Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Hands-on Images

Samsung has launched its latest budget smartphone, Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) in India from the new Samsung Galaxy J (2016) series. The smartphone is priced at ₹8,990. Samsung is trying to bring a new S bike mode feature into the device by teasing the launch with the hashtag #TapKickVroom.


The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) boasts a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED HD Display having 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Surprisingly, we saw that the budget smartphone comes with a Super AMOLED display. After all, there are not many devices available to feature a Super AMOLED display under ₹10,000 segment as far as I know.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Specifications:

  • Display: 5.0-inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • Software: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830 (Cortex-A7)
  • Memory: 1.5 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB internal storage, Expandable using MicroSD (up to 128 GB)
  • Main Camera: 8 MP autofocus with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: USB on the Go (OTG), Micro USB 2.0, NFC, GPS
  • Network: 4G LTE support, Dual Micro SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • Battery: 2600 mAh (removable)

The handset is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI on top. Talking about the specs, it has a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor along with 1.5 GB RAM and an 8 GB internal storage. The storage can be expanded further up to 128 GB using MicroSD. The handset supports dual Micro SIM and 4G.

The 5.0-inch Galaxy J3 (2016) is pretty small for the people who likes a larger display yet it can be extremely comfortable for one hand use. The moment I turned on the phone, I was surprised with its AMOLED display. There are hardly any smartphones available at this price to flaunt an AMOLED screen. Apart from the decent display, the smartphone has rounded corners and Galaxy S6 lookalike side frame.


The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) sports a 5MP front camera for selfie requirements. On the back, it features a 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash. Alongside is a speaker grill. The handset is powered by a 2600 mAh battery which can be easily removed by gently removing the plastic back cover. Moving to the bottom, the touch buttons aren’t backlit.




The back cover has a fake leather finishing but it definitely doesn’t feel like it. Samsung used a similar cover from their Galaxy On series. The good thing is, back doesn’t prone to fingerprints.



The left side has a standard volume rocker button while a power button is given on the right side. The sleek frame looks similar to the new Galaxy A (2016) series as well as the flagship, Samsung Galaxy S6 however, it is made of plastic materials.



On the top, you see a 3.5 mm audio jack for the earphones bundled. Then, you have the Micro USB port at the bottom and a microphone on the left.



In our first look, what we like is the 5.0-inch AMOLED display which can enormously save the battery and extend the battery life. We will cover more detailed stuff about this handset in our Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) review.

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