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Samsung Galaxy A03s

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A03s
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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 63.27% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 42%, features: 37%, display: 60% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A03s

73.6% Samsung Galaxy A03s smartphone review: Cheap phone, good call quality | Notebookcheck
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?
70% Samsung Galaxy A03s review: Growing up, but slowly
Source: Android Authority English
The Samsung Galaxy A03s has increased in price from last year, giving even more rivals to square off against. Motorola’s Moto G Play ($169) is perhaps the closest competition, with a nearly identical set of cameras and a marginally more powerful Snapdragon 460 processor. However, it offers even slower charging, less base RAM and storage, and does not support NFC for contactless payments. If you want a slightly upgraded Motorola option, the Moto G Pure ($159) ships with Android 11 out of the box and a basic IP rating. If you don’t mind spending a bit more, the Samsung Galaxy A13 ($249) and Nokia X100 ($252) are affordable ways to add 5G to the mix. Nokia’s device adds a 48MP primary camera with a sharp Full HD+ display but falls short on software updates. The Galaxy A13, on the other hand, offers a 50MP camera with Samsung’s robust update policy and a sleek, minimalist design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
52% Samsung Galaxy A03s review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy A03s is a good entry-level smartphone - that's undeniable. It has a good screen, a reliable battery, a recent Android OS with OneUI interface, and a non-nonsense primary camera. Unfortunately, the A03s feels overpriced for what it offers - there are much better phones on the same shelf. If it were priced around €100-€110, it would have been a great competitive offer, a worthy budget phone. So, if you can get the Galaxy A03s with a price cut that makes sense - we'd recommend it for its skills. But for now - we'd suggest looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 52%
Samsung Galaxy A03s Hands-On: Galaxy on a Budget
Source: Unbox English
We’ve found that in our Samsung Galaxy A03s Hands-On that the device does cover a lot of the basics if you’re looking for a more affordable option from the Korean brand; coming in at Php 6,490 or if you’re lucky to catch it on sale — Php 5,990. Unfortunately, we all know that there are some serious tough contenders out there that pretty much rule the roost. If you’re sen on getting a Samsung device and can increase your budget a bit, then we suggest taking a look at the Galaxy M22 as an option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2021
64% Samsung Galaxy A03s Review: Nothing Out Of The Ordinary
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal English
All in all, considering Samsung’s recent budget launches, the Galaxy A03s is a pretty average offering. It has a solid design, an above-average primary camera, and a reliable battery life. That being said, Samsung could have done better in the performance department seeing how Chinese companies offer the same CPU-memory configuration for much cheaper. Its slow charging speed is also a headache material.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A03s Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
It is clearly seen that the Samsung Galaxy A03s smartphone is a strong competitor of the Galaxy M02s which has more advanced features with the same budget. While the battery and chipset can be strong features on the Galaxy A03s, they don’t get much attention from users. There aren’t any spectacular features worth mentioning, but it’s interesting to know that you’ll get some premium services, including Samsung Health, Samsung Members, and Smart Switch. There shouldn’t be a lot of enthusiasm for these features because most Samsung phones come with these starter features. This 4G product is available especially in India, but you also have alternatives. If you are looking for an alternative our recommendation would be the OnePlus Nord N200 smartphone. Every device has some decent features that are worth your money and everyone’s purposes of use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2021

