Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) launches on Verizon, Android Marshmallow on board

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) launches on Verizon, Android Marshmallow on board
Released earlier this year via Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is now available from Verizon Wireless. The J3 is offered by Verizon as a prepaid smartphone, and costs just $109.99 - that's less than the prices asked by Sprint and its MVNOs (from $149 to $192).

Interestingly, Verizon's Galaxy J3 (2016) comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, so it's got another advantage - beside the price related one - over the phone's versions sold by Sprint & co, as these still run Android 5.1 Lollipop.

For $110, Verizon's Galaxy J3 seems to be a good handset. Its main features include a 5-inch AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE connectivity, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and a 5 MP rear camera. On the downside, the device offers only 8 GB of internal memory, but at least it has a microSD card slot, so you can always use a card to add extra storage space.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) can also be purchased unlocked from Amazon (though this variant only works on AT&T and T-Mobile). Moreover, starting tomorrow, May 6, the handset will be launched by AT&T. Is anyone here planning to buy this new Galaxy J3?

source: Verizon via Press release

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Galaxy J3 (2016)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

110 USD seems pretty reasonable, but they could have used a snapdragon 430/435 to sweeten the deal a bit more, but not the less, it's still reasonably priced

4. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

that processor isn't going to arrive in phones until next year.. we don't even have snapdragon 415 in phones yet , which was announced in FEB 2015 . also don't expect SD 415 phones to be priced anything less than 200 $ from top brands

2. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

This is a great entry level phone for anyone. Teens and perhaps parents. I don't really care for Samsung but as of late they are really on it. Good job Samsung.

3. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

110 dollars is a good price, the only downsides for that price being the camera and storage. Best thing is HD AMOLED for the price

5. Bustami

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Better than Galaxy S7

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And how stupid are

7. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oops forgot the you in the how stupid are you. Lol

8. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

It will get marshmallow before note5 on Rogers lol

9. icdvtrvt

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2014

Now why does the Boost version get 16GB internal and Verizon only get 8GB internal? Is that why it's cheaper? And 5MP camera? Really? I'd pay the extra $30-40 to have 16GB internal and at least 8MP camera, but for an entry/mid-level phone, might not be too bad, we'll have to see what the reviews are like.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't think the J series is mid-ranged. Its purely low-end at $100

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