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 BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy J3(2017)
Launch Date2017, May 15
Availability2017, May 15
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz- SIM 1& SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GHz

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

4G NetworkLTE 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 TypeSingle SIM(Nano SIM ) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Standby)
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE Up To 236.8kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 150/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions140.9 * 70.1 * 8.7 mm.mm
Weight147g
BuildMetal aluminium design
ColorsSilver

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.0 inches
Resolution720 * 1280 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~294 ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
Protectionn/a
Featuresn/a
Secondary Displayn/a

Camera

Primary5MP
PropertiesAutofocus, Geo-tagging, HDR
ImageYes
Video1080p HD Video
FlashYes, LED flash (Primary)
Secondary2MP

Software

Operating SystemAndroid OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interfacen/a
Java Support
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

ChipsetExynos 7570 14nm.
CPUQuad-Core 1.4 GHz
GPUMali T720
RAM (Memory)1.5GB RAM
Internal Storage16GB
Card SlotExpandable up to 128 GB (microSD)
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Light, gyroscope
Controls

Connectivity

BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, LE
Infraredn/a
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes; microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
GPSYes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS
NFCn/a
HDMIn/a
Wireless ChargingNo
Fast ChargingNo

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2600mAh
PlacementRemovable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Audio PlaybackAAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Video PlaybackYes, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes, FM radio
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
LoudspeakerYes
HandsfreeYes, 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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