Samsung Galaxy A3

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Galaxy A3


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Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Shades Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 1900 mAh
Rear Camera 8 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Primary Rear Camera 8.0 MP, 3264x2448 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Auto-focus, LED Flash
Display Size 4.5 inch
RAM 1 GB / 1.5 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
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Announced Sep, 2014
Form Factor Bar
OS Android v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Languages English
Box Content Handset, Charger, Headset, Battery, USB cable, Warranty card, User manual
Note Available as: Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300F with 1 GB RAM Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU with 1.5 GB RAM
Shades Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
Processor & Sound
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Graphics Processor Adreno 306
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Rear Camera 8 MP
Digital Zoom
Camera Resolution 3264x2448 pixels
Front Camera 5 MP
Resolution (Front) 2592x1944 pixels
Face Detection
Touch Focus
Video Resolution 1080p @ 30fps
Primary Rear Camera 8.0 MP, 3264x2448 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Auto-focus, LED Flash
Camera Features Panorama
Display Colours 16 Million
Display Resolution (H) 540 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 960 pixels
Display Size 4.5 inch
Pixels Per Inch Density 245 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Display Type Super AMOLED
RAM & Storage
RAM 1 GB / 1.5 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Call Log
Memory Card MicroSD, Up to 64 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 130.1 mm
Thickness 6.9 mm
Width 65.5 mm
Weight 110.3 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 1900 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Browser HTML5
GPS With GLONASS and Beidou
USB microUSB v2.0
ANT+ Support
NFC Yes (LTE model only)
SIM Type Nano-SIM
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Data Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
Alarm Clock
Noise Cancellation With dedicated mic
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Office Applications Document viewer
Voice Memo
Voice Dialing
3.5mm Jack/Port
Image/Video Editor
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Player
Video Recording
Voice Recording
Ringtones MP3, WAV
Predictive Text Input
T9 Dictionary
Social Networking Facebook, Twitter
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Accelerometer Sensor
Proximity Sensor

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review

01 Nov, 14 05:30 PM


Double The SIM, Double The Fun
By Natasha

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones in the month of October, 2014. The device comes in a pack with a charger, headset, USB cable, user manual and a warranty card. Let's check out the specifications of this smartphone in detail.

Design and Display

As far as designing is concerned, the Galaxy A3 looks much similar to other Samsung smartphones. It has got a height of 130.1 mm, width of 65.5 mm and a thickness of 6.9 mm as its dimension figures along with a weight of 110.3 grams. The smartphone flaunts a Super AMOLED display of 4.5-inches which provides a resolution of 540x960 pixels and a 245 ppi pixel density. The phone has the ability to display 16 million colors and is multi-touch in function.

Hardware and Software

Powering the device is a Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chip-set and Adreno 306 GPU to ensure a snappy performance. It has a RAM of 1 GB and an internal memory of 16 GB which can be expanded to another 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card. The Galaxy A3 is based on the Android v4.4.4 KitKat operating system which has enough power to handle the apps which are thrown on its way.

Telephony and Messaging

The Smasung Galaxy A3 works well with 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz) and 4G (LTE 700 MHz) network frequencies. The user can store a huge number of contacts to its phonebook memory. For messaging and emailing, the phone has SMS, MMS, email, push mail and IM like facilities.


The Galaxy A3 boasts an excellent 8 MP rear shooter which has the ability to capture 3264x2448 pixels resolution pictures. The camera features include a LED flash, auto-focus, panorama, Geo-tagging, touch-focus and face detection. It delivers stunning shots in day as well as low light conditions. The front-facing camera has a good 5 MP count which takes brilliant selfies and enables the user to video conferencing.


The audio player of Galaxy A3 offers a clear, crisp sound whether you use a pair of earphones or a loudspeaker. One can record and play full HD videos on the device. It comes pre-loaded with various apps for the users comfort. The motion gaming, video streaming and 3D games offers enjoyable experience.

Connectivity and Battery

There are stacks of connectivity features as well that includes GPS, A-GPS with GLONASS, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, micro USB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is equipped with a non-removable Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery which offers a better usage.


The Samsung Galaxy A3 is available in exciting shades which are Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold.

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