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Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (SM-A320, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3052 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (SM-A320, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and price. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but the social networking functionality and GPS navigation get negative views.

size, usability, performance, price, battery

GPS navigation, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (SM-A320, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review

 

Flagship looks without the price

Galaxy S7-like design ; Excellent battery life ; Water and dust resistant

720p display underwhelms ; Samsung software still sub-par ; Camera yields mixed results

Samsung has created another solid mid-range smartphone contender, and this one looks and feels more like its high-end brothers than ever.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Smartphone Review

 

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...

high-quality workmanship ; water and dustproof (IP68) ; USB Type-C port with USB-OTG ; LTE, NFC, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi ; very bright well-adjusted AMOLED display ; decent camera ; decent performance ; stays cool ; good speaker ; very good battery life

smooth and slick back side ; only LTE Cat. 4 ; no Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) ; no dual SIM ; no optical image stabilization ; PWM-flicker

There is little to no need for an upgrade for those who already own last year's Galaxy A3 (2016). With its similar build quality, this year's model does have a few advantages, though. The Galaxy A3 (2017) is a far cry from reinventing the wheel;...

Mar, 2017

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review (2017): An intriguingly affordable Galaxy S8 alternative

 

Stray away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and you'll find a fantastic budget alternative in 2017's Galaxy A3

Affordable flagship alternative ; Fantastic camera ; long-lasting battery life

Long list of similarly-priced rivals

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, but at £237,...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review: In Depth

 

The 2017 A3 is an enticing recipe comprised of Galaxy S7-inspired style with the screen size of an iPhone 7. We've taken an in depth look at the new A3.

Smooth performance ; Well designed UX ; Premium design ; Great battery life

Out-performed by similarly priced phones ; Low internal storage ; Fingerprint magnet ; Outdated OS

Despite its standing in the company’s current product lineup, for the most part, Samsung hasn’t skimped on quality with this mid-ranger. Its design and build quality are unquestionably excellent with useful inclusions like water resistance, USB-C and a...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review

 

For a third time in a row, Samsung starts the year by releasing three new mid-range phones of the Galaxy A series, and the 2017 edition of the lineup is the most impressive yet. Samsung has made three phones that have an exceptional look and feel, just...

Amazing design: beatiful glass-metal look, thin and comfortable, ergonomic ; Water resistance is a great extra ; Excellent battery life ; Very good image quality in daylight ; Excellent on-screen keyboard, great typing experience ; Support expandable...

A bit more expensive than other phones its class ; Only 16GB of on-board storage ; Lack of video stabilization results in very shaky videos ; Runs on a 1-year-old Android version (6.0 Marshmallow)

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.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review

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Not everyone wants to fork out for flagship phones such as the Apple iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S8; enter the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), one of the brand's attempts at a more budget-friendly mobile phone. Read our full review to discover whether the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017 edition) is a compact and slim smartphone with a stunning unibody design. With a decent processor, excellent screen and good camera, only the battery life is below average. The price has now fallen considerably, making it...

If you're looking for a compact Android smartphone, you'll struggle to find anything better than the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). It's a beautifully-designed phone with a stunning screen, decent mid-range performance, and a good camera. Asked by L LLOYD...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Benoit Pepicq (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review: the mid-range phone that thinks it's a flagship

 

Aside from a few downsides, the Galaxy A3 (2016) managed to put in such a convincing performance last year it easily became a signature mid-range device. Samsung is hoping to repeat the experience, and so is looking again to release a new version of...

Samsung wants to (re)conquer the hearts of users and still win the favor of the masses. By offering a waterproof smartphone with fingerprint sensor, a very elegant design and a SIM + microSD for a competitive price, it's definitely going to attract a...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique du Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

 

Mise à jour percutante. Non seulement la dernière itération du smartphone Galaxy A3 de milieu de gamme de Samsung propose un design de verre et de métal unibody amélioré, mais elle intègre sous le capot des améliorations marquantes, comme des...

fabrication de grande qualité ; protection contre l’eau et la poussière (IP68) ; USB de type C avec l’USB-OTG ; LTE, NFC, WiFi 802.11 ac ; écran AMOLED très lumineux et bien ajusté ; appareil photo convenable ; performances honnêtes ; chauffe maîtrisée...

bords lisses et glissants ; LTE Cat. 4 seulement ; pas de lien MHL (Mobile High-definition) ; pas de double carte SIM ; pas de stabilisation d’image optique ; scintillement MLI

Ceux qui ont déjà le Galaxy A3 (2016) de l’an dernier n’ont pas trop besoin d’une mise à niveau. Le nouveau modèle possède malgré tout quelques avantages, en plus d’une qualité de construction similaire. Le Galaxy A3 (2017) est loin de réinventer la...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.info)

Breve Análise do Smartphone Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

 

Atualização surpreendente. A mais recente reencarnação da Samsung de seu Galaxy A3 de gama média não apenas possui um design monobloco de vidro e metal, mas também melhorias significantes sob o capô, por exemplo, poder de processamento incrementado e...

Acabamento de alta qualidade ; Resistente à agua e poeira (IP68) ; Porta USB Type-C com USB-OTG ; LTE, NFC, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi ; Tela AMOLED muito brilhante e bem ajustada ; Boa câmera ; Bom desempenho ; Permanece frio ; Bom alto falante ; Muito boa...

Lado traseiro liso e fino ; Somente LTE Cat. 4 ; Sem Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) ; Sem dual SIM ; Sem estabilização ótica de imagem ; PWM-flicker

There is little to no need for an upgrade for those who already own last year's Galaxy A3 (2016). With its similar build quality, this year's model does have a few advantages, though. The Galaxy A3 (2017) is a far cry from reinventing the wheel;...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2350
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12 / 16
Browsing time (4G):13 / 16 / 41
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15 / 17
Continuous audio playback time:17 / 41 / 55 / 58
Continuous audio playback time (display off):17 / 55
Continuous video playback time:14 / 17
Talk time (3G):14 / 17

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:N / Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.18
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:N / Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.38
Head SAR (EU):0.349

Design

Brand colour:Black Sky / black-sky / Blue Mist / blue-mist / Gold Sand / gold-sand / Peach Cloud / peach-cloud
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust Resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, HAAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,OPUS,Vorbis,WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / JPG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265 / H.263,H.264,H.265
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, H.265, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263,H.264,H.265,MP43,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV7,WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:N / Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:N / Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Carrying case:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali T830
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Themes, Wallpaper
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
HDMI ports quantity:20
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:7870

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 6.0.16 / 6.0.16 Marshmallow / 6.016

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 16 / 2
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:1 / 16 / 2
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:16 / 2
RAM Type:LPDDR3
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:9.7

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:Geomagnetic, Hall, RGB Light
Built-in sensors details:Geomagnetic, Hall, RGB Light
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Google Play,Google+,YouTube
Waterproof:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 7.9
Height :134.5 / 135.4
Weight:132 / 138
Width:65.2 / 66.2