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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB vs Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy J2 Core vs Samsung Galaxy J3 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J3 X05Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
5"
PLS

540x960

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J2 Core X09Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
5"
AMOLED

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


05 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBvsGalaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
 25%25%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs1.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
 2 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (12GB user available)vs8GB (4GB user available)
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and safer
Android 8.1 OreovsAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.0 version A2DP

09 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DSvsGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
1.5GB LPDDR3vs1GB LPDDR3
 12%12%
+Lighter
138 grams (4.83 ounces)vs154 grams (5.39 ounces)
 13%13%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT PLS
 78%78%
+Higher resolution screen
720x1280 pixelsvs540x960 pixels
 34%34%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
294 PPIvs220 PPI
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Dragontrail GlassvsNot supported

31 Common items in both devices
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Plastic body, front glass
16 million
5"
(back) 8MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
f/2.2 (aperture)
(front) 5MP
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
2600 mAh
Li-Ion (Removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
FM / FM with RDS
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
ModelGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBGalaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Also known asGalaxy J2 Core (Android Go) SM-J260M/Dual-simSamsung Galaxy J3 2016 J320M/Dual-Sim
Country or region availableBrazilUruguayBrazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018March, 2016
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)72.1 x 143.4 millimeters (2.84 x 5.65 in)71.12 x 142.3 millimeters (2.8 x 5.6 in)
Weight154 grams (5.39 ounces)138 grams (4.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570 (14nm)32bit - Spreadtrum SC8830A (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2ARM Mali-400 MP2
RAM memory1GB LPDDR31.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB user available)
eMMC 5.0
8GB (4GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Display typeTFT PLSSuper AMOLED
Screen size5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Display resolution540x960 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)220 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedDragontrail Glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 28)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Main camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Front camera5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
RadioFMFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Gold
- Android Go edition
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2600 mAh2600 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registered19800 minutes | 330 hours | 13.8 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBSamsung Galaxy J3 SM-J320M/DS
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.61 W/Kg (head) | 0.61 W/Kg (body)1.004 W/Kg (head) | 1.129 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.573 W/Kg (head) | 0.333 W/Kg (body)