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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

3.6 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 3.6 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not good I bought these phone in october so much problem with incoming and so poor signal
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great phone, shame about the 8GB internal memory Recently bought this phone and think it is great apart from the small 8gb internal memory. As a non phone zombie we all see walking around looking down all the time you can guess I do not need a phone for much. Just the basic FB, twitter apps and a couple games etc.. The phone works great for my needs, but the small 8gb internal memory already means this minimal app adding user finds the internal storage is up to 88% already. I have added a extra memory card, but some apps can not be saved to the memory card and have to be saved to the internal storage. All in all a great phone for a non phone person, but come on Samsung, my older Windows phone that cost me £50 a year before had 64gb of internal storage. One last note, don't even bother trying to fit the flimsy screen protector, impossible. Do what i did and buy a class protector from Amazon what fits in seconds with no bubbles.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wish I'd seen these reviews before buying Bought this phone about 6 weeks ago. Have ended up bringing my husband's old wileyfox out of retirement. I'm not a heavy user of apps so 8GB seemed great. BUT I didn't realise the 8GB included all the apps that come loaded onto the phone. Fitting a SAD card has little effect as I can't transfer the supplied apps on to it. So now got a Samsung J3 that I can't use.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Samsung J3 Sadly lacking I bought this phone 3 months ago, as a Samsung fan having owned a note model I was impressed, however due to my trusted Note failing I need a reasonably priced phone quickly, however the storage at 8gb with preloaded apps taking at least 3 to 4gb up, this only leaves about 4gb for apps, comparing it to other budget phones on the market it sadly lacks, sorry Samsung. Camera quality is poor
Date published: 2017-08-20
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