Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016): Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016). The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
6.6 Ki Price/Quality
Score
6.7 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 2.7 Design & Materials 3.6 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 3.8 Performance & Hardware 2.9 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 3.0 Camera 2.3 Camera
Connectivity score 4.4 Connectivity 4.6 Connectivity
Battery score 3.4 Battery 3.3 Battery

User reviews

User score
4.7
18 opinions
5.2
47 opinions

Summary

Inches 5" 5"
Resolution LowRes HD
Usable surface 66% useful 68% useful
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Dimensions 72.3 mm
143.8 mm
8.4 mm
71.0 mm
142.3 mm
7.9 mm
Weight 153 g 138 g
Micro SnapD. 425
Quad-Core
SC9830
Quad-Core
RAM 1.5 GB RAM 1.5 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB 8 GB
AnTuTu 31.000
v?
22.426
v6
Battery 2600 mAh 2600 mAh
Main Camera 1
8 Mpx · Unknow

1
8 Mpx · Unknow

Selfie Camera SELF 5 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 2 Mpx · ƒ/--
Bands
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 5.0 Lollipop

Brand

Brand Samsung Samsung
Aliases Galaxy J2 Pro (2018), SM-J250F/DS, J250F/DS SM-J320F/DS, J320F/DS, SM-J320FN, J320FN

Release Date

Release date January 2018,
2 years ago
May 2016,
4 years ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Size
72.3 mm
143.8 mm
8.4 mm
Print 3D Model
71.0 mm
142.3 mm
7.9 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 153 g 138 g
Usable surface 66 % 68 %
Materials Plastic Plastic
Resistance - -
Colors
Black

Blue

Gold

Pink
Black

White

Gold

Screen

Diagonal 5" 5"
Type Super Amoled Super Amoled
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution LowRes
540 x 960 px
HD
720 x 1280 px
Density 220 Pixels per inch 294 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Without Notch
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
5.7
6.5
Do you think it's a nice phone?
5.6
5.9
Is it comfortable?
6.3
7.3
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
6.0
6.4
Number of reviews
18 opinions
47 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 Spreadtrum SC9830A
CPU 4x Cortex-A53 1.4 GHz 4x Cortex-A7 1.5 GHz
Type Quad-Core Quad-Core
Manufacturing 28 nm 28 nm
Frequency 1.4 GHz 1.5 GHz
64 Bits Yes No

Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 308 ARM Mali-400 MP2

RAM

RAM 1.5 GB 1.5 GB
Type -- --

Antutu

Score
31.000
Antutu v?
Overall performance better than 27% of devices
22.426
Antutu v6
Overall performance better than 17% of devices

Storage

Capacity 16 GB 8 GB
Type -- --
SD Slot Yes ,
Independent SD slot
Yes ,
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint No No

Sensors

Sensors
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
6.4
5.3
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
4.4
5.4
What's your experience been with demanding games?
3.2
3.7
Number of reviews
18 opinions
47 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Rear camera Rear camera
1
Tipo de cámara

Standard

Standard
Resolution 8 Mpx 8 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type CMOS BSI CMOS
Aperture Unknow Unknow
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --

Features

Flash LED LED
Optical Stabilisation No No
Slow Motion Video No,
30 fps
No,
30 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Front Flash
  • Digital zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer

Selfie

SELF
Tipo de cámara

Dedicada

Dedicada
Resolution 5 Mpx 2 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type -- --
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ --
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score -- --

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
6.2
5.6
Quality of nighttime photos
3.1
2.8
Quality of selfies
5.6
4.4
Does it have a powerful flash?
6.6
7.1
Number of reviews
18 opinions
47 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Single Sim Single Sim
Type
  • Micro SIM
  • Micro SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
Others
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.1
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HOGP
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • DUN (Dial-Up Networking Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • GPS
  • A-GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.513 W/Kg on head
1.200 W/Kg on body
0.477 W/Kg on head
0.425 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.060 W/Kg on head
0.580 W/Kg on body
1.167 W/Kg on head
1.125 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
7.1
7.5
Quality of the GPS
6.9
6.9
And the WiFi?
6.3
7.1
Number of reviews
18 opinions
47 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
2600 mAh
2600 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Fast charge No No
Others
  • Removable
  • Removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 17%
    Less than half day
  • 39%
    Less than a day
  • 39%
    One day
  • 0%
    More than one day
  • 6%
    Two days or more
  • 9%
    Less than half day
  • 48%
    Less than a day
  • 24%
    One day
  • 15%
    More than one day
  • 4%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
18 opinions
47 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    Android 7.0 Nougat, 4 years ago
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
    Android 5.0 Lollipop, 6 years ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 6%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 50%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 44%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 9%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 44%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 47%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 39%
    Never
  • 22%
    Once a year
  • 11%
    Every six months
  • 28%
    Every two months or less
  • 36%
    Never
  • 31%
    Once a year
  • 26%
    Every six months
  • 7%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
18 opinions
47 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices