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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2633 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and size also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) SM-A310F 16GB 4G White - smartphones (Single SIM, Android, NanoSIM, GSM, HSPA, LTE)Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) SM-A310F 16GB 4G White - smartphones (Single SIM, Android, NanoSIM, GSM, HSPA, LTE)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Smartphone Review

 

Feels good. The special feature of the former model was its aluminum unibody casing. Samsung now uses more glass in the new iteration. The screen of the mid-range smartphone has also been modified: It has a higher resolution while providing more space...

very good casing quality ; excellent screen ; good telephony functionality ; accurate touchscreen ; low temperature development ; micro-SD slot ; NFC & USB-OTG ; decent speaker ; very long battery life

camera's low-light performance ; no notification LED ; no 5 GHz WiFi ; no Miracast or MHL support ; casing's slippery back ; non-removable battery

Samsung's reiteration of the Galaxy A3 holds many advantages. One is the stiff casing's high-quality build that tactually convinces with rounded glass at the edges and a metal bezel. Drawbacks of this design are the non-removable battery and the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Review

 

Being obsessed top tech brands' flagship devices, we sometimes forget that not all people need a phone with a gigantic screen, the fastest processor, or the latest camera technologies. In reality, there are still folks who look for a simpler phone –...

Beautifully designed for its class ; Compact, easy to operate with one hand ; Bright screen with great color accuracy (in Basic mode) ; Good video quality

Main camera is slow to focus ; Poor low-light performance from both cameras ; Occasional lags and slowdowns ; Still behind on software updates

I suppose we all have that friend who wouldn’t care what hardware or operating system goes into a phone. As long as it looks pretty, they’ll get it. That’s the kind of people who will be drawn by the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), as its gorgeous design and...

May, 2016

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016-edition is probably our favourite mid-range phone! We doubt that you'll find another compact premium handset this good for less than £300. Sleek metal-and-glass looks give the new A3 killer looks, and it packs in a high spec...

The Galaxy A3 2016-edition fits a tightly-defined niche. It's perfect if you want a compact phone with premium looks, but don't want to spend silly money on a flagship phone. Asked by Graham from UK on 26th Sep 2016 Reply Asked by Alan from UK on 9th...

May, 2016

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Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) review: The S6 Mini in disguise

 

It's expensive, but the tiny Galaxy A3 2016 beats every other mid-range smartphone when it comes to looks and battery life

That said, if you're not really bothered by which version of Android you have and you've been desperately waiting for Samsung's next, true 'mini' phone, then you really can't get much better than the Galaxy A3 2016. It may be a little expensive right...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 review

 

The Galaxy A3 is the entry model in Samsung's mid-range A series, which comprises the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. Samsung has given the Galaxy A3 a lot of love and attention in its 2016 update - but has it done enough? We review the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016.

The all-new Samsung Galaxy A3 for 2016 is a great upgrade over the 2015 model with an excellent design and very good battery life. It’s priced higher than its faster rivals, but Samsung phones tend to rapidly drop in price - exactly how much the price...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy A3 6 (2016) Review: We review the new 2016 edition of Samsung's mid-range mini mobile, the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3, to see how it compares to the original 2015 Galaxy A3.Samsung has just…

Seriously good battery life ; Comfortably small ; Strong optics

Camera struggles in low light ; No processor update

Samsung’s Galaxy A3 2016 is essentially a mini Galaxy S6, boasting excellent battery life, strong optics and a great media experience, all wrapped up in a compact and gorgeous 4.7-inch package. If you want a mini mobile or simply can’t afford Samsung’s...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Like small screens? The 4.7-inch Samsung's new Galaxy A3 will be your cup of tea (hands-on)

 

Samsung's Galaxy A range of smartphones is designed for a younger, trendier crowd who can't afford its higher end flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Announced late last year, the updated 2016 versions of these phones sport metal bodies...

The 4.7-inch display is only in HD resolution -- that's 1,280x720 pixels -- and is hardly anything to shout about, while the phone also lacks a fingerprint scanner. It is, however, a nice comfortable size that's easy to hold and use with one hand.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) review

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The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) mobile phone has been succeeded by the 2017 version but is still available to buy - and it's cheaper. Is it still worth considering? Our results show that this smartphone handles the basics well by offering good call...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 is a solid update for Samsung's entry-level A model. It's as stylish as ever and even has a good battery, but its specs aren't quite a match for some of its rivals".

+ Beautiful build ; + Good battery life ; + Decent screen

- Average performance ; - Average camera ; - Somewhat pricier than some of its rivals

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 is an above average mid-range phone in the body of a flagship. If you’re after premium looks but not a premium price then this is the phone for you. It’s also a great choice if you value long battery life.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Edition

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Edition also packs in a graphics processor, and 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB via a microSD card.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900 / 2300
Battery performance:1900 / 2300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:58 / 60
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):13 / 14

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 1.18
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 7080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:No / Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.301 / 0.492 / 0.554
Body SAR (EU):0.301 / 0.492 / 0.524 / 0.554
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No
Head SAR:0.244 / 0.390 / 0.621
Head SAR (EU):0.244 / 0.390 / 0.621

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / Rose / White
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.5 / 4.7
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.0 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 540 x 960 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, OGG, MXMF, AMR, WAV, WMA, OGA, XMF, OTA, FLAC, MIDI, IMY, 3GA, MP3, RTX, M4A, AWB
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, GIF
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, RV, WEBM, WMV, WMV10 / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, 3G2, FLV, MKV, ASF, WEBM, 3GP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,3GPP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,RV,WEBM,WMV,WMV10 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GPP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / MP4,WMV,AVI,M4V,3G2,FLV,MKV,ASF,WEBM,3GP

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA,WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:2100,900,1800,800,2600,850 / 800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, HSP, AVRCP, MAP, OPP, HFP, PBAP, PAN, DID, HID, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 5.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Themes, Wallpaper
Proximity sensor: Yes
Refurbished:Y
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:No / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8916
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor model:MSM 8916

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
RAM capacity:1.5
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.7

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube
Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.272 / 0.287 / 2.87
Height:5.12 / 5.28 / 5.3
Weight:3.88 / 4.66
Width:2.57 / 2.58