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Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 (Galaxy Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
4.7 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 312 PPI, capacitive, 16 Millionen Farben, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.8 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, finger print reader, gyrosensor, geomagnetic Sensor, hall-effect sensor, proximity sensor, RGB light sensor, USB Typ C, Wi-Fi Direct, Smart Switch
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM-Quadband (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS-Quadband (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE Cat.4 (800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2600 MHz), Downloads at 150 MBit/s, Uploads at 50 MBit/s, Nano-SIM, head-SAR 0.349 w/kg, body-SAR 1.39 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 135.4 x 66.2 ( = 0.31 x 5.33 x 2.61 in)
Battery
2350 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 17 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/1.9, auto focus, LED flash, video up to 1920x1080 pixels at 30 fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/1.9
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, modular charger, USB Type-C cable, headphones, quick start guide, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
138 g ( = 4.87 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
329 Euro

 

Average Score: 79.82% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 48 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 69%, features: 65%, display: 82% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

84.8% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Striking Update. Samsung's latest reincarnation of its hip mid-range Galaxy A3 smartphone not only features an updated glass and metal unibody design but also significant improvements under the hood, for example increased processing power and improved camera performance. Will this be enough to show its competitors who's the boss?
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) quick review – compact, beautiful and durable
Source: Laptop Media English
Nowadays, finding an Android smartphone with a screen smaller than 5 inches is definitely not an easy task, especially if you insist on good technical specifications. The rich Samsung portfolio, however, includes such feature in Galaxy A3 (2017). It combines the sleek and stylish design of the flagship Galaxy S7 with slightly more compact dimensions, providing a convenient one-hand operation. The downside of the design section, however, is that fingerprints make their way onto the corpus very easily. Additionally, the small body includes a small battery but apparently not bad endurance. Our tests ranked Galaxy A3 (2017) among the models with the best battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2017
70% Samsung Galaxy A3 review (2017)
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the A3's improvements for 2017 are pretty significant and make this nice-size, reasonably priced phone even more appealing for those who like the idea of the Galaxy S7 but can't quite stretch their budget that far. Its waterproofing and fingerprint sensor are both convenient and practical, and the good-looking design makes it easy to forget that this phone has a price tag that's half that of many flagship phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
However, if you’re the kind to shop around, are a big gamer, or tend to read/watch a lot of content on your phone, then it's possible to get more for your money. The obvious alternative is the Lenovo Moto G5 Plus, which has a sharper screen for a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
70% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review: Samsung's updated mid-range phone looks like the Galaxy S7 & gets some of its features too
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the A3's improvements for 2017 are pretty significant and make this nice-size, reasonably priced phone even more appealing for those who like the idea of the Galaxy S7 but can't quite stretch their budget that far. Its waterproofing and fingerprint sensor are both convenient and practical, and the good-looking design makes it easy to forget that this phone has a price tag that's half that of many flagship phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Galaxy A3 (2017) is such an exciting phone: it brings a level of sophistication in design and interface that we have not yet seen on affordable phones. Neither have we seen a phone with water resistance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review
Source: GSM Arena English
That's usually good news, it's a clear sign that the phone fills a specific hole in the market. The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has the potential to become a quiet hit - it won't put the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 out of business, but it will rescue many people from overspending on a flagship they didn't need.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2017
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung says the Galaxy A3 will retail around the £299 mark. That price point is a tough nut to crack – Wileyfox, Motorola, Honor and others are doing great stuff and arguably offering better value for money than Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2017
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 review
Source: Techradar English
If you’re looking for a smaller version of the Galaxy A range, this should suit you but there are a few areas which feature slightly disappointing spec.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2017

Foreign Reviews

92% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 91%
76% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) im Test: Kompakt & mit langer Akkulaufzeit
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 97% display: 70% mobility: 80%
74% Kompakter Knirps mit Ausdauer
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 69% ergonomy: 83%
81% Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 85% features: 70% display: 98% mobility: 98%
98% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Source: Computerbild - 4/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 98%
80% Das Neue Galaxy S7 Mini?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Hallo, Galaxy S7 mini
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2017
Samsung veredelt die Galaxy-Mittelklasse
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 und A3
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2017
Kompakt, gut und zuverlässig
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2017
Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2017
84% Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 das Kleine mit der guten Kamera
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 76% display: 82% mobility: 82%
Hallo Galaxy S7 mini
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017 und Galaxy A3 (2017)
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Source: Android Pit - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Long battery life; elegant design; waterproof IP67; compact size. Negative: Low gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2017
86% Samsung Galaxy A3 2017: piccolo, elegante e potente | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
Smartphone Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphon e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A3 2017: piccolo ed equilibrato
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 77% features: 70% display: 84% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 95%
84% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 60% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80%
78% Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 63% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Recensione: Il Nuovo Samsung S7 Mini?
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Hands-On: Lo Smartphone Di Fascia Media Che Punta Al Galaxy S7
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 review: kleine verleider
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) - Betalen voor de naam
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Test : Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), toujours plus proche de la perfection
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% mobility: 90%
80% Test Du Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 : Une Belle Évolution
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Test Du Galaxy A3 (2017) : Le Nouveau S7 Mini De Samsung ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017): потенциальный хит продаж, но дорогой
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Waterproof IP68; compact size; great built quality; excellent display; fast charge. Negative: High price; slippery; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Обзор смартфона Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017): красивый, компактный, водозащищенный
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Waterproof; compact size; high autonomy; nice design. Negative: Relatively high price; poor cameras; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2017
Смартфон Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017): Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent display; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2017
Review Samsung Galaxy A3 2017: Màn lột xác hoàn hảo!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Waterproof; flexible fingerprint sensor; fast charge; USB-C; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2017
83% Recenzja Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Ревю на Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) – малък, красив и издръжлив
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; waterproof IP68; excellent display; long battery life; high performance; good cooling system. Negative: Easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/02/2017
Бърз поглед върху Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) – първи впечатления, камера, производителност
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; support waterproof; compact size; high autonomy. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2017
74% Test: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 74%
78% RECENZIA Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017): Kompaktný a prémiový základ
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review – un smartphone compact și decent
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; solid workmanship; nice display; fast charge; waterproof. Negative: Relatively high price; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2017

Comment

ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7870 Octa: Exynos 7 Soc with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz and manufactured in a 14-nm process. Includes the GPU ARM Mali T830-MP2 as well as a dual-channel memory controller (LPDDR3-1866).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.7":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.138 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.


79.82%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Honor 7 Lite
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Honor 6X
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 5.5", 0.162 kg
Samsung Galaxy J7 Metal (2016)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
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Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.147 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01- 7 (Update: 2017-01- 7)