Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime lands at T-Mobile and MetroPCS as a cheap Nougat phone

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime lands at T-Mobile and MetroPCS as a cheap Nougat phone
T-Mobile and MetroPCS this week released a new and affordable Android smartphone made by Samsung: the Galaxy J3 Prime.

The J3 Prime appears to be a rebranded Galaxy J3 Emerge (launched earlier this year via Sprint and its prepaid brands). However, the handset offered by T-Mobile and MetroPCS has a couple of advantages over Sprint's J3 Emerge: it's cheaper, and runs Android 7 Nougat (instead of Android Marshmallow).

If you're buying the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime from T-Mobile, you can get it for $150 outright, or $6 per month (for $24 months) and $6 upfront. At MetroPCS, the new phone can be purchased for just $69.99 (discounted from $139.99), no contract required.

Besides Android 7 Nougat, the Galaxy J3 Prime features a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm processor (likely the Snapdragon 425), 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. You're also getting a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear camera, and a 2600 mAh battery. Not too bad for $70, is it?


sources: T-Mobile, MetroPCS

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Galaxy J3 Prime
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h talk time)

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2 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

For 70 bucks, it's one heck of a bang-for-buck phone.

2. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

If I wanted to use it on T-Mobile then I'd just get it from MetroPCS

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