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    Screen size
    4.5 inches
    Screen resolution (HxV)
    540x960 pixels
    Operating system (latest version)
    Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
    Colour
    Black, Silver, Blue, White, Gold, Pink
    Battery capacity
    1900 mAh
    4G (LTE)
    Yes

    Connectors

    Data connector
    USB
    Type of USB connector
    Micro-USB
    USB On-The-Go (OTG)
    No
    USB version
    2.0
    Headphone output (2.5/3.5 mm)
    Yes
    Type of connection
    3.5 mm
    Video output
    No

    Image properties

    Display technology
    OLED (AMOLED)
    Display
    Colour
    Number of colours
    16 777 216 colours
    Dual screens
    No
    Pixel density
    245 PPI
    Scratch resistant display
    Yes
    Screen resolution (HxV)
    540x960 pixels
    Screen size
    4.5 inches
    Touchscreen
    Yes

    Design

    Colour
    Black, Silver, Blue, White, Gold, Pink
    Physical keyboard/numpad
    No

    Dimensions

    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Depth
    6.9 mm
    Height
    130.1 mm
    Width
    65.5 mm
    Weight
    110.3 g

    Features

    Dual SIM card support
    No
    Features
    FM radio, ANT+, Built-in pedometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
    Shock resistant
    No
    SIM card
    Nano sim
    Supports fast charging
    No
    Supports wireless charging
    No
    Water resistant
    No

    Camera

    Built-in camera
    Yes
    Front camera
    Yes
    Effective pixels front camera
    5 megapixels
    Camera features
    Autofocus, Integrated geotagging, Built-in flash/lamp, Touch focus
    Effective pixels
    8 megapixels
    Number of cameras
    2 pc
    Sensor format
    Video recording
    Yes
    Max frame rate (highest resolution)
    30 fps
    Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
    30 fps
    Max resolution (highest frame rate)
    Maximum resolution (video)
    1920x1080 (HD 1080) pixels

    Communication

    2G (GSM)
    Yes
    Stand by time (2G)
    Talk time (2G)
    3G (UMTS)
    Yes
    HSDPA: Speed (down)
    42 Mbit/s
    HSUPA: Speed (up)
    5.76 Mbit/s
    DC-HSPA
    No
    HSPA+
    Yes
    Stand by time (3G)
    Talk time (3G)
    4G (LTE)
    Yes
    4G: Speed (down/up)
    Cat.4: 150/50 Mbit/s
    Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    No
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Bluetooth codec
    SBC
    Bluetooth profile
    A2DP, AVRCP
    Bluetooth version
    4.0
    Built-in navigation system
    Yes
    System
    GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS
    NFC
    Yes
    Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
    Yes
    Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)/Wi-Fi calling
    No
    Wireless networking standard
    802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

    Compatibility

    DLNA certified
    No
    HDR
    No
    Streaming standards

    Storage

    Internal storage space (size)
    16 GB
    Memory card reader
    Yes
    Compatible memory cards
    microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
    Maximum memory card size
    64GB

    Materials

    Material (body/chassis)
    Glass, Aluminium

    Memory

    RAM size
    1536 MB

    Software

    Operating system (latest version)
    Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

    Processor

    Graphics processor (GPU)
    Yes
    Graphics processor type
    Adreno 306
    Processor core type
    Quad Core
    Processor speed
    1.2 GHz
    SoC/CPU (System on Chip)
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916

