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Reviewed on 2016-05-11
In recent years, Samsung's flagship phones have been undeniably good, but its mid-range and low-end phones have appeared to be something of an afterthought. An uncharitable reading would be that they're riding on the popularity of the flagships. Imitation...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-07
We've already reviewed the Galaxy A5 which turned out to be a nicely built mid-range Android phone , but too expensive given the mediocre components inside it. But what about its smaller brother, the Galaxy A3? Here's our full and in-depth Samsung Galaxy...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-17
So many competitors at this end of the price range are still swaddled in cheap plastic, making the full metal unibody of the A3 a revelation. It's one of the lightest and slimmest phones Samsung's ever made, and the shimmering, almost glitter-like finish...
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Reviewed on 2015-05-22
Samsung's all about premium materials now, with its flagship Galaxy S6 showing that it really has moved away from plastic.It's not just flagships that benefit either, as even lower end phones are getting a dose of style and at around £200 the Samsung Gala...
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Reviewed on 2015-05-12
Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone If you're a fan of Samsung's more sophisticated design approach, but can't justify spending big on a monthly contract for the Galaxy S6 or the S6 Edge , then the A3 could well be for you. Samsung announced th...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-13
It was high time for Samsung to hear to their fans and offer them a complete metallic phone scrapping away their older plastic bodies. Well, the Samsung Galaxy A3 is the first full metal Samsung smartphone. It would not be true to say that this is the fir...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-13
Unibody metallic design, Decent specs, Marathon batteryModerate camera and performance, No support for 4G networks, Pricey option
“The Galaxy A3, despite the high price, is a worthy option if you're looking for a handy device in the mid-range segment”With its latest Galaxy A series, the Korean giant is targeting all kind of users depending upon their screen preferences. We have alre...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-13
It was high time for Samsung to hear to their fans and offer them a complete metallic phone scrapping away their older plastic bodies. Well, the [easyazon_cta align=”none” identifier=”B00RVA7UU0″ key=”small-light” locale=”IN” tag=”nothwire-21″] is the fir...
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Reviewed on 2015-03-09
Samsung has its A-series handsets out and we have got both the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A3 up for review. While we have just reviewed the Samsung Galaxy A5, we now have our hands on its younger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy A3. A single look at ...
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Reviewed on 2015-03-04
Reviews, News, Specifications, Reviews, News, Specifications, Light and strong, Stylish metal unibody design, Smooth swift interface, Light and strong, Stylish metal unibody design, Smooth swift interface, Light and strong, Stylish metal unibody design, S...Light and strong, Stylish metal unibody design, Smooth swift interface, Light and strong, Stylish metal unibody design, Smooth swift interface, Comparatively expensive, Noisy low light camera performance, Screen isn't HD, Optional Dual SIM/expandable stor...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-25
Stylish and slim design, decent quadcore processor, 5megapixel camera on front, expandable memoryScreen not HD
Following the sleek, high-priced Galaxy Alpha , Samsung offers a brace of similar, but considerably cheaper handsets with the Galaxy A3 and A5. The A3 costs less than half the price, but do the compromises made on the make it still too expensive? Like th...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-25
Premium metal design, Beautiful screen, Excellent battery life, LightweightFeature light, Lacklustre camera
The A series continues what the Galaxy Alpha started by bringing premium metalwork into a Samsung-centric world previously devoid of such luxurious materials. The Galaxy A3 is the baby of the bunch, so does it feel as good as it looks?Having spent years s...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-24
Good design, Handful of software features, Excellent battery life, Good overall performance, Quality frontfacing cameraUnderwhelming main camera, There are better options for the price
For quite some time now, Samsung has been taking the heat for not introducing more quality built handsets, but it seems like the Korean giant is planning to turn things around. Firstly, Samsung will drastically cut off around 30% of their smartphone lineu...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-23
Good display, Solid build quality, Decent cameraAverage performance, Lacks G LTE support, Slightly priced on the higher side
Samsung launched the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones with all metal build in India last month. Later it launched the Galaxy A7 smartphone, the top-end smartphone in the Galaxy A series. We already brought you the review of Galaxy A5 , here we have the...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-19
Stylish unibody casing, Very slim and stiff chassis, Extensive software, LTE support, Accurate tracking, Decent camera equipment, Precise input devices, Good screen, Low temperatures, Useful battery lifeScreeching speaker, Middling screen resolution, Unsatisfactory voice quality, No 5 GHz WiFi, Battery no longer removable
Samsung's Galaxy A family sets new highlights in the former, slightly lackluster product cycle of Galaxy smartphones. Now aluminum is used instead of polycarbonate. Samsung relies on a very slim casing, and increases the brightness of its Super AMOLED scr...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-17
The Samsung Galaxy A3 is light weight smartphone with a full metal body. This dual SIM handset is powered by qualcomm snapdragon 64 bit quad core processor running Android KitKat over a 4.5 inch sAMOLED screen with qHD resolution.Inside the Box Galaxy A3,...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-14
Previously, Samsung have insisted on using plastics to construct their smartphones. While plastic casings do a great job of protecting the innards of a phone, they never had the premium feel of their rivals from HTC, Apple and Sony, which have all been us...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-01
Unibody metal design, Good battery life, Compact form factor, Good performanceLow resolution screen, Nonremovable battery, Poor camera performance
With competing OEMs stepping up their game in terms of build quality, there have been a growing number of consumers that have been wanting Samsung to use a build material other than plastic. Samsung took a step in this direction with the Samsung Galaxy Al...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-17
Metal Body | Elegant Design | Adorable DisplayNonremovable Battery | Steep Pricing
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has created enough buzz since the device got launched in India and globally. For Samsung, the Galaxy Alpha will remain an important device regardless of its sales and critical response.That's because the Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's ...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-12
The Samsung A series, first announced late 2014, has made an appearance at CES in Las Vegas before its UK debut and we were on hand to have a play. Cased in metal, this is a new direction for Samsung and most likely the response to the negativity that su...
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Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model

MSM 8916

Processor cores



Display diagonal

11.4 cm (4.5")

Display resolution

540 x 960 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Weight & dimensions


110 g


6.55 cm


6.9 mm


13 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

1536 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

64 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Face detection
Video recording
Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Flash type


Sensor type



Battery capacity

1900 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription