AndreFontes, 20 Jun 2017Opinion after one year using the J3 2016 (FN version) as a main device.
Pros: AMOLED scree... moreAs a final thought, I know we're talking about a low end device, but around the same price you can get much more elsewhere.
The hardware isn't bad at all but nothing goes beyond the casual user experience - you won't play graphic intensive games on it (but that's OK because first you'd need to actually have storage for it which you don't unless you delete all your apps except the bare minimum), you can take quality outdoors pics assuming you have good natural lightning, otherwise it won't go beyond the average social media snap, the lack of sensors more and more common in devices of any price range won't be a drawback but will still bring some annoyances.
However, the biggest flaw of it (and literally every other low and mid range Samsung device ever) is the lack of software support. Android 5 is usable, but lacks many features (such as using an SD card as internal memory that would solve its lack of internal storage). Apps have more and more features not compatible with it and, worse of all, to this day I've received a SINGLE safety patch almost an year ago. You must be aware of the bigger concerns of Internet privacy and the rise of Android malware, without such essential patches you're highly exposed to cyber attacks
Opinion after one year using the J3 2016 (FN version) as a main device.
Pros: AMOLED screen (great image quality); performs flawlessly doing casual activities (social media, browsing the Web, watching videos), multi-tasking and working reliably without lag; doesn't overheat even under heavy usage; battery usually lasts a full day of regular usage (including gaming).
Cons: outdated OS without any hopes of update, last safety patch dates to August 2016; cheap plastic construction; back camera is terrible with low or indoors light, no matter how much you tweak the manual options; performs badly on heavy resource games; minimal available storage for apps (which leads to) too much Samsung and Co. bloatware (including 200+mb apps); no gyroscope (meaning no Pokémon Go, 360 videos or Google Caedboard) or automatic light adjustment sensors; no reliable custom ROMs to make it up to date.
Conclusion: unless you really want the AMOLED display, this device is outdated and overpriced. Not a keeper or a safe device. Ideal for casual users but not so much for those looking for something to last (if you want so , don't even look at the low/mid end line of Samsung
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Anonymous, 02 Aug 2016Its a joke had to reset twice only after having two phones for two days they charge slow and t... moreThis phone is slow, useless, battery life is terrible, meaning the phone goes from 100% to 50% in 20 minutes. This phone looks good and it is durable and the front facing camera is really good (surprisingly), but those are the only advantages. Also, this phone freezes up on me if I do anything on the phone and I receive a text. In that case, I have to take the battery out and put it back in. Also, the camera lags on me all the time. End of rant
I have this phone and I have to say Samsung did a really good job off packing in some good specs into a cheap smartphone and I have to say 1.5GB off ram is pretty decant for the price and it does handle it so well but it would be good if they will bring an update out for it at least past lollipop because it has got the specs to deal with it and also the only problem with android phones is they get chucked away and called obsolete way to quickly it's ridicules I love this phone I think off it very highly
Samsung galaxy j3 is the biggest peace of crap I've ever seen. Only having it turned on for 3 days, go to turn it on and as I press it the screen cracks. Unbelievable! These need recalled! Don't buy them!
On the 3rd day, it went back to the store.
It's as if Samsung cobbled a phone together from the leftover parts of older phones. I wanted to like it but it was not meant to be.
Khashayar, 21 Jul 2016I bought it a month ago for my mom. The only thing she does with her cell phone is making call... moreCan you tell me please what model is that and how much time does it take to charge 0-100% (exact time)?
Can I ask,everyone? Do you think Samsung better than Oppo? I love Oppo and Samsung but I don't know I'm better choose Oppo or samsung
Can anyone confirm if J3 is made of Asahi Dragontrail Glass? The Samsung site does not confirm so.
I have only had 4 other phones in my life but so far this one is the worse. It barley holds a signal so I can use data and when it does get a signal and use my data it won't register that it's connected to wifi so using data is unnecessary. It refuses to work with the three apps I use the most. I have tried uninstalling the apps and reinstalling them and still had the same problems. I will say the phone is durable and light weight which is all I like about it.
mir, 17 Jul 2016I feel sorry for any person who would get suckered into buying this thing.Totally agree I hate it!