AT&T announced the Galaxy J3 last month, to rapturous applause almost no reaction at all. In case you'd forgotten, it has a 5-inch 720p screen and a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor.

This phone isn't low-end. Not really. When I think low-end, I think 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM and 1GB of storage; something like the HTC Wildfire. Despite this, the J3 is available on a prepaid contract of $5.67/month, or for $169 upfront. For a phone of this quality - 720p Super AMOLED display, 1.3GHz quad core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 2600mAh battery, 16GB expandable memory, and 4G LTE - that seems astoundingly cheap. Or maybe I'm just not up with the times.

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The Galaxy J3, with the middle shot showing 'Easy Mode.'

Other things the phone includes are an FM radio, a 5MP camera (seems like this is where they saved money), a 2MP front-facing camera, and 'Easy Mode,' which removes superfluous options from the home screen and leaves you with the basic tasks. The design is assuredly mid-to-low-end, however, with rounded edges and a slightly strange two-tone front.

The Galaxy J3 is live at AT&T now, so if you're a fan of the mid or low end of phones, this one's for you.