Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge Debuts With Poor Camera Performance

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge
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Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge smartphone was released on January 2017 and available in some stores for purchase. The TFT capacitive display of the single SIM smartphone is color rich and compliments its metal panel design with dimension measuring 140.9 x 70.1 x 8.7 mm or 5.55 x 2.76 x 0.34 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 147 grams.

SIM type is of the hybrid dual SIM. Hybrid Dual SIM phones swap one SIM slot for microSD card slot. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge is available in 2 colors which are Black and Sliver but it’s of 16GB model.

The battery life of the phone is quite impressive in terms of battery consumption.

Because it is able to last up to 408 hours on stand by, 23 hours of talk time ans 33 minutes of run time streaming full screen video over LTE at maximum brightness which is better than the Hydro reach’s 3 hours 17 minutes average battery life and that of Warp 7 5hours, 49 minutes average battery life.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 425 processor with speed clocked at 1.4GHz having a higher performance  anf Warp 7 but does not come close to the MT6755M which powers LG-X power which is in the same price range with the device being reviewed.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge Features

Resolution 720 by 1280 pixel
Display 5.0 inches
OS Android Marshmallow
Rear Camera 5-megapixel
Front Camera 2-megapixel
microSD Storage Up to 256GB
Battery 2600mAH
Design Metal

Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge cost?

You can get the Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge in the US for $140 while the price on Canada starts at $179 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $185 but the price of Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge in UK is £99 while the EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge for €129.

In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge in Nigeria for ₦55,000 and Kenya for KSh 14,200 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge is RS 8,999.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge


Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge is made of silver plastic and has a removable back panel which is very similar to J3. It also has a strip metal across the top of the panel crossing the camera sensor and adding flair and beauty to the phone.

The speaker is embedded in the right edge of the phone, the speaker is placed towards the top and angled slightly to direct sound upwards.

The power button of the Samsung mobile device is placed on the right side, and a volume rocker is on the left. The bottom houses the micro USB charging port and a 3.5mm audio jack


The Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge TFT capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 69.8% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 5.0 inches with screen resolution at 720 by 1280 pixels and screen density, PPI at 294 pixels per inch.

At the maximum brightness, the screen is easy to see in sunlight and provides a color rich display.


Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with performance backed by a 1.5GB RAM and Octa-core processing unit clocking at speeds of 1.4 GHz.

The Internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available at 16GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 256GB.

The Samsung’s heavy touchwiz UI aids the running of the phone, the touchwiz makes visual alterations to app icons and transitions and bakes in some new settings and features


Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge comes with 5-megapixel for the rear or primary camera with f/1.9 aperture while an 2-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.

A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.

The 5MP rear camera is nothing to write about even in good light condition. However with a stable hand, it can take a fairly clear picture with minimal noise or blur. The auto focus is sluggish and at times you will have to adjust it manually.

The smartphone records 720p video at 30fps although not very stable and tends to lose focus easily. The selfie camera gives a good and clear shoot in good light condition but not so fantastic in low light condition.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

Galaxy J3 Emerge is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion that is able to store up to 2600mAh battery charge to power all the above features and more.

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The Samsung mobile device is able to last up to 408 hours on stand by and 23 hours o talk time and about 33 minutes of runtime streaming full-screen video over LTE at maximum brightness.

Galaxy J3 emerge supports connectivity options like WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensor.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge Full Specifications

Smartphone Design  
Device Name Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge or Samsung Galaxy J3 Elipse or Galaxy Amp Prime 2
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released January 2017
Dimensions and Size 140.9 x 70.1 x 8.7 mm (5.55 x 2.76 x 0.34 inches)
Weight (in grams) 147 g
Colors Black, Sliver
Number of SIM One
Material Metal
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Type Removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Stand-by 408 hours (3G)
Talk time 23 hours (3G)
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Screen Type TFT capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.0 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 69.8%
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 294 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow / Android 7.0 Nougat – Amp Prime 2
Processor Type or Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 420 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Processor Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 / Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Internal Storage 16GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 256GB
Front or Secondary 2-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Rear or Primary 5-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture
Features Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v4.2
GPS Yes. A-GPS, Glonass
Infrared port No
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint No
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor Yes

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