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Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (SM-A320, 2017)

Samsung Galaxy A3 /  A3 Duos (SM-A320, 2017)
alaScore 96

229 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (SM-A320, 2017). 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. Opinions about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good comments.

design, price, usability, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (SM-A320, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Smartphone Review

 

Striking Update. Samsung's latest reincarnation of its hip mid-range Galaxy A3 smartphone not only features an updated glass and metal unibody design but also significant improvements under the hood, for example increased processing power and improved...

high-quality workmanship ; water and dustproof (IP68) ; USB Type-C port with USB-OTG ; LTE, NFC, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi ; very bright well-adjusted AMOLED display ; decent camera ; decent performance ; stays cool ; good speaker ; very good battery life

smooth and slick back side ; only LTE Cat. 4 ; no Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) ; no dual SIM ; no optical image stabilization ; PWM-flicker

There is little to no need for an upgrade for those who already own last year's Galaxy A3 (2016). With its similar build quality, this year's model does have a few advantages, though. The Galaxy A3 (2017) is a far cry from reinventing the wheel;...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review

 

For a third time in a row, Samsung starts the year by releasing three new mid-range phones of the Galaxy A series, and the 2017 edition of the lineup is the most impressive yet. Samsung has made three phones that have an exceptional look and feel, just...

Amazing design: beatiful glass-metal look, thin and comfortable, ergonomic ; Water resistance is a great extra ; Excellent battery life ; Very good image quality in daylight ; Excellent on-screen keyboard, great typing experience ; Support expandable...

A bit more expensive than other phones its class ; Only 16GB of on-board storage ; Lack of video stabilization results in very shaky videos ; Runs on a 1-year-old Android version (6.0 Marshmallow)

The Galaxy A3 (2017) is such an exciting phone: it brings a level of sophistication in design and interface that we have not yet seen on affordable phones. Neither have we seen a phone with water resistance.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017 edition) is a compact and slim smartphone with a beautiful unibody design. With a decent processor, excellent screen and good camera, only the battery life is below average. But we feel that at £25/month on Pay Monthly, the...

If you're looking for a compact Android smartphone, you'll struggle to find anything better than the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). It's a beautifully-designed phone with a stunning screen, decent mid-range performance, and a good camera.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Benoit Pepicq (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review: the mid-range phone that thinks it's a flagship

 

Aside from a few downsides, the Galaxy A3 (2016) managed to put in such a convincing performance last year it easily became a signature mid-range device. Samsung is hoping to repeat the experience, and so is looking again to release a new version of...

Samsung wants to (re)conquer the hearts of users and still win the favor of the masses. By offering a waterproof smartphone with fingerprint sensor, a very elegant design and a SIM + microSD for a competitive price, it's definitely going to attract a...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) review

 

Flagship looks without the price

Galaxy S7-like design ; Excellent battery life ; Water and dust resistant

720p display underwhelms ; Samsung software still sub-par ; Camera yields mixed results

Samsung has created another solid mid-range smartphone contender, and this one looks and feels more like its high-end brothers than ever.

Mar, 2017

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review (2017): An intriguingly affordable Galaxy S8 alternative

 

Stray away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and you'll find a fantastic budget alternative in 2017's Galaxy A3

Affordable flagship alternative ; Fantastic camera ; long-lasting battery life

Long list of similarly-priced rivals

It has a great screen, top battery life, an excellent camera and, most importantly, a very reasonable price indeed. The competition may be stiff, with Honor, Motorola and Lenovo already pushing out impressive, low-priced alternatives, but at £237,...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review: In Depth

 

The 2017 A3 is an enticing recipe comprised of Galaxy S7-inspired style with the screen size of an iPhone 7. We've taken an in depth look at the new A3.

Smooth performance ; Well designed UX ; Premium design ; Great battery life

Out-performed by similarly priced phones ; Low internal storage ; Fingerprint magnet ; Outdated OS

Despite its standing in the company’s current product lineup, for the most part, Samsung hasn’t skimped on quality with this mid-ranger. Its design and build quality are unquestionably excellent with useful inclusions like water resistance, USB-C and a...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: chris (argos.co.uk)

Easy phone

 

I have found what appears to be the best and easiest mobile to use and setup at a very sensible price. Battery life is excellent even when calling or browsing the internet. If you want a good and smart phone this is for you.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Spartan (argos.co.uk)

I 've been looking sim free phone

 

I bought sumsungA3 2017 is very good sim free phone worked in overseas straight away very good phone for the money you pay.Thanks Argos

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Nick (argos.co.uk)

Samsung A3 2017

 

Really nice weight and feel. Great spec, great size. Not an undersized tablet like some. A sleek palm fitting proper phone with a beautiful screen, great features, and great charging time. These are my sons comments as I bought it for him. He would...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):12 / 16
Browsing time (4G):16 / 41
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):17
Continuous audio playback time (display off):17 / 55

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear Camera Resolution:4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9

Design

Brand colour:Black Sky / black-sky / Blue Mist / blue-mist / Gold Sand / gold-sand / Peach Cloud / peach-cloud

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

BeiDou: No
GLONASS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G standard:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

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

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
User memory:9.7