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Galaxy A3 (2017) Photos, Specs, and Reviews

Created date: 09/30/2018, 23:01:07, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 15:52:50

An examination of the advantages and disadvantages of the specs and capabilities of the Galaxy A3 (2017). How highly does it rate in terms of accessibility and performance in comparison with other smartphone? We reviewed the Galaxy A3 (2017) to see if it was a good buy.

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.

The merits and demerits of Galaxy A3 (2017)

The merits of Galaxy A3 (2017)

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • It feels comparably light.

The demerits of Galaxy A3 (2017)

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Specifications of Galaxy A3 (2017)

Galaxy A3 (2017)
ImageGalaxy A3 (2017)
MakerSamsung
Release date1, 2017
ColorBlack Sky/Gold Sand/Blue Mist/Peach Cloud
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.6inches (66.2mm) x 5.3inches (135.4mm) x 0.3inches (7.9mm)
Weight4.9oz (138g)
Display size4.7 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1280
Pixel density312ppi
Battery capacity2350mAh
ChipsetExynos 7870 Octa
CPU specs1.6GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size2GB
Storage size16GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Galaxy A3 (2017)

67.0-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (66.2mm) x 5.3inches (135.4mm) x 0.3inches (7.9mm)

Galaxy Feel SC-04J docomo

64.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (67mm) x 5.4inches (138mm) x 0.3inches (8.3mm)

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

53.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.3inches (160mm) x 0.3inches (8.3mm)

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

60.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68mm) x 5.9inches (149mm) x 0.3inches (8.2mm)

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

60.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68mm) x 5.9inches (149mm) x 0.3inches (8.2mm)

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

53.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.3inches (160mm) x 0.3inches (8.3mm)

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

50.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.3inches (8.7mm)

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50.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.3inches (8.7mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Galaxy A3 (2017)

75.1-Weight:4.9oz (138g)

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70.7Weight:5.2oz (149g)

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

61.2Weight:6.1oz (173g)

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

70.3Weight:5.3oz (150g)

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70.3Weight:5.3oz (150g)

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

61.2Weight:6.1oz (173g)

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54.4Weight:6.7oz (190g)

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54.4Weight:6.7oz (190g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Galaxy A3 (2017)

69.2-Display size:4.7 inch

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69.2Display size:4.7 inch

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

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86.8Display size:5.8 inch

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

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90.5Display size:6.3 inch

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90.5Display size:6.3 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Galaxy A3 (2017)

41.7-

Galaxy Feel SC-04J docomo

41.7

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

92.7

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

92.7

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

92.7

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

92.7

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

92.7

Galaxy Note8 SC-01K docomo

92.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Galaxy A3 (2017)

50.0-RAM size:2GB

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60.0RAM size:3GB

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70.0RAM size:4GB

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70.0RAM size:4GB

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70.0RAM size:4GB

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70.0RAM size:4GB

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90.0RAM size:6GB

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90.0RAM size:6GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Galaxy A3 (2017)

50.0-Storage size:16GB

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55.5Storage size:32GB

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67.0Storage size:64GB

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67.0Storage size:64GB

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67.0Storage size:64GB

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67.0Storage size:64GB

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67.0Storage size:64GB

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67.0Storage size:64GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Galaxy A3 (2017)

55.3-Battery capacity:2350mAh

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65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

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72.5Battery capacity:3500mAh

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65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

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65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

72.5Battery capacity:3500mAh

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69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

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69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Galaxy A3 (2017)

61.7-Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

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68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

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59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

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59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

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59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

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59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

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59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

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59.8Rear-camera resolution:12.2 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Galaxy A3 (2017)

58.3-Front-camera resolution:8 MP

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50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

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58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

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58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

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58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

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58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

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58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

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58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Galaxy A3 (2017)

71.1-Color:Black Sky/Gold Sand/Blue Mist/Peach Cloud, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (66.2mm) x 5.3inches (135.4mm) x 0.3inches (7.9mm), Weight:4.9oz (138g)

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67.6Color:Opal Pink/Moon White/Indigo Black/Aurora Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (67mm) x 5.4inches (138mm) x 0.3inches (8.3mm), Weight:5.2oz (149g)

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

57.3Color:Midnight Black/Arctic Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.3inches (160mm) x 0.3inches (8.3mm), Weight:6.1oz (173g)

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

65.4Color:Coral Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68mm) x 5.9inches (149mm) x 0.3inches (8.2mm), Weight:5.3oz (150g)

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

65.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68mm) x 5.9inches (149mm) x 0.3inches (8.2mm), Weight:5.3oz (150g)

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

57.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.3inches (160mm) x 0.3inches (8.3mm), Weight:6.1oz (173g)

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

52.5Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.3inches (8.7mm), Weight:6.7oz (190g)

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52.5Color:Maple Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.3inches (8.7mm), Weight:6.7oz (190g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Galaxy A3 (2017)

64.3-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:312ppi

Galaxy Feel SC-04J docomo

64.3Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:312ppi

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

88.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

88.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

88.2Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:522ppi

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88.2Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:522ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Galaxy A3 (2017)

64.3-OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7870 Octa, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

Galaxy Feel SC-04J docomo

77.7OS:Android, Chipset:Exynos 7870, CPU specs:1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

91.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Galaxy Note8 SC-01K docomo

91.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

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