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Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 8GB Gold

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Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016

Why choose the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)?

Challenging the limits of budget smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016) is a reliable device with a variety of standout features, including an impressive 8MP camera, a vibrant AMOLED display and powerful quad-core processor. Streaming videos, playing games or multitasking using multiple apps isn’t a problem for this hardy little device.


Samsung Galaxy J3 2016

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is available in sleek black, modern white or elegant gold and measures 5.6 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches. This compact device fits in the palm of the hand perfectly and weighs only 138g. The slim, curved design gives the J3 a premium feel and enables it to slide discreetly into a pocket or bag.

The super 5-inch AMOLED display boasts true-to-life colours – ideal for viewing photos or playing fast-paced games with ease.

Tech Specs

It’s what’s on the inside that counts and the J3 (2016) doesn’t disappoint in this department. A mighty Quad-Core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of storage, and the potential to expand to 128GB of memory with a Micro SD card ensures this device can handle regular activity and heavier-hitting apps with ease.

The J3 runs on Android’s 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, and includes a removable 2600mAh battery that provides a 349-hour standby battery life, promising up to 22 hours of talk time, 77 hours of music and 14 hours of video streaming.

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016


Samsung Galaxy J3 2016

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) users can enjoy a generous 8MP rear facing camera and 5MP front camera – perfect for selfies and snaps! The quick launch feature gives you access to the camera in seconds, making sure you’ll never miss a moment.

There are also a range of other great added features built into the Samsung camera, including autofocus, face detection, geotagging and more.

Stand Out Features

This phone really is suitable for everyone, and Samsung’s Easy Mode makes the smartphone accessible to even those most inexperienced technology users. This mode simplifies the Android process, standardising the home screens by providing larger and fewer icons, but still leaving room for customisation.

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016
Samsung Galaxy J3 2016


The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is amongst one of our cheapest pay monthly contract deals. The inexpensive tariff certainly doesn’t reflect the device’s quality, which excels thanks to an ultra HD display, an impressive chipset and a brilliant camera that combine to continuously deliver a remarkable Samsung mobile experience. With specs to challenge higher-range devices, the new J3 handset is an accessible device that’s not to be missed.

Ways to Buy


If you’re at the end of your existing tariff, why not upgrade today? With upgrade options available across major networks such as EE, O2 and Vodafone, you can enjoy the latest Galaxy flagship while keeping your current number, hassle-free.

SIM free

If you don’t want to sign up to a 24 month contract or upgrade, the Galaxy J3 2016 is also available to purchase SIM free for a single upfront cost. Keep your monthly costs to a minimum by pairing the Samsung Galaxy J3 with a SIM only deal.


Looking for a reduced-price alternative? Keep your eyes peeled, as refurbished Samsung Galaxy J3 deals will be added in the coming weeks. Refurbished phones are the perfect way to get the latest tech in your pocket at a lower cost.

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Full Technical Specifications


Bluetooth - GPS - Wi Fi - GPRS - A-GPS - Micro SD card slot - microUSB - LTE / 4G

Display & User Interface

Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate - Touch-screen - 16M colours - Super AMOLED

Camera Features

8.0-megapixel camera - Autofocus - Face Detection - Geo-tagging - LED flash - Tap to focus - 5 megapixel front camera


MMS - SMS - Predictive Text - Email - Instant Messaging - Push Email - Threaded SMS


Dimensions - 142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm (5.60 x 2.80 x 0.31 in) - Weight - 138 g (4.87 oz) - Talk Time - Up to 22 hours - Display Size - 5.0" - Standby Time - Up to 349 hours - Battery Size - 2600mAh

Music Features

MP3 Player - FM Radio


Internet Browsing - Social Networking - Google Now

Standard Features

Vibrate - Organiser - Games - Speaker phone - Calculator - Voice Dial - Voice memo - Video Player - Clock


Internal Memory - 8GB - Expandable memory - microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Key Features

5 inch super AMOLED display - 8MP camera - Micro SD slot - Easy Mode - 2,600mAh battery - 4G Ready

Operating System

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Product Reviews

We want to give our customers real advice from real customers. Highlighting the good as well as the not so good points. Our customers are kind enough to take a few minutes out of their busy day to share their experience and opinions of their new smartphone, helping new customers make the right choice for them.

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Reviewed 11 months ago

Shud have more international memery but it's a good phone
Reviewed 1 year ago

Works great good for applications
Reviewed 1 year ago

Did not like this particular phone at all. I prefer the Samsung Galaxy J5.
Reviewed 1 year ago