Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Announced:
Jan 02, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jan 13, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Announced: Jan 02, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Jan 13, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • 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)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM*

Display

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Display size:

4.7 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

312 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

67.85 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor:

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP2

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Maximum User Storage:

9.7 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 256 GB

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

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Capacity:

2350 mAh

Talk time (3G):

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Internet use:

3G:

12 hours

LTE:

16 hours

Wi-Fi:

17 hours

Music playback:

41.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40

Data:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

Yes

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

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

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.45 W/kg

Body:

0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.94 W/kg

This device is also known as Samsung SM-A320F

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Duos

SM-A320F/DS

Differences from the main variant:

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

Pros

  • Small dimensions (5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches)

Cons

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

Description

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with HD (720p resolution, along with fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C port. Hardware-wise, the phone comes equipped with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable memory (up to 256GB). The smartphone is powered by a 2,350 mAh battery and packs a 13-megapixel rear camera, as well as a secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera.

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