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Samsung Galaxy A03s smartphone review: Cheap phone, good call quality

Finally with stable Wi-Fi. Compared to last year, Samsung hasn't changed much in the Galaxy A03s. The very affordable phone at least comes with more stable Wi-Fi, which was one of our biggest points of criticism with the predecessor. Is the Galaxy A03s worth it or is it too expensive for 160 Euros?
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Samsung Galaxy A03s

The Samsung Galaxy A02s revealed huge Wi-Fi problems with significant fluctuations in transfer rates in our review. The successor, the Galaxy A03s, intends to restore the reputation of the cheapest Samsung phone within the Galaxy A family, also with an at least slightly more up-to-date SoC.

The spec sheet doesn't otherwise indicate any major differences compared with the predecessor, so was the Galaxy A03s's price just increased and the Wi-Fi problem eliminated, or is there any real improvement?

Samsung Galaxy A03s (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 8 x 1.8 - 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, PLS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 166.5 x 75.9 ( = 0.36 x 6.56 x 2.99 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.2, contrast AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps; (camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.67W/​kg (head), 0.79W/​kg (body), fanless
Weight
196 g ( = 6.91 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
160 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
73.6 %
12/2021
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
196 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
72.5 %
03/2021
Samsung Galaxy A02s
SD 450, Adreno 506
196 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
77.1 %
11/2021
Motorola Moto E40
Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2
198 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
75.2 %
02/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
205 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76.4 %
07/2021
Nokia G20
Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320
197 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case – Simpler design

On the outside, the Galaxy A03s is quite different from its predecessor: While the previous model still came with a glossy back featuring a diamond pattern, the Galaxy A03s only comes with a pretty straightforward matte back. Once again, plastic is the material of choice, which is fine for such an inexpensive smartphone.

The phone is available in black, blue, or white. There is once again a much thicker bezel below the screen and a waterdrop notch for the front-facing camera. The build quality is perfectly fine for the price range, and the Galaxy Phone feels good in the hand. At 196 grams, it has an average weight, and its 6.5-inch screen makes it a medium-sized phone that might be a bit unwieldy for very small hands.

Size comparison

166.5 mm / 6.56 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs164.2 mm / 6.46 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs

Connectivity – Galaxy A03s with a fairly low amount of storage

In Central Europe, there's only a version with 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM for sale. Internationally, a 64 GB variant with 4 GB of RAM is also available. The official price that Samsung has established for the configuration with less storage is just under 160 Euros (~$180). Motorola and Nokia offer phones with 64 GB of storage in this price range, which means that the Galaxy A03s lags a bit behind the market in this respect.

In return, it features NFC, which isn't always found in low-priced phones. You can use mobile payment services with it, for example. The Galaxy phone allows the use of two SIM cards at the same time, and the microSD card for memory expansion has its own slot, so it can be used separately.

Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Bottom: 3.5 mm port, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm port, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Right: Standby button with fingerprint scanner, volume rocker
Right: Standby button with fingerprint scanner, volume rocker
Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot

microSD card reader

In our speed test, the SD card reader cuts a fine figure in data transfer with the Angelbird V60 reference card, but it only performs averagely in the CPDT benchmark. All in all, this is a pretty decent result for such an inexpensive smartphone.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
50 MB/s ∼100%
Nokia G20
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
12.5 MB/s ∼25% -75%
Motorola Moto E40
Mali-G52 MP2, Tangula T700, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
11.8 MB/s ∼24% -76%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

0510152025303540455055606570758085Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy A03s PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Angelbird V60: Ø31.4 (18.7-39.4)
Motorola Moto E40 Mali-G52 MP2, Tangula T700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Angelbird V60: Ø24.6 (14.6-35.2)
Nokia G20 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write: Ø31.1 (21-41.1)
Samsung Galaxy A03s PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Angelbird V60: Ø55.2 (10.2-58.9)
Motorola Moto E40 Mali-G52 MP2, Tangula T700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Angelbird V60: Ø77.2 (42-85.8)
Nokia G20 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read: Ø58.2 (14.6-62.3)

Software – HD streaming on the Galaxy phone

Android 11 serves as the foundation for the operating system, and Samsung's in-house OneUI 3.1 is installed on top of it. It's optimized for single-handed use and looks stylish. Samsung installs many of its own apps as well as some third-party applications out of the box. Fortunately, Samsung's budget phone also comes with a DRM L1 certification, which allows users to stream content from the major providers in HD resolution.

