Android has grown incredibly well over the years so that it not only runs well only on higher end devices, but even on mid-range phones as well.
The latest Android marshmallow is a perfect example, but those improvements actually started with the Android 5.0 lollipop. For those who want to own an Android smartphone that does not hurt the wallet, the Samsung Galaxy J3 can be a fine option. Up until now, the phone was not available on Verizon networks. It has changed just now, as Verizon has announced the Galaxy J3 without any contracts for just under $110.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 hit the markets in January 2016 worldwide, but its unavailability on the Verizon has been a cause of concern. This has just changed with the latest development. The 5 inch display on the Samsung Galaxy J3 may come only with a 720p resolution, but it has Super AMOLED technology that helps take care of imaging needs in a wonderful manner. The highly saturated look of the Super AMOLED screen is clearly evident on the Galaxy J3.
Unlike phones from the top end of the segment, the Galaxy J3 makes substantial reductions in terms of price largely by coming with an average processor. The quad core Spreadtrum processor comes with 1.2 GHz clock speed. It is aided by just 1.5 GB of RAM. Both these are mediocre specifications to run the Android 5.1, but changes made by Google in the operating system are vital in enabling the Galaxy J3 to run smoothly even on such specifications.
The phone has a five-megapixel camera in the rear and a two-megapixel front camera for selfies. They can just about do the job when called upon. They have basic features like LED flash, HDR and autofocus in the case of the five-megapixel front camera. Some regions in the world have a more comprehensive five-megapixel camera on the Galaxy J3, but the US editions receive only the two-megapixel shooter with no assistance like flash.
A removable 2600 mAh battery should be enough to last around the day with moderate usage. The phone is well covered in terms of connectivity with aspects like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a 3.5 mm headphone socket. Sprint was the first network to offer the Galaxy J3 in the United States. AT&T may just follow Verizon to announce the Samsung device in the next few days.
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