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The Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge is Coming to Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile

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In a few weeks, Sprint subscribers (along with its prepaid brands: Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile) can expect to see the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) available on the network. This entry-level device will be sold by the carrier as the Galaxy J3 Emerge, a second generation model that follows its predecessor.

Just like the original Galaxy J3 (2016), the device will be available with a 5-inch build and a 720p display resolution. Its internal specs are different from the previous model as it comes with an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with 2GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16GB. In addition, the Galaxy J3 Emerge will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow upon release instead of Android 5.0 Lollipop that was previously seen on the Galaxy J3.

As for the camera, the handset is available with the same configuration found on its predecessor. There is a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera paired with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It also retains its video capture resolution at 720p. In addition, the battery on the Galaxy J3 Emerge is the same at 2,600 mAh. But many are hopeful that usage time on the device will improve since it now comes with the Doze power-saving feature found exclusively on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The announcement shares that the Galaxy J3 Emerge will be available starting January 6th.


Source: VentureBeat

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  1. Swing and a miss. Another Sprint junker.

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    1. Other than maybe the camera and the low capacity battery (which might not be a big deal if it's user-replaceable), it actually doesn't seem bad (assuming a decent budget phone price). It's actually already ahead of most other cheap-o phones due to including 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage, much better then other typical giveaway phones that only include half of each and are thus barely functional.

      The 720p resolution screen is more than adequate for the 5" screen, which itself is a good choice for those whose hands just aren't large enough to handle the all-too-common 5.5+" screens of today. No battery power need be wasted on driving higher resolutions at this screen size when few people could tell them apart anyway.

      In fact, these specs aren't far off the extremely popular original Nexus 5 (mine still works great except for the now 3+ year old battery which isn't user-replaceable and barely lasts an hour of screen-on time nowadays).

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    2. "The 720p resolution screen is more than adequate for the 5" screen"

      720p is great for a watch or 3" screen, but really lowball for a 5" screen. It's very easy to tell apart phones with poor resolution like this.

      As for size, I don't miss "too small to use" phones. The market is at a good place when ZTE can call the 5.2" version of thr Axon 7 a "mini".

      .... and if you can't use a modern nicely-sized phone with one hand, use 2 :-)

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  2. Why not android 7.1.2....?

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    1. It's not a premium phone and was probably designed way before N was released.

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    2. if you are lucky it might have features found on only the most expensive premium Samsung devices. Such as spontaneous combustion.

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  3. Junker? I'm sure it will have an under $250 price point.

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  4. Merry Christmas Dennis and Christine.. I moved to Firefox because on Chrome it redirects me to malware sites from your page. I know one is funny something, but I don't stay around long enough to read the whole address. I even reset my phone and it kept happening. Just thought I would tell you. Luckily so far Firefox seems ok.

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    1. Firefox on Android is not nearly as well optimized as Chrome to run smoothly, but at leastit supports most of the same extensions as the PC version so you can use an ad-blocker should Dennis not fix his site's problems.

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    2. I get malware links on prepaidphonenews.com that I never see on other sites/other browsing. But it doesn't happen often. Maybe a few times this year.

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    3. Please describe the malware you are seeing.

      The only thing I've ever encountered that I consider malware on this site is an obnoxious pop-up ad that I've only seen on mobile devices, never on my Chromebook or Linux box. (I don't use Windows or OS X on a regular basis.) The ad claims that you won a free iPhone or iPad. It takes over the device screen, can't be closed and disables the back button. The only way to exit is to close the browser from the Android Recents screen or force close Safari on iOS. The ad itself is annoying but harmless. It doesn't carry any payload that could infect you device. I haven't clicked on it and don't recommend that you do either.

      I've seen this same ad on a number of other sites including XDA and USA Today and there are reports that it's been spotted on the New York Times and BBC sites as well. It's not something that we want on the site and the ad networks we use don't want to serve it either as it violates their standards.

      The problem is that all ad networks today use programmatic Real Time Bidding (RTB) where ads are delivered from multiple 3rd party sources using software that attempts to analyze the page and the user to deliver the ad that will perform the best. Many of the 3rd party ad sources are "networks of networks" pulling ads from potentially thousands of 3rd party vendors. Programmatic RTB is vulnerable to a malicious "ad swapping" technique were somewhere in the ad delivery chain an approved ad is replaced on the fly with an unapproved one.

      The ad networks try but unfortunately seem unable to completely prevent ad swapping. Short of removing all ads from the site, I don't know of anyway to prevent it either.

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    4. One of the redirects I'm getting (android phone)
      http://newlp.fei718phunware.online/20161108002/newip7/index.php?s1=mas_jiami_us&id=&pubid=www.prepaidphonenews.com_adt&bid=a9579133bbb9e2e0c63c21d83cba7b3e

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    5. And another (android)
      http://newlp.baibaimao.online/20161108002/newip7/index.php?s1=mediasamrt_jiami_2&id=&pubid=www.prepaidphonenews.com_adt&bid=a9579133bbb9e2e0c63c21d83cba7b3e

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    6. Thanks, what shows on the page after the redirect?

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    7. Maybe because of my ad block? But usually:
      404 not found
      ngnix

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    8. It's not just this website, every legitimate website I visit that runs ads has a policy of 'let us know after the fact, that's not supposed to happen.' It's reached the point I've taken measures beyond standard ones.

      I will mention that I have tried more products and services as a result of following the actual content of this website than any other online source.

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    9. Things seem better now.

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  5. It's been a while. The ads usually involves something like a fake version of Firefox. Can't you just have ads that play nice ... let's say they show a graphic banner and the user clicks on it and it's a hyperlink and they go to the site? And then he won't have any of the problem with the trying to automatically load malware or pop-ups which of course are another form of malware. There is such a way to have ads that arent. obnoxious and abusive.

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    1. The ads on this site are only supposed to be banners, either on the page and scrolling with it or anchored to the bottom of the screen. There aren't supposed to be any pop-ups and certainly not anything that redirects to a different page entirely.

      Unfortunately with current ad serving technology unwanted ads do get inserted occasionally. Web publishers complain and the ad networks find the ad and block it. But the bad actors always seem to find a way to insert their junk again.

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  6. I got this phone yesterday. For all of you that are putting it down for what the specs are, get it in your hands and actually use it. You will be surprised what this phone offers. The grace ui is amazing. I couldn't be happier :)

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    1. I guess it must be like the Moto E. The experience of the 'Toe is greater than the sum of its specs "on paper"

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    2. @anonymous 7:36.. that's a great comparison.. This phone isn't flagship, but it's great none the less. :)

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