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Top 10 Galaxy J3 (2017) cases and accessories



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The Galaxy J3 (2017) is a popular choice for anyone looking for a budget Samsung smartphone, and it’s no surprise to see that it’s the latest arrival at giffgaff. If you’ve picked up the phone, check out our selections of the best cases and accessories in the blog below!

Part 1: Top 5 Galaxy J3 (2017) cases

1. Olixar ArmourDillo Protective Case - £10

Olixar ArmourDillo Protective Case

We begin with Olixar’s ArmourDillo. This case comes with layer upon layer of protection, ensuring that your J3 will survive even if it’s handled roughly. The case comes in blue or black, and includes a kick-stand built into the rear which is great for watching videos on trains and planes. This case isn’t the thinnest around, but its dual-layer protection, grippable design and practicality make it a sound first choice.

2. Official Samsung Dual Layer Cover - £17

Official Samsung Dual Layer Cover

This is one of two official Samsung cases that we’ll be recommending today. The Dual Layer Cover is the more protective of the two, offering considerable protection against drops and knocks without the rides and bulk of the ArmourDillo. Colours are also more widely available – you can choose from the gold shown above, or black, blue, pink and white. Either way, you’re getting a solid case that fits the Galaxy J3 in size and style perfectly.

3. Olixar Genuine Leather Executive Wallet - £20

Olixar Genuine Leather Executive Wallet

This executive wallet is made from genuine leather, giving it that classic look, smell and hard-wearing design. The case includes a few credit card slots to keep your most important pieces of paper and plastic safe, while a magnetic stand allows you to prop up the phone for playing games, watching TV or just keeping an eye on incoming notifications.

4. Official Samsung Jelly Cover Case - £12

Official Samsung Jelly Cover Case

If you want to protect your J3 from daily use while adding a fun new colour, then Samsung’s Jelly Cover Case might be for you. You can find the case in pink, black, blue and gold, allowing you eight different combinations with the gold or black versions of the Galaxy J3. The case includes a lip around the screen to protect it from harm, a slim build that adds almost no bulk and minimalist Samsung branding on the back rear of the case.

5. Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case - £13

Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case

Our final recommendation is the Leather-Style Wallet Case from Olixar. This case isn’t quite as expensive as its genuine leather counterpart, but it provides the same look and utility, with a stand, credit card slots and a classic design. This case is one of the most popular designs online, and it’s easy to see why.

Part 2: Top 5 Galaxy J3 (2017) accessories

6. Kingston Digital 16GB Micro SD Card - £13

Kingston Digital 16GB Micro SD Card

If your phone has a Micro SD card slot and limited space, fitting a Micro SD card is a no-brainer. Just choose the capacity and speed you think you’ll need, insert the card and you’re away. We recommend a 16GB card at minimum; 32GB and 64GB are also quite affordable and offer good value for money. When it comes to speeds, look for a 10 in a circle (which means Class 10) or a 1 in a U shape (which means UHS Speed Class 1). Both have the same meaning: 10 MB/s in minimum write speeds, ensuring fast and consistent performance. Good brands to look out for are Samsung, Lexar and Kingston.

7. Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector - £13

Olixar Tempered Glass Screen Protector

This tempered glass screen protector is the best way to keep your J3’s screen safe from cracking and scratches. Glass screen protectors are a little more expensive than the old plastic kind, but they’re way easier to install, look better and last longer. This example from Olixar is typical, offering a custom-fit design and minimal thickness (0.26mm) to ensure your phone doesn’t feel any different with the screen protector installed.

8. Kidigi Omni Micro USB Dock - £20

Kidigi Omni Micro USB Dock

The Kidigi Omni is an inexpensive Micro USB dock, allowing you to recharge your J3 at your desk or at your night stand at home. The dock is carefully designed to be compatible with phones in and out of cases, and can be connected to a computer to allow copying files back and forth. There are plenty of similar options on the market, so feel free to check out some competitors in online stores!

9. Olixar Powerboost 6000mAh Portable Charger - £20

Olixar Powerboost 6000mAh Portable Charger

The Olixar PowerBoost is a fairly standard 6000mAh portable charger, allowing you to get from point A to point B without recharging your phone every step of the way. The charger includes a fast 2.1A outlet that recharges your J3 in a flash, and a rugged design that allows it to be tossed into a bag, car or pocket for emergency use without any worries. The 6000mAh of onboard power allows you to recharge the J3 (2017) fully twice, so you’ll never be caught out. Just remember to charge this power bank up before you leave home!

10. Emie Canvas Portable Bluetooth Speaker - £30

Emie Canvas Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This stylish Bluetooth speaker has been heavily discounted, bringing it down to a price level where it’s one of the nicest-looking speakers available. The canvas texture is hard-wearing and looks stylish, while the lightweight design ensures that the speaker is easily pocketable. There’s still room for a 520mAh rechargeable battery inside, which provides up to six hours of listening time before needing a top up. All in all, it’s a solid speaker that is well worth looking at while it’s discounted.

Wrapping up

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Written by wsjudd

Will is a gadget fanatic, working from cafes and gadget-infused mega-hovels to turn caffeine into technology articles. Follow him on Twitter @wsjudd and check out his newly redesigned tech review site!