Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review, Price and Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is mid-end phone with high features introducing water resistant and dust proof which are familiar to flagship phones.

Samsung released Samsung Galaxy A Series (2017) in early of this year. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is the lowest variant of three Galaxy A series. This phone is categorized in mid-end class with the price above the entry level and cheaper than flagship phone. This is the choice for you who want affordable phone with premium appearance.

Galaxy A3 (2017) is the third generation of Galaxy A3 that released earlier. As the successor, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) bring significant change compared to its previous generation (A3 and A3 2016). It has bigger RAM and ROM than previous A3 generation which noted 2 GB RAM and 16 GB RAM. It also provides microSD slot (can use either SD card or SIM 2 slot) that can be upgraded up to 256 GB.

Premium Design
There are some changes in the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) design different to its previous generation. The body is made of aluminum with 4.7 inches screen. The design is curved in its corners (the previous generation is more geometric). The screen has adopted Super AMOLED display with HD resolution (312 ppi). On the back of the phone, there is 13MP camera with LED flash beside it. Physical Home button doesn’t disappear in this new A3 generation.

Water Resistant
New feature added in Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is water resistant and dust proof (IP68 certified) which are not included in A3 or A3 (2016). That is surely good news for Samsung lovers. New feature makes the phone is safer than before. To keep the screen, they also apply corning gorilla glass 4. Another new feature is Always-on display. It makes the screen always-on even in stand-by mode. But, it doesn’t drain the battery power.

Ordinary Platform
Compared to the other phones in the same price range, specifications brought in the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is not special. It has run with Android Marshmallow OS v6.0.1 (even Nokia 6 with lower price has using Android v7.0.1 Nougat). Galaxy A3 (2017) is applied with chipset made by Samsung Exynos 7870 octa. The speed of CPU octa-core is 1.6 GHz using Cortex A53. Meanwhile, GPU Mali T830 is added to support graphic performance.

The phone which has reaching 4G LTE network has good camera in general. It is applied with 13MP primary camera that can record HD video 1080p @30fps. The secondary camera is good enough noted 8MP capturing clear selfie and video call. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is in $300 price range.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review, Price and Specifications Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review, Price and Specifications Reviewed by Android Review on January 28, 2017 Rating: 5

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