Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Announced:
Dec 2, 2015
Status:
Released
Release date:
Jan 8, 2016

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Size:

4.7 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 312 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

69.30 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Mali-T720 MP2

RAM:

1.5GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16GB

Available to use:

10.7 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity:

2300 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G):

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Music playback:

58.00 hours

Video playback:

14.00 hours

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP

Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Effects

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio:

FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

Officially announced:

Dec 02, 2015
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This device is also known as Samsung SM-A310F

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Pros

  • Small dimensions (5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 inches)

Description

The compact Samsung 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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