The security patches are at the level of September 2021, which makes them already three months old at the time of testing. Because of the low price, you shouldn't expect too many updates.

Samsung Galaxy A03s software
Samsung Galaxy A03s software
Samsung Galaxy A03s software

Communication and GNSS – Weak reception

Only the most necessary LTE frequencies and Wi-Fi 4, which only works on the 2.4 GHz band, are available once again. At least the Wi-Fi speeds achieved in our test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router are on par with the competition; the predecessor had massive problems here.

Again, only the most necessary 4G networks are supported, so you should thoroughly check whether mobile Internet is usable on your smartphone before traveling abroad. The 4G network signal quality is consistently a bit worse than that of other smartphones in our testing, both outdoors and indoors in urban environments, but it's never completely lost.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=234, last 2 years)
482 MBit/s ∼100% +818%
Motorola Moto E40
Mali-G52 MP2, Tangula T700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
86.9 (78min - 93max) MBit/s ∼18% +66%
Samsung Galaxy A03s
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52.5 (42min - 65max) MBit/s ∼11%
Nokia G20
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash
47 (24min - 73max) MBit/s ∼10% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A12
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44.8 (30min - 59max) MBit/s ∼9% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Adreno 506, SD 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.59 (1min - 31max) MBit/s ∼1% -89%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=234, last 2 years)
470 MBit/s ∼100% +747%
Motorola Moto E40
Mali-G52 MP2, Tangula T700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
87.2 (46min - 105max) MBit/s ∼19% +57%
Samsung Galaxy A03s
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.5 (50min - 63max) MBit/s ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A12
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
50.3 (8min - 62max) MBit/s ∼11% -9%
Nokia G20
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash
46.9 (27min - 66max) MBit/s ∼10% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Adreno 506, SD 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15.5 (12min - 47max) MBit/s ∼3% -72%
05101520253035404550556065Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.1 (50-63)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø52.6 (42-65)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Outdoors, the Galaxy A03s manages to pinpoint our location with an accuracy of up to two meters in a short time, but the signal strength is comparatively low. The SBAS support system for additional positioning accuracy is also supported.

In our field test, the smartphone didn't always accurately determine our position on the road, but accuracy is good for such an inexpensive smartphone. Due to bad weather conditions, we made an exception and did our test ride by car this time.

Samsung Galaxy A03s positioning – Overview
Samsung Galaxy A03s positioning – Overview
Samsung Galaxy A03s positioning – Turning points
Samsung Galaxy A03s positioning – Turning points
Samsung Galaxy A03s positioning – Bridge
Samsung Galaxy A03s positioning – Bridge
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Overview
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Overview
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Turning points
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Turning points
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Bridge
Garmin Venu 2 positioning – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Clear conversations

Samsung's phone app has a slightly different design than the standard Android app, but it offers all the necessary functions and is very straightforward after a short familiarization period.

The person on the other end of the line can be understood well via the earpiece, but the sound is sometimes a bit unclear. The microphone picks up our voice well. However, when we speak too loudly, the other user complains about our voice sounding distorted. Communication also works very well via the built-in speaker and the hands-free microphone, regardless of whether we speak loudly or softly.

Cameras – Low resolution, little light

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

Compared with the predecessor, the camera system has remained the same: A 13-megapixel lens is used as the main camera, and it takes photos with decent dynamics, but details tend to get lost quickly at the same time, for example with the textured plaster on the wall in the surrounding photo. The autofocus doesn't always position the focus accurately, either, and it's also rather mediocre overall when you take a closer look.

There's no wide-angle camera, only a macro lens that can be used in a special mode within the camera software, but it has a very low resolution of 2 megapixels.

Videos can be recorded at a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps, the autofocus does a fairly good job here, and the exposure adjustment works quite reliably as well. However, you shouldn't expect too much sharpness and good quality in low light.

