As an introduction to this analysis
How will you use your Smartphone?New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this Galaxy J3 16 Go, Samsung chose Android.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
The design of this Galaxy J3 16 Go corresponds to an entry-level product.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
The Galaxy J3 16 Go, enough for internet use?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
Galaxy J3 16 Go’s really small.Indeed, with its 5.0 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
Obviously with this size, it is not easy to surf the net.Don’t imagine watching a movie in good conditions either.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world.This smartphone comes with GPS.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Important when you’re away from home.
Some smartphones can hide more than one.In other words, the ability to use multiple phone lines in this unit.This will even be possible with competing operators.This feature will be useful for travellers among you, who will be able to integrate a prepaid SIM card of the country they are in, without having to remove the main card.
We found out that this Galaxy J3 16 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
Autonomy is one of the worst features on this model.With only 2600 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
And since Samsung did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
The right choice for watching movies?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.It’s a device that is always at hand.You can also simply listen to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
With a low reading comfort, the Galaxy J3 16 Go is not designed for multimedia.He’s one of the worst in the business.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.A resolution which is moreover in 720 x 1280.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
this smartphone features Amoled display technology.This optimises brightness and viewing angles.
On the audio side, Samsung wanted to do it right.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
With its OS version installed, the phone supports wireless Hi-Fi audio via Bluetooth.A technology that ensures quality sound.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
Samsung’s smartphone: a good choice for making video calls?
Games are performance consuming.Games, but also applications require batteries.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
In the end, we found that the power of this Galaxy J3 16 Go is below its competitors.The Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 (28 nm) processor is weak and the graphics processing unit of a lower quality than we would have liked.Which makes it look just passable.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.This model has 16 GB, which is low.And because Samsung predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.With a power of 2600 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
It will be necessary to limit the applications installed on this smartphone.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 5.0 inches.This is an entry-level model: 294* pixels per inch.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
And to finish on the functionality part, we note the presence of the NFC.It is a means of payment with the smartphone.
Concerning audio or video use?
The quality of smartphones allows you to take pictures as well as many cameras.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Samsung has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
The manufacturer has made a system perfectly integrated with Android.This phone offers 1 lenses as standard.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this Galaxy J3 16 Go; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.A definition in 8 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
As far as selfies are concerned, this model is devoid of the technology that embellishes the photos .So photo retouching is not exceptional.The sensor of this Galaxy J3 16 Go is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This device contains only 16 GB of storage space; less than most.That means you’ll have to make choices between videos, photos and applications.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
The Galaxy J3 16 Go – in a nutshell
Our analysis showed that this Galaxy J3 16 Go wasn’t made for all purposes.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.