Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017 Edition)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017 Edition)

SM-J330F

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Samsung Galaxy J3 SIM Free & Unlocked (2017 Edition) 

The Galaxy J series is Samsung's entry-level smartphone series. Designed with simplicity in mind, you get a modern Android experience with a robust plastic chassis, plus decent multitasking and camera quality, all with a low price tag.

The Galaxy J3 is an affordable, compact smartphone that is suitable for first time users, teenagers or just those looking for a capable phone without spending on features they may not need.

Reasons to buy the Galaxy J3 SIM Free (2017 Edition)

  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 5.0" 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen - deep blacks and low power consumption
  • 13 MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture - great low-light performance
  • Quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM for good multitasking performance
  • Affordable price point and design

Overview

Samsung is by far the most successful global manufacturer of Android smartphones and tablets in the past few years. Part of that success has been in their ability to create a wide range of phones that mean there is something available for everyone. 

The powerful and beautifully designed flagship Galaxy S devices might cost upwards of £600, however there are many among us for whom such an expense cannot be justified. We may not need that much power, or simply don't desire something that looks so 'flash'.

If all you're looking for is a reliable and up-to-date smartphone then the J3 has been developed for you. 

It's not the cheapest smartphone available, however the Samsung brand promises a high build quality alongside lengthy support with a 24 month manufacturer's warranty.

The J3 also manages to boast a few higher quality specifications than one might expect of a phone at this price. The high definition Super AMOLED screen promises deeper blacks and a more dynamic colour range than its budget counterparts offer with LCD technology.

AMOLED also improves battery consumption over LCD; this coupled with with Samsung's improved battery saving modes should help get you get through a full day even during heavy use (or two for light users).

Samsung's Smart Manager application is also available. This is a simple to access hub that shows useful information such as available storage, memory use, battery power and download management. 

An 13 megapixel camera with F/1.9 aperture, the J3 also manages to take well detailed photographs with decent low light performance, benefitting from years of smartphone camera development in the higher tiers of Samsung's ranges. 

Stock Origin & Compatibility

All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.

Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.

Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.

EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.

Operating System
Android
Version
7.0 (Nougat)
Custom Skin
Samsung UI
Processor
Exynos 7570 Quad
Speed
1.4 GHz
GPU
Mali-T720 MP2
Expansion Slot
Yes
Type
Micro SD
Capacity (Up to)
256 GB
Internal Storage
16 GB
RAM
2 GB
Display
5"
Type
TFT LCD
Resolution
720 x 1280 (~294 ppi)
Other
Rear Camera
13 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
f/1.9
Flash & Focus
LED Flash
Other
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Front Camera
5 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
f/2.2
Flash & Focus
Autofocus
Other
Battery
2,400 mAh
Type
Non-removable Li-ion
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands
1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
5G Bands
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
4.2 with A2DP, LE
NFC
Yes
FM Radio
Yes
Power Port
microUSB 2.0
Data Port
microUSB 2.0
Audio Port
3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard
No
Trackpad
No
Buttons
Power, Volume, Home
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Controls
Location Technologies
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Accelerometer
Yes
Digital Compass
No
Gyro
No
Light Sensor
Yes
Dimensions
143.2 x 70.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight
142g
Software
Google Play, Google Apps, Samsung Apps
Other