Earlier this week, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy J3 2017 alongside the high-end Galaxy J5 2017 and J7 2017.
The trio has been in the rumor mills for a while now and this launch brings to an end countless rumors and leaks about the phones – happenings that had less to do with the Galaxy J3 2017 and instead focused more on the Galaxy J5 2017 and J7 2017. Nonetheless, the entry-level variant of the series is here and it wouldn’t be the best idea not to do a head-to-head comparison of the phone with respect to the Galaxy J3 2016.
As usual, there are a few touches here and there – touches that are meant to make you switch from the year-old Galaxy J3 2016 to the new and flashy Galaxy J3 2017. I say flashy because the new J3 2017 has some tweaks to the design language as well as some upgrades internally. You will also enjoy the bumps in the cameras alongside the new version of Android software, but for those who were looking forward to the debut of a fingerprint scanner, well, sorry folks!
So, if you are in the market for a new budget phone, the Galaxy J3 2017 is one impressive stop, but what makes it better than the Galaxy J3 2016 in terms of specs and features? Let’s take a closer look.
|Samsung Galaxy J3 2017||Samsung Galaxy J3 2016|
|Dimensions||143.2 x 70.3 x 7.9 mm||142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm|
|Display size||5-inch TFT||5-inch Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels (HD)||1280 x 720 pixels (HD)|
|Processor||Exynos 7570 quad-core, 4×1.4GHz Cortex-A53||Exynos 3475 quad-core, 4×1.3GHz Cortex-A7 (US)/Spreadtrum SC9830 quad-core, 4×1.5GHz Cortex-A7|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 256GB||Yes, up to 128GB|
|Back camera||13MP, f/1.9, AF, LED flash, 1080p video recording||8MP/5MP, f/2.2, AF, LED flash, 720p video recording|
|Front Camera||5MP, f/2.2, fixed-focus, LED flash, 720p video recording||5MP/2MP, f/2.2, fixed-focus, 720p video recording|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 5.1 Lollipop/Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Battery capacity||2400mAh, Removable||2600mAh, Removable|
|Connectivity||LTE, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0/4.1, microUSB 2.0, dual-SIM, 3.5mm audio jack||LTE, NFC (market dependent), GPS, Bluetooth 4.0/4.1, microUSB 2.0, dual-SIM, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro||Accelerometer, Proximity|
|Colors||White, Black, Gold||White, Gold, Black|