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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

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ManufacturerSamsung ElectronicsSeriesGalaxy J seriesModelSM-J320x
(x varies by carrier and region)Compatible networks2GGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3GHSDPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100
4GLTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20First releasedMay 6, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-05-06)Discontinued2018SuccessorGalaxy J3 (2017)RelatedGalaxy J1 (2016)
Galaxy J2 (2016)
Galaxy J3 Pro
Galaxy Grand PrimeTypeSmartphoneForm factorSlateDimensions142.3 mm (5.60 in) H
71 mm (2.8 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) DMass138 g (4.9 oz)Operating systemOriginal:Android5.1.1 "Lollipop" (International)
6.0 "Marshmallow"; TouchWiz (North American models)
Current:Android5.1.1 "Lollipop"; TouchWiz (International)
Android7.1.1 "Nougat"; Samsung Experience (North America)System on chipSpreadtrum SC9830 (International)
Exynos 3475 (North American models)CPUQuad-core (4×1.5 GHz) ARM Cortex-A7
quad-core (4×1.3 GHz) ARM Cortex-A7
quad-core (4×1.2 GHz) ARM Cortex-A7GPUARM Mali-400
ARM Mali-T720Memory1.5 GB
2 GBStorage8, 16 or 32 GBRemovable storagemicroSD up to 256 GBBattery2600 mAh (removable)Data inputsAccelerometer, proximity sensorDisplay5.0", 720×1280 px (294 ppi) Super AMOLEDRear camera8 MP, f/2.2
5 MP, f/2.2 (US)Front camera5 MP, f/.2.2
2 MP (US)ConnectivityWLAN802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GLONASS, NFC (some markets), microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm headphone jackOtherFM radio, Dual SIM (Duos only)References[1]

Review: Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse for Verizon Wireless

Is It Your Type?

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse is an entry-level device sold by Verizon Wireless. This affordable handset has a 5-inch screen, updated design, and just enough personality to keep things interesting. If you don't care about flagships and need something inexpensive-yet-functional, the J3 Eclipse is worth contemplating.


The Galaxy J3 Eclipse is a smaller version of the Galaxy J7 (2017) with watered-down specs. "Galaxy J3 Eclipse" is how Verizon brands the Galaxy J3 (2017), and other carriers offer it under similar odd names such as J3 Emerge, J3 Mission, and J3 Prime. It resembles Samsung's phones of old and yet it adds a few modern twists to ensure it doesn't come across as too outdated. You can tell by looking at the J3 that it is an entry-level device, though it still manages to avoid looking cheap.

Samsung designed the phone such that it looks like it's made of metal but I can assure you that it's entirely plastic. A 2.5D piece of curved glass is set into the front. Chrome accents painted on the glass add a bit of flourish. The J3 is conservative thanks to the simple rounded corners and side edges.

J3 Eclipse  

The J3 is a fine size; in fact, it comes across as small by modern standards. It stands about 5.5 inches tall and sits 2.76 inches side, making it comfortable to hold and use for long periods of time. The rounded body and smooth skin ensures a pleasing fit in your hand. It fits in pockets perfectly and was never a problem to carry around.

The fit and finish are fine for a phone at this price level. The majority of the panels and pieces are joined together with tight seams. I like the weight, which is just enough to give the phone a nice heft. It's no metal-and-glass flagship, but you can't lodge any complaints about the build of the J3 Eclipse.

Samsung didn't do anything unique with the phone's face. Since everything about the phone is black or dark gray, it all kind of blends together. The rounded glass on the front means there is no protective rim or lip around the screen. The display is set in a dark gray frame. The bezels aren't the worst I've seen, but with many phones adopting the 2:1 aspect ratio with near bezel-less designs the J3 comes across as a bit old-school.

You'll find a large home button below the display, flanked by capacitive (touch) keys for multitasking (left button) and navigating back (right button). A chrome rim calls out the home button visually, but it's flush with the glass which makes the button unnecessarily difficult to find by feel. The capacitive buttons work fine.

Home Button

Home Button

Home Button

The volume button is the only control on the left side. It's rather thin, but the profile makes it easy enough to find and use. Travel and feedback are good, although I'd like for there to be a nub or something on the down/up sides to make them easier to differentiate. The screen lock / power button mirrors the volume toggle on the right edge, but is much smaller. The button is just big enough that I was able to find and use it without issue. Travel and feedback feel a bit cheap. The headphone jack and microUSB port are tucked into the bottom edge.

