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.
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.