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 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

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 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

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 LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16 GB

Maximum User Storage:

9.7 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 256 GB

Slot Type:

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

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Capacity:

2350 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G):

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Internet use:

3G:

12 hours

LTE:

16 hours

Wi-Fi:

17 hours

Music playback:

41.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

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

Connectivity

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

Mobile hotspot:

Yes

Wi-Fi Direct:

Yes

USB:

Yes

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

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

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

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats:

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

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

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

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
  • 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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