Hi, I have a european version of this J3 2016 and the problem is that this one is stuck on 5.1.1
The consequence is that one cannot really blend the external SD with internal memory.
let me get this straight the j2 prime is 130 euros and this is 120 euros and this gets android 7.1.1 and the j2 prime is still on 6.0.1 wtf samsung ?
These remarks are of the J3V so your milage may vary, but as for its cheaper end price, it does what you'd expect for the price. When new it ran great, but as time went on it got unbearably slow. Updating and downloading apps takes forever and severely slows the phone down, not to mention the back gets noticeably hot. The 5mp camera was absolute garbage and the battery wouldn't last an hour without dropping to 60-75% ... I could only recommend this phone if you planned on doing the basics such as call, text, and browsing the web. Otherwise save up for a newer higher quality phone.
I wanted a basic phone with some apps and basic internet.
This phone does all that.
But it comes with lollipop and that means you cant run apps of sd card. Some apps can be moved but that really does on move a portion of it not all.
The phone has 8gb memory which one would think is enough. But Samsung put so many stock standard apps like office on it which take all the space and it cant be uninstalled.
So if you install skype , whatsapp and facebook, you have about 700mb left.
Try to install anything else and you cant or you are in the enless annoyance with clearing cache and moving what you can to sd.
It is beyond me why samsung would release a produce which is not functional.
And alost 2 years later and still no update to later os update which will fix the issue.
Plz dont uy this phone. This phone is horrible. Battery problem. U can not use this phone without charger .it powers off when not in charging. Plus slow phone and it lags alot.i am a Samsung fan but u will not find anything good here.also dont buy j3 pro.it has the same issue
it is not worth the money it cost,have had cheaper phones that worked much better.I sure wont buy another one
Whilst the features and ease of use are good. The storage on the 8gb is shocking. Constantly wanting to update apps that are already on the phone . Ended up with nothing of my own (app wise)
Had to buy extra memory card to store photos but can't load apps on it.
In short if your after a phone that your hardly ever going to use then maybe this might do otherwise I'd avoid it (8gb) at all costs.
Hi, 10 Jan 2018Storage problem very hardyeah, you're right, i've been using this phone and the only problem is that the storage is small, and even if you pop in an sd card, samsung doesn't enable you to set the sd card as a default storage device.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018what about memory is 8 GB did you add extra memory card ? and camera resolution I personally use a 8gb memory card ( perfect capacity for music and photos ) I don't know what to say about the camera...the quality is not that bad , the photos look really good most of the time.
AnonD-588500, 24 Jan 2018dont listen to what some critics here say. ive been using this phone since october 2016 and i... morewhat about memory is 8 GB
did you add extra memory card ? and camera resolution
N1D, 03 Jan 2018I bought this phone last year, my worst phone so far. I had problems with the speaker, which I... moreYou probably got a lemon as most of us really like this phone! I have had mine for over a year now and the only negative for me is that there is one app for my car insurance company that will not work with it. But I have another phone that I use for that so I am fine with it!!
meow28, 19 Jan 2018yes it is ;)It also works well with Android 7.1.1!!
dont listen to what some critics here say. ive been using this phone since october 2016 and its a rock. i am virtually online 247 gambling,surfing the net ,downloading etc no qualms at all. phone is just perfect.
J3 is junk . Stay away from this thing.. Evdry app spys on you ,wont connect to wifi .too slow batt.crap awful.
meow28, 19 Jan 2018yes it is ;)Hello, I want to buy this phone because it has remv. battery and it is with 1 sim. I want to ask:
1. EU SAR?? Because Samsung.com : 1.3, not 0.5
2. What about music quality? Is it good? I have htc a9s and its terrible.
3. What about battery life? I have htc a9s with 2300 and it online only for 2-3 hrs..
Thanks for any replay
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2018is this phone comfortable with android 6.0?yes it is ;)
12345, 02 Jan 2018Ok. People who says that Spreadtrum model of J3 won't receive android update because there are... moreFact is you need to pay a fee for new drivers. When you buy the chip, the OEM gives you the most recent drivers for free.
Been using for over a year now, its indeed worth it for its price. It would make a good phone for a child. This comment is being written from it :3
is this phone comfortable with android 6.0?