The selfie camera needs a really good amount of light to be able to take decent pictures; otherwise, they quickly become grainy and lack detail.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - PlantsMain camera - SurroundingsMain camera - Low light
click to load images

In the lab under good lighting conditions, the camera only produces rough contours in the test photo, and it's also only mediocre in terms of sharpness and contrast. At an illumination of 1 lux, you can't make out any details in the pictures.

ColorChecker
14.5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
9 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
10 ∆E
12 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A03s: 9.77 ∆E min: 1.57 - max: 17.52 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
55 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
63.7 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
77.1 ∆E
44 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A03s: 47.24 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 92.93 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – Limited contents

A charger and a USB cable are included in the box, as well as a tool to open the SIM tray. Other than that, there are no special accessories for the smartphone online.

Samsung offers a 24-month warranty. There are fixed prices for repairs and numerous options to have the smartphone repaired in a larger city nearby or to send it in.

Input devices and handling – Fingerprint scanner with problems

The touchscreen works quite reliably, and the physical buttons on the right side of the case have a clear pressure point.

The fingerprint reader is integrated into the slightly recessed standby button. It takes a good second for the sensor to respond. In our test, we frequently had to try several times to have the finger scanned, and it often didn't work even after five attempts, at which point the smartphone asked for the PIN. You can also register your face and then have it scanned by the front-facing camera. Since this is only a software-based solution, this system is a bit more prone to manipulation.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display – Dim display with PWM

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

At first glance, it looks like nothing has changed when it comes to the display in the Galaxy A03s: A 6.5-inch PLS display with an expanded 720p resolution, just like the Galaxy A02s. However, the brightness is much lower this time: With 354 cd/m² on average, the new Galaxy phone is much dimmer than all comparison devices.

At least the black level of 0.34 cd/m² is good, so that the contrast ratio is good as well, and colors look a bit more vivid on the screen.

350
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 383 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 354 cd/m² Minimum: 15.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 383 cd/m²
Contrast: 1126:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.09 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 6.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
93.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.261
Samsung Galaxy A03s
PLS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A02s
PLS, 1600x720, 6.50
Motorola Moto E40
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A12
PLS-LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Nokia G20
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Screen
5%
10%
4%
1%
Brightness middle
383
482
26%
452
18%
458
20%
485
27%
Brightness
354
460
30%
431
22%
427
21%
447
26%
Brightness Distribution
88
92
5%
90
2%
85
-3%
88
0%
Black Level *
0.34
0.44
-29%
0.46
-35%
0.53
-56%
0.44
-29%
Contrast
1126
1095
-3%
983
-13%
864
-23%
1102
-2%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.09
5.52
-8%
4.15
18%
4.04
21%
5.75
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9.25
7.78
16%
6.47
30%
6.84
26%
10.53
-14%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
6.5
6.3
3%
4
38%
4.8
26%
5.7
12%
Gamma
2.261 97%
2.54 87%
2.157 102%
2.293 96%
2.095 105%
CCT
8152 80%
7882 82%
7557 86%
7535 86%
8070 81%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 807 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 807 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 807 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We detect flickering at a high frequency at low brightness levels, which is most likely due to PWM being used to reduce the display's brightness. Users who are sensitive to flickering screens should try the phone at low display brightness before buying it to see if this smartphone also causes problems.

A clear blue tint can be observed in our more extensive display tests, and color reproduction is only moderately accurate.

CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - sRGB color space
CalMAN - sRGB color space
CalMAN - AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN - AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN - DCI P3 color space
CalMAN - DCI P3 color space
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27 ms rise
↘ 27 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

Outdoors, you can only really use the phone in shaded places. Even on cloudy days, you can still have trouble making out the screen content due to the low display brightness.

Apart from slight brightness shifts, you can also view the screen from very flat angles without there being a loss of image content.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – Galaxy A03s with adequate power

Samsung has updated the SoC for the model upgrade by installing a MediaTek Helio P35 in the Galaxy A03s. At least it's a bit more up to date than the Snapdragon 450 in the predecessor, and it manages to stand out slightly in the raw processor benchmarks. However, you will hardly notice this difference in everyday use: The Samsung Galaxy A03s is no performance monster, and you should be prepared for choppiness and longer loading times in apps.

