Galaxy J3 (6) The new S Bike Mode feature has been designed keeping in mind that the incoming phone call does not cause any problem to the two-wheeler rider. Once this feature is activated, Galaxy J3 (6) users will be able to track incoming calls with a feature called ‘Smart Reply’. for user convenience samsung has made the S bike mode the default in the quick settings panel.
Along with this, users can also activate this mode by tapping on the Galaxy J3 (6) with the NFC tag that comes with the retail box. The company says that the NFC tag can be affixed on the bike’s petrol tank or helmet, so that users can easily activate and deactivate this mode.
While riding, the caller will get a pre-recorded message that the user is currently on a two-wheeler and is not able to take calls. While this mode is active, the user will not be able to detect the incoming call and will not face any problem due to no vibration or ringing during the incoming call. However, people calling Galaxy J3 (6) users will be able to make direct calls by pressing 1 in case of an emergency.
Samsung has also added an additional feature, Motion Lock, to protect the rider. This feature ensures that the rider stops his vehicle at a halt before responding to an emergency call. To disable the S bike mode, the user has to tap and hold the button on the screen.
The S bike mode is easy to use and it also shows the list of calls that the user could not take while riding. With Smart Reply, the Galaxy J3 (6) user will be able to select a contact and send a pre-written message in which the user can inform when his journey will end and when he will be able to talk. Samsung has also introduced a rewards plan for Galaxy J3 (6) users, where active riders can get Rs 1,500 per month on FreeCharge.
According to Samsung, like the Ultra Data Saving Mode, the S bike mode in the J series has also been developed at Samsung’s Indian R&D centre.
Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India, said that after some time this mode will be available for all 4G smartphones of Samsung Galaxy J series.
Talking about the Galaxy J3 (6) smartphone, it looks like the company’s other Galaxy J-series handset. This phone will be available in Black, White and Gold color variants.
When we took it in hand for the first time, we found this phone to be made of plastic. With a 5-inch display, the Galaxy J3 (6) is comfortable to use with one hand. Its rounded edges and faux leather rear cover make it easy to hold. Overall, the Galaxy J3 (6) gives us the same feel of Samsung’s Galaxy design.
The front part of the phone has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, which gives good viewing angles. At the bottom of the display are Samsung’s signature physical home button and capacitive button. On the top of the display is the Samsung logo and a 5 megapixel front camera. The volume button is on the left and the power button is on the right.
Talking about the rear, there is an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. Like other handsets of the J series, the rear panel of the Galaxy J3 (6) is removable. Opening the rear cover, one can see two SIM card slots, a microSD card slot and a 2600mAh battery. Weighing in at just 138 grams, the Galaxy J3 (6) feels much lighter than other smartphones of the same size available in the market.
The handset is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 1.5GB of RAM. 8 GB storage can be expanded up to 128 GB with the help of microSD card. The phone supports 4G LTE. The Galaxy J3 (6) runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. Talking about the software, Samsung claims that with the help of Ultra Data Saving (UDS) mode given in the phone, customers will be able to save 50 percent mobile data. The company says that this feature will also save data in the music streaming app.
After spending some time with the Samsung Galaxy J3 (6), we did not find any problem with its touch and multitasking. In indoor artificial light, the phone’s 8 megapixel camera got good pictures, although we did not get a chance to take pictures in sunlight. The front camera gets decent selfies in indoor but the detailing is lacking. However, regarding the performance and camera of the phone, we cannot give any final verdict until we test the device in our review.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (6) aka Galaxy J3 (2016) smartphone has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs 8,990. With this price, the phone will compete with the phone with a budget of less than Rs 10,000. The unique S bike mode may prove to be a big hit for the sales of the phone but it will have to wait if people really like this mode or not.