Features Key features of the Galaxy J3  vs iPhone 5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy J3
1280 x 720
iPhone 5
1136 x 640


Galaxy J3
1.5 GB
iPhone 5
1 GB


Galaxy J3
Quad core
iPhone 5
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy J3
8 MP
iPhone 5
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy J3

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly more battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h More than 80% more battery capacity
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Longer standby time 20,880 min vs 13,536 min Around 55% longer standby time
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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 8 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 112 g vs 138 g Around 20% lighter
Sharper screen 325 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy J3  vs
iPhone 5 
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 293 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 780 min 480 min
Standby time 20,880 min 13,536 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,440 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy J3  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 138 g 112 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.6 mm
Size 71.4 x 142.2 x 7.9 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 6.0 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy J3
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