Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Specs, Price In Nigeria & Kenya

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) follows on the success of the Galaxy J3 series and it is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016).

The new device sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

It was first spotted on Geekbench and it is expected to run Android OS 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box.

The new Galaxy J3 cannot match the likes of Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, though its design is somewhat reminiscent of Samsung’s excellent flagships, it is still an excellent budget phone that will give the average user all they need.

Virtually all hardware and software specifications of the Galaxy J3 (2017) are in line with previous reports about the handset and the device is just a slight upgrade on the J3 (2016).

Sit tight as we dive into details about the device and why you should reconsider an upgrade in 2017.


Key Specs

  • 5.0-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294ppi)
  • 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU with 1.5GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 16GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 5MP Rear Camera and 2MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • 2600 mAh Removable Battery

What you should know

Display & Os

It comes equipped with a super AMOLED fully capacitive touch screen with 16 million colors.

The smartphone ships with a 5-inch display panel that supports resolutions of up to 1,280 by 720 pixels (and a PPI of 294)  for viewing movies and playing games.

Hardware & Memory

It is powered by is a quad-core processor running at 1.4GHz paired with an improved 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB storage (can be expanded to 256GB via a microSD).

The 2017 Galaxy J3 packs the same 2600mAh battery cell as its predecessor.

It also ships with Android Nougat, albeit version 7.0 rather than the newer 7.1 release


For your information, the J3’s camera specs have actually been downgraded, compared to last year’s model.

In 2016, the J3 featured an 8-megapixel primary (rear) camera and 5-megapixel front camera. the new version drops to a 5-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel ‘

In 2017, the latest J3 drops to a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel ‘selfie’ camera.

However, there’s more to camera performance than numbers on a spec sheet, so we’ll be reserving judgement until we’ve spent some time with the refreshed handset.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Price

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Price In Nigeria ranges from N37,000 to N50,000. You can also buy in Kenya starting from KSh14,000.

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In conclusion

One thing is obvious, Samsung is doing everything in its power to keep customers within the Galaxy ecosystem by providing them with a wide variety of smartphone options, including affordable handsets like the Galaxy J3 (2017).

This is a must buy, if a budget phone is what you seek.