Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) vs. Galaxy J3 (2016)

Samsung refreshed its Galaxy J series of smartphones yesterday. The new lineup consists of three phones (for now) – Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), and Galaxy J7 (2017) – which bring in improved physical design and better specifications.

The Galaxy J3 (2017), which succeeds last year’s Galaxy J3 (2016), drops the Super AMOLED display in favor of a TFT display, but comes with a vastly improved processor as well as increased RAM and storage. It also features higher resolution front- and rear-facing cameras, and a newer version of Android. There’s still no fingerprint reader, though.

If you are in the market for a new entry-level Android smartphone, you can compare the specifications of the Galaxy J3 (2017) with those of the Galaxy J3 (2016) in the table below. If you want even more in-depth specifications of the Galaxy J3 (2017), you can do so by visiting this page.

Galaxy J3 (2017) Galaxy J3 (2016)
Display 5-inch TFT, HD 5-inch Super AMOLED, HD, Asahi Dragontrail Glass
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 Quad, 64-bit 1.5GHz 32-bit quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830 or 1.3GHz 32-bit quad-core Exynos 3475 Quad
RAM 2GB/3GB 1.5GB
Rear camera 13-megapixel, autofocus, F1.7, LED Flash,1080p video recording 8-megapixel, autofocus, F2.2, LED flash, 720p video recording
Front camera 5-megapixel, fixed-focus, F2.2, 720p video recording 8-megapixel/2-megapixel, fixed-focus, F2.2, 720p video recording
Storage 16GB internal, expandable (up to 256GB) 8GB internal, expandable (up to 128GB)
Software Android 7.0 Nougat Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Battery 2,400 mAh 2,600 mAh
Connectivity LTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1/4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0 port, headphone jack LTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1/4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0 port, headphone jack
Dimensions 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm, 153 g 142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm, 173g
Color Options Blue, Black, Gold, Pink Black, Gold, White