Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Review
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6.5/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #57 in category Samsung
Design
6
Display
7
Software
6.5
Performance
6
Battery Life
6
Camera
5.5
Value for Money
5.5
PROS:
  • The price has gone up too (from ~€200 to ~€300)
  • USB-C port
  • Octa-core CPU (vs. quad-core), a bit more RAM (2GB vs. 1.5GB)
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint reader with Samsung Pay support
  • Always On Display
  • Waterproofing (IP68)
CONS:
  • The chipset is the other one
  • The camera is one of the few mid-range components on this phone
  • Only 16GB storage version available (of which you get to use less than 10GB)
  • Hybrid SIM/microSD slot limits options

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

  • Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is a dual-SIM smartphone was launched in January 2017 in Black Sky, Blue Mist, Gold Sand, and Peach Cloud colours .
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 measures 135.40 x 66.20 x 7.90mm (height x width x thickness) .
  • Galaxy A3 2017 based on Android 6.0 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB) .

  • Samsung A3 2017 on the rear packs 13-megapixel camera, It sports a 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies .
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 2,350mAh non-removable battery.
  • Galaxy A3 2017 is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.
  • Samsung A3 2017 phone comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels .
Update - 2019.04.12

Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Specification: Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Review

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G bands

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)

3G bands

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

GPRS

Yes

Edge

Yes

Announced

2017, January

Status

Available. Released 2017, January

Dimensions

135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm (5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 in)

Weight

138 g (4.87 oz)

Build

Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 4), aluminum frame

SIM

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

General Features

IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins), Samsung Pay

Display Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~312 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Other screen features

Always-on display

Operation System

Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Chipset

Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)

CPU

Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Mali-T830 MP1

Memory Card Slot

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only

Internal Memory

16 GB, 2 GB RAM

Main Camera

Single, 13 MP, 27mm (wide), AF, f/1.9

Camera Features

LED flash, panorama

Video

1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera

Single, 8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide)

Loud Speaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

Other Features

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.2, A2DP, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sensors

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, ANT+

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Ion 2350 mAh battery

Talk Time

Up to 17 h (3G)

Music Play

Up to 55 h

Colors

Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud

Specific Absorption Rate

0.35 W/kg (head) 1.38 W/kg (body)

Price

About 220 EUR

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