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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

The Samsung Galaxy A3 has got a bad rep in recent, but this lesser known brother of the Samsung Galaxy family is a one of a kind smartphone. If you’re looking for a smartphone that keeps up with the times but is moderate in pricing, you’re looking for the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016. Read more below.

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Everything you want in a Samsung Galaxy – the A3 – 2016

You haven’t seen anything till you’ve had an experience of the Samsung Galaxy A3. Not catered to everyone, the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 is choc-a-block full of nifty little gadgets that make the A3 – 2016 a unique smartphone to use. Revised from the old Samsung Galaxy A3, the A3 – 2016 sheds some light on what Samsung is all about. Design-wise, the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 uses the same coatings as the Samsung Galaxy S series. A glass screen with a plastic back cover provides for Samsung’s signature design. A physical home button lets you get to your favourite apps with one touch. The volume rockers to the left and power button to the right make it easy to navigate. The Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 boasts a Super AMOLED 4.7 inch HD display that makes colours warm and vivid. The downside to the size is the fact that you can’t operate this device with one hand.

All your favourite Samsung Galaxy specs

When it comes to specs, the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 is powered by a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 with 16 GB of internal storage. For its size and function, this processor gives a speedy response and a smooth transition between apps and programs. 1.5GB of RAM allows for a quick processing and external storage can be added up to 256GB. For those of you who love taking photos, the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016’s back sports a camera of 13MP while the front camera is 5MP, perfect for all your selfies! A flash comes in the form of a LED light which is turned on manually. Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities all come standard with the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 and you’ll find the price of this Android mobile is worth it for its class and specs. Overall, the specs of the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 are much higher than expected for a budget Samsung model. So why not compare prices of the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 with other models of Samsung smartphones? You’ll be amazed to find that the value of the Samsung Galaxy A3 – 2016 exceeds your expectations.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2016-07-11
Build QualityPhone Set UpFeaturesCamera & VideoBattery LifeThe Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 proves that premium build materials can be used without hiking up the price.Build QualityDesign - Premium feelThe Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 is a really good looking smartph...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-20
Beautiful build, Good battery life, Decent screengood Average performance, Average camera, Somewhat pricier than some of its rivalsbad
The original Samsung Galaxy A3 was a solid low to mid-range phone with a truly premium build and the new Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 looks to be the same again on paper, just updated for a new year.Clad in high-end materials with a 13MP camera and a 720p scree...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-11
Beautifully designed for its class, Compact, easy to operate with one hand, Bright screen with great color accuracy (in Basic mode), Good video qualitygood Main camera is slow to focus, Poor lowlight performance from both cameras, Occasional lags and slowdowns, Still behind on software updatesbad
Being obsessed top tech brands' flagship devices, we sometimes forget that not all people need a phone with a gigantic screen, the fastest processor, or the latest camera technologies. In reality, there are still folks who look for a simpler phone – one...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-29
The trend continues with this year's A series, so much so that the new Galaxy A3 2016 could almost be mistaken for a miniature Galaxy S6 . It's a stunning piece of design, and its smooth glass rear really does make it look and feel like a premium smartpho...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-28
The Galaxy A3 is the entry model in Samsung's mid-range A series, which comprises the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. Samsung has given the Galaxy A3 a lot of love and attention in its 2016 update - but has it done enough? We review the Samsung Galaxy A3 6 (2016)...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-29
Seriously good battery life, Comfortably small, Strong opticsgood Camera struggles in low light, No processor updatebad
Samsung Galaxy A3 6 (2016) Review: We review the new 2016 edition of Samsung's mid-range mini mobile, the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3, to see how it compares to the original 2015 Galaxy A3 .Samsung has just re-released the Galaxy A3 in a fresh new form for 2016 an...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-05
very good casing quality, excellent screen, good telephony functionality, accurate touchscreen, low temperature development, microSD slot, NFC & USBOTG, decent speaker, very long battery lifegood camera's lowlight performance, no notification LED, no 5 GHz WiFi, no Miracast or MHL support, casing's slippery back, nonremovable batterybad
Feels good. The special feature of the former model was its aluminum unibody casing. Samsung now uses more glass in the new iteration. The screen of the mid-range smartphone has also been modified: It has a higher resolution while providing more space at...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-30
When I found out that the new Galaxy A 2016 series from Samsung was going to borrow design cues from their Galaxy S flagship lineup, I was definitely intrigued. With the Galaxy S6 , the South Korean electronics company showed that they could do “premium”...
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Processor frequency

1.5 GHz

Processor cores



Display diagonal

11.9 cm (4.7")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touch screen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


132 g


6.52 cm


7.3 mm


13.4 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

1536 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC

Maximum memory card size

128 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed



Main camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Zoom capability
Face detection
Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Resolution at capture speed


Flash type


Video capture resolution (max)

1920 x 1080 pixels

Camera resolution

4128 x 3096 pixels

Night mode
Smile detection
Second camera resolution

5 MP


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

2300 mAh

Talk time (3G)

14 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

15 h

Browsing time (3G)

12 h

Browsing time (4G)

13 h

Continuous audio playback time

58 h

Continuous video playback time

14 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription