Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) (Virgin Mobile)

Positive Reviews
(as of 08-12-2023 16:12 UTC) Details
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  • Compact feel
  • Sleek and attractive design
  • Good screen quality
  • Expandable memory
  • Long battery life


  • Modest performance
  • Bloatware
  • Poor camera

Bottom Line

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is a budget-friendly smartphone that offers just what the casual Android user needs.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 is a 5-inch Android smartphone that was released in January, 2016. It was praised for its sleek and attractive design, compact feel, and decent screen quality. Its expandable memory also appealed to many, as did the battery, which offers enough juice for a whole day’s use. Samsung’s TouchWiz itself is not too bad, but the software experience is undermined by bloatware from both Samsung and Virgin Mobile. The phone is also underpowered and its camera is uninspiring. All in all, the Galaxy J3 is a well-priced entry-level smartphone that offers enough for any light user.

  • Weight: 0.3 lbs
  • Processor: Exynos 3475
  • Display Size: 5.0 inch
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Battery Life: 20 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 70
    Cnet June 22, 2016

    Light users will do fine with Samsung's entry-level Galaxy J3, but you'll want a higher-powered phone if you plan to keep it around for two years or more.

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Operating System Google Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Weight 0.3 lbs
Battery Life 20 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | Bluetooth | GPS | USB 2.0 | LTE
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB
Display Size 5.0 inch
Display Resolution 720 x 1280
Display Technology Super AMOLED
Front Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera 8 MP
Graphics Mali-400
Additional Features microSD card reader | Accelerometer | proximity
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.6 x 2.8 x 0.31

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