Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy J3 vs Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F)

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General Specifications
Galaxy J3
Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F)
About the Product
A new design that sits more comfortably in your hand, and the right-to-the-edge 5.0 screen offers an unprecedented wide viewing experience. Now featuring Quick Launch for easier and faster camera access, capture everything from selfies to landscapes all in high resolution. With a battery life that’s better than ever, it has been designed to provide all-day usage with Ultra Power Saving Mode.
Samsung J530F J5 2017 Black - comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
Size & Weight
5.6 in.
5.76 in.
2.8 in.
2.81 in.
0.31 in.
0.31 in.
4.87 oz.
5.64 oz.
Display Type
Screen Size
5.0 in.
5.2 in.
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
Pixel Density
294 ppi
282 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy J3
  • This phone is great, it was purchased as a present for my non-techy Mum and with its large screen and easy mode she is able to use it comfortably.
  • Decent screen, does everything you'd expect from a budget phone.
  • Nice looks, good feel very sharp screen images. Takes an SD card. I am very pleased with it.
  • was perfect..(untill march..from november..suddenly the screen stopped not buy it..
  • After few days of using, the screen just switched off and didn't work at all. No I am looking how to do the return.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Call quality is very clear , phone display is clear and bright.
  • The phone has good aesthetic qualities and the screen layout is very clean.
  • The display has amazing clarity and the speed of operation is great. I would thoroughly recommend the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017).
  • The picture quality is awesome as it is a HD display.
  • The display is good. The colours on the S-AMOLED screen are vibrant but they appear to be more natural compared to other Samsung phones using this screen technology.
Processor Name
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.5 GHz
1.6 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Reliable and fast. good Value for Money, I shall Visit your Web Site again. Thanks.
  • Works pretty fast and id say this is a good cheap phone.
  • I use this for texting, e-mailing, playing candy crush type games and social media visits, and it works just as fast as the s6 did.
  • Love this easy to use and so quick..
  • Sure its an entry level phone, so lacks the speed & memory of more expensive phones.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Brilliant phone, very fast, big screen, light and easy to hold.
  • I'm very happy with my Samsung Galaxy J5. It loads apps almost instantly. I experience no freezing and lagging.
  • Having previously owned an s6, there is zero difference between the performance of this and my last phone. Runs just as fast with no lagging.
  • Great mobile with everything needed; fast, responsive and very easy to use.
  • It's pretty fast (more than adequate for my needs) and reliable (unlike the A3!) and has a decent amount of on-board memory.
Internal Memory
8 GB
16 GB
1.5 GB
2 GB
Expandable Memory up to
128 GB
256 GB
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
13 MP
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
13 MP
Video Resolution
Other Functions
HDR, LED flash
LED flash, Panorama, HDR
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy J3
  • An excellent mobile phone with a really good camera.
  • Amazing camera (when light) - captured some amazing pictures and the detail on close up images with flash is excellent! Better than some cameras in my opinion!
  • Comes with many camera features: "auto" "pro" "panorama" "continuous shot" "beauty face" "sound and shot" "sports" "HDR (Rich tone)".
  • Very fast speed on the Internet and aps ,the camera gives me great quality photos.All in all very happy with it.
  • Decent phone.rubbish camera! 8mega pixels but very poor performance.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • The camera is good and fast enough for most folks, haven't explored all of its options yet.
  • Camera is incredible, if your thinking of buying this phone then please do it's great, friends have the s6/s7 and this has very similar features and looks practically the same.
  • My daughter is thinking of getting one and shes always had iphones but she loved the features and camera for the good quality of the photos.
  • The 13 MP camera quality is clear and detailed, photos are amazing.
  • Great phone with great battery life, very pleased so far, camera also very good.
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
micro USB
micro USB
Network Type
802.11 b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700, 2100
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700, 2100
Operating System
Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Voice Control App
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Maximum Usage Time
13 hours
21 hours
Headphone Jack
Water Resistant
Convenient Smart Manager, Accelerometer, Proximity
Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, ANT+ support
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Stable software, decent battery life, reasonable camera- just a good old fashioned quality product that does everything it needs to do without any fuss.
  • Great first phone for son. Decent performance, battery and weight. He’s happy, and so am I for 100 quid.
  • Reliable and sturdy. Battery life acceptable.
  • It runs on android which is fine but isn't the most easy to use software ever made.
  • Phone seems good but the battery life is dreadful - don't buy!
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • The operating system is so good that I decided to give up my Nokia phone, and after 10 years I now have a smart phone.
  • As a music player it is excellent and with Google Assistant it is probably like an iPhone with better voice control.
  • Looks a lot more expensive than bought for, love the colour gold, amazing battery life charged it for an hour lasted over a day of use was shocked.
  • Battery life is very good, can get through a couple of days with light usage.
  • So far the location tracking works well and the sound is very good.
Battery Capacity
2600 mA/h
3000 mA/h
Wireless Charging
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Battery life is better than the iPhone battery life which was good as my parents didn't have to charge it often.
  • Easy to use, battery life is good, pictures are of good quality.
  • Great phone with bright screen and good battery performance so far.
  • Easy to use and battery lasts all day with a full charge.
  • The only downside falls are battery life not great and shortage of space .
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Cheap, cheerful, good battery life. No fuss and does what it says.
  • The battery life is superb, i'm on day 3 and still have 53% left. It has a lot more features than Moto phones. Very pleased.
  • I am very happy and I would recommend anyone to have one I was very surprised how long the battery last the battery lasts me about 4 days on standby and 2 and a half days when in use.
  • Does what it says on the box amazing battery life,up to 3 days.
  • Battery it's amazing I get 10h screen on time which is insane no flagships out there ganna get that.
Included With Unit
Battery, Power adaptor, Headset, Data cable
micro USB Cable, Charger
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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