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Samsung Galaxy J3

Samsung Galaxy J3
alaScore 94

726 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 726 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, performance, screen

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 94/100 = 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 and usability.

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)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and usability are overall positive. The camera and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

performance, price, camera, usability, portability

reliability, durability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) - No Contract Phone - Gold - (Virgin Mobile)Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) - No Contract Phone - Gold - (Virgin Mobile)

Sep, 2016

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: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 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 fahim from Bangladesh on 9th Aug 2016 Reply Asked by Brenda from Uk...

Apr, 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: 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.

Sep, 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: 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):11 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Certificates

Body SAR category (EU):B

Design

Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black / Gold / White

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB port: Yes

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR3