Samsung Galaxy A3 in the Test

The Galaxy A3 is currently the most affordable metal Smartphone on the market. This is reflected in the test but then also at the facilities.

  1. Samsung Galaxy A3 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The Samsung Galaxy A3 marks our entry into the new world of Samsung smartphones in the metal housing. It comes with a small price of 299 euros at the start, the cheap price is also recognizable in the test.

Housing: aluminium goods at a low price

As the big brother, also the Galaxy A3 is embedded in a perfectly processed and very flat unibody enclosure. When choosing a color, the champagne gold variant, which is at least for the time being reserved for the Galaxy A5 (Test) but is missing. The form factor is even more compact and thus brings the Galaxy A3 then also only 110 grams. The slightly rough back of the metal housing ensures a secure hold here too.

On the front, a 4.5-inch OLED display does his duty. However the display with a rather low resolution of 540 x 960 pixels have to settle, and so the appearance of less is brilliant as at the A5, color strength and viewing angles give nothing but. The radiance of the display is with 345 cd/m2 also here in the green zone.

Equipment: Some slimmed down

Not only on the screen, even when the equipment the Koreans have applied the red pencil. So the practical tasking is missing the Galaxy A3 with multi window function, and the main camera have to settle with a resolution of only 8 megapixels. Autofocus, photo light, and good picture quality at optimal light conditions can offer but also the Galaxy A3. As well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for Selfies.

At the performance, there is nothing to find fault. So the platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 used comes here, too, is but slightly reduced with 1.5 GB of memory. The user store Samsung reflected then in turn very generous with 10.5 GB, as well as with the extensive connectivity options including LTE.

Laboratory measurements: Average endurance

In the laboratory, the Galaxy A3 showed a few weaknesses. The reserves of the battery with its 1900 mAh not for excellence range especially in the endurance measurements. Also at the GSM reception weakens the Samsung slightly, while the UMTS and LTE properties are good.

Bottom line: Stylish phone with small shortcomings

If you can live with the mentioned shortcomings, gets a haptic excellent Smartphone to the course.


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