Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy J3 2016: What’s the difference?

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) was recently released with support for S bike mode, smart glow, ultra-data saving mode and turbo speed technology. Samsung has also come up with Galaxy J3 2016 in January 2016 with S bike mode. In this article, we will compare the specifications and features of both smartphones.


While Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is equipped with a 5-inch (12.63cm) Super AMOLED HD display coupled with 294PPI, the Galaxy J3 (2016) also features a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with the same pixel density as J2. However, the display of J3 is protected by Asahi Dragontrail Glass and features innovative design and sleek bezel.


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is powered by a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor, Mali-400MP2 graphics, 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB. However, the Galaxy J3 (2016) also comes with Spreadtrum SC9830 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Mali-400 graphics, 1.5 GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expandable up to 128GB.


You have to install an additional micro SD card for storage since you will only get around 4.3GB storage space.

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Both Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) and Galaxy J3 (2016) ships with 8MP rear LED flash camera paired with a 5MP front-facing snapper alongside f/2.2 aperture for both sensors. The sensors also include features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and HDR.

Battery and Operating Platform

In the battery segment, both Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) and Galaxy J3 (2016) are equipped with a removable 2600mAh battery.

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While Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the Galaxy J2 (2016) features Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is the latest Android platform.

Advanced Features


Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) includes smart glow feature, which enables you to color code your contacts, apps, and usage alerts. This feature provides the ability for the users to stay updated with every important notification. The device also provides support for Turbo Speed Technology (TST), which improves the performance of the device by consuming fewer resources to finish a relevant task. Moreover, the TST loads apps up to 40 percent faster than those smartphones with double the RAM.

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The S bike mode in both J2 and J3 enables you to concentrate on driving without distraction. With Ultra Data Saving Mode in Galaxy J3, you will be able to save up to 50 percent while using 4G data usage by compressing data and restricting background apps from consuming data which are not required.


While Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is priced at Rs. 9,750, the Galaxy J3 (2016) is available at Rs. 8,490 on Snapdeal.


We recommend Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) because the device ships with new features like smart glow and turbo speed, which enhances the performance to a large extent. Moreover, with chrome bezel, patterned back and matte finish paired with S bike mode and Android Marshmallow, you will be able to experience high-end performance. That being said, there is not much difference in pricing between both devices and it will be an optimum choice to invest for Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016).