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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
4.7"
720 x 1280 pixels
13 MP
5 MP front
Samsung Exynos 7 Quad
Quad-core, 1500 MHz
RAM: 1.5 GB
MEMORY: 16 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 2300 mAh (14h 3G talk time)
Announced: Dec 2, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Jan 8, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • Small dimensions (5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.29 inches)

Cons

  • Too little RAM memory (1.5 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (312 ppi)

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Description

The compact Galaxy A3 (2016) sports a 4.7" HD display (up from a 4.5" one), and runs on a quad-core SoC under the hood, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and paired with 1.5 GB of RAM. The camera is now 13 MP camera, compared to 8 MP in the first A3, while the 5MP snapper at the front stays the same. The battery pack has been given a boost here as well, though, to 2300 mAh from 1900 mAh.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (7.0, 5.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 inches (134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.66 oz (132 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (156 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Metal
  • Features:
    • Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Pink, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 4.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 312 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 69.30 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.9
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupEffects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-T720 MP2
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1.5 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 10.7 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2300 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 18 h (1089 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 58.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 14.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 40
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 02 Dec 2015

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This device is also known as Samsung SM-A310F


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