The graphics performance is roughly on par with the predecessor and is decent compared with other smartphones in the price range.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
172 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
131 Points ∼20% -24%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
356 Points ∼55% +107%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
169 Points ∼26% -2%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
170 Points ∼26% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (150 - 173, n=6)
166.7 Points ∼26% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=262, last 2 years)
653 Points ∼100% +280%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
883 Points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
493 Points ∼23% -44%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1393 Points ∼65% +58%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1022 Points ∼48% +16%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
607 Points ∼28% -31%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (539 - 1022, n=6)
886 Points ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=262, last 2 years)
2151 Points ∼100% +144%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
89 Points ∼4%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1021 Points ∼41% +1047%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
 
89 Points ∼4% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 8702, n=200, last 2 years)
2485 Points ∼100% +2692%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5059 Points ∼50%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8743 Points ∼86% +73%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5297 Points ∼52% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
 
5059 Points ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=133, last 2 years)
10130 Points ∼100% +100%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
784 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
812 Points ∼24% +4%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2203 Points ∼64% +181%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
733 Points ∼21% -7%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
574 Points ∼17% -27%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (244 - 850, n=12)
634 Points ∼19% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=196, last 2 years)
3417 Points ∼100% +336%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
714 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
701 Points ∼18% -2%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2070 Points ∼53% +190%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
645 Points ∼16% -10%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
517 Points ∼13% -28%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (205 - 789, n=12)
571 Points ∼14% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=196, last 2 years)
3938 Points ∼100% +452%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1198 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1825 Points ∼64% +52%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2844 Points ∼100% +137%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1098 Points ∼39% -8%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
937 Points ∼33% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (722 - 1198, n=12)
1074 Points ∼38% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (677 - 5301, n=196, last 2 years)
2845 Points ∼100% +137%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
877 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
820 Points ∼17% -6%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2202 Points ∼46% +151%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
879 Points ∼18% 0%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
599 Points ∼12% -32%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (725 - 918, n=12)
827 Points ∼17% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13121, n=240, last 2 years)
4809 Points ∼100% +448%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
809 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
711 Points ∼11% -12%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2052 Points ∼31% +154%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
811 Points ∼12% 0%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
541 Points ∼8% -33%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (695 - 858, n=12)
775 Points ∼12% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=240, last 2 years)
6610 Points ∼100% +717%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1243 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1766 Points ∼55% +42%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2961 Points ∼92% +138%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1123 Points ∼35% -10%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
954 Points ∼30% -23%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (653 - 1243, n=12)
1096 Points ∼34% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=238, last 2 years)
3202 Points ∼100% +158%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
457 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
441 Points ∼17% -4%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1486 Points ∼58% +225%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
367 Points ∼14% -20%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
341 Points ∼13% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (178 - 512, n=12)
391 Points ∼15% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=194, last 2 years)
2565 Points ∼100% +461%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
387 Points ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
362 Points ∼14% -6%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1309 Points ∼49% +238%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
298 Points ∼11% -23%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
289 Points ∼11% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (145 - 508, n=12)
353 Points ∼13% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=194, last 2 years)
2675 Points ∼100% +591%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1238 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1860 Points ∼65% +50%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2821 Points ∼99% +128%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1098 Points ∼38% -11%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
933 Points ∼33% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (435 - 1238, n=12)
1026 Points ∼36% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5318, n=194, last 2 years)
2860 Points ∼100% +131%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
522 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
489 Points ∼12% -6%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1554 Points ∼39% +198%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
478 Points ∼12% -8%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
373 Points ∼9% -29%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (478 - 564, n=12)
525 Points ∼13% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11528, n=244, last 2 years)
3936 Points ∼100% +654%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
447 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
405 Points ∼8% -9%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1368 Points ∼28% +206%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
423 Points ∼9% -5%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
318 Points ∼7% -29%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (423 - 489, n=12)
457 Points ∼9% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 19364, n=244, last 2 years)
