[df-subtitle]The first in a new series of smartphones comes to Sprint’s prepaid brands[/df-subtitle]

Samsung is kicking off the new year with a new series of Android-based handsets. Arriving today at Virgin Mobile (online), the $180 Samsung Galaxy J3 looks like a more premium phone than it is.


Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Galaxy J3 gives prepaid customers just enough smartphone to do the daily basics. It’s not a cutting-edge phone by any stretch, but it is a good first-time experience for younger users. Moreover, it’s a decent phone for those upgrading from something a little older, too.

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Key hardware specs:

  • 5-inch HD display
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16GB storage with microSD expansion
  • 2,600mAh battery


The Samsung Galaxy J3 will be more widely available starting next week. Boost Mobile stores will carry the phone on January 18 and then it will be offered online the next day.

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