Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro is a slightly better phone than the Motorola Moto G5, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro!

Motorola Moto G5  Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro 
Motorola Moto G5 Plus Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro
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Excellence Score
19.3
19.9
Value for Money Score
61.8
66.5
Price ₹ 8,500 onwards ₹ 7,490 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2017 Apr, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 5.1 LollipopLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #70 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Spreadtrum
GPU Adreno 505 N/A
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 8.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Drag to Focus & Exposure, Quick Capture, Tap to Capture, Best Shot, Professional mode, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Video Stabilization, Slow-motion Video F/2.2 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Display Flash, Wide-angle Lens, Professional mode, Beautification mode F/2.2 Aperture
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.5 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 145 gm 138 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 13.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 11 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 53 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; Noise Filtration S-bike Mode; NFC; FM Recording
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality and design - significantly improved over the Moto G4
  • Ergonomic, compact, extremely comfortable to hold - great for single handed operation - which is somewhat of a rarity these days
  • Decent display - it's not the most vibrant, but color accuracy is good, and sunlight legibility is decent too
  • Simple, stock-like Android interface, with integrated Google Assistant, along with the regular Moto add-ons like gestures, and the "Always On" display
  • Decent everyday performance - it's mostly a smooth run, with no hiccups - also handles games well
  • Decent battery life - should last you the day with moderate use - though it's not as good as many of its top competitors
  • The fingerprint sensor also incorporates "one-button navigation" allowing you to replace the on-screen navigation buttons with gestures on the fingerprint sensor, thus giving you more display real estate
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Tends to heat up a bit when pushed in terms of performance
  • Average camera - in well lit conditions, the camera can do a decent job, but reduce the light, and you start losing details fast
  • Lacklustre speaker - lacks bass and volume
  • 16GB storage will get limiting if you like downloading a lot of apps
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