Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review

Today we are going to review one of the popular Samsung android mobile, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). The phone named Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is an Android smartphone produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 was launched on January 2017 along with other devices of A Series like Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017). This device is the successor of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) which was launched on December 2015 along with other devices of A Series 2016 edition. The device has been launched with many new features which were lacking in its predecessors.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has been built up with body design as of A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) which helps the device to look stylish and attractive than its predecessor. And because of its new modified look almost all people may fail while guessing the price randomly.  The device, comparing to predecessor Galaxy A5 2016, is thin and may be little low-weighted too. Just like Samsung’s other smartphones, Galaxy A3 (2017) has got the same look. The device, in the forepart features an earpiece on the top, a front facing camera and has proximity and accelerometer and other sensor alongside. There is a home button, a recent app button and a back button featured under the display of the gadget and the two recent app and back buttons have got backlit. This device too is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 from the front and rear side. The new thing on display is Galaxy A3 (2017) has been featured by Always-on display just like on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S8.

The device, just like new smartphones of Samsung Galaxy A Series, features power button and speaker framework on the right-hand side of the device and the speaker has been placed above the power button. Furthermore, the volume adjusting keys and SIM card slot have been placed on the left-hand side of the device and the microSD card slot has been placed at the top of the device. Besides, the bottom part of the device features a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a mic.

Comparing about the display both with its predecessor A3 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has got 4.7 inches Super AMOLED screen and 720 x 1280 pixels with 312 ppi pixel density. And because both devices have been featured by SAMOLED display technology, the devices can be used under intense lighting.

Besides, talking about software of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The device meets with Touch WIZ UI to overcome the previous problems of device lagging. Additionally, the device features some pre-loaded applications which can later be disabled. Also, Samsung has pre-installed some apps developed by Microsoft like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The device, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has been packed with Exynos 7870 Octa Core 1.6 GHz Cortex –A53 processor, Mali-T830 graphic processor and 2GB of RAM. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can later be expanded upto 256 GB with the help of external microSD card. Moreover, it’s a huge success over its predecessor A3 (2016) which had only 1.5 GB of RAM and external memory was limited to only 128 GB. The main issue of this device is its speaker. The speaker gets fully covered by hands while using the device in the landscape mode. The device supports fingerprint functionality which was lacked in predecessor Galaxy A3 (2016).

Talking about camera, the Galaxy A3 (2016) and A3 (2017) has got same rear camera. The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) comes with 13 MP rear facing camera having f/1.9 aperture. Users can take good pictures in the bright light. The only change is A3 (2016) had 5 MP front facing camera and A3 (2017) comes with 8 MP camera.
The main thing about Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is that it has received Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s flagship and is IP68 certified water and dust resistant smartphone for 1.5 meters and 30 minutes . Nevertheless, Galaxy A3 (2017) has been furnished with other extra features that Samsung missed in its predecessor.

Moreover, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has been equipped with 2350 mAh Li-Ion battery and is non-removable. The battery may last longer in comparison with its predecessor. Both Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) and Galaxy A3 (2017) support fast charging.  The new series of Galaxy A (2017) may be launched on March 2017 in Nepalese market.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Price in Nepal : Rs. 24,816 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Specification

Display

Size  4.7 inches
Resolution  720 x 1280 HD
Color Depth  16M

Processor

CPU Speed  1.6 GHz
CPU Type  Octa-Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 8.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes

Memory

 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 256 GB

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 2G CDMA  NA
 3G CDMA  NA
 3G TD-CDMA  NA
 4G TDD LTE  B40(2300)

Connectivity

 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  Smart Switch (PC version)
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  Yes

Software

 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight  138 g
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  Yes, IP68 Certified over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  No

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity  2350 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080) @60fps
 Audio Playing Format  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

 

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