Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) reaches local store for under Php 9k

The entry-level smartphone from Samsung touting a vibrant display has already been spotted in one of the major appliance stores in the country.


The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is a 5-incher handset that sports an HD resolution on its Super AMOLED display. The rest of the specification is underwhelming including a quad-core Spreadtrum SC8830 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. On the bright side, there’s a pretty standard 5MP selfie camera and an 8MP primary shooter.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) specifications:
5-inch Super AMOLED @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
1.2GHz Spreadtrum SC8830 processor
Mali-400 GPU
8GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
8-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
FM Radio
2600mAh Li-Ion removable battery
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm
138 g

The J3 (2016) goes on retail sale for Php 8,990 and we spotted this in Automatic Centre, SM Light Mall.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

13 Responses

  1. Avatar for Rold Rold says:

    i will go for j5 2015 they have the same srp. much better rear cam

  2. Avatar for PEPE PEPE says:

    one more thing entry level? 9K?.. you r fooling and joking man!..

  3. Avatar for PEPE PEPE says:

    AF2 has a better specs. and is now in huge discount from 6190 to just 4990. c’mon SAMSUNG! ur making people idiot with ur price tag in that b***sh*t specs.. spreadtrum w/ mali 400? swerte mo pg may nalinlang dahil lng sa printed samsung on it. Better buy AF2, Asus laser and asus max than this one.. Watta ______ Samsung!

  4. Avatar for the other the other says:

    The Alcatel Flash 2 is better equipped for only 6k.

  5. Avatar for damarkcus damarkcus says:

    Sana Man lang Marshmallow na para May Adaptive storage na so I could put apps on SD card

  6. Avatar for wtf wtf says:

    for the same price, LG K10 has an octa-core mediatek cpu, 2 gb RAM, 16 gb storage and marshmallow….kung ang price ng J3 ay php 5,000, baka puede pa….

  7. Avatar for sailalimngtulay sailalimngtulay says:

    errr is that an official pricing? because it doesn’t look like one.

    disregarding other brands and even just comparing it with an existing Samsung phone from the official retail shop, that seems like a very bad pricing from Automatic Centre.

    Samsung Galaxy J5 from last year has a better camera and probably a better CPU/GPU and it costs the same

  8. Avatar for Kamen Rider Necrom Kamen Rider Necrom says:

    Di man lang mediate???

  9. Avatar for Hans Decastro Hans Decastro says:

    Overpriced para sa specs, pang 4-5k php lang ang specs. Technically binabayaran ang trademark ng samsung pfft ????

  10. You can buy a 4-5k priced phone with even better specs. Don’t bother with this.

  11. Avatar for teejay teejay says:

    spreadtrum? funny. XD

  12. Avatar for RCB1978 RCB1978 says:

    grabe… tnipid ng matindi

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