Samsung Galaxy A3 Review | Specifications in Dubai

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Samsung Galaxy A3 Review | Specifications in Dubai

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review:

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review


  • Galaxy S7-like design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Water and dust resistant


  • 720p display underwhelms
  • Samsung software still sub-par
  • Camera yields mixed results

Price and release date:

  • Launch price: £279 ($250, around AU$455) SIM free
  • Now available from £230 ($250, around AU$375)

Design and display:

  • Design mimics Galaxy S7 nicely
  • Bright and colourful 4.7-inch AMOLED display
  • 720p resolution doesn’t seem sufficient

Interface and reliability:

  • Android 6.0.1 is a little old, but still capable
  • TouchWiz UI is still here in all its busyness
  • Physical home key has useful shortcuts

Movies, music and gaming:

  • More than capable media performance
  • Screen doesn’t show video or games at their best
  • Speaker weirdly placed
  • 16GB storage isn’t a lot even at this price

Performance and benchmarks:

  • Exynos 7870 CPU yields middling benchmark results
  • Real world performance, however, can’t be faulted

Battery life:

  • 2,350mAh battery lasts two days of moderate usage
  • Unusually fast drain in airplane mode


  • 13MP camera struggles on Auto in low and mixed lighting
  • HDR mode very accomplished
  • 8MP selfie cam is fine, but beauty options are gimmicky

Who’s this for?

  • The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is ideal for those who want the classy look and feel of the Samsung Galaxy S7, but aren’t prepared to pay the premium price.
  • Its small 720p display and modest CPU mean it’s not for power users or big media consumers, but it does the smartphone basics with some poise and style.

Should you buy it?

  • Once-premium design elements have been creeping into the more affordable end of the smartphone market over the past year or two, and the Galaxy A3 continues that trend.
  • Its metal and glass construction suggests a level of exclusiveness beyond its price tag, while its IP68 rating means that this quality isn’t merely skin deep.
  • Use the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 extensively, and the cracks will begin to appear – an underwhelming display here, a hit-and-miss camera there.
  • For casual users looking to make a stylish statement, however, it’s well worth considering.




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