Volume Toggle

Volume Toggle

Volume Toggle

The rear panel of the J3 exactly resembles that of the J7. The matte black plastic is flat and smooth. A dark gray band runs across the top of the J3 Eclipse, which helps distinguish it from older Samsung designs. The band contains the camera module and LED flash, but it also resembles a kickstand. The left side of the band has a small slit that looks like a notch for your thumbnail, but it's actually the speaker for the speakerphone. This may lead to some confusion at first.

The Galaxy J3 Eclipse is not designed to be a rugged device, nor is it water-resistant.

The rear cover can be removed and so can the battery. Each is easy to interact with. The SIM card slot is buried next to the battery, while the microSD slot is easy to access without pulling the battery.

For one of Samsung's least-expensive devices, the J3 Eclipse hardware design looks good, feels good, is good.


The J3 Eclipse relies on a smaller 5-inch LCD display with 720p HD resolution. This now pretty much the minimum for modern phones, but the experience is still decent. Everything on the screen is clear and easy to read. The phone delivers excellent brightness. I was able to use the phone inside and out without trouble, even under bright, sunny skies. Viewing angles are not the best, as the phone shows a small blue shift and brightness drop with tilted. It's a fine screen for a phone at this price point.


The Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse is being sold by Verizon Wireless (and several other carriers under different names). The J3 did about as well as the Galaxy J7, which we tested late last year.

The J3 connected calls everywhere I took the phone, and never dropped any calls even at highway speeds. The J3 consistently delivered good web browsing speeds, app downloads, and social media performance. When used to stream Spotify or YouTube over LTE, the J3 gave me some trouble with buffering and low-quality playback. It is limited to Cat 4 LTE, so you're not going to see blistering quick data.


The J3's earpiece delivers a reasonably solid experience as far as volume is concerned. It's cleanly audible in most places when the phone is set to about 50%. Boosting it all way up ensures you'll hear convos at home, in the office, walking around the mall, or coffee shops. Quality suffers a little when the volume is maxed out, but I've heard worse. People thought I sounded good when I spoke to them through the J3.

Speakerphone volume is excellent, but quality is below average. Voices coming through the speaker are scratchy to the point of distraction.

Ringers and alerts are plenty loud. The vibrate alert is strong enough.


Samsung carried over the 2,600mAh battery found in the 2016 J3. I was generally pleased with battery life. It manages to push from breakfast to bedtime without breaking a sweat. I routinely found the phone with 25% or 30% battery remaining at bedtime.

The phone can take advantage of three power modes: normal, mid, and max. The max mode turns the handset into a 2005-era feature phone for extended battery life with basic functions.

The J3 Eclipse doesn't support wireless charging, nor rapid charging.

Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, WiFi

I didn't encounter any deal-breaker issues using the J3's other radios. The Bluetooth functionality worked well as far as the pairing and connecting process was concerned. Call quality was just okay via Bluetooth headsets, though, and music fell a little flat when pushed through headphones.

The GPS radio located me in just a few seconds, and accuracy was acceptable at about 40 feet. The J3 did all right as a real-time navigation tool, though I've seen better.

WiFi worked well. The J3 Eclipse doesn't have NFC.

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.



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Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse Software Update

To help you with the software update for your Samsung device, this page contains the following information:

  • Wi-Fi Only Over The Air (OTA) Programming
  • Server-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • User-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • Software Update while Roaming

Note: Estimated software download time is 6-10 minutes. Estimated software update time is 6-10 minutes.

Wi-Fi Only OTA Programming - Wi-Fi Exclusive Update

If Wi-Fi is enabled and your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, your device will be able to receive and download new software updates.

  1. The download will take place when the device is in Wi-Fi coverage, but coverage does not need to be consistent. You can use multiple Wi-Fi networks and disconnect from/reconnect to Wi-Fi, and the update will continue to download from where it left off until complete.
  2. When the download is complete, you'll receive a notification that there's a new software update available for installation. Tap Install Now to continue with installation. The device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.

You've successfully updated your software.

Server-Initiated Software Update

You'll be notified on your device that a software update is available.

  1. Select Install now and your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin. Tap OK to begin the installation.

    Note: If you choose Defer, this will delay installation and you'll be taken back to the Home screen. The software update message will appear periodically until you install the update.
  2. After you've received first notification of the software update, you can manually initiate by going to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > Software updates. Under System updates, tap Restart & install to install the update. Your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.
  3. Once the installation is complete, the device will power off and then back on again.

You've successfully updated your software.

