Samsung Galaxy A3 is an interesting smartphone drawing attention at first glance. Eye-catching, slim metal casing hides a pretty solid here, however, the specification of the quad-core processor at the helm. A3 Galaxy also comes with a convenient-to-use 4.5 “Super AMOLED screen and a camera recording video in Full HD quality. It is worth noting also the presence of LTE and NFC modules.
The new smartphones Galaxy family created as a result on the basis of previously prepared by the model Samsung Galaxy Alpha, where the first contact I had at the fair IFA 2014 in Berlin. It offered very handy and lightweight design with metal edges, a great camera, record videos UHD 4K, had a heart rate monitor, a fingerprint scanner and ultimately to compete was with the iPhone 6. I’m not sure he succeeded, because Samsung has decided to stop production and the introduction to his place three other smartphones: Galaxy A7, A5 and A3.
A3 Galaxy is a smartphone with 4.5-inch display, and so a half-inch smaller than the A5 and the inch smaller than A7. Most people who have it in their hands drew attention to its very low weight – only 110 g. The impression is as if the inside at all was not inserted the battery, and yet in this model the battery is non-replaceable (unless we give equipment to the site) . The resolution is 540×960 px, which is significantly less than the A5 and A7, but on the 4.5-inch screen is more than enough. CPU is not overloaded, and the image quality can be considered good (approx. 245 ppi, PenTile).
64 bit Processor
Inside the first working 64-bit ultra mobile processor from Qualcomm, Snapdragon model or 410. In theory was demonstrated in December 2013, so the scale of mobile long ago, but realistically smart phones began to appear much later. It is composed of four core ARMv8 Cortex-A53 (1.2 GHz). So here we have to deal with big.LITTLE configuration, but in the end it is not a high-end smartphone, but a representative of the middle class. It makes no sense to push him on the strength of additional core Cortex-A57. Adreno 306 graphics chip is not a speed demon, but it is enough for typical games.
Memory and battery
1 GB of RAM is not enough in my opinion for Android with TouchWiz interface. The system almost always works smoothly, but from time to time, a slight “delay”, especially if it is littered with lots of programs. Storage is theoretically 16 GB and 11.5 GB of practice. Fortunately, unlike the Galaxy smartphone Galaxy Alpha A3 microSD memory card slot. Built-in battery has a capacity of only 1900 mAh, but it’s more than the Alpha model. Can we therefore expect to work longer? We will see later in the review.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Price in Pakistan
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, November
130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 in)
110.3 g (3.88 oz)
540 x 960 pixels, 4.5 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
microSD, up to 64 GB
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Yes (LTE model only)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama