Samsung Galaxy A03s: This low-priced phone can stream in HD
Following the bad experiences with the Galaxy A02s predecessor, we set out for the Wi-Fi test of the Samsung Galaxy A03s with mixed feelings. But, lo and behold, the low-priced smartphone might not win any speed awards, but it can keep up with other phones in its price range and offers stable Wi-Fi.
We also noticed other positive aspects during our test like NFC, for example. Unfortunately, this isn't available in all budget smartphones yet, but you need it for mobile payment services and also many other apps now.
Furthermore, Samsung bothered with a DRM L1 certification too despite the low price, so you can stream video content from major providers in HD as well.
In turn, the display is only moderately suitable for this, because it's quite dim, and it shows colors with a noticeable blue tint. Moreover, the small speaker with its high-pitched sound doesn't exactly provide a powerful cinema experience. In addition, the fingerprint sensor behaves strangely, and the smartphone doesn't quite offer the best reception when connected to 4G networks.
The positioning accuracy and call quality are adequate for the price range, there's a dedicated microSD slot, and the smartphone doesn't throttle even under prolonged load.
The Samsung Galaxy A03s is a significant improvement over its predecessor. However, the smartphone is still rather modestly equipped compared to other smartphones in its price range, and the camera shows significant shortcomings as well.