Samsung Electronics Nepal has officially launched the Galaxy J3 smartphone which falls under the budget category like any other J series phones. The phone has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with 294ppi. Galaxy J3 is made up of metallic looking plastic which gives a premium look to the phone. Also, the dual tone color on the phone makes the device really attractive than other budget smartphones. Galaxy J3 has some improved specs compared to the Galaxy J2 but there are also some letdowns. Samsung Galaxy J3 is priced at Rs.16,990.
The first thing to consider while buying this phone is the use of 32-bit Spreadtrum Chipset which Samsung and other small manufacturers use on their low-end devices as it is fairly a low-end System on a Chip, but on the bright side, it results in a great battery life. Also, the version that is launched in Nepal just comes with the Internal Storage of 8GB which is fairly low for multimedia needs and as a phone launched in 2016 it still runs on Android 5.1.1 lollipop. But what’s amazing about this phone is the 8MP Rear Camera capable of shooting full HD video and a 5MP Front Facing Camera. Despite being a budget phone its camera won’t let you down. Other specs include 1.5GB of RAM, dual-SIM support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and GPS.
The biggest addition to the phone is the S Bike Mode which when enabled while riding your bike automatically replies to calls with pre-recorded messages without notifying the rider and only get notified about important contacts which is a pretty neat safety feature.
Key Highlights of Samsung Galaxy J3:
- 5.0 inches AMOLED (720 x 1280 pixels) @294ppi
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Spreadtrum SC8830 Chipset
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU
- Mali-400 GPU
- 8GB Internal Storage, Expandable upto 128 GB
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8 MP Rear Camera with f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
- 5 MP Front Facing Camera with f/2.2
- Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery