Samsung Mobile has released the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, its successor to the Galaxy J3 smartphone in its Galaxy J series. The Samsung GalaxyJ3 Prime, as it is touted, is a budget device with its low-end specs going further to attest these claims.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime Specifications, Review and Highlights

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime Design

Display & Design

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime features a 5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 720 by 1080 pixels. The device measures 139.7 by 69.85 by 8.89 mm in dimension, owning a metallic body design that looks commonplace.

Storage & Processor

The smartphone possesses a rare RAM of 1.5GB (something from the blues) and an internal storage of 16GB which can be expanded using a microSD card. It is powered by the Quad-Core Exynos 7570 chipset which is clocked at 1.4GHz and the Mali T720 handles the Graphics unit of the device.

Camera

A simple camera setup is adopted by Samsung on this one. Gifting users with a 5MP shooter at the rear with LED Flash to further ensure clearer images indoors or in low-light situations. The rear camera is housed in something like a different design strip from what is attainable in other parts of the device. Its front-facing selfie camera on the other side is a 2MP shooter.

Battery & Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime device comes with a 2600mAh battery which can last an average half of a day. The device also supports 4G LTE connection but only provides space for a Single SIM.

Software

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime does not disappoint in this department, running on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS much like most android devices that have been pushed out this year.

Samsung J3 Prime Full Phone Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime

General

Device Brand Samsung
Model J3 Prime
Announced 2017, April
Released 2017, April
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GHz
4G Network LTE
SIM Type Micro-SIM slot
SIM Count Single SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE Up to 236.8kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 139.7*69.85*8.89mm
Weight 148g
Build Metal aluminium design
Colors Black

Display

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

Camera

Primary 5MP
Properties F/1.9 aperture
Image Yes
Video 720p HD Video
Features Autofocus, Self-timer, Touch focus, Panorama, Geotagging, Face detection, Digital zoom, Scene mode
Flash Yes, LED flash (Primary)
Secondary 2MP
Properties F/2.2 aperture

Software

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

Hardware

Chipset 64-bit Exynos 7570
CPU Quad-Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Mali T720
RAM (Memory) 1.5GB RAM
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Expandable using microSD
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Light

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth Profiles LE
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; micro-USB v2.0, USB-On-the Go
GPS Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS + BDS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No

Battery

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

Messaging

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

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, MP2, AMR, M4A, MKA
Video Playback Yes, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio No
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 J3 Prime in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime is available via MetroPCS and T-Mobile on contract for $6.00 per month for 24-months or an instant price of $150 in the U.S. MetroPCS also offers a discount of 20Cents per month which totals $139 on the 24-month contract. In Nigeria, the Galaxy J3 Prime is expected to be priced at N55,000. The device comes in a single black colour.

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