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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) Specs and Price

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Beefing up their budget smartphone roster, Samsung comes up with the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018)  which is a rebranding of last year’s J3 model. Keep in mind, that it is only a budget smartphone and carries only midget specs which is about what you get at this price tag. Although it is relatively cheap for a smartphone carrying the Samsung family name, you could still get better value for your money from other competitions.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) Key Specs and Features

  • 5.0-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1280 x 720 pixels (294 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Quad-core Exynos 7570 CPU with 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 2, 600mAh removable Li-Ion battery

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018)

Design and Display

Apparently paying a cheap price has its own downside and that’s the cheeky design the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) comes with. Bordered by a little too much bezels especially on the vertical ends, the smartphone does not have any indications of the switch in build recently seen.

It still maintains a rather ancient 16:9 aspect ration and an old-fashioned removable back. You would also find the capacitive navigation buttons and Samsung’s physical home button between them.

The display is quite basic here. although on the plus side it does have an AMOLED screen even if it is just HD resolution. There is also visible black lines around the screen as well as evident bezels and no Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Sporting a 5.0-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) is not much of a big screen phone.

Battery and Camera

The battery is also kept minimal and of course like its peer is removable which is an added benefit as can you can have more than one battery at your disposal. The battery that is talked about is rated at 2, 600mAh, a not too bad capacity in my opinion. That being said, the smartphone as you might have figured out does not have fast charge and charges by MicroUSB port.

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Buying an entry level smartphone like this one usually means you gotta forfeit a great camera quality. However, the Samsung Galaxy J3 to an extent still has the ability to capture decent pictures with its 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera.

Hardware and Software

By definition what really makes a low level smartphone is its low tier engine.  In that regard, the quad-core Exynos 7570 chipset and a Mali-T720 GPU. All of this is just what is needed to get by each day although the lag might be noticeable when heavy tasks are involves.

Also, there is about typical 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage and extension up to 256GB if you so please without having to remove your SD card. In addition, you have this year’s Android 8.0 Oreo running on the device.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) Pricing and Availability

The price is set at 49, 000 Naira depending on the deal and location in various online stores.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Quad-core Exynos 7570
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Gold
  • Dimension: 142.7 x 70.1 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1280 x 720 pixels (294 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera, 720p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 14(700)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE:
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


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


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


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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 2, 600mAh removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
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Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel is a prolific Tech Writer, Gadget Enthusiast, and Electronic Device geek. He has written over 500 articles on NaijaTechGuide covering Mobile Phones. He has an absolute love for writing about devices ranging from Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, VR and AR Devices, Drones, Fitness Trackers to other Wearables in general.

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