4838 Points ∼100% +982%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1259 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1798 Points ∼56% +43%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2961 Points ∼92% +135%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1077 Points ∼34% -14%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
949 Points ∼30% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (766 - 1259, n=12)
1116 Points ∼35% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=244, last 2 years)
3212 Points ∼100% +155%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
639 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
489 Points ∼20% -23%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1556 Points ∼65% +144%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
613 Points ∼26% -4%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
426 Points ∼18% -33%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (433 - 639, n=5)
548 Points ∼23% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=173, last 2 years)
2401 Points ∼100% +276%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
534 Points ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
401 Points ∼15% -25%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1399 Points ∼53% +162%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
541 Points ∼20% +1%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
349 Points ∼13% -35%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (353 - 541, n=5)
460 Points ∼17% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=173, last 2 years)
2658 Points ∼100% +398%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
2039 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2073 Points ∼80% +2%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2568 Points ∼100% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
2065 Points ∼80% +1%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1829 Points ∼71% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (2039 - 2084, n=5)
2063 Points ∼80% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1567 - 3958, n=173, last 2 years)
2576 Points ∼100% +26%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
28 fps ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
32 fps ∼47% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
31 fps ∼46% +11%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (18 - 31, n=6)
25.2 fps ∼37% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 143, n=204, last 2 years)
67.4 fps ∼100% +141%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
20 fps ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
22 fps ∼16% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
23 fps ∼17% +15%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (19 - 23, n=6)
20.3 fps ∼15% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 428, n=204, last 2 years)
133.7 fps ∼100% +569%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
19 fps ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
16 fps ∼29% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
20 fps ∼37% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (9.1 - 20, n=6)
15.4 fps ∼28% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 121, n=203, last 2 years)
54.5 fps ∼100% +187%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11 fps ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
9.3 fps ∼12% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
12 fps ∼16% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (9.8 - 12, n=6)
10.6 fps ∼14% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 251, n=204, last 2 years)
76.8 fps ∼100% +598%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
14 fps ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
12 fps ∼29% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
13 fps ∼31% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (6 - 14, n=6)
10.2 fps ∼24% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 121, n=203, last 2 years)
42.1 fps ∼100% +201%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
8.1 fps ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.2 fps ∼12% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.9 fps ∼15% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (5.8 - 8.1, n=6)
6.82 fps ∼13% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 169, n=204, last 2 years)
51.9 fps ∼100% +541%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5.5 fps ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.4 fps ∼24% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5 fps ∼19% -9%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (2.8 - 5.5, n=6)
4.17 fps ∼16% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 81, n=203, last 2 years)
26.5 fps ∼100% +382%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.5 fps ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.4 fps ∼11% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.3 fps ∼11% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (2.6 - 3.5, n=6)
2.95 fps ∼9% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=203, last 2 years)
31.4 fps ∼100% +797%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
7.5 fps ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
5.9 fps ∼21% -21%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
19 fps ∼68% +153%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.5 fps ∼27% 0%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.6 fps ∼27% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3.5 - 7.6, n=12)
6.28 fps ∼23% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=259, last 2 years)
27.9 fps ∼100% +272%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.1 fps ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.4 fps ∼10% -17%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼33% +168%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.2 fps ∼13% +2%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.2 fps ∼13% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3.8 - 4.2, n=12)
3.92 fps ∼12% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2 - 257, n=260, last 2 years)
33.4 fps ∼100% +715%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.7 fps ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.6 fps ∼19% -23%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼63% +155%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.7 fps ∼25% 0%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.8 fps ∼25% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (2.2 - 4.8, n=11)
3.93 fps ∼21% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=260, last 2 years)
19.1 fps ∼100% +306%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.5 fps ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1.2 fps ∼9% -20%
Motorola Moto E40
UNISOC Tangula T700, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3.7 fps ∼29% +147%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼12% 0%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼12% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (1.4 - 1.5, n=11)
1.455 fps ∼11% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 101, n=260, last 2 years)
12.9 fps ∼100% +760%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
117053 Points ∼21%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
 
117053 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=102, last 2 years)
550205 Points ∼100% +370%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
109518 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
97624 Points ∼27% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
108503 Points ∼30% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (101535 - 109518, n=4)
105631 Points ∼29% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (77514 - 727247, n=143, last 2 years)
358778 Points ∼100% +228%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5346 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
4293 Points ∼7% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
 
