Those who’re looking for an affordable phone on a major carrier, you typically need to prepare to make a compromise. The $169.99 USD (full price) Samsung Galaxy J3 on AT&T doesn’t buck this trend, however, unlike many other affordable smartphones, you received be compromising on software.
The J3 runs the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow. It also have 5-inch 720p AMOLED display and excellent battery life, making it a solid choice for AT&T customers shopping on a budget.
Samsung has been trying for a more premium feel and looks across its product line, which now is most prominently found in the company’s 2016 and S7 handsets. The J3, however, seems to be a step back in time, coming to older design queues that neither looks nor feel especially attractive.
The silver plastic edging is suggestive of the metal work on the Galaxy S6, while the removable back looks similar to the ones found on Samsung’s 2012 lineup, providing next to no grip in the hand either.
However, the J3 sticks out aesthetically as an embarrassing entry in Samsung’s 2016 smartphone portfolio.
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The 5-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED screen. In true Samsung fashion, colors pop, with the proper administration of contrast distortion and brightness drop-off at more advanced viewing angles. It lends itself effectively to having fun with media and although the re’s no automatic brightness adjustment, the fast settings toggle that replaces it puts the screen into ‘outdoor’ mode, which pushes the intensity even higher for better legibility in bright sunlight for a short time.
It also has 5.1.1 Lollipop. With The styling feels a little weak. However, it’s wholly functional if a little convoluted in some locations.
You can edit the quick settings inside the notifications tab, and the Galaxy app gives experiential goodies and tech help surrounding the corporate’s merchandise.
Screen Size: 5-inches
Screen resolution: 720p HD (720×1280)
Weight: 137 grams
OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Rear Camera: 5-megapixels
Front camera: 2-megapixels
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core
Memory: 1.5GB RAM
Storage: 8GB/16GB. Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
4G LTE: Yes
Bonus features: Outdoor brightness mode
Within the case of the J3 the pairing feels competent sufficient for fundamental smartphone use, and although you might find yourself waiting for apps to open from time to time, it’s never by an exorbitant amount.
Low-cost handsets similar to this one almost always come with meager amounts of internal storage and the J3 efforts along on just 8GB of storage, most of which is already occupied by system files. Thankfully you’ll be able to develop the storage by an additional 256GB, which is a cut above different affordable handsets by some margin.
The 2600mAh battery will grant you a decent one and a half days of use on a charge unless you think on using it only as a media device for a time.
The 2-megapixel front facing the camera with a huge angle lens, plus 720p HD video recording at your disposal and also with the primary 5-megapixel snapper on the J3’s back does a suitable job of taking pictures in most situations, the exception doing low light environments which are too noisy to be helpful. The footage doesn’t look all that bad, with quick automatic contrast adjustment. However, a complete lack of picture stabilization technology, poor audio recording, and slow autofocus mean it’s only usable in particular circumstances.
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