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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

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In a nutshell

  • Colours are brought to life on the vibrant 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • Enjoy music, photos and games on the go with expandable storage
  • Simplify your experience with Easy Mode
  • Available in 8GB capacity
  • Available in Black, Gold & White colours

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The J3 keeps things simple with Easy Mode, which means even the less tech-savvy phone user can get on board.”

What Users Say

3.5 based on

  • Camera

    8 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 8GB and 16GB

  • Operating System

    Android Lollipop (5.1.1)

  • Battery

    Up to 22 hours talktime

  • Display

    5 inches

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Design & Display

Show your true colours

Visuals really pop on the 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display – photos, videos and games boast vibrant, true-to-life colours.

Sleek style

A slim, sleek design makes sure the J3 not only looks good but slips perfectly into your bag or pocket.

Camera

Expose your creative side

It’s easy to snap the perfect picture – you can quickly adjust the exposure when you pick a focus point to make your photo brighter.

HDR like a pro

Putting an end to contrasting bright skies and dark foreground, HDR snaps three images at different exposures and sandwiches them together to create the perfect image.

Under the hood

Performance you can rely on

The J3 has a quad-core processor that runs at a nippy 1.2GHz giving you reliable performance to quickly switch between apps.

Replaceable battery

Enjoy reliable all-day battery performance with up to 22 hours talk time. Plus, the battery can be easily replaced if you run out of juice.

Other features

Expandable storage

Expand the on-board storage by popping in a microSD card, which will let you enjoy your favourite music, photos, and games when you’re on the go.

Simplify things

For when you want to keep things simple the Easy Mode lets you get to your favourite apps and contacts quickly. It makes the phone more user friendly with fewer, larger icons, and simpler app interactions.

SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

  • Device
  • User manual
  • Headphones
  • USB cable

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Body

    • Micro

  • Dimensions

    • 142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm

    • 138 grams

  • Camera

    • 1080p

    • 5 megapixels

    • LED

    • 8 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 128 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Quad

    • 1.2 GHz

    • 1.2 GHz

    • Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7

    • 1.5 GB

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Apps

    • Google play

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Lollipop (5.1.1)

  • Battery

    • 2600 mAh

    • 349 hours

    • 22 hours

  • Display

    • 138 ppi

    • 720 x 1280p

    • Super AMOLED capaciative touchscreen, 16M colours

    • Full HD

    • 5 inches

  • Connectivity

    • GLONASS

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice low end phone The screen is the strong feature, a nice 5" superamoled, the materials are ok as the hardware, after 1 year i've never have a problem, the only issue is the space for apps, sadly is limited to 8gb.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very poor This is the worst smartphone I ever had. From day 1 there was a problem with making or receiving calls. CW gave me a new handset, but then I realised that there were other reviews elsewhere pointing out this fault, and (somehow) explaining that to clear it you "only" had to activate airplane mode and then de-activate it. What a faff. I missed loads of calls that way in our 8 months together. As for apps, I kept getting alerts that storage was full, so bought an SD card, though this didn't do much to help. I had to ditch a number of apps to make room, and that was frustrating. The storage issue (8GB) is another frequent complaint. So with calls and then app usage severely limited I did hope to struggle on for a while but in the end it got too much and I just cut my losses with a new phone - not a Samsung this time. A pity - they used to be good - but CW should not really stock this any more, as it won't do much for their own reputation. I see the recommendation rate is only around 60%, and am totally sure it was higher when I bought mine - I guess I'm not alone in having discovered the faults in this model.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Preloaded apps take up too much space on the phone. Hardly room for anything else. Camera has a sight click delay so pics come out blurry 90% of the time. Charger is really faulty, same thing happened on the last one so it's a common problem. Would not buy this phone again, I'll be going back to my apple phones thanks.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy to use I bought few weeks ago,ring volume not high and trouble with network,it came with O2 network but not working simcard
Date published: 2017-12-27
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