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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) review

Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Adreno 306
1 GB / 16 GB
4.5 inches (540 x 960 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy A3 smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy A3 phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 comes with Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1900 mAh, non-removable battery. The 4.5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (540 x 960 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy A3
ModelSM-A300
Release date2014

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy A3 is about 3.88 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches).

Weight3.88 oz
Dimensions5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches
Colorschampagne gold, light blue, midnight black, pearl white, platinum silver, soft pink
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy A3 comes with Android OS v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.4 (KitKat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 306

Display

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

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

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy A3 (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy 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 camera5 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy A3 supports 2G, 3G and 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 Galaxy A3 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy 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 / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 1900 mAh, non-removable 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 Galaxy A3 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 1900 mAh, non-removable

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 Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4
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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 Samsung Galaxy A3, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 / SM-A300

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