Samsung J3 (6/2016)

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  1. macfacts macrumors 68020

    macfacts

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    I bought this budget phone from Samsung at Costco and I have to say wow. It is very usable. It was $175 CAD (about $130 USD). This phone is last year's model and the MSRP was $250 CAD when it first came out.

    I've turned off the animations in the developers settings and switched the launcher and keyboard to the Google alternatives. I would describe the performance as slightly slower than my Nexus 4.

    The main reason I was interested in this budget phone was the AMOLED screen. After my Note 3 died and having to return my Note 7, I was forced to use a Nexus 4. On the lowest setting, the Nexus 4 screen was too bright for me to use in the dark. I love the nice blacks of AMOLED screens and how dim it can get since the Nexus S.

    I've used this phone for about 2 days now and have to say the battery life is impressive. I was able to get over 7 hours of SoT over those 2 days. I didn't tinker with any settings, didn't play with "background app refresh" settings.

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    (That tiny spike before midnight, I plugged in for a minute)
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  2. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Not bad! I still have a Note 3 I use for all my media purposes. I have the 7+ but I really wanted to go with the Note 7. I always buy a few months after release now so unfortunately I already knew of the battery issues before I went to purchase. So it dissuaded me.

    That's a really good price! What carrier are you using it on?
     
  3. macfacts thread starter macrumors 68020

    macfacts

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    The phone wasn't attached to a specific carrier but I am using it on windmobile/freedommobile.
     

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