Features Key features of the Galaxy J3  vs iPhone SE 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy J3
1280 x 720
iPhone SE
1136 x 640


Galaxy J3
1.5 GB
iPhone SE
2 GB


Galaxy J3
Quad core
iPhone SE
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy J3
8 MP
iPhone SE
12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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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
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
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
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,624 mA·h More than 60% more battery capacity
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 14,400 min 45% longer standby time
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 2.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 8 GB 16x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly faster processor 1.84 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 55% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Lighter 113 g vs 138 g Around 20% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 12 MP vs 8 MP 50% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 9x higher def video
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 SE 
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.84 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 12 MP
Resolution 8 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
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 840 min
Standby time 20,880 min 14,400 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,624 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy J3  vs
iPhone SE 
Weight 138 g 113 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 Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy J3
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