AT&T today started selling the entry-level Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) in the US. A variant of the device, named the Galaxy J3 Emerge, has been on sale in the US since January this year via Sprint. That makes AT&T the second US carrier to carry the smartphone.
The Galaxy J3 (2017) features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution and a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. It comes with an Exynos 7 7570 quad-core SoC, which is a modern mid-range SoC manufactured on a 14nm process. The chipset has been coupled with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Samsung has included a dedicated microSD card slot inside the handset, so users will be able to expand the storage further by up to 128GB. Connectivity features include all the usual Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro USB 2.0, and 4G LTE.
The cameras on the Galaxy J3 (2017) aren’t very impressive, at least in terms of the resolution. You get a 5MP camera at the rear, with an f/1.9 aperture lens and an LED flash. For taking selfies, the Samsung smartphone is equipped with a 2MP snapper coupled with an f/2.2 aperture lens. Thankfully, the smartphone isn’t too disappointing in the battery life department, thanks to a 2,600mAh capacity battery inside. Another area where the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) has a slight edge over most budget Android smartphones is software. It runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, with Samsung’s custom Android skin on top.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) can now be purchased from AT&T for $179.99 outright, or you can opt for an installment plan wherein you will need to pay a $6 every month for a period of 30 months. The smartphone can be bought online as well as at any AT&T retail store in the United States.
What are your thoughts on the Galaxy J3 (2017)?