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Samsung Galaxy J3 available now at Virgin Mobile, lands Monday at Boost Mobile

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Samsung Galaxy J3 available now at Virgin Mobile, lands Monday at Boost Mobile
Starting today, prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile is adding the Samsung Galaxy J3 to its lineup. Fellow prepaid operator Boost Mobile will be offering the phone to its subscribers starting this coming Monday. With both Virgin and Boost owned by Sprint, the price of the Galaxy J3 is $179 on both carriers. The handset features a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen carrying a 720 x 1280 (HD) resolution.

Powering the device is the Snapdragon 410 SoC, which contains a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1.5GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of internal storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is accessible for those requiring additional memory. The back of the phone features a 5MP camera, while the front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 2MP. A 2600mAh battery keeps the generators humming, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

AT&T's Cricket should soon be chirping about the Galaxy J3, along with AT&T and Sprint. Keep in mind that the version of the phone offered in the states differs from the model sold in China. In that country, the device is known as the Samsung Galaxy J3 (6) and comes equipped with a smaller amount of internal storage (8GB), but a better camera combo (8MP/5MP).


source: Virgin via AndroidCentral

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posted on 15 Jan 2016, 13:30 2

1. SenorThrottles (Posts: 259; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


That's actually quite good for the price.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 14:41

3. warrenellis93 (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


No its not, those are sub $100 specs

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 14:53 8

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8438; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? I can think of a phone that has similar specs that costs $649.

You're complaining about $179?

Really?

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 18:01 2

9. ibend (Posts: 3540; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


xiaomi redmi 2 have similar spec, but still not sub $100..
maybe he mean some random chinese phone :-/

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 18:10

10. ibend (Posts: 3540; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


i just remember that Lenovo K3 exist :P
it also have similar spec, but its price had dropped under $100 now

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 18:14

11. warrenellis93 (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Youd pay $179 for an updated s3, really?

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 22:23

21. warrenellis93 (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Honor 5x $199

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 17:18 1

8. SenorThrottles (Posts: 259; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Unless you count Chinese phones, there's no other android phone on the market that offers those kinda specs for under $100.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 14:51

5. revampmybrain (Posts: 19; Member since: 28 Nov 2014)


Yeah, specs almost on par with the Moto G 2015, super amoled, and slightly bigger battery to boot. Aside from the worse camera, and touchwiz, for the price it's a pretty good low end phone.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 04:03

18. Rifqiandi (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Nope. The specs are just decent.
Only chinese make good low range phone. Lenovo, xiaomi, and meizu are the only chinese companies i trusted tho.

Popular brand no longer care of making low/low-mid range phone. They just make random bad phone ( like sony E4), but it seems like samsung make a (slighyly) better phone this time. Even so, the phone's design is just to weird. So i wouldnt buy this phone with decent specs just for brand :/

Rather get one of these: (which actually has a way better specs)

K3 note
K4 note
Meizu M1 metal
Meizu M2 note
Redmi 3
Redmi note 2

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 03:59

17. Rifqiandi (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Nope. The specs are just decent.
Why make an exception chiniese? Only chinese make good low range phone. Lenovo, xiaomi, and meizu are the only chinese companies i trusted tho.

Popular brand no longer care of making low/low-mid range phone. They just make random bad phone ( like sony E4), but it seems like samsung make a (slighyly) better phone this time. Even so, the phone's design is just to weird. So i wouldnt buy this phone with decent specs just for brand :/

Rather get one of these: (which actually has a way better specs)

K3 note
K4 note
Meizu M1 metal
Meizu M2 note
Redmi 3
Redmi note 2

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 14:40

2. warrenellis93 (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Thats dissapointing of boost mobile to offer this phone and at that price, if you do your research the zte warp elite blows samsungs phone out of the water. Boost has enough junk for sale

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 14:48

4. redmd (Posts: 1239; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


True.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 14:52 3

6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8438; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Looks like an updated classing looking original Galaxy S.

Samsung should drop all their lines to just the J, the A the S and the Note. J-lowend, A-mid-range and the S for the flagship and the Note is just in a category of its own.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 18:16

12. ibend (Posts: 3540; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and only 3 model limit for J, and A model.. since last-year model of J5 and A5 is overlap each other, and J7 is better than A3 and A5..

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 20:13

13. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 196; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Not a bad little phone.

Seems similar to the Galaxy J5, wonder how it would compare in benchmarks.

8 grams lighter than the J5 which is nice :)

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 20:52 1

14. manojmcn (Posts: 406; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Note, S, A, E, J, On - these constitute the restructured Samsung smartphone line up.
E & On are absolutely redundant options and they should remove them also from the lineup.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 23:40

15. Mfa901 (Posts: 250; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


that is hell of a design.... anybody noticed that?

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 02:00

16. obedchuni (Posts: 159; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


wow another cheap mobile with SD 410 SOC, others OEMs are selling SD 410 at 100$ why so high samsung, I think that son a of samsung and google techieXP likes it very much, also the other day he said that he has iphone 4 and 4s as we all know that he is completely lying as he stated that iphone 4s has 1 GB of ram and ios 9 lags, i know it lags as 2011 iphone certainly does, but it has 512 MB of ram, you son of a samsung, and tell me is it a fail when apple watch does business of billion with B, did you get it.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 18:29

19. SenorThrottles (Posts: 259; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The Moto G (2015) has a Snapdragon 410 as well and that's $180.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 19:17

20. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 196; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


AMOLED screen

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 22:24

22. warrenellis93 (Posts: 152; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Huawei honor 5x $199. I would buy that if it comes to boost mobile

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