Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) benchmarks

  • DisplayThe scientific display measurements allow us to inspect the quality of this extremely important component in such a great depth that is not possible with the naked eye. Armed with a colorimeter device and some specialized software, we study the various aspects of smartphone and tablet screens, such as their brightness, color temperature, gamma, color gamut and accuracy.
    • Screen measurementsOur ‘Screen measurements’ table is like a quick, yet very detailed overview of a display. With just a quick glance, you can discover a great deal of important data, including the maximum brightness, contrast ratio, gamma, color temperature, etc. Hover over each category to learn more about it and what makes it important!
      Maximum brightness Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits) Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Samsung Galaxy S10e 681
      Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 615
      Apple iPhone SE 606
      Samsung Galaxy A50 593
      Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 556
      Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 440
    • Color chartsSometimes, it’s easier to get an idea of how good a display is by comparing its measured colors to reference ones. The ‘Color accuracy’ and ‘Greyscale accuracy’ charts will give you just that, with the latter providing a visual representation of the color temperature and gamma. The ‘Color gamut’ chart, on the other hand, will show you just how much of a deviation there is from the colors’ reference points.

      The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The 'x: CIE31' and 'y: CIE31' values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. 'Y' shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while 'Target Y' is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, 'ΔE 2000' is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.

      These measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.

  • Performance BenchmarksIf there’s one thing smartphone consumers value extremely highly, that’s lightning-fast system performance. But how do you tell if a device has the necessary power to carry you through the seas of demanding apps and beyond? The answer is simple - through synthetic benchmarking! Thankfully, there are now tools that are professional enough to give us a good idea about the punch our devices really pack.
    AnTuTu Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S10e 324967
    Samsung Galaxy S8 166646.66
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 151745
    Apple iPhone SE 117207.66
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 60678
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 45938
    GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S8 60
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 60
    Apple iPhone SE 59.55
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 33
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 19
    GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S10e 56
    Samsung Galaxy S8 41
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 60
    Apple iPhone SE 56.65
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 9
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 7.3
    Vellamo Metal Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S8 3074
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 1316
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 1143.33
    Basemark OS II Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S8 3201.66
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 2673.33
    Apple iPhone SE 2098.66
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 1432
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 993
    JetStream Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S10e 86.553
    Samsung Galaxy S8 55.503
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 62.058
    Apple iPhone SE 120.4
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 31.472
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 23.803
    Geekbench 4 single-core Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S10e 4215
    Samsung Galaxy S8 2008.33
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 1894.33
    Apple iPhone SE 2410
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 766
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 674.33
    Geekbench 4 multi-core Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S10e 9925
    Samsung Galaxy S8 6575
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 5876.66
    Apple iPhone SE 4041
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 3951
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 3224
  • Camera SpeedA good camera is the one that’s always there when you need it. Quality matters, but so does speed, and that is why we do a series of tests to determine if a smartphone’s camera has what it takes to be a reliable tool in your photographic activities. We measure camera speed by running the cross-platform benchmark program CamSpeed, and by performing our own proprietary speed test.
    Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S8 1.2
    Samsung Galaxy S10e 1.6
    No data
    No data
    No data
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 1.8
    No data
    No data
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 2
    Apple iPhone SE 2.2
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 2.9
  • Audio OutputIf power never feels enough when it comes to your favorite tunes, then you’ll surely find our audio benchmark quite useful, as it allows you to find the handsets and tablets with the strongest speakers. We also measure power of the earphones output, but hey - be careful with that volume control - you’ll need those ears!
    Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S8 0.75
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 0.54
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 0.53
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 0.52
    Apple iPhone SE 0.47
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 0.37
    Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S8 78
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 69
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 75
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 77
    Apple iPhone SE 72
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 76
  • Battery LifeNothing can replace a reliable, long-lasting battery that can easily carry you and your smartphone through at least a day of heavy usage. Of course, you can always get one of those chubby battery cases, but how uncool would that be? Instead, we’d suggest that you take advantage of our battery life ratings, which are based on our own, custom-designed battery test, to see how the phones compare.

    We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

    hours Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
    11h 19 min (Excellent)
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
    11h 9 min (Excellent)
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
    11h 4 min (Excellent)
    Samsung Galaxy A50
    10h 46 min (Excellent)
    Apple iPhone SE
    7h 41 min (Good)
    Samsung Galaxy S10e
    7h (Good)
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