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Do you want to sell or trade your Samsung J3 Star?
Yes? Good, you’re at the right place.
But first, I need you to determine if you want to trade your phone for a better version, or if you want to sell it for cash?
After you decide, we’ll walk you through the steps to cash in or trade up.
In the meantime, let’s review your phone.
Samsung is known for making great flagship phones. But when it comes to the entry and midrange level, they still have a lot to learn. And the Galaxy J3 Star is no exception. If you want the best phone in the J3 Star price range, you’re better off with the Moto G6 Play. It’s a faster phone with a superior camera and battery life. Plus, it’s splash resistant while the J3 Star doesn’t claim any water resistance whatsoever.
However, the J3 Star does have an advantage in that it operates on T-Mobile's GSM system. You can add a SIM card and use your phone without going through the painstaking unlocking process. This makes the J3 a great backup phone for Galaxy lovers.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 Star has a 5-inch HD TFT touchscreen. The resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 294 PPI. The screen is just enough to bring out great details. Below the display sits two capacitive buttons to view previous sessions and to go back. In between there’s a physical Home button.
Other external features include volume keys on the left and a power button and loudspeaker on the right. The speaker sits right above the power button, which I find to be an excellent spot. Whether you’re holding the phone in portrait or landscape mode, you’ll never muffle the sound coming out of the speakers. It’s a pity that more advanced phones don’t hop on this speaker layout.
While the Galaxy J3 Star is a budget phone, you still get a decent 16 GB of storage. It has a microSD slot and supports up to 256GB. However, you only get a measly 2 GB of RAM, which renders the phone one of the slowest when combined with its budget CPU.
Other than that, the Galaxy J3 Star is 0.35 in thick and weighs 5.36 oz. Also, the plastic lightweight phone comes in two colors: Black and Gold.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Star runs the infamous Android 8.0 Oreo. Some of the most notable updates include battery life. Rogue apps won’t drain your battery in the background. In other words, apps go to sleep more often. The Android O is powered by the Exynos 7570 chipset.
The chipset is built specifically for entry level phones. It has 14nm process technology, a four Cortex-A53 core CPU with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz, and ARM Mali-T720 GPU. All this combined with the 2GB of RAM makes the Galaxy J3 Star one of the slowest phones in its category.
You can take pretty decent photos with the main 8MP camera. It has a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and a f/1.9 aperture. Photos are clear in both indoor and outdoor conditions. However, it doesn’t capture the fine details and the white light has a hint of blue. The 5MP selfie camera isn’t as good and the aperture is a slightly wider at f/2.2. Pictures are a tad bit hazy. Don’t expect to take high quality selfies, but it’s good enough for video chat.
Other camera features include a LED flash, 4X digital zoom, and auto focus. There’s also face detection, multiple shooting modes, and video recording.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 Star has a 2600 mAh li-ion battery that can easily last you multiple days with moderate use. T-Mobile claims you can talk on the phone for up to 20 hours on 3G network. Standby time is 490 hours. Although the J3 star doesn't include a fast wall charger, the standard charger can still charge your phone from 0% to 100% in around 2.5 hours.
Now that we got the review out of the way, let’s discuss your selling options.
There’s two available deals for your Samsung Galaxy J3 Star. You can choose to:
Sell Samsung Galaxy J3 Star for cash or
Trade in Galaxy J3 Star
If you want cash return, this option is for you.
Preparing to sell your Samsung Galaxy J3 Star is pretty easy. Just follow these steps:
● Transfer all your files to another device or an external storage device
● Make sure you remove all passwords and give access
● Restore your phone to factory settings
Done! That’s it.
Now you can sell your phone.
If you don’t want cash, you can trade in your Samsung Galaxy J3 Star instead.
Just follow the same steps listed above.
When you finish completing the steps, trading your phone will be a cinch.
That pretty much wraps everything up.
Now it’s all up to you.
Will you sell your Samsung Galaxy J3 Star for cash, or maybe you’ll like to trade it in for something else of your choosing?
Either way, make sure you get the best deals and services by using sites like Gimogo as a medium for trade.
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
CPU: Quad-core 1.4 Ghz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Card slot: microSD, Up to 256GB
Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size: 5-inch HD
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density: 294 PPI
Size and Weight
Dimensions: 70.1 x 142.7 x 8.9 mm (2.76 x 5.6 x 35 in)
Weight: 152 g (5.36 oz)
Main camera: 8 MP, f/1.9
Selfie camera: 5 MP, f/2.2
Type: Li-ion 2600 mAh, removable
Talk time: Up to 20 h
Stand-by: Up to 490 h