Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

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2017 Samsung Galaxy A3


2017 Samsung Galaxy A3 is the youngest member of the A series that includes the A7 and the A5. The A7 and A5 are built with almost the same hardware setup with difference being only in the size whereas the A3 is rolled out with a more economical setup and dimensions to make it affordable. It sits in the budget friendly range of smartphones. While the specs of the 2017 Galaxy A3 may not match to that of the A5 and A7 still the company has not compromised with its durability and therefore the A3 is also dust proof and water resistant.

Phone Display Phone Processor Phone Ram Phone Memory Phone Camera Phone Battery Phone Color
Display Processor Ram Storage Camera Battery Colours
4.7 Inch Super AMOLED Display (312 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass Octa Core 1.6 GHz Exynos 7870 Octa 2GB 16GB internal expandable upto 256GB Rear Camera: 13MP f/1.9
Front Camera: 8MP f/1.9
Non-Removable 2350 mAh Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud

Design and Construction

Dimensions (Inches) 5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31
Weight 135 g
Construction materials Metal
Special protection Water Resistant
IP certification Yes
Colour Options Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud


Screen Size 4.7 Inches
Screen to body ratio (%) 67.9%
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution HD
Pixel Density 312 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass


CPU Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830
Internal memory 16 GB
Usable memory MB
Expandable Memory Yes
Expandable Memory Upto 256 GB
No. of SIMS 2
Sim 1 Type Nano SIM
Sim 2 Type Nano SIM

Primary Camera

Megapixels 13 MP
No of sensors 1
Aperture size 1.9
Image stabilization None
Flash details Single LED
Video Resolution 1080 x 1920
Video FPS 30

Front Camera

Megapixels 8 MP
No of sensors 1
Aperture size 1.9


OS Name Android
Os version Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow


Capacity 2350 mAh
Type Non-Removable
Replaceable No


Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n


Music formats MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Video formats MP4, WMV, H.265


GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
LTE (FDD) 1800(band 3)
LTE (TDD) 2300(band 40)
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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Design

On the front of the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A3 is a 4.7inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that help to achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 67.9%. It is a HD display with a pixel density of 312ppi. It is an always-on display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The design of the phone is true to Samsung philosophy and gets more curves to it. Alike the A5 and A7 this one gets a unibody construction consisting of a metal frame and a 3D Glass back panel. Speaking of durability, the A5 is IP68 certified that means the phone can survive a dip in water up to 1.5m upto 30minutes. It is also dust proof and can remain unaffected by rains, sweat, and sand. The colour options include – Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, and Peach Cloud.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Hardware

The 2017 Galaxy A3 is rolled out with Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 Octa SoC that is clocked at 1.6GHz. It is assisted by Mali-T830 GPU. The RAM is rated at 2GB while the internal storage offered is of 16GB which can be expanded upto 256GB via microSD card. The whole of A series is said to have received a more capable camera setup on either side. The front camera on the Galaxy A5 is a 8MP fixed focus module with f/1.9 aperture. The main unit at the rear is a 13MP AutoFocus camera with an aperture of f/1.9. The rear camera also benefits from a LED flash.

Samsung has also fitted the A5 with a front mounted fingerprint sensor. The others of the sensor lot include Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Barometer, and a Gyro. The battery of the A5 is a 2,350 mAh unit and it does not support Fast Charging.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Software

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A3 is preloaded Android v6.0.16 Marshmallow with the company’s own TouchWiz UI laid on top. Other software include Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, and S-Voice.