Samsung Galaxy A3

Key Specs

Android
Operating System
8 Megapixel
Primary Camera
4.5"
Display Size
1.5 GB RAM
16 GB Internal Storage
1900 mAh
Non-removable Battery
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General Information
Released on
December, 2014
Brand
Samsung
Network
Bands
  • 2G
  • 3G
  • 4G
Body
SIM
Nano SIM
Dimensions
  • Height: 130.1 mm
  • Width: 65.5 mm
  • Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight
110.3 gm
Display
Type
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
4.5 inches
Screen Resolution
540 x 960 pixels
Touch Screen
Yes
Protection Type
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Features
  • ~65.5% screen-to-body ratio
  • ~245 ppi pixel density
Camera
Rear Camera
8 Megapixel
Front Camera
5 Megapixel
Camera Features
  • 8 Megapixel, f/2.4, 31mm, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • 1080p@30fps Video
  • 5 Megapixel Secondary Camera, f/2.2, 23mm
Sound
Loudspeaker
Yes
Sound Features
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • With 3.5mm Audio jack
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Memory
RAM
1.5 GB
Internal Storage
16 GB
Card Slot
microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
Platform
Operating System
Android, version 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset
  • Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPU
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU
  • Adreno 306
Connectivity
Wireless LAN
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
GPS
Yes
NFC
Yes
USB
Yes
Radio
Yes
Battery
Non-removable, 1900 mAh
Talk Time
Up to 12 h (3G)
Music Play
Up to 60 h
Other Features
Sensors
Yes
Messaging
Yes
Browser
Yes
Colors
Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • ANT+ support
  • MP4/WMV/H.264 player
  • MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review

The revolutionary Samsung A3 series has made people talking, considering that this South Korean-designed Samsung series has been taking a big leap at Samsung low-cost, but high-end phone ideas. Although the overall feature of this Samsung Galaxy A3 still could not match up with HTC One M8, iPhone 6 and its very own Samsung Galaxy S5, the Samsung Galaxy A3 is still worthy of consideration. Despite the main stereotypes that people tend to label Samsung Galaxy A3, this Samsung instalment definitely made Samsung fans think twice.

Samsung Galaxy A3: Features

Perhaps the most surprising feature of the Samsung Galaxy A3 is its light weight. This lightweight feature definitely can compete with its sleeker predecessors such as Samsung Galaxy S5. The screen brags it 4.5 inch display and the resolution turned out to be surprisingly impressive for a QHD phone. The feel of this Samsung Galaxy A3 provides a snappy texture, which is really a requirement for sleek phones.  Another surprise, we have noted from Samsung Galaxy A3, is its specifications. The Samsung Galaxy A3 brags its quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1 GB RAM. These specs can be compared with Samsung Gear’s impressive Android watch.

What We Like About Samsung Galaxy A3

One significant positive factor about this Samsung Galaxy A3 is its long battery life. Despite its seemingly unimpressive 1900mAh battery, considering the spec of the CPU, which is quite low, not to mention the decreased demand for low pixels, the Samsung Galaxy A3 can significantly offer a sustainable battery life compared to its high specs predecessors. Another wonderful feature of this Samsung Galaxy A3 is its Wide Selfie mode, which was snatched from Galaxy Note 4. The youth can definitely make the best out of this Wide Selfie feature at a lower cost. The photo quality of this Samsung Galaxy A3 will suffice considering the price demanded by this phone. The image turns out to be pretty decent.

What We Don't Like about Samsung Galaxy A3

The problem with the low-class design of Samsung phones is not the sole problem of Samsung Galaxy A3. The consistently unimpressive layout and design of Samsung still persists to look like retro and the Samsung Galaxy A3 is definitely not an exception. What’s more, concerning though is Samsung Galaxy A3’s potential to suffer should Samsung Galaxy A3 owners choose to install a large number of applications.

Conclusion and Recommendations

The newest Samsung Galaxy A3 may have something that other Samsung series ahead of it can promise. The price is considerably low, especially when you look at the promising features that it can offer. The design, as all the Samsung phones consistently disappoints, but the specs and features of this Samsung Galaxy A3 are definitely worthy to be considered. We recommended the Samsung Galaxy A3 for youth and Samsung fans who are delighted with average specs, considerably long battery life, and Wide Selfie feature at a low price.  We give this a rating of 8.5 over ten.

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