Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Galaxy A3 (2017)
Galaxy A3 (2017)'s size
The Galaxy A3 (2017) is 2.6inches (66.2mm) wide, 5.3inches (135.4mm) tall, and 0.3inches (7.9mm) thick. At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands. In the case of the Galaxy A3 (2017), it weighs about 4.9oz (138g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.
Both the size and weight of the Galaxy A3 (2017) make it easy to hold in your hand and are unlikely to cause any trouble when you use it normally.
The CPU performance of Galaxy A3 (2017)
The 1.6GHz×8(OctaCore) processing speed of the Galaxy A3 (2017) is on the higher side, so it should be able to run most apps with no problems. The performance of this phone is at a high level when compared to others released on the market so far. You can play a comparatively large amount of 3D games with next to no issues.
The Galaxy A3 (2017) has 2GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.
The overall operational speed of the Galaxy A3 (2017) rates as a mid-range smartphone. While you will probably not experience much sluggishness or lag with normal use, we recommend a phone at least one tier higher if you want to enjoy games or videos.
Galaxy A3 (2017)'s storage capacity
The Galaxy A3 (2017) has 16GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.
Since the Galaxy A3 (2017) is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.
Galaxy A3 (2017)'s screen
The Galaxy A3 (2017) has a 4.7 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.
The screen of the Galaxy A3 (2017) is very clear, so you'll likely have no complaints on that front. However, you should be cautious about viewing things in 4k definition.
The camera function of Galaxy A3 (2017)
The Galaxy A3 (2017) has a 13 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.
The Galaxy A3 (2017) comes with a 8 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.
The battery performance of Galaxy A3 (2017)
The Galaxy A3 (2017)'s battery capacity is 2350mAh, a standard level for these types of phones. Compared to other smartphones, the Galaxy A3 (2017) has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.
Overall assessment of Galaxy A3 (2017)
The Galaxy A3 (2017) is a relatively high-performance smartphone. If you plan to use it as your main smartphone, you may find it slightly inconvenient, but within tolerable limits.