5346 Points ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=121, last 2 years)
63547 Points ∼100% +1089%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1367 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1282 Points ∼31% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1318 Points ∼32% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (1131 - 1367, n=5)
1248 Points ∼30% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=180, last 2 years)
4141 Points ∼100% +203%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3141 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2606 Points ∼35% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
2983 Points ∼41% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (2390 - 3141, n=5)
2707 Points ∼37% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=180, last 2 years)
7351 Points ∼100% +134%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1289 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1326 Points ∼28% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1268 Points ∼27% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (1141 - 1366, n=5)
1257 Points ∼26% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=180, last 2 years)
4782 Points ∼100% +271%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
937 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
962 Points ∼14% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1023 Points ∼15% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (792 - 1023, n=5)
882 Points ∼13% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=180, last 2 years)
7035 Points ∼100% +651%
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A03s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
920 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
812 Points ∼59% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
887 Points ∼65% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (680 - 920, n=5)
838 Points ∼61% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=180, last 2 years)
1373 Points ∼100% +49%

The Galaxy A03s is faster than its predecessor when it comes to browsing the Internet. However, it's hard to say whether this is only due to the SoC or also to the updated browser. In any case, the differences aren't massive, and you still have to wait for images to load every now and then when scrolling on the current Galaxy A Phone.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=177, last 2 years)
60 Points ∼100% +248%
Samsung Galaxy A03s (Chrome 96)
17.25 Points ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
17.19 Points ∼29% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (13.6 - 17.3, n=4)
15.6 Points ∼26% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A02s (Chrome 89)
15.53 Points ∼26% -10%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=184, last 2 years)
111.5 Points ∼100% +256%
Samsung Galaxy A03s (Chrome 96)
31.3 Points ∼28%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (23.8 - 31.3, n=5)
26.6 Points ∼24% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
25.44 Points ∼23% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A02s
22.68 Points ∼20% -28%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=162, last 2 years)
59.4 runs/min ∼100% +313%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (13.7 - 16, n=4)
14.7 runs/min ∼25% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A03s (Chome 96)
14.37 runs/min ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
13.7 runs/min ∼23% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A02s (Chome 89)
12.5 runs/min ∼21% -13%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=189, last 2 years)
90 Points ∼100% +150%
Samsung Galaxy A03s (Chrome 96)
36 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
32 Points ∼36% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (29 - 36, n=4)
32 Points ∼36% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A02s (Chrome 89)
28 Points ∼31% -22%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=193, last 2 years)
22261 Points ∼100% +302%
Samsung Galaxy A03s (Chrome 96)
5543 Points ∼25%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (4347 - 5543, n=5)
4747 Points ∼21% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
4643 Points ∼21% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A02s (Chrome 89)
3977 Points ∼18% -28%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A02s (Chrome 89)
11708 ms * ∼100% -20%
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Chrome 88)
11082 ms * ∼95% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (9756 - 11323, n=5)
10649 ms * ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A03s (Chrome 96)
9756 ms * ∼83%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=195, last 2 years)
3271 ms * ∼28% +66%

* ... smaller is better

The Galaxy A03s only comes with slow eMMC storage, but none of the comparison devices have higher-quality storage. Nevertheless, the Galaxy A03s is still a bit slower than other smartphones in the price range, especially when it comes to writing data.

Samsung Galaxy A03sSamsung Galaxy A02sMotorola Moto E40Samsung Galaxy A12Nokia G20Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
36%
7%
31%
2%
-23%
246%
Sequential Read 256KB
279.8
299
7%
265
-5%
269.7
-4%
256.1
-8%
240 ?(25.8 - 452, n=231)
-14%
897 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=259, last 2 years)
221%
Sequential Write 256KB
86.8
103.9
20%
156.3
80%
211.6
144%
139.3
60%
98.2 ?(14.8 - 188.7, n=231)
13%
435 ?(11.9 - 1465, n=259, last 2 years)
401%
Random Read 4KB
64
84.8
33%
56
-12%
65.4
2%
63.5
-1%
42.3 ?(3.59 - 117.2, n=231)
-34%
159.3 ?(13.5 - 325, n=259, last 2 years)
149%
Random Write 4KB
48.7
88.5
82%
30.7
-37%
39.1
-20%
27.4
-44%
20.6 ?(0.75 - 89.5, n=231)
-58%
151.6 ?(269 - 449, n=260, last 2 years)
211%

