Samsung Galaxy J3 is a budget buy if are not ready for a long-term commitment. It utilizes a Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core CPU and 1.5 GB RAM. The other specifications are very common place these days like a 2 MP front camera and a 5 MP rear camera that takes good pictures in proper lighting conditions but performs poorly in the dark.
The ambient light sensor is missing, so you are required to manually adjust the screen brightness which could be irksome for some users. Instead there is an “outdoors” mode to boost the 5 inch display for usage in the bright daylight. The 720 pi resolution is pretty typical in the price range.
The slow quad core processor launches quite a few games fairly well, though it chokes and sputters with heavy memory consuming apps. The inbuilt storage is only 16 GB, but there is provision for mounting external storage. Sound quality from the single rear speaker is reasonable for an entry level phone.
Battery life is unimpressive. The plastic body doesn’t scream quality but the rounded corners make it comfortable to hold.
For the same price range, there are better alternatives in the market like Moto G and Oppo F1.