Samsung has recently released a budget-friendly smartphone called as Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) in India priced at Rs. 8,990. Today, the brand has launched three affordable smartphones in the US via AT&T & GoPhone named as Samsung Galaxy Express Prime, Express 3 and Galaxy J3. The Galaxy Express Prime and Express 3 will be available for purchase via GoPhone while the Galaxy J3 will be available on contract via AT&T. The Galaxy J3 is already in the US via other carriers.
Let’s talk about the smartphones in detail:
Samsung Galaxy Express Prime
The Galaxy Express Prime flaunts a 5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display that offers a pixel density of 294ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 laid on top of it for protection. Under the hood, the smartphone comes equipped with Exynos 3475 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz clubbed with 1.5GB of RAM for smooth performance. It has 16GB of built-in storage and also includes a microSD card slot for further expansion of memory upto 128GB. It supports dual sim dual standby and runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow based TouchWiz UI overlaid.
On the camera cordon, the smartphone sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling and selfie images. It includes standard connectivity options like 4G-LTE/3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS and microUSB 2.0 port. The handset comes backed by a 2600mAh battery that offers 10 hours of talk time and upto 222 hours of standby time. It also features Easy Mode that lets you customize home screen as per your choice. The smartphone measures 7.9 mm thickness and is available in Dark Grey color option.
Samsung Galaxy Express 3
The Samsung Galaxy Express 3 is the most affordable among all the three devices. The Galaxy Express 3 comes with almost similar specifications as the Galaxy Express Prime with just a few minor changes. The device features smaller 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2050mAh battery that is rated to deliver upto 12 hours of talk time. The device comes with a polycarbonate body and is available in White color option.
Samsung Galaxy J3
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is the slightly downgraded version of the Indian Galaxy J3 variant that launched a few days ago. It features 5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display offering a pixel density of 294ppi and comes powered by Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz clubbed with Adreno 305 GPU. The Indian variant of the Galaxy J3 comes equipped with Spreadtrum 1.5GHz quad-core SoC. The Galaxy J3 has Samsung Knox support and 256-bit encryption with which we can expect high-level security for business users.
The device has 16GB of built-in storage and also includes a microSD card slot for further expansion of memory upto 128GB. The smartphone comes equipped with a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front shooter for video calling and selfie clicks. It powers a 2600mAh battery that can easily last for an entire day on mixed usage and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It supports dual sim dual standby with 4G-LTE support and other basic connectivity options like 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and microUSB 2.0 port.
Talking about the pricing, the Samsung Galaxy Express Prime priced at $130 is the most expensive among all the three and is already available for purchase via AT&T online and offline stores. The most affordable Galaxy Express 3 costs just $80 and will go on sale starting May 6th. The Galaxy J3 costs $5.67 per month for 30 months under the Next24 Plan and will also be available for sale starting May 6th along with Galaxy Express 3.