Samsung Galaxy J2  Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)  
Samsung Galaxy J2Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
magic score50.460.7
PriceRs. 6,999 onwardsRs. 7,990 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Sep, 2015Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Expected upgrade to 6.0Android 5.1
Screen Size4.7 inches5 inches
Screen Resolution540x960 pixels (~ 234 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Processor1.3 GHz1.5 GHz
Processor NameExynos 3475Spreadtrum SC9830
Camera5.0 MP8.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYesYes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera2.0 MP5.0 MP
Thickness8.4 mm7.9 mm
Weight130 gm138 gm
Battery Capacity2000 mAh2600 mAh
Battery StandbyN/A349 hrs
Battery TalktimeN/A22.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)12.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 41 hrsN/A
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Good ergonomics - back offers a nice grip while holding the device
  • Decent display - good viewing angles, good color reproduction, and good sunlight legibility
  • TouchWiz UI on top of Android
  • Decent audio quality
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good battery life
  • Good build quality, and finish
  • Very good Super AMOLED display - sharp, bright, has good viewing angles, offers vibrant color output and good sunlight visibility
  • Samsung's UI on top of Android looks good, and functions well
  • People who travel via bikes, will find the S Bike Mode useful
  • Decent audio quality
  • Smart Dual SIM manager is useful
  • Decent front camera
  • Good battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Average speed/performance
  • Average camera
  • No ambient light sensor
  • No notification LED
  • Average rear camera
  • 8GB of internal memory will be a limiting factor if you tend to install a fair number of apps/games
  • Low volume loudspeaker
  • Performance is decent for daily use, but lags behind the top-performing phones in this price range
  • Gaming performance is again decent, but not the best
  • No "fast-charging" support (which is present in some of its competitors)
  • Loudspeaker volume is on the low side
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