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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

3.7 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 3.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good entry level samsung I bought this phone a few weeks ago and I am still happy with how it works etc, the camera isn't the best though I'll be completely honest, and it lags a little when used heavily but you would expect that with most mid range phones, the battery life is fantastic, I heavily use it for GPS for work and it lasts all day, and is loud through headphones for the music lover, the colour is good with the screen also, all round a decent phone for £100
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone. Well worth the money I bought this phone as my Son has broken my contract phone. Didn't want to pay an enormous amount for a phone interview only need for 10 months. I have got to say though, I am impressed by the J3 it is am smashing phone. Only downside is it doesn't have notification lights (not that that ever bothered me, but it might others) also has great battery life (a massive plus for me). A good allrounder.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Ok I bought this today main issue is the storage size once you turn it on their is juts around 2 GB left!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from appalling Within weeks I noticed problems with storage and the overall functionality. It's slow and freezes a lot. There's also problens with the lockids screen with it freezing and I'm unable to unlock my phone and the only way to fix this is by taking the battery out and putting it back in. The storage capacity is very small and I am often finding myself deleting a lot of pictures and videos in order for the phone to function. It's overall worse than my old HTC and I thought that was bad.
Date published: 2017-07-09
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