Full Review: Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 User Experience & Camera Test

If the A and S series is felt overpriced, Samsung smartphone users do not need to be confused because this Korean origin vendor set up J series smartphones are priced at a more affordable price. Enter the middle class Samsung J Series ready you have with a myriad of features.

Like a smart phone that if this will my review is Samsung Galaxy J3 2018. Being a variant in the middle of the J series, priced at around $200. One of the advantages of this smartphone is the ability of the camera. Then what is the advantage or lack of this smartphone? Here is the review.

#1. Strong Build Quality

Using a metal material on the back, making the Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 has a look that looks luxurious and sturdy. Having a design similar to iPhone 7, this phone also adds the access line which is the antenna of the smartphone. This line is at the top and bottom.

When held Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 fairly comfortable, because the body is quite thin. The front is a physical home button and two touch buttons that are not equipped with a back light. For security, this touch button still buried the fingerprint scanner function.
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Another plus point of this smartphone is the SIM Card slot that uses two different slots where the first slot contains only 1 nano SIM slot, and the second slot contains 1 nano SIM slot and 1 microSD slot. So users can still use two SIM card and microSD card. Given on the body on the right is available will meet the power button and speaker holes just above it.

At the bottom of Samsung puts a 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB 2.0 port that serves as a battery charging medium and as a data transfer media.

#2. Bright Screen 

On the Samsung screen placing a large screen with a Bezel is also quite thin. Although entry in the middle class, but samsung already using Super AMOLED display technology panel.

This screen technology does not exist in other smartphone brands in the same class. With Full HD resolution, the screen display is fairly smooth and clear. So comfortable screen is used both inside and outside the room. Moreover, the brightness level can be set automatically.

To save battery usage, this phone has Always-on Display feature. With this feature will Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 users are able to display the clock as well as some notifications with monochrome color when the screen is locked. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) comes with support for the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with Samsung's distinctive look, the TouchWiz UI.

#3. Good Camera 

Samsung has set up a fairly capable camera on Samsung Galaxy J3 2018. It has a 8 megapixel rear camera with f / 1.9 lens equipped with LED flash, and a 5 megapixel front camera with f / 2.0 lens, it feels very pretty for users who like to take pictures.

In it is available various camera features. Call it Pro mode, Panorama, Continuous Shot, HDR, Night, Sports, and Sound & Shot. My favorite feature is Pro Mode, my mode is to manually set ISO, white balance and exposure compensation. So I can explore my photography skills.

In addition there are many color effects and creations stickers that can be used directly when taking photos, so users can be with more freely on the photos they take.

From the features of Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 camera, the results are fairly good. In bright light conditions, the camera can capture images with good brightness and color saturation. Similarly, when taking photos in dark lighting conditions, the main camera is able to produce good photos on the condition.

Switch to the front camera or selfie, Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 is able to produce images with natural skin tone. With this camera users can use a beauty effect so that the facial image so much more beautiful.

#4. Reaslitic on Hardware 

Not using a chipset like Snapdragon or MediaTek MTK does not make Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 lose performance from smartphone in its class. With Exynos 7870 octa-core chipset speed 1.6 GHz and Mali-T830MP2 graphics. which is integrated with 3GB of RAM. 

This specification is sufficient enough for user needs. When tested the performance of this smartphone is able to run multiple applications simultaneously.

From testing with benchmark application, the average score obtained is quite good. Not only that, the movement between applications was classified smoothly without any pause. 

So this smartphone is quite capable for everyday needs, either for HD video viewing feature, messaging, social media, streaming or playing games. As a test I run game asphalt8: airborne and spiderman. Both games can run smoothly and very good. 

To store various data, applications, photos and videos, Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 is equipped with internal memory with a capacity of 32 GB. If you feel it's too less users can still add it by using a microSD card up to 256GB.

For battery power Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 smartphone equipped with a capacity of 3600 mAh battery. With this capacity I can work all day without having to recharge the batteries or about 12 hours more with normal use.

During testing start playing games, streaming and browsing, watching HD videos and listening to music for each hour. Battery capacity is reduced by about 40%. 

#5. Featured 

Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 not only equipped with complete network access, but Samsung also maximize the signal by using the Signal Max feature. This feature can be seen from two antenna to be able to get a better signal.

Just like most smartphones nowadays, Samsung Galaxy J3 2018 also has internet networking capabilities that already support TDD LTE and 4G LTE FDD technology. Other access connections that are also present on this phone are NFC Access Other connections are also present adorn, among others, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS + A-GPS and Glonass. 

Advantages / Excess / Pros:

The design is sturdy and cool
The quality of the screen is very good
Good camera results
Has a responsive Fingerprint scanner
Powerful battery life 


Softkey is not provided backlight
RAM capacity and internal memory is less than large.