Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Specs, Price, Release, Review, Camera, Features, Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) was released on January 2017. It is also known as Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Duos which has dual SIM slots. There are three models released in January 2017 by Samsung. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is the low configuration model among the three.

Take a look at specifications, price, quick review, features, opinions, pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017).

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Price 

  • The price of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) in the USA $350
  • The price of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) in Europe €329
  • The price of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) in the UK £290
  • The price of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) in India ₹ 23,500
  • The price of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) in China ¥2450

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Specifications

Features Specs
Display 4.7-inch, Super AMOLED Display
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
CPU Exynos 7870 Octa-core processor 1.6GHz
GPU Mali T830
Memory 2GB of RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16GB
Storage Upgrade 256GB via micro SD card
Primary Camera 13MP with LED Flash, Autofocus
Video recording 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 8MP
Battery 2350mAh (Non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 135gms

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Specs and Details

Display

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has a 4.7-inch Super AMOELD display with HD screen resolution at 720 x 1280 pixels. The screen protection is assured by the Corning Gorilla Glass. This display is an always-on display.

CPU and GPU

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is powered by Exynos 7870 Octa-core 1.6GHz processor along with its pair, Mali T830 GPU                     

RAM and Storage

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The microSD card slot allows to add additional storage up to 256GB.

Software

The OS of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has a 13MP rear camera with aperture f/1.9, Autofocus and LED flash and an 8MP front camera with aperture f/1.9. The video capture resolution is 1080p @ 30 frames per second.

Battery

The battery capacity of Galaxy A3 (2017) is 2350mAh. There is no fast charging feature available in this smartphone.

Other Features and Connectivity

GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, FM Radio and USB Type C are the connectivity feature of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). This device has got IP68 certification for dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. Samsung Pay featured app is available with this device. There is a front mounted fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is a mid-level smartphone. The CPU, GPU, RAM in this smartphone are average performers in the midrange. The Display is well equipped as it got screen protection and HD resolution.

The cameras have high level sensors but lacking in additional features like Phase detection, dual LED flash etc. The battery capacity is low but we believe Samsung optimized it to provide long backup. Another backdrop is this smartphone comes with Marshmallow and not the latest Android Nougat.

Samsung never tagged a competitive price in the past few years for their smartphones. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is no exception. The price for this device is more than double the price charged by other decent brands like Asus, Xiaomi, Lenovo etc. for the same or higher configuration.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Decent Display with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Samsung Pay
  • Fingerprint Scanner and USB Type C

Cons

  • Unreasonable Hefty Price
  • Missing the Android Nougat Experience
  • Overall Average Performance
  • Battery with Average Capacity

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Opinion

For buyers who care about value for money, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is not the one for you. For this Price, Samsung must give a lot but they only gives an average mid-performer.

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  1. Samsung is always thinking they are monopoly. The price of Galaxy A3 2017 is too much. at least they could have been added 3GB RAM and 3000mAh battery.

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