Quick Review of Samsung Galaxy A3

The Good
  • Compact design that is ideal for one-handed usage
  • Good design and a solid build quality
  • Good color reproduction and strong contrasts thanks to AMOLED display
  • The rear camera takes good pictures in well lit conditions
The Bad
  • Performance occasionally can be sluggish
  • No 4G LTE on board
  • No LED notification light
  • Lacks an HD display

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Samsung Galaxy A3 Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: December 2014
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: SM-A300F
Display   7 / 10
Screen Size 4.5 inch
Screen Resolution 960 x 540 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 245 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Chipset   5 / 10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.2GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Processor Type Quad-Core
RAM 1GB
Graphics Adreno 306
Camera   7 / 10
Rear Camera Resolution 8MP
Front Camera Resolution 5MP
Camera Details Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 4.4 KitKat
OS Detail TouchWiz UI
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features GPS, FM Radio
Dimensions (mm) 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9
Weight 110 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Midnight Black, Soft Pink, Platinum Silver, Pearl White, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
Build Material Plastic
Device Warranty 1 Year
Storage   7 / 10
Internal Storage 16GB
Approx. User Available Storage 10GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 64GB
Communication
SIM Card Slots Single
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) Yes
Battery   5 / 10
Battery Capacity 1900mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery No

Samsung Galaxy A3 Features

Samsung launched two new series of phones in India. They are the A and E series. Under the A series, they released the A3 and A5 and the E5 and E7 were launched in the E series. Both the series aim to target the style conscious buyers. Samsung launched its first metal body phone; the Samsung Galaxy Alpha in 2014 and now the A series have a metal unibody too.The Samsung Galaxy A3 is available in Champagne Gold and the traditional Black & White colour. Until now Samsung used to have Super AMOLED displays only on their flagship phones but this feature is now available on these phones too.

All the devices have a 5 Megapixel front facing camera to give into the selfie craze. In order to get better self portraits, a user can simply show his palm and the camera will click a picture in 2 seconds. You can also click a picture by saying “cheese”. For people who like clicking selfies, these phones would be great. These phones most likely seem like a replacement to the Grand series. The key features of this device are —

  • Has a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 960x540 pixels which takes the pixel density to 245 PPI
  • Packed with 1GB RAM and runs on a 1.2GHz, Quad-Core processor
  • Dual SIM phone
  • Comes with 16GB of internal storage which is expandable upto 64GB by using a microSD card
  • Rear camera of 8MP and a 5MP camera in the front
  • Powered by a 1900mAh battery which is non-removable
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