User-Initiated Software Update

This process allows a user to navigate through the device options to seek updates.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.
  2. If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.

You've successfully updated your software.

System Update while Roaming

If you're roaming, you won't receive a software update notice. To update, you'll need to either enable Wi-Fi and wait for the update notice to appear or manually update by going to Home > Application > Settings > About device > Software updates.

To enable Wi-Fi:

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.
  3. To connect to an available Wi-Fi network, select Wi-Fi settings and select an available Wi-Fi network or manually add a Wi-Fi network.

If the software update fails to install, you'll get an error screen. However, this only means the software didn't install properly. The device will power back on with original software and will prompt you again to install the software update.

If you don't have a strong connection to Wi-Fi or the Verizon Wireless network, you may not be able to perform a software update over the air. Instead, you can connect your device to a computer with Internet access. Connect your device to your computer using your USB cable, then download the Software Upgrade Assistant tool to your computer, which will check for software updates and initiate the software update process.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse (2017) review


Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)

Exynos 7 Quad 7570

1.5 GB / 16 GB

5 inches 720 x 1280 px

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse (SM-J327V) smartphone released in 2017. It is powered by Exynos 7 Quad 7570 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse runs on Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery. It features a 5 inches TFT display with 720 x 1280 px resolution. A thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD display is a variant of a liquid-crystal display (LCD).

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse (SM-J327V) specifications

Galaxy J3 Eclipse


147 g
140.9 x 70.1 x 8.7 mm
SIM type
Nano SIM


The Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse runs on Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, but the Galaxy J3 Eclipse's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Exynos 7 Quad 7570
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Mali-T720 MP1


Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 5 inches TFT capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

5 inches
720 x 1280 px


The smartphone's memory (1.5 GB) cannot be expanded, but the storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a microSD card.

1.5 GB
Internal storage
16 GB
External storage


The camera of the Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Front camera
2 MP
Rear camera
5 MP
2592 x 1944 px


Galaxy J3 Eclipse is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. This Samsung smartphone has FM radio receiver.

850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Mobile network
2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
v4.2, A2DP
FM radio
microUSB 2.0
3.5 mm jack


The Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. This is a low maintenance battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random.

Li-Ion 2600 mAh


The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display.


Compare Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse to other smartphones

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse / SM-J327V

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Samsung Galaxy J3 [Análise]

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge / J3 Eclipse / J3 Mission

LTE  2 / 4 / 5 / 12 / 25 / 26 / 41
WCDMA  2 / 4 / 5
CDMA  800 / 850 / 1900
GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

LTE   4G
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 12 / 700 MHz   Lower 700 (USA)
band 25 / 1900 MHz   PCS+G (USA (T-Mobile))
band 26 / 850 MHz   Extended Cellular (USA (T-Mobile))
band 41 / 2500 MHz   BRS / EBS (USA (T-Mobile))

band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 4 (IV) / 1700 MHz   AWS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)

CDMA   2G / 3G
band 27 / BC10 / 800 MHz   ESMR (Americas (T-Mobile))
band 5 / BC0 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 2 / BC1 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)

GSM   2G
band 5 / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 3 / 1800 MHz   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
band 2 / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)

Verizon versions supports LTE 3/7/13 instead of LTE 12/25/26/41Sours:

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ManufacturerSamsung ElectronicsSeriesGalaxy J seriesModelSM-J327x
(x varies by carrier and region)Compatible networks2GGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3GHSDPA 850, 1700, 1900
4GLTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 25, 26, 41First releasedJanuary 2017;
4 years ago (2017-01)Discontinued2018PredecessorGalaxy J3 (2016)SuccessorGalaxy J3 (2018)RelatedGalaxy J3 (2017)TypeSmartphoneForm factorSlateDimensions140.9 mm (5.55 in) H
70.1 mm (2.76 in) W
8.7 mm (0.34 in) DMass147 g (5.2 oz)Operating systemAndroid6.0 "Marshmallow"; TouchWiz
7.0 "Nougat"; Samsung ExperienceSystem on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 430
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Exynos 7570CPUOcta-core (8×1.4 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-core (4×1.4 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53GPUAdreno 505
Adreno 308
ARM Mali-T720Memory1.5 GBStorage16 GBRemovable storagemicroSD up to 256 GBBattery2600 mAhData inputsAccelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, compassDisplay5.0", 720×1280 px (294 ppi) Super AMOLEDRear camera5 MP, f/1.9Front camera2 MP, f/.2.2ConnectivityWLAN802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS, microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm headphone jackOtherFM radioReferences[1]

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