You can get a lot out of its lower-end specs, which include a 5-inch, 720p display and a quad-core processor.
Luckily, it has the current version of Android (6.0) rather than last year's software.
The 5-megapixel camera takes nice outdoor photos, but selfies on the 2-megapixel camera won't wow you with detail (that may be a good thing).
Unlike higher-end Samsung phones, you can pop off the back cover to replace the battery.
You'll also find a microSD card slot to supplement the 16GB of storage -- or 8GB in one Galaxy J3 variant.
It's a pretty slim phone that fits nicely in the hand and doesn't generate as many smudges as glossier phones.
We paired it with CNET Magazine to give you a better idea of the size.