Samsung has been constantly evolving its lineup in last couple of years to become more of an allround brand in India. The handset maker first launched Galaxy A-series, which bout all metal design to Samsung's credit. Last year, the South Korean brand launched J-series of handsets, which consisted of mid- and budget segment smartphones, which were widely received by the Indian customer. This time around Samsung is simply face-lifting already existing J-series device with improved design and specifications. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is the same device launched last year in a better package.
S Bike Mode: This year around, the South Korean handset maker is highlighting S-Bike mode as one of the USPs of Galaxy J-series. This feature, when activated, activates the feature that diverts incoming calls when the user is riding with a greeting message that can be set in 14 different regional languages. Moreover, users can also set in what conditions calls can get through, for emergency, like after 3 continuous calls 4th call is connected.
Super AMOLED display: This smartphone comes with Samsung's own AMOLED display, which is known for its higher contrast and colour reproduction. Moreover, this display panel is also renowned for its battery saving capability.
NFC: This is one of the few budget Android mobile that comes with NFC for connectivity and future proofing. This feature of the handset allows the user to take advantage of Google Pay and other features.
Low battery strength: Samsung has equipped the new smartphone with a 2600 mAh battery. For an average user and might not last longer on extensive usage, which is a deal breaker for majority of Indian smartphone user.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||March 31, 2016|
|Model||Galaxy J3 (2016)|
|Color||Black, Gold, White|
|SIM Card||Dual Micro SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|Dimensions||142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.5 GHz Quad core (Cortex A7)|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||68.06 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2600 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||13 hr|
|Music Play Time||53 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GA, AAC, AMR, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, WebM, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||8 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, User Manual, Warranty Card|