What is Samsung Galaxy A3?
The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a handset for those after a compact phone, one on an affordable contract, or a device that can be bought SIM-free without anxiety-inducing cost. Compare the price against the specs featured, however, and the A3 doesn’t offer the greatest deal around. But alongside the entry-level additions, there are enough high-end features to trick.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Design:
Galaxy A3 is made of glass and metal. The mainstays of classic Samsung design are still present, and the resemblance to the Galaxy S7 – despite the difference in size – is striking, there are still a few changes to A3 that stand out. Samsung has been out to win back its customers, so Samsung needs to be innovative and offer something different.
The loudspeaker that was located on the bottom edge of the phone has now moved to the right-hand side and can now be charged with a new USB Type-C interface. On the back, the lens of the camera sits discreetly within the casing. The new fingerprint sensor is the new introduction in the A3 smartphone.
You get a really strong impression that when you are holding a quality device when you’re using it. thanks to its IP68 certification the smartphone is now waterproof, just like the S7. Placing a fingerprint sensor and waterproofing on a dual-SIM device that has been developed for the mid-range smartphone market is a big step on the part of Samsung.
In comparing to other smartphones which are available in the market, A3 is small and little slippery from the side but not to the point where you lose grip easily.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Display:
The Samsung Galaxy A3’s screen is where high-end and low-end parts of the hardware collide. It’s a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED panel with punchy colors that can be calibrated to suit your taste. Samsung’s OLED screens tend to look a little fuzzy unless they have a high pixel density. The use of a PenTile array means that pixels share subpixels – the little red, green and blue dots that make up a screen’s image.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Performance:
A3 works on 1.6 GHz Exynos 7870 processor. 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, this should be more than enough for a standard user who doesn’t spend too much time on their phone. This is a little disappointing since the device offers only 9.8 GB of available internal memory and 481 MB of RAM.
Each part here is less powerful than that included in the Moto G5 Plus, which has faster slightly CPU cores and a better GPU.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Camera:
The rear camera is 13 MP and the front camera comes with 8 MP resolution. There’s autofocus but still no optical image stabilization, which means you’ll need to keep a steady hand to capture the best shots. There are various shooting modes to choose from too, including Pro, Panorama, Continuous Shot, HDR, Night and more, as well as plenty of Instagram-like filters.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Battery:
Galaxy A3 battery is 2350 mAh. Sadly, there’s no fast-charging support via the A3’s USB-C port, so you’ll be waiting roughly 1hr 30mins for the phone to charge.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Pros and Cons:
Design is great
Good Battery life for video
Camera yields mixed results
It has a great screen, top battery life, an excellent camera and, most importantly, a very reasonable price indeed. The competition may be stiff, with Honor, Motorola and Lenovo already pushing out impressive, low-priced alternatives, Samsung Galaxy A3 comes highly recommended. 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.