    Power supply

    Battery capacity
    1900 mAh
    Exchangeable battery
    No

    Miscellaneous

    Release year
    2014
    SAR value
    0.3 W/kg

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Reviews

    3.8 of 5 stars

    Based on 8 reviews

    Skuggvarg
    2016-03-28
    Samsung's new design, combined with the cell phone is slim and metal shell, makes the A3 is very durable, smooth and comfortable to hold, a much higher quality feel than Samsung's previous phones with plastic shell. The screen is large and bright with high enough screen resolution to provide good sharpness. Higher resolution would have been nice but on the other hand, the lower the resolution that the battery lasts very long, so it's positive. Both cameras perform well, I appreciate that the cell phone has a really good self-portrait camera. Relatively powerful speaker in the phone, I had to lower the volume because it would not cause an upset but even so I thought it was good sound level of ring tones and call. I am very pleased that the mobile has substantial internal storage of 16 gigabytes, as most apps can not be stored on the memory card. In addition, Samsung has now slimmed down the amount of pre-installed software, which is positive. The phone additionally has Android 4.4 (KitKat), 1.5 gigabytes of RAM and a quad-core processor at 1.2 gigahertz means that the mobile has good flow in the menus and not laggy, A3 is very lively and has a good response. Cons: Of course there are drawbacks as well: One must have the provided special tool or a long thin object (eg a needle) to open the doors for memory card and SIM card, but there is nothing you need to do more than occasionally. The cell phone has no physical camera button but it seems to be quite a few phones that have camera button today, it is apparently not unusual. Finally, I think that the volume button is on the "wrong" side, you will easily access it by mistake and because the volume button also works as a zoom button on the camera, it feels strange to zoom ports on the bottom when using the camera in landscape mode. Sure, you can turn the phone the other way, but it feels like Samsung is quite unique in having that attitude. The screen is slightly too big for my taste but overall A3 a very thoughtful, stable and good mobile, so I recommend it.
    Jessedovhammar92
    2016-02-26
    Do this by borrowing the phone against my s6 edge. Very quality and price corresponds perfectly ok for the money. Can not compare to s6
    Fusecon
    2016-02-22
    Very phone for the money! Nice build quality aluminum and perfect size of your hand. Good pictures with good lighting. 16 GB of memory and a memory card slot so there is never a shortage of space. However, the resolution of the screen semi-bad even if the screen is good in general.
    sockna
    2016-01-30
    Good buzz, just the right size, enough internal storage memory, with 4G, at an affordable price. Choose rather the A3 front of such S4 mini, Benefits: + Metal Back plate instead of plastic. + 4G LTE phone + 4.5 inch screen with moderately high resolution in its class (energy saving) + 1.5GB RAM + 16 GB of internal storage + slot for up to 64GB SD card. + Feels bustard and the response of the screen is good. + Battery life is sufficient if one looks to turn off unused features like wifi, BT, GPS, etc. Otherwise, it is about 12-24 hours apply. + Bright display with power saving function. + Intelligent switching between mobile data and wifi. + Good sound through headphones, Bluetooth, built-in speaker slightly thin and shrill but acceptable. + Have a mechanical home button (not touch). Cons - Not replaceable battery, not without screwing down the phone in any case. - The screen might be higher resolution. - Why insist Samsung to have the earphone jack in the bottom of the phone? - To remove the SIM card / SD card requires tools. (A paper clip will do) - No physical camera button - Volume button ends up on the wrong side when the wallet / flip cover (hinge side). - The phone could have a larger battery when it is awfully thin, fit poorly in his hand. (Given that one can not replace the battery yourself.) All in all, an affordable phone which has the most, but even the sun has its spots. I will return when I used the phone a little more, but compared to my raged Samsung X-cover 2 so it is a big step in the right direction, it feels even better than the wife S4 mini.
    alfo1989
    2015-12-18
    Overall a nice phone with great build quality and a wonderfully click on buttons. The camera is not great but good enough for simple things. What I personally would change except the Samsung software (I run with Google Launcher to avoid it) is the screen resolution, speakerphone and 4G reception. The screen is only 540p and I think that an increase to 720p would fit perfectly with this size. Colors etc are good but I think the focus is blurred, especially when compared with many other phones that are often 1080p or higher. Speakerphone quality is okay but the volume is too low, even at the maximum, we strive to hear even in good environment. My 4G reception has not been on top and I have often chosen to go down to 3G when 3G with good reception is faster than 4G with very poor reception. Wifi, by contrast, worked very well both at home and at work. For today's price (about 2k) it is a great phone :)
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