Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) with Android 7.0 Nougat & 1.5GB RAM launched: Specs & Price

Samsung has unveiled its latest budget smartphone in the Galaxy J series, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017). The device which is launched officially for U.S. network carrier AT&T as the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) was also launched earlier in the year as the Galaxy J3 Emerge for Telecoms operator, Sprint. The device runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS while its Sprint counterpart could only boast of the Android Marshmallow.

Samsung Galaxy J3(2017) Specifications, Review & Highlights

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Design

Display & Design

The Samsung Galaxy J3 comes in an interesting metal aluminium design which is coloured up in shiny Silver. It sports a 5-inch HD display which has a resolution of 1280*720 pixels alongside 294ppi pixel density.

Storage & Processor

The device carries 1.5GB of RAM with a 16GB internal storage which can be expanded to 128GB using microSD card. It operates on a quad-core Exynos 7570 14nm chipset which has a clock speed of 1.4GHz.

Camera

The Galaxy J3 features decent specs in this department, or how well would you describe a 2MP selfie camera? Its rear possesses a 5MP camera with LED flash lying on a different horizontal strip.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy J3 comes with a removable 2600mAh battery with up to 408 hours on stand-by mode and up to 23hours of talk time on offer.

Software & Connectivity

The Galaxy J3 runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System. The budget device also features Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. It also supports USB On-The-Go.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Full Phone Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)

General

Device Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy J3(2017)
Launch Date 2017, May 15
Availability 2017, May 15
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz- SIM 1& SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GHz

HSDPA 850/ 1700(AWS) / 1900-AT&T

4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)

LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700) -AT&T

SIM Type Single SIM(Nano SIM ) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Standby)
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE Up To 236.8kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 140.9 * 70.1 * 8.7 mm.mm
Weight 147g
Build Metal aluminium design
Colors Silver

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 * 1280 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~294 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features n/a
Secondary Display n/a

Camera


Primary 5MP
Properties Autofocus, Geo-tagging, HDR
Image Yes
Video 1080p HD Video
Flash Yes, LED flash (Primary)
Secondary 2MP

Software

Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interface n/a
Java Support
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset Exynos 7570 14nm.
CPU Quad-Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Mali T720
RAM (Memory) 1.5GB RAM
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Expandable up to 128 GB (microSD)
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, gyroscope
Controls

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, LE
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
GPS Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 2600mAh
Placement Removable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Audio Playback AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Video Playback Yes, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, FM radio
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

  – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Samsung Galaxy J3(2017) in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 can be purchased at a flat rate of $179.99 in the U.S. or at $6 per month on a 30-month contract with AT&T. The smartphone comes in Silver colour only.


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