Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Announced:
Jan 2, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jan 13, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

4.7 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

312 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

67.85 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Panorama, Effects

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm 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

Hardware & Performance

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 LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16 GB

Available to use:

9.7 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2

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)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

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

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

2350 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G):

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use:

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback:

41.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

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, Timer, 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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA320F link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.45 W/kg

Body:

0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.94 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 02, 2017
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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

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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