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Samsung Galaxy A03s: This low-priced phone can stream in HD

The Samsung Galaxy A03s offers nice little details, but it's inferior to other phones in terms of features.
The Samsung Galaxy A03s offers nice little details, but it's inferior to other phones in terms of features.
The Samsung Galaxy A03s impresses with its many positives, but there were also points of criticism in our review, especially in terms of connectivity. Read on to find a summary of our findings.
Florian Schmitt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

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.

If you want to read more detailed test results or are interested in our suggested alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy A03s, we recommend our comprehensive review of the smartphone.

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 926 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 515 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Florian Schmitt, 2021-12-25 (Update: 2021-12-25)