Games – Gamers should look elsewhere

The Galaxy Phone isn't a dedicated gaming phone. You can only reach 25 fps in PUBG Mobile on medium settings, and you have to deal with occasional performance drops. Therefore, the smartphone isn't suitable for a fast shooter. In the 2D action game Armajet, the device at least reaches around 35 fps. We measured the frame rates with GameBench.

Gamers with higher requirements will have to look elsewhere, but performance is usually sufficient for simpler games. Controlling the device using the touchscreen and position sensor works reliably.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
0510152025303540Tooltip
; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø33.8 (23-43)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.7.0: Ø24.7 (14-26)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.7.0: Ø23.9 (11-26)

Emissions – Cool phone chassis

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

The maximum heat development under load is kept well within limits, so there shouldn't be any problems even in hot ambient temperatures.

Unfortunately, the SoC in the Galaxy A03s is unable to run the 3DMark Wild Life benchmarks, forcing us to use the GFXBench battery test to check stability under prolonged load. We only see a minor decrease in performance there, and therefore no reason for complaint.

Max. Load
 38.2 °C
101 F
35.5 °C
96 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
 38.1 °C
101 F
35.5 °C
96 F
37.1 °C
99 F
 
 38.1 °C
101 F
35.2 °C
95 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 38.2 °C = 101 F
Average: 36.7 °C = 98 F
33.8 °C
93 F
34.7 °C
94 F
36.1 °C
97 F
34.4 °C
94 F
35 °C
95 F
37.9 °C
100 F
34.7 °C
94 F
35.3 °C
96 F
37.8 °C
100 F
Maximum: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Average: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.1 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.7 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.2 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.2 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

The small mono speaker at the bottom edge doesn't exactly lead us to expect hi-fi sound, but at least the Galaxy A03s sounds somewhat more powerful than its predecessor. The sound is very high-pitched, and at most, it's suitable for getting a first impression of a piece of music.

You can get better quality from headphones or speakers that you can connect via the 3.5 mm audio jack or Bluetooth 5.0.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.9402544.742.5313434.34036.8425042.644.46337.335.38026.225.410028.328.812522.422.316018.926.32001631.325014.540.731513.250.34001355.250016.56063019.56580019.666.2100017.473.2125015.376.1160015.376200015.773.6250016.570.7315017.971.8400020.872.350002275.9630020.975.6800021.775.31000022.882.2125002272.61600022.559.4SPL31.586.5N1.465median 18.9median 70.7Delta312.633.242.237.940.932.330.129.63333.239.527.628.319.419.320.620.517.718.5162411.430.51239.110.143.48.445.18.555.49.763.211.765.311.968.61171.41069.79.66810.365.410.862.411.665.312.368.21366.613.768.814.474.915.26316.153.959.923.88012.50.544.8median 11.7median 63.21.913hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A03sSamsung Galaxy A02s
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A03s audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 37.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 74% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 83% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A02s audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 63% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 77% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life – You can enjoy using the Galaxy A03s for a long time

Energy consumption

With its slightly dimmer display, the Galaxy A03s has an advantage in energy consumption under some scenarios, such as when it comes to maximum power consumption. In other scenarios, we use a fixed screen brightness, but the smartphone proves to be quite frugal here as well.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.15 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.7 / 1.1 / 1.3 Watt
Load midlight 2.1 / 4.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy A03s
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A02s
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12
5000 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-58%
-71%
-49%
-61%
Idle Minimum *
0.7
0.8
-14%
1.1
-57%
0.932 ?(0.63 - 1.3, n=9)
-33%
0.915 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=205, last 2 years)
-31%
Idle Average *
1.1
1.9
-73%
1.6
-45%
1.892 ?(1.1 - 2.35, n=9)
-72%
1.704 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=205, last 2 years)
-55%
Idle Maximum *
1.3
2.5
-92%
2.6
-100%
2.23 ?(1.3 - 2.9, n=9)
-72%
1.931 ?(0.69 - 4, n=205, last 2 years)
-49%
Load Average *
2.1
4.2
-100%
4.5
-114%
3.3 ?(2.1 - 4.5, n=9)
-57%
4.46 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=205, last 2 years)
-112%
Load Maximum *
4.6
5.1
-11%
6.4
-39%
5.2 ?(4.6 - 6.4, n=9)
-13%
7.33 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=205, last 2 years)
-59%

