Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge - Snapdragon 425 Review
The Samsung J3 is a great entry level device for the average user. It provides a decent set of features in small form package. Tied to the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 series chip. This chip provides a 64bit architecture an X6 LTE modem up from a X4 incorporating a 2x10 carrier aggregation. Prior it only had a 1x20. With the 2x10 users will theoretically be able to handle 150Mbs download and up to 75Mbs upload should the network be available. Great quality features but how does the device handle the processor itself.
As with all my phones I run a series of benchmark tests to determine the phone's ability to handle its processor and memory available. I like to know where my phone stands in comparison to other devices. I have tested the device using 4 different performance management software each yielded some great results. When I run my tests I do this first before setting up any other application or service. I have minimal services running in the foreground or background so as to not skew my results.
This performance test again measures the GPU's ability and the CPU processing power. Geekbench 4 scores are calibrated against a baseline score of 4000 (which is the score of an Intel Core i7-6600U). Higher scores are better, with double the score indicating double the performance. The Samsung J3 handled itself quite well with a single-core score of 620 and Multi-core of 1607. The processor is showing signs of basic handling abilities. In comparison closest match would be based on the LG Nexus 5.
PCMARK for Android
Utilizing the work 2.0 performance test the application ran its myriad of tests checking processing, picture manipulating, and editing ability of documents, navigating interweb and data manipulation. Along with this test I evaluated the Computer Vision option which aims to focus on the devices performance with image recognition tasks. Finally, the Storage test which checks for the devices ability to handle fast smooth stutter-free performance when accessing storage content. Work 2.0 performance yielded a score of 3222, Computer vision came in at 1875, and the Storage component was 3500. All these scores are in line with other mid-range devices.
With 3DMark I was unable to run the intensive Sling Shot Extreme which utilizes the OpenGL ES 3.1. Graphic tests are based on a 2560 x 1440 screen resolution. I had to resort to the standard Ice Storm evaluation test. This test is based on the OpenGL ES 2.0 benchmark with displays of 1280 x 720 which the Samsung J3 has a screen resolution of 1280x800. This test is the lightest of the graphic intensive tests. The program runs 2 types of graphic tests measuring both the GPU performance and lots of vertices. It then measures the GPU performance along with pixel processing. Finally it test the overall CPU with its standard physics tests. The Samsung J3 score again was in line with other low to mid-range devices.
Antutu Benchmark & 3D Rating
This Benchmark application measures multiple layers of evaluation from memory performance, CPU integer Performance, and 2D 3D graphics Performance. The overall results of this test yielded a score of 28278. This score came back with the device handling a game performance at a mid-level tier. CPU processor was ok for a middle-end, satisfying a basic user need for daily use.
The Samsung J3 Emerge Is great device for a entry level user not wanting to have high gaming needs but a phone for regular daily use. With the Snapdragon 425 processor this phone with be able to handle most things while high intensive graphic games may be a bit to much for this overall phone. As mid-range device users that navigate web and use basic content will be very pleased with the phones abilities.
Enjoy and remember never use your phone or tablet while driving, be safe and healthy.
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