Today, Samsung announced their all new Samsung Galaxy J3 smartphone, which is targeted at the budget users in India. The phone features some decent specifications for the price at which it is offered. The phone comes with a Super AMOLED display at the price, which gives it an edge over the other smartphones in this price category. Here are a few frequently asked questions about this device, all answered for you.
Samsung Galaxy J3 Pros
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- Good Display with Outdoor Visibility
Samsung Galaxy J3 Cons
- Average Camera Performance
- Average Gaming Performance
Samsung Galaxy J3 Specifications
Key Specs Samsung Galaxy J3
Display 5 inches Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution HD (1280 x 720)
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.1
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Chipset Speardtrum SC7731
Memory 1.5 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 8 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera 8 MP with LED flash
Video recording 720p@30fps
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Battery 2600 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 138 gms
Price INR 8,990
Samsung Galaxy J3 Coverage
Question- How is Design and Build Quality?
Answer- The Samsung Galaxy J3 comes with a plastic build, with chrome finish edges, and a faux leather removable back. The phone’s build quality does look really good, with a great feel in the hand. The phone does not feel slippery at all because of that faux leather back on the phone.
Samsung Galaxy J3 Photo Gallery
Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy J3 Have Dual SIM Slots?
Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM Slots.
Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy J3 Have microSD Expansion option?
Answer- Yes, it has a microSD card slot as well.
Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J3 Have Display Glass Protection?
Answer- No, the phone does not have any sort of display glass protection.
Question- How is the Display of the Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- The Galaxy J3 features a 720p display, with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display is a Super AMOLED one, which gives it great outdoor visibility and viewing angles. The images look sharp and clear when viewing on the phone.
Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J3 Support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer- No, the phone does not support Adaptive Brightness.
Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?
Answer- No, the navigation buttons are not backlit.
Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?
Answer- The phone runs on Samsung’s own Custom UI, the TouchWiz UI based on Android Lollipop 5.1.1
Question- Is there any Fingerprint Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?
Answer- No, there is no fingerprint sensor in the phone.
Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- No, the phone does not support fast charging.
Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?
Answer- Out of the 8GB storage on the phone, 4.21 GB is available on the first boot. This entire storage can be used by the user.
Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- Yes, the apps can be moved to the SD card on the Samsung Galaxy J3.
Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?
Answer- There is some bloatware installed on the phone, which includes the typical Samsung Apps, and the Microsoft Apps that we saw on the S7 and S7 Edge. Unfortunately, they can not be removed but can be disabled.
Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?
Answer- On the first boot, you have 573 MB of RAM available out of the 1.5GB RAM that the phone has.
Question- Does it have LED notification light?
Answer- No, the phone does not have a LED notification light.
Question- Does it support USB OTG?
Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG out of the box.
Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J3 offer theme options to choose from?
Answer- No, it does not offer themes to choose from.
Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?
Answer- The loudspeaker on the device is decently loud, but it could have been better. The speaker is located at the back, near the camera of the device and is easy to cover up when you place on a table or something.
Question- How is the Call quality?
Answer- The call quality on the Galaxy J3 is good. The calls made were crisp and clear for both the users on both the ends. I did not notice any call drops when using the phone for this initial impression.
Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- The camera of the Galaxy J3 is decent. It features an 8-megapixel primary camera with 5-megapixel secondary camera. It was able to click decent pictures, in both indoor lighting and outdoor lighting, but struggled in the low lighting scenario to a great extent.
Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- Yes, you can play Full HD 1080p videos on the phone.
Question- Can Samsung Galaxy J3 record slow motion videos?
Answer- No, it can not record slow motion videos.
Question- How is the Battery Backup on Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- It is too soon to tell about the battery backup of the device. I will definitely cover more about this in the full review.
Question- What Color Variants Available for Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- The Galaxy J3 is available in 3 colors, Black, Gold and White.
Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- Yes, we can set the display colour temperature on the device.
Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- Yes, there are in-built power saving modes in the device.
Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- In terms of sensors, there are Accelerometer and proximity sensors on the device.
Question- What is the Weight of Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- The phone weighs a mere 138 grams.
Question- What is the SAR Value of Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- The SAR Value of the phone is 0.48 W/kg (head) and 0.42 W/kg (body).
Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?
Answer- No, it does not support tap wake up commands.
Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?
Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.
Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J3 Have Heating Issues?
Answer- The device does not have any explicit heating issues, but it does heat when gaming for a longer period.
Question- Can Samsung Galaxy J3 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?
Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth Headset to listen to music or to answer calls.
Question- How is the Gaming Performance?
Answer- The gaming performance on the device is good, but not great. It can handle games like Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5 without much trouble but trying to play any other heavy game resulted in a not so good experience. We have already covered the gaming experience in another article, and you should go read that.
Question- What are the Benchmark Scores for Samsung Galaxy J3?
Answer- For testing the benchmarks, we ran the traditional 4 benchmark apps and they gave us the following results.
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Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?
Answer- Yes, the phone has mobile hotspot Internet sharing.
The Galaxy J3 looks like a really interesting device from the initial impressions of the device. It has a decent camera, with decent gaming performance, just as you would have expected from a phone of this price category. Stay tuned for a full review of the device that should be coming up really soon!