* ... smaller is better

Energy consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.50.70.91.21.41.61.82.12.32.52.833.23.53.73.94.24.4Tooltip
: Ø2.33 (0.727-4.62)

Energy consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

00.10.30.40.60.70.811.11.31.41.51.71.822.12.22.42.52.7Tooltip
; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.35 (2.08-2.81)
; Idle 1min: Ø1.077 (0.74-1.279)

Battery life

Due to its slightly more frugal SoC and dimmer display, the Galaxy A03s lasts a bit longer than the predecessor in some scenarios, but the advantage should hardly be noticeable in practice. But that shouldn't be the case. After all, the Galaxy A03s delivers very good runtimes with its 5,000 mAh battery, which should be sufficient for longer workdays with nearly 20 hours in our Wi-Fi test.

In turn, charging takes a very long time and should best be done overnight: The included charger still only supplies a maximum of 7.8 watts, and it sometimes needs almost 3 hours or even more for the smartphone to be fully charged again.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
45h 57min
WiFi Websurfing
19h 53min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
21h 47min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 46min
Samsung Galaxy A03s
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A02s
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto E40
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12
5000 mAh
Nokia G20
5050 mAh
Battery Runtime
-1%
-17%
2%
-1%
Reader / Idle
2757
2746
0%
3743
36%
H.264
1307
1295
-1%
887
-32%
WiFi v1.3
1193
1201
1%
995
-17%
1288
8%
1186
-1%
Load
346
329
-5%
336
-3%

Pros

+ NFC
+ dedicated microSD slot
+ DRM L1 certification
+ relatively accurate positioning
+ good call quality
+ no throttling
+ long battery life

Cons

- inaccurate fingerprint scanner
- outdated security patches
- weak signal on 4G network
- blurry selfie camera
- dim display
- very slow charging

Verdict – Nice little details

In review: Samsung Galaxy A03s.
In review: Samsung Galaxy A03s.

The Samsung Galaxy A03s now offers stable Wi-Fi, which may not be particularly fast compared with high-end smartphones, but at least it works reliably. The fact that we need to mention this specifically is due to the predecessor, which had significant deficits here. Now, you shouldn't expect to be able to browse the Internet without any lags, but at least the browsing speed is now on par with that of the low-price range.

There are many small things that the A03s does well in the market of very cheap phones: There is NFC for mobile payments or other applications and a dedicated card reader so that you can use two SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously. DRM-L1 certification is by no means a matter of course either, nor is a decent voice quality during calls or a passable location accuracy. In terms of performance, the smartphone hardly stands out from similarly priced devices, but at least it lasts quite long.

Thanks to nice little touches like clear call quality or DRM L1, the Samsung Galaxy A03s succeeds in finding its place in the low-priced mobile phone market. Users who want the best features for the money, though, will have to look elsewhere.

However, there are some things that annoy us about the Galaxy A03s: The inaccurate fingerprint sensor, the somewhat weak signal reception, the selfie camera that needs a lot of light to take good pictures, and the very slow charging at only 7.8 watts.

Overall, the Galaxy A03s is a good choice if you're looking for an inexpensive phone that can also be used for mobile payments and offers pretty good call quality. However, if you want to get as much features for your money, you will get a much higher-resolution camera and a 90 Hz display in the Motorola Moto E40 and considerably more storage for a similar amount of money with the Nokia G20.

Price and availability

You can find the Samsung Galaxy A03s on Amazon, where the 32 GB version costs around $150, while the 64 GB version is priced at around $180.

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