Samsung Galaxy J3 Specifications Review

January 25, 2016

The Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 is a recently launched mid-range smartphone and an exciting addition to the Galaxy J3 series.

Here is what the Samsung Galaxy J3 has to offer.


Samsung Galaxy J3 Technical Specifications


Display Size: 5.0 inches

Display Type: Super AMOLED

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 294 ppi

Screen Protection: None

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You get a 5.0-inch Super Amoled display with the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016. The Galaxy J3 2016 display boasts of a 720 x 1280 Pixels HD resolution and a 294 screen resolution density.

There is nothing exactly eye-pooping about the Galaxy J3 2016 display other than it is an Amoled display, which is always a plus. It is however, kind of disappointing that Samsung didn’t include a screen protection layer on the Galaxy J3 as that would have definitely made the smartphone stand out from the crowd.


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Dimensions: 142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm

Weight: 138 g

The Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 features a rather plain polycarbonate construction. There is nothing really fancy about the Galaxy J3 other than it has a gold-color variant.


Operating System: Android OS, v5.1.1

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CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz

RAM: 1.5 GB

Internal Memory: 8 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to up to 128 GB

You get a Quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU and 1.5 GB RAM with the Samsung Galaxy J3. That combination is okay and it’s basically what you get on most budget Samsung smartphones.

In addition to that, you get 8 GB for your files and a MicroSD slot that can handle up to 128 GB of Memory. The Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 is a Dual SIM smartphone and also support 4G internet connectivity.

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Rear Camera: 8 MP

Secondary Camera: 5 MP

LED Flash: Yes

You get an 8 MP camera for general photography and a 5 MP snapper for your selfies and video calls.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2600 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 features a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery. That capacity is quite large and definitely one of the stand out features of the Galaxy J3.

Related: Li-ion vs. Li-Po Batteries


Dual SIM

4G Connectivity


The Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 is a fine choice if you are out shopping for a decent brand 4G smartphone.

Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy J3

4G Connectivity

Decent Performance Profile

Awesome Battery life

Cons of the Samsung Galaxy J3

Plain Design


Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 includes the Infinix Zero 3 4G (Ksh. 18,499) and Huawei P8 Lite (Ksh. 21,999)

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 is yet officially launch in Kenya. However, expect a price tag of between Ksh. 20,000 – 25,000.

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