Samsung Galaxy J3
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.
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.
SIM Free / Unlocked stock
Clove Technology provides the official UK and EU specification Galaxy J3 (2016 Edition) from Samsung. This is sold factory unlocked and certified for use on all European networks.
For LTE compatibility outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator.
Reasons to buy the Galaxy J3 2016 Edition
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- 5.0" 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen - deep blacks and low power consumption
- 8 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture - great low-light performance
- Quad-core processor and 1.5 GB RAM for decent multitasking performance
- Affordable price point and design
Colour and memory variants
The UK and EU specification Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016 Edition) is sold in black, white and gold with 8 GB of storage.
- SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 Edition handset
- Mains charger (3 pin for UK specification and 2 pin for EU specification)
- Micro USB cable
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 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 new 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 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 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.
*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)||128 GB|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 (~294 ppi)|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)|
|Functions||LE / A2DP|
|Data||Micro USB v2.0|
|Power||Micro USB v2.0|
|Video Out||Wireless via Miracast screen mirroring|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Home / Volume|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||5 MP, f/2.2, 720p@30fps|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC / Flac player|
|Formats||MP4 / H.264 player|
|Near Field Communication|
|GSM||Up to 22 hrs|
|GSM||Up to 349 hrs|
|Dimensions||142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm (5.60 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||138 grams (4.87 oz)|
|Software||Google Play, Google Services|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a MICRO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone IP rated?