BT Mobile has introduced a brilliant smartphone to its range – one that combines stylish good looks with fantastic value.

Part of Samsung’s affordable ‘J’ Series, the J3 is slim and compact, measuring just 7.9mm deep, 71mm wide and weighing 138g.

Samsung has reduced the size of the previous generation’s black bezel to just 4.56mm, so you can enjoy widescreen movies on the 5-inch screen.

The stylish smartphone runs Google’s Android operating system, which means you download apps from the Google Play Store, use voice-assistant Google Now and Google Maps.

Samsung Galaxy J3 features

Long battery: The phone includes a removable 2600 mAh battery, which Samsung claims lets you browse for up to nine hours using 3G and 4G or 11 hours over wi-fi. Video playback is up to 11 hours and you can listen to music for up to 53 hours.

When the battery runs low, use the Ultra Power Saving Mode to save juice and ensure the phone lasts longer.

Camera: On the rear of the phone sits an 8-megapixel camera with a CMOS sensor. It includes an autofocus features to help keep pictures sharp, flash for shooting in low light and can capture HD movies. Swap quickly to the 5-megapixel front-facing camera to take selfies.

Once you’ve taken photographs add filter effects to give your pictures a colour boost, go mono and more before you share on social media. There’s also an HDR mode you can use to bring out shadow and highlight detail.

Screen: The generous 5-inch screen has an HD resolution of 1280x720 pixels. It uses Super Amoled technology, which means you get inky blacks, bright whites and eye-popping colours – all great for watching movies.

Storage: The phone has 4.3 GB usable internal memory you can use for apps, phones and movies. A microSD card slot lets you expand the memory by a further 128GB.

Connectivity: BT Mobile users can enjoy fast download and uploading on the UK’s biggest 4G network. The phone includes an NFC chip for contactless payments using Android Pay. Wi-fi Direct for easy wireless connecting and Bluetooth 4.0.

Don’t forget when you join BT Mobile, you can get online for free at 6 million wi-fi hotspots around the UK using the BT Wi-Fi app.

Discover more about camera features in our feature: The basics of buying a smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy J3 tariffs

  • 500MB, unlimited texts, 400 minutes - £12 (BT broadband customers) £17 (non-BT broadband customers).
  • 3GB unlimited texts, 1000 minutes - £17 (BT broadband customers) £22 (non-BT broadband customers). 
  • 6GB, unlimited texts, unlimited minutes: £22 (BT broadband customers) £27 (non-BT broadband customers) 
  • 15GB, unlimited texts, unlimited minutes: £27 (BT broadband customers) £32 (non-BT broadband customers).

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The Samsung Galaxy J3 is available now for BT Broadband and non-BT Broadband customers.