Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Price and Specs

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The new Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is an affordable smartphone targeted at both personal and business users. The device comes with an impressive Super AMOLED display, a quad-core processor, and 4G LTE support.

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Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) shows off a relatively slim plastic body, coming in at 7.9mm thick. While to an extent it looks like some other Samsung phone in its range, it is set apart in a way by the two-colour design of the front section.

The phone sports a sharp 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. This touchscreen should enhance the excitement when gaming or watching movies.

Camera and Storage

For image capturing, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) rocks an 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel sensor on the rear, depending on markets. This is accompanied by a 5-megapixel or 2-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies.

You get onboard storage with a capacity of 8 GB or 16 GB for storing thousands of photos and other stuffs. The limit of the storage space can be pushed further by up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Performance and OS

The Galaxy J3 (2016) is equipped with a quad-core CPU, which paces along at a top speed of 1.2 GHz. Support for manageable multitasking and decent responsiveness is provided by RAM of 1.5GB capacity. This configuration will not float the boat of many power users for sure.

The phone runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, even though more devices now offer Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You should still fare well with the provided OS, though.

Other Features

A 2,600mAh user-replaceable battery supplies the juice needed to get the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) running – it is rated capable of supporting talk time of up to 22 hours. The device has an Easy Mode which makes it less confusing to interact with it through fewer and larger icons.

The Galaxy J3 (2016) supports lightning-fast 4G LTE connectivity. It also offers Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi with hotspot for wireless connectivity. The device is enterprise-ready and is Microsoft Office compatible.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is available in Nigeria. You can buy the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Price in Nigeria ranges from 37,000 Naira to 49,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.

You may also want the Samsung Galaxy A30s, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G, the Samsung Galaxy M20, the Samsung Galaxy A8s, and the Samsung Galaxy J2.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.2 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916)
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 306
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
  • Colours: Gold
  • Dimension: 142.2 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 136 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM


  • Display: 5-inch Touch Display, Super AMOLED, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 5MP Camera, HD Video 720p @30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 2MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, AVRCP, DIP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery (Removable)
  • Talktime: Up to 18 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 349 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Price and Specs was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: September 3rd, 2022
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