BenQ A3 (2013) review

Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
Adreno 203
1 GB / 4 GB
4.5 inches (540 x 960 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

BenQ announced the launch of the A3 smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the BenQ A3 phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.

The BenQ A3 comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with IPS display (540 x 960 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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BenQ A3 specifications

BrandBenQ
NameA3
ModelA3
Release date2013

Body

The weight of BenQ A3 is about 4.76 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this BenQ phone are average (5.27 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches).

Weight4.76 oz
Dimensions5.27 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMini SIM

System

The BenQ A3 comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5
GPUAdreno 203

Display

The size of A3 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches IPS display of BenQ A3 with 540 x 960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of BenQ A3 (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (4 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the A3 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The BenQ A3 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The A3 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of A3 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This BenQ phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the BenQ A3, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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