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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
5"
720 x 1280 pixels
8 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Quad-core, 1200 MHz
RAM: 1.5 GB
MEMORY: 8 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 2600 mAh (13h 3G talk time)
Posted: Jan 15, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Jan 15, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Southern LINC
Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile

Pros

  • Lightweight phone

Cons

  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Too little RAM memory (1.5 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) features a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen carrying a 720 x 1280 (HD) resolution. Powering the device is the Snapdragon 410 SoC, which contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1.5GB of RAM is inside, along with 8GB of internal storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is accessible for those requiring additional memory. The back of the phone features a 8MP camera, while the front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 5MP. A 2600mAh battery keeps the generators humming, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0, 6.0, 5.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.60 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (142.2 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.87 oz (138 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Features:
    • Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 294 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 67.89 %
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 306
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1.5 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 8 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 4.3 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2600 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 13.00 hours
      the average is 18 h (1092 min)
  • Internet use:
    • 3G:
      • 9 hours
    • LTE:
      • 9 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 11 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 53.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 11.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA, UMTS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-J320P, Samsung SM-J320F, Samsung SM-J320V


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320P (for Boost Mobile)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 22.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1231 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.5 days (349 hours)
      the average is 19 days (445 h)
  • Internet use:
    • 3G:
      • 9 hours
    • LTE:
      • 11 hours
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 11 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 77.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 14.00 hours

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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