena.com)

SAMSUNG GALAXY J3 (2016) REVIEW

 

Samsung launched the Galaxy J3 (2016), it's new 4G smartphone with new S bike mode in India for Rs. 8,990 couple of weeks back. It has almost similar specifications as last year's Galaxy J2. Is the successor worth the price? Let us find out in the...

Good display ; S Bike mode, NFC ; Decent front camera ; Decent battery life

Lacks ambient light sensor ; Average performance ; Average rear camera ; Loudspeaker output is low

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400 / 2600
Battery performance:2600
Browsing time (3G):12 / 9
Browsing time (4G):11 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 13 / 14
Continuous audio playback time:11 / 53 / 61 / 77
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14 / 53
Removable battery:N / Y
Standby time (3G):13
Talk time (3G):13 / 15 / 22

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:1280 x 720 / 2576 x 1932
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 2576 x 1932
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280×720@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
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
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, 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, AAC, AMR, AWB, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP
Video compression format: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 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
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 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:N
GLONASS:N / Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / 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:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,850,1900,2100,2600 / 700,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / 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, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Data network:2G,3G,4G,GSM,LTE,WCDMA
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / 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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / 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:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list
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 / Themes, Wallpaper
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 3.5mm / Bluetooth
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4 / 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 memory:8000
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal ROM:8 / 8000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:1.5 / 2
RAM type:DDR3 / LPDDR3
ROM capacity:8192
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:4.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, YouTube / Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311 / 0.323 / 2.8
Height:0.311 / 5.59 / 5.6 / 5.64
Weight:4.87 / 5.01
Width:2.77 / 2.8 / 5.6