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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F
alaScore 94

473 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 473 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

size, usability, performance, design, screen

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F from 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 People really like the performance.


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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)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Kilian (

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...

Expert review by: Nick T. (

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 (

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 Alan from UK on 9th Jul 2016 Reply Asked by marie from UK on 28th...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (

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

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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

The A3 pulls it back when it comes to battery life, though, as it lasted a very impressive 14h 48m in our continuous video playback test with the screen set to our usual brightness setting of 170cd/m2. This is one of the best battery lives I've seen...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

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 (

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: Alan Martin (

Samsung Galaxy A3 review: Another corking smartphone from Samsung


Jaw-dropping looks and a stunning screen crown Samsung's latest mid-range smartphone

May, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

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


Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8


Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black / Gold / White


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB port: Yes