Honor 5X vs Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016): Specs Comparison

Honor 5X and Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) both are launched this year so we planned to hit the specs comparison today. Which is better in terms of specifications, features, and price, we will find it out. Take a look at the Honor 5X vs Samsung Galaxy J3 specs comparison in this post.


Check out the specifications of Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) and Honor 5X below to find out which one has a better specs according to you. We will give our opinion based on these specs and our usage. Here’s a spec-by-spec comparison of these two smartphones.

Honor 5X vs Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

SpecificationsHonor 5XSamsung Galaxy J3 (2016)  
Release Date28th January 201631st March 2016
Display5.5-inch Full HD IPS Display (1920 x 1080 pixels)5.0-inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280 x 720 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
Fingerprint ScannerYes, on the backN/A
CPU1.5 Ghz octa-core 64-bit, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (MSM8939 v2)1.5 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830 (Cortex-A7)
GPUAdreno 405Mali-400
Storage16 GB, Expandable using MicroSD up to 128 GB8 GB, Expandable using MicroSD up to 128 GB
Rear Camera13 MP autofocus with an LED flash8 MP autofocus with LED flash
Front Camera5 MP, wide angle5 MP
NetworkDual SIM (GSM + GSM), 4G LTE NetworkDual SIM (GSM + GSM), 4G LTE Network
OthersQualcomm snapdragon Audio+NFC, Earphones
Battery3000 mAh, non-removable2600 mAh, removable
Dimensions151.3 mm x 76.3 mm x 8.15 mm142.3 mm x 71.0 mm x 7.9 mm
Weight158 grams 138 grams

When you compare the Honor 5X and Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016), the specification on the Honor 5X is a clear step up. Honor 5X definitely wins in the comparison. Although, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) has a few advantage over Honor 5X like the AMOLED display, a removable battery, NFC (S-Bike Mode), and bundled earphones. After all, the price is also a factor, the Samsung Galaxy is priced at ₹8,999. While the Honor 5X wins in the almost all the areas like larger screen size, bigger storage, a fingerprint scanner, better CPU performance, better camera, and longer battery life, the price of this smartphone is ₹4000 higher comparatively (₹12,999).

For people who has a low budget below ₹10,000 can consider the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016), otherwise, Honor 5X is a clear winner.

We have covered more details of both the smartphones, do check Honor 5X review and Samsung Galaxy J3 review.