Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) battery life test shows some interesting results
Despite its small battery, the new A3 (2017) lasts a very long timeGood news is that the A3 (2017) not only passed it with excellence: it was among the longest lasting phones we've ever tested. This little phone is a true battery beast, despite its fairly compact sizes. It scores 11 hours and 4 minutes, nearly 10% better than its predecessor and practically on par with the A5 (2017). This is an outstanding score: the Galaxy S7 gets only 6 hours and 37 minutes and even longer lasting flagship phones like the Google Pixel and iPhone 7 do not get more than 8 hours on our test.
Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 11h 4 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 10h 8 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 11h 9 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy S7 6h 37 min (Average)
Apple iPhone 7 7h 46 min (Good)
Apple iPhone SE 7h 41 min (Good)
Google Pixel 7h 45 min (Good)
Honor 8 9h 7 min (Excellent)
OnePlus 3T 5h 41 min (Average)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 112
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 112
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 91
Samsung Galaxy S7 88
Apple iPhone 7 141
Apple iPhone SE 155
Google Pixel 119
Honor 8 98
OnePlus 3T 85
Not the fastest charging phone, but not slow eitherAnother important aspect of the battery experience on a phone is the recharge time, or how much it takes the phone to go from 0 to a fully charged, 100% battery. While the A3 (2017) does not ship with Samsung's powerful Adaptive Fast charge wall plug, it does not need to because of the smaller battery. The new A3 charges its battery fully in a little less than 2 hours: it's a little slower to charge than Samsung's new A5, but is actually faster than phones like the Google Pixel, which is a good place to be.
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2350 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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