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Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (A300F, 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5490 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (A300F, 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The portability and size are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reception and battery. Reviews are divided on the sound.

usability, size, portability, design, screen

battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (A300F, 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (A300F, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (A300F, 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and performance. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the screen.

usability, design, price, performance, durability

screen

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A3 SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSamsung Galaxy A3 SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (A300F, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 / A3 Duos (A300F, 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and camera. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the performance. There are some mixed comments about the screen.

portability, design, usability, camera, price

performance

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A3 A300 A300H/DS 16GB Unlocked GSM Smartphone with Dual SIM - Unlocked - Retail Packaging - (White)Samsung Galaxy A3 A300 A300H/DS 16GB Unlocked GSM Smartphone with Dual SIM - Unlocked - Retail Packaging - (White)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A3 Duos review: A-ddictive

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is the junior member of the company's new metal-clad lineup. The least likely one to challenge the Alpha-dog but just as slim and sharp as the rest of its Galaxy A teammates.

Distinct Dual-SIM model (1GB RAM) and LTE model (1.5GB RAM, NFC, Cat. 4 LTE) available ; 4.5" qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen, 245ppi, with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and an ambient light sensor ; Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz ; Snapdragon 410 chipset,...

On the pricey side at launch ; Relatively low resolution display ; Non-removable battery ; Dual SIM model has less RAM than the single-SIM model and no NFC ; The second SIM slot on the Dual SIM model doubles as a microSD slot, so you can only use it...

It's hard not to like the Samsung Galaxy A3. And there's more to like about it than what is on the outside. Even so, let's take one final moment to appreciate Samsung's creation.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 preview: First look

 

Today, we get to enjoy the company of the most junior representative of the Samsung's metal-clad A team - the Samsung Galaxy A3. Just like the Alpha smartphone, the A3 offers an aluminum frame, which highlights a lightweight design, built around a...

The Samsung Galaxy A3 seems to have gotten most of the things right. It is a proper midrange offer with solid specs and feature-rich software.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

 

A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.

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 life

Screeching speaker, Middling screen resolution, Unsatisfactory voice quality, No 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Battery no longer removable

Basically, Samsung has managed a fantastic comeback with its Galaxy A series. However, this also involves a few losses. The removable battery, for example, has been axed. On the other hand, Samsung has created a first-rate slim unibody casing with a...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Galaxy A3 vs Galaxy A5

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Galaxy A3 smartphone : Samsung introduced a new series of smartphones. The Galaxy A series are designed for trend-conscious young people who like to spend a lot of time on social media. The stylish Android smartphones have an...

The first small differences can be derived from the design. The corners of the Galaxy A3 are slightly rounder and the Galaxy A5 has a 0.2mm thinner casing (139.3x69.7x6.7mm, 123g), compared to its smaller sibling, the Galaxy A3 (130.1x65.5x6.9mm,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review: Full In-Depth Hands-On

 

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...

So is the first full metal Samsung smartphone worth your money? Well the phone will be competing heavily against the Huawei Honor 6, the Xiaomi Mi4 and other budget phones. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is comparatively costlier and does not give as many specs...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Srivatsan Sridhar (fonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review

 

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...

Good display; Solid build quality; Decent camera

Average performance; Lacks 4G LTE support; Slightly priced on the higher side

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is not on par with the in several aspects. Even though the smaller display with slightly less resolution compared to Galaxy A5 and good battery life are acceptable, lack of 4G support and just 1GB of RAM doesn’t make justice to...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review

 

The Galaxy A3 from Samsung is a mid-range phone with a premium metal design. It's compact, ultraslim, and exceptionally light in weight, and is quite possibly the nicest-looking phone you can own in this price category.

The Galaxy A3 is a mid-priced phone with a premium design, and that makes it quite special. We're particularly impressed by how slim and light it is, and if you don't like the new trend for huge phones, the A3 will look like a very attractive option....

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review

 

We take a look at the second device inSamsung's new A series, that also features a metal unibody construction, in this review of the Samsung Galaxy A3!

Unibody metal design ; Good battery life ; Compact form factor ; Good performance

Low resolution screen ; Non-removable battery ; Poor camera performance

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3

 

Bang for your buck?

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Tomos Ellis (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review

 

Metal in the mid-range

Premium build quality ; Expandable storage ; Impressive performance and battery

Low resolution display ; Sub-par camera ; Non-removable battery

A solid mid-range option for those that prioritise one-handed usability, great battery life and premium build quality over big specs.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900 / 2300
Battery performance:1900 / 2300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:58 / 60
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14
Talk time (3G):12 / 13 / 14

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:No / 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
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 3264 x 2448
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.301 / 0.492 / 0.553 / 0.554
Body SAR (EU):0.301 / 0.492 / 0.553 / 0.554
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No
Head SAR:0.244 / 0.288 / 0.39 / 0.390 / 0.621
Head SAR (EU):0.244 / 0.288 / 0.39 / 0.390 / 0.621

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / Silver / White
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.5 / 4.500 / 4.7
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1.5

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
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, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, WMV / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC,AAC+,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3G2,AVI,FLV,H.263,H.264,M4V,MKV,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / 3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM / AVI,FLV,H.263,H.264,M4V,MKV,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / H.263,H.264,MP43,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / H.263,H.264,MP43,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7,WMV8 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7,WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2600 / 850,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, PAN, PBAP / AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / 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 / 802.11b, 802.11g, 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 Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Play

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 4.4.4
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor:410 / MSM 8916
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor model:410 / MSM 8916

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 4.4.4 / 5.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1024 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
RAM capacity:1 / 1.5
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:11.2

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color:Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Play
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.2717 / 0.272 / 0.287
Height:5.12 / 5.122 / 5.3
Weight:3.88 / 3.880 / 3.89 / 4.66
Width:2.57 / 2.579 / 2.58