Announced in November the Samsung Galaxy J3 is joining Sprint’s prepaid subsidiaries, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Stuffed with essentials the phone allows its users to do everything they need or want to do on the go, from connecting with friends and family through surfing the net to end on gaming and watching movies. Strongly resembling the Galaxy S6 in terms of external appearance the phone seems to be a nice alternative to all those of you searching for a budget-friendly good looker. Packed with pretty decent specs the Galaxy J3 may now be yours for $179.99 and no strings attached.
Samsung Galaxy J3 is now available from two pre-paid carriers Virgin Mobile or Boost Mobile.
Although the Samsung Galaxy J3 is considered as a lower-end offering, it has all the necessary features allowing its potential users to stay in touch with their nearest and dearest as well as to enjoy smartphone functionality. The phone comes with a sharp 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display providing clear picture quality and high readability of text and a combination of a 5MP primary camera and 2MP front-facing snapper on the board.
When it comes to computing powers, the Galaxy J3 is driven by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of thankfully expandable via microSD cards storage. In addition, running Android 5.1 Lollipop the handset supports all modern connectivity options, including 4G LTE. So far, sadly, Samsung didn’t confirmed releasing a Marshmallow update for the Galaxy J3. Frankly speaking, being aware of the fact that manufacturers tend to quickly forget about updating lower-end devices, we shouldn’t expect the Galaxy J3 to receive the said OS update.
As for the external design, Samsung introduced a completely new approach towards their budget smartphones. Instead of delivering boring identical-looking handsets the company changed its design strategy and gave the Galaxy J3 the slim shape with metal finishing inspired by its recent flagship.
If you feel like the Galaxy J3 is a phone proper for you, you may get one from Virgin Mobile or Boost Mobile for $179.99 (plus tax) of course if you decide to pay its full price. However, if you opt for an installment plan, you can buy the phone for as little as $30 per month at Boost Mobile or $35 at Virgin Mobile. The handset is available both online and in retail stores (note: Boost Mobile starts to sell the phone online on January 19th).