Yet another phone by Samsung, but this time in the budget segment. And there is also something ridiculous about it. You will find that soon.
Samsung announced the Galaxy J3 Pro in India couple of days back and now the smartphone is listed on Paytm priced at Rs. 8490. Now the smartphone will also be available to buy on Flipkart for Rs. 7999.
The Samsung J3 Pro 4G is a mid-life upgrade to last year’s Samsung Galaxy J3.
To recall, the Galaxy J3 Pro was first announced in China in June 2016, and it took almost nine months for the company to bring it to India.
For selling the Galaxy J3 Pro, the South Korean giant has partnered with digital wallet and e-commerce giant, Paytm. Well it is exclusive to Paytm and you can’t buy it anywhere else officially. That is what Samsung said when the smartphone got launched in India last month. Now it is also available on Flipkart too.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display. Samsung India claims that the phone has been ‘Made for India.’ We wonder how this actually counts as a phone made for India, because Samsung has been selling in China from the last eight months.
The J3 Pro comes with features such as ‘Ultra Data Saving Mode’ for saving mobile data in your phone by limiting the background usage. The J3 Pro has support for 4G LTE, VoLTE, and comes with S-Bike mode, which is exclusive to the Indian market.
As usual with Samsung’s budget phones, the J3 Pro also misses out on most of the sensors and is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz SoC, clubbed with just 2 GB of RAM. Our Goodness Samsung has not decided to cut half GB RAM from this one and offer 1.5 GB as they have done in the past.
The phone also comes with 16 GB of internal storage with support for microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Samsung has added an 8 MP rear facing camera, coupled with a LED flash. The phone also comes with a 5 MP front-facing camera to click selfies.
In the era of Android Nougat, the J3 Pro runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. I told you up front, there is something ridiculous about the Samsung J3 Pro ………. Android Lollipop 5.1. Samsung Marshmallow was okay, but don’t launch something in future with Kitkat. I have doubts now…..
A 2600 mAh battery backs the Galaxy J3 Pro and it comes with dual SIM support.
It also has connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and NFC for S-Bike mode. The Samsung J3 Pro comes in 3 color options Gold and White color.
If you dont really care about the OS and are happy with the brand name it could be a choice for you other wise there are plenty of good phones in the sub 9-10K price range.