Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Brand: Samsung
Category: Mobiles
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Display: 4.7 inches
  • Camera: 13 MP/8 MP
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8 4.0 1
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Software 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Value For Money 7 / 10

Samsung has launched their Galaxy A3 (2017). It is available in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud colors variants. The smartphone has IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes which is quite superb. It is available in Europe for EUR 329 (roughly Rs. 23,500).

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) comes with 4.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. It has display resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 312 ppi. It measures 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm (5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 in) dimensions. The display will be protected with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Hardware and Software

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). It inbuilt Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 processor with 2 GB of RAM. The phone packs a 16 GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256 GB via MicroSD card.

Camera and Battery

The smartphone packs a 13 MP primary camera and a 8 MP of secondary camera for selfies. The primary camera is capable of [email protected] video recording. It includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, autofocus, LED flash.

Battery, Sensors and Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is a Dual SIM  that accepts a Nano-SIM. The phone consist of Li-Ion 2350 mAh capacity with a Non-removable battery. Sensors om the phone are include Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer sensors. Some connectivity options include:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth- v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS
  • NFC
  • FM Radio
  • USB-Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) - Specs

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Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm (5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 in)
  • Waterproof
    IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Colors
    Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    4.7 inches
  • Resolution
    720 x 1280 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    312 ppi
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - ANT+ support
    - MP4/WMV/H.265 player
    - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Hardware

  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    2 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer sensors.

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP, f/1.
  • Video
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, autofocus, LED flash

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    2350 mAh battery

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • USB
    Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Headphone Jack

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