Foreign Reviews

REVIEW | Samsung Galaxy A03s budget smartphone
Source: News Bytes German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2021
Samsung Galaxy A03s im Praxis-Test: Günstige A-Serie zum Aldi-Preis
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Big screen; long battery life; NFC module; jack socket. Negative: Low performance; poor display; unsupported waterproof; no 5G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2022
60% Test du Samsung Galaxy A03s : un ticket d’entrée pas dénué d’intérêt (et de défauts)
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Samsung Galaxy A03s - belépés saját felelősségre
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 40% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Cảm nhận về Galaxy A03s: Chiếc điện thoại giá 3 triệu của Samsung có đáp ứng tốt kỳ vọng của người dùng?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Good price; big screen; large battery capacity; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2021
Đánh giá pin Galaxy A03s: Học online, chơi game cả ngày không hết
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; big screen; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2021
Trải nghiệm 1 tháng sử dụng Galaxy A03s: Thời lượng pin cả ngày, sử dụng học online hay giải trí đều tốt
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Excellent battery life; good price; nice performance; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2021
Samsung Galaxy A03s: Thủ lĩnh hiệu năng trong tầm giá 3 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent hardware; nice performance; long battery life; beautiful display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2021
Đánh giá hiệu năng Samsung Galaxy A03s: Dưới 4 triệu nhưng chơi được game Liên Quân và PUBG Mobile mượt mà, học Online thoải mái
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice gaming performance; decent hardware; big screen; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2021
Mùa tựu trường tậu ngay Galaxy A03s với giá “hời” cực rẻ, chỉ dưới 4 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; long battery life; decent triple cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2021
Samsung Galaxy A03s: Thủ lĩnh phân khúc giá rẻ mới với bộ ba camera và pin 5000 mAh
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice triple cameras; large battery capacity; low price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2021
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy A03s: Thiết kế đơn giản, pin cực “trâu”, giá chỉ hơn 3 triệu đồng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Simple design; great built quality; long battery life; good price.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2021
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy A03s: Cải tiến hiệu năng, thiết kế tinh tế, giá rẻ, phù hợp với mọi nhà
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Great performance; elegant design; attractive price; big screen; nice display; decent cameras.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2021
Trên tay đánh giá nhanh Samsung Galaxy A03s: Giá chưa đến 4 triệu* đã có màn hình 6.5 inch, dùng chip Helio P35, pin 5.000 mAh
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; big screen; powerful processor; large battery capacity; simple design; compact size; light weight; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2021

Comment

Model:

Samsung Galaxy A03s is a basic entry smartphone with a big 6.5-inch Infinity-V Display and long battery life. It is a budget smartphone thus this is not expected to be a smartphone with cutting edge new technology, but a functional smartphone with all the basics equipped. Although positioned as an entry-level, Samsung Galaxy A03s is still equipped with popular design elements. The front of the phone uses a water drop screen design with a 6.5-inch HD+ resolution LCD screen; the water drop part is equipped with a single 5-megapixel selfie lens. With the fingerprint sensor built right into the power button, one seamless motion gets users into their phone. This is also one of the biggest highlights in this smartphone. Looking at the back, Galaxy A03s offers three styles of black, blue and white for consumers to choose; the upper left corner of the back is equipped with a popular rectangular camera design and is equipped with 13MP (main; F2.2) + 2MP (Super Macro) and 2MP (depth of field)] triple camera lens. With the Galaxy A03s 5MP Front Camera and bokeh effect, it is easy to snap stunning selfies that feature more of the user and less of the background.

 

Coming to the performance specifications that everyone cares about most, Galaxy A03s is equipped with a Mediatek Helio P35 processor based on the 12nm process and launched with a single version of 4GB RAM + 64GB capacity in the Malaysian market. Users can add even more space with up to 1TB microSD card. In terms of system, Galaxy A03s comes pre-installed with OneUI 3.1 and Android 11 system. One UI allows users to seamlessly switch apps and get information for multiple apps at once. It is the convenient UI design by Samsung to let users multitask on a single screen. Battery life is considered the main feature of this new smartphone. Galaxy A03s is equipped with a larger 5000mAh battery to support a charging speed of 7.75W. Equipped with a low-power processor, the official said that it is not difficult for Galaxy A03s to provide users with up to 3 days of electric power. As a conclusion, Samsung Galaxy A03s is an entry-level smartphone with long battery life and large screen. Although it is not a smartphone that comes with the latest technology, it does have a very affordable price tag. It is suitable as an entry smartphone as a backup phone, for the elderly or the first smartphone for teens.

Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio P35 MT6765: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.50":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.196 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


63.27%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-27 (Update: 2021-09-27)