Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

price Rs. 7,990 onwards launch Mar, 2016
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#219
of 514 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 5 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

5 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneBunch
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Quad Core, Spreadtrum SC9830
GPUMali-400
RAM1.5 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery Standby349 hrs
Battery Talktime22.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight138 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
FM RecordingYes
More
  • S Bike Mode - Automatically replies to calls with pre-recorded messages in 14 languages
  • Ultra Data Saving Mode
  • USB On-The-Go
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys