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Samsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A) vs Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J3 XSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)09Points
Samsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)
5"
PLS

540x960

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

vs
09PointsSamsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)Compare Samsung Galaxy J2 Shine X
Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
5"
AMOLED

720x1280

5
MP

2mp

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)

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!

Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)vsGalaxy J3 (SM-J320P)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
+1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core56%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+2GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs1.5GB LPDDR3
+eMMC 5.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
vseMMC 4.5
+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+(front) 5MP156%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2MP
+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)6 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) VGA (640x480)
+Android 8.1 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
+4.2 version A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.1 version A2DP
16GB (9GB user free)vs+16GB (10GB user free)11%
More internal storage for applications and files
154 grams (5.39 ounces)vs+138 grams (4.83 ounces)12%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
TFT PLSvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
540x960 pixelsvs+720x1280 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
220 PPIvs+294 PPI34%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+Ambient LightAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+Dragontrail GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

27 Common items in both devices
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
5"
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
+20 specs and more in the table below

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

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
ModelGalaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy J2 Shine SM-J260AZDDATT, Galaxy J2 2018Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile Galaxy J3 2016 4G J320P
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2018January, 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, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570 (14nm)32bit - Samsung Exynos 3 Quad 3475 (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2ARM Mali-T720 600Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (9GB user free)
eMMC 5.0
16GB (10GB user free)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
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 networksSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14)LTE Cat4 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 25, 26)
TD-LTE (Bands 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)VGA (640x480)
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 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
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 A2DP4.1 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, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
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: Gold
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2600 mAh2600 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)5V/1.55A=7.75Wfeature not registered
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standby19500 minutes | 325 hours | 13.5 days20940 minutes | 349 hours | 14.5 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy J2 Shine (SM-J260A)Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J320P)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.99W/kg (head) | 1.55W/kg (body)1.22W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.251W/kg (head) | 0.123W/kg (body)