Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 Review, Full Phone Specifications, Current Price, and Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 

Introduction: –

Hello, Guys! Today, I’m going to take a look at Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 review. Once we talk about Samsung devices, we talk about the most expensive phones like Samsung Galaxy S8. But the company also produces some budget phones for example that Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 edition. This phone has decent looks, decent specs but as always it has a few caveats to consider before buying. So, let’s find out-


Design & Display: –

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 design

When it comes to the design, I would say it is kind of unusual to Samsung. I’m used to seeing a metal and a glass sandwich construction but this time we have a combination of the metal back plate and plastic trim that goes all around the device. This is actually equality plastic and it almost feels like metal to me. I like the placement of the buttons and overall this is a well-constructed device and it feels nice in the hand.

It has PLS Super AMOLED 720p compact display despite its lower resolution it is pretty good for both indoor and outdoor use. What is frustrating, However is that the phone lacks some essential features like backlit capacitive keys, notification LED light and a fingerprint sensor. In order to compensate that Samsung added a front-facing LED flash or a 5-Megapixel selfie shooter.


Camera: –

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 Camera

Let’s talk about the optics, the Samsung Galaxy J3 ships with a 13-megapixel main camera that has it bright at 1.9 aperture lens and it’s coupled with the single LED flash. The front camera uses a 5-megapixel sensor. The daylight image quality is really good for a budget phone but obviously, there are some shortcomings. The camera tends to overexpose the scenes and the dynamic range is kind of poor but you can fix by turning on the HDR mode manually. The close-up shots look quite good too but if you take pictures in the lower-lit environment some pictures may look a little soft. Also, the focusing distance could be better.

Speaking of the low-light camera performance, the pictures usually look quite bad like at all phones in this price range. However, the Galaxy J3 can take some decent and nice shots but the camera is inconsistent. The Selfie looks pretty good as they are quite detailed. Also, the front-firing LED flash is powerful enough to take usable selfies in pitch-black situations. The panoramic pictures look quite good as there is a decent amount of detail and stitching this done well.

When it comes to the 1080p video, it is actually one of the best you can get on any budget phone. The footage is detailed, sharpen. The continuous autofocus feature works fine. The 1080p selfie video also looks great and the sounds recording quality is decent.


Performance: –

The Galaxy J3 is a budget phone but still has decent specs that included Quad-Core Exynos 7570 chip, 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage that can be further expanded via the microSD card slot. Surprisingly, the 3D gaming performance is pretty good considering this is a cheap phone. Naturally, you should expect quite a few skipped frames and stutter If you play games like Asphalt 8 on the highest graphics. But playing the same game on the medium graphics, the performance is great.


User Interface: –

If you have used any Samsung phone before the J3 ships with the Samsung experience 8.1 UI which is built on top of Android 7.0. As usual, Samsung added quite a few features and customization options just a name of you. You can customize the phone by choosing from the collection of themes, icon packs or wallpapers. We can also adjust some display settings or choose from a few advanced features. In general, the phone is quite fast on the daily basis. However, you may see some stutter if you keep a lot of apps running in the background but I can’t really complain about that.


Connectivity: –

My Samsung Galaxy j3 is a dual SIM card model that can take two sims and a microSD card at the same time which is just awesome. The call quality and signal reception have been excellent. Wi-Fi range and speed are good and GPS is very accurate.


Sound: –

The placement of the loudspeaker on the side of the device but I think that really convenient because you don’t cover it up once you hold the phone in the landscape mode. The quality of sound is just great and it’s easily one of the best in this price range. The sound quality via the headset jack is good too, no distortions and balance sound.


Battery: –

A 2400 mAh battery performs really well. I could easily use the phone for aa couple of days and that translates to over 7 hours of screen on time. Finally, it takes about 1 and half hours to fully charge the device.


Conclusion: –

So, in conclusion, I just wanted to cover all the Pros and Cons what I think about the device and is it worth the price. So, first of all, I love the design, the display is pretty sharp even though that resolution may not be the highest also it has the good. Overall performance whether you just swipe through the menus use certain apps or even play some 3D games. Another cool feature is that the loudspeaker is one of the best on any budget phone. When it comes to connectivity is just excellent, the call quality all you know the basic stuff this phone just nails it. And finally, the battery life is just impressive even though it may look that this phone has the small battery. But it needs to power only 5-inch 720p display so the battery life is great.

So, let’s take a look at the shortcoming of this phone, the LED notification light also the buttons are not backlit, there is no fingerprint scanner, no gyroscope sensor and it has only 2GB of RAM. So, at the end of the review, the Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 edition definitely has a few caveats you know like any other budget phone but in general, I think it’s a very solid device.




Indian Buyers Buy Now Price
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SPECs: –




  • Technology-  GSM/LTE/HSPA
  • SIM-  Single or  Dual (Nano)
  • Launch-  2017, August
  • Dimensions-  143.2 x 70.3 x 8.2mm
  • Weight-  142g
  • Type-  PLS, 720 x 1280p (294 PPI)
  • Size-  5.0-inch
  • Rear-  13-MP, F/1.9, autofocus, LED flash
  • Front-  5-MP, F/2.2, LED Flash
  • Video-  1080p@30fps
  • Features-  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama
  • OS-  Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chip-  Exynos 7570 Quad
  • CPU-  Quad-Core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Internal-  16GB, 2GB RAM
  • External-  up to 256GB (microSD)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity
  • WLAN-  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
  • USB-  microUSB 2.0
  • Bluetooth, GPS, NFC & Radio available
  • Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack available
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Li-Ion 2400 mAh