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Samsung Galaxy J3 / J3 Duos (2017) (J330)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6924 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J3 / J3 Duos (2017) (J330). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and battery. The price and size are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reception and sound.

usability, size, price, battery, performance

sound, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J3 / J3 Duos (2017) (J330) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung ruined what could have been a great budget phone

 

Samsung ruined what could have been a great budget phone.

Samsung’s Galaxy J3 for 2017 has a low price, a removable battery and 256GB external storage.

The J3 lags hard with less RAM than last year’s model. Cameras are low-resolution compared to budget rivals.

This year’s Galaxy J3 is a lukewarm rehash of last year’s great budget phone. Go for the Moto E4 instead.

2017-07

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 Smartphone Review

 

Small but Galaxy. Samsung also has a 5-inch smartphone from the lower mid-range in its portfolio with the Galaxy J3 (2017) Duos. The models from last year's lineup were real top sellers and many of our readers showed interest. Thus, we are curious...

solid, stylish casing ; NFC, USB OTG ; very accurate GPS module ; cameras' decent photo quality ; extensive control options ; bright screen with outdoor mode ; low temperatures ; very good battery life

non-removable battery ; no 5-GHz Wi-Fi ; slow Wi-Fi ; poor microphone quality

Samsung has successfully managed to further develop its Galaxy J3 top-seller. The camera is great and its resolution has been boosted compared with the predecessor. Although the screen is no longer an AMOLED, it is brighter. The performance corresponds...

2017-08

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) review

 

It gives me no pleasure to say this: Samsung could have done better with this year's refresh of the Galaxy J3, and so can you.

Samsung’s Galaxy J3 for 2017 has a low price, a removable battery and 256GB external storage.

The J3 lags hard with less RAM than last year’s model. Cameras are low-resolution compared to budget rivals.

This year’s Galaxy J3 is a lukewarm rehash of last year’s great budget phone. Go for the Moto E4 instead.

2017-07

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 review

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If you're looking for a new smartphone on a budget, you might be tempted by the Samsung Galaxy J3 2017. We've found a few decent smartphones that don't cost the earth to buy - is this one of them? Discover its merits and flaws in our full review.

2017-09

Expert review by : James Rogerson (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) has solid or better specs in almost every area, but competition is steep and some rivals offer more.

+ Metal build ; + Solid specs all-round ; + Low price

- Small battery ; - LCD screen ; - Not overly powerful

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is a solid entry-level option with a build that’s almost as attractive as its price, plus a reasonable screen, camera and battery.

2017-11

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) review: Worthy of more attention

 

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is one of the most popular smartphones in the Samsung range, not least because of its affordable price. The 2017 edition was therefore eagerly awaited by many users, as the South Korean manufacturer has decided to strengthen its...

Affordable price ; MicroSD and Dual SIM ; Long battery life

No fingerprint reader ; Middle-of-the-road performance ; Photo quality

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is a good Android smartphone that will suit users looking for a versatile, reliable and affordable smartphone. Although it does not really stand out in any particular field except for battery life, the J3 (2017) does the...

Consumer review (ao.com)

Reliable

 

"This Samsung handset is very much similar to other Samsung models. It is easy to set up and use. The feel of the seed is that of good quality. The screen is clear and the camera takes good photos. I have had the set for only 2 weeks but I am quite...

2018-09

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great entry level smartphone from samsung

 

Purchased this as a replacement phone for my daughter after her last one broke. this is an all round great phone and has all the latest functions and at a great price it was an ideal replacement for her. just a shame she had it stolen by a pick-pocket...

2018-09

Consumer review (ao.com)

Excellent product

 

"For a phone at the cheaper end of the market it is an excellent product, although the battery life between charges leaves a little to be desired."

2018-09

Consumer review (ao.com)

Lovely looking product and easy to see screen

 

"It was delivered very quickly and I have soon gotten used to using it although I am not very savvy with these phones. It is very easy to use and looks good."

2018-09

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400 / 2600
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:51 / 61
Continuous audio playback time (display off):61
Continuous video playback time:14
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):15 / 19
Talk time (4G):14
Video recording time:14

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 2 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:4
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p,720p,1080p / 720p,1080p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.32
Head SAR (EU):0.658

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Metal

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AAC, ASF, AWB, FLAC, Mid, MIDI, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, RTTTL, RTX, WMA, WMV / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:N / Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WMV / MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:N / Y
GLONASS:N / Y
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,2100
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2300,2600 / 700,850,1900 / 700,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DIP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Gmail,Google Drive,Google Maps,YouTube / Gmail,Google Play / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Refurbished:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
TV Out:N
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:7570

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.0 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:16 / 2
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:10.3 / 10.5

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Gmail,Google Drive,Google Maps,YouTube / Gmail,Google Play / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Refurbished:Y
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.2 / 8.63
Height :141 / 143.2
Weight:142 / 143 / 147.4
Width:70.1 / 70.3