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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F
alaScore 94

604 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 604 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) / SM-A310F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) SM-A310F 16GB 4G White - smartphones (Single SIM, Android, NanoSIM, GSM, HSPA, LTE)Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) SM-A310F 16GB 4G White - smartphones (Single SIM, Android, NanoSIM, GSM, HSPA, LTE)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 review

 

The Galaxy A3 is the entry model in Samsung's mid-range A series, which comprises the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. Samsung has given the Galaxy A3 a lot of love and attention in its 2016 update - but has it done enough? We review the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016.

The all-new Samsung Galaxy A3 for 2016 is a great upgrade over the 2015 model with an excellent design and very good battery life. It’s priced higher than its faster rivals, but Samsung phones tend to rapidly drop in price - exactly how much the price...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) review - the S6 Mini in disguise

 

It's expensive, but the tiny Galaxy A3 2016 beats every other mid-range smartphone when it comes to looks and battery life

The A3 pulls it back when it comes to battery life, though, as it lasted a very impressive 14h 48m in our continuous video playback test with the screen set to our usual brightness setting of 170cd/m2. This is one of the best battery lives I've seen...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy A3 6 (2016) Review: We review the new 2016 edition of Samsung's mid-range mini mobile, the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3, to see how it compares to the original 2015 Galaxy A3.Samsung has just…

Seriously good battery life ; Comfortably small ; Strong optics

Camera struggles in low light ; No processor update

Samsung’s Galaxy A3 2016 is essentially a mini Galaxy S6, boasting excellent battery life, strong optics and a great media experience, all wrapped up in a compact and gorgeous 4.7-inch package. If you want a mini mobile or simply can’t afford Samsung’s...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review: Another corking smartphone from Samsung

 

Jaw-dropping looks and a stunning screen crown Samsung's latest mid-range smartphone

May, 2016

Expert review by: (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 года (SM-A310F)

 

Компактный, собранный из металла и стекла, с хорошей камерой и адекватной стоимостью. Модель для тех, кто не только звонит, но ищет телефон небольшого размера

Качество связи отличное, громкость звонка выше среднего, его слышно из одежды или сумки. Виброзвонок средний по силе. Система шумоподавления работает хорошо, к ней также нет никаких нареканий.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Smartphone Review

 

Feels good. The special feature of the former model was its aluminum unibody casing. Samsung now uses more glass in the new iteration. The screen of the mid-range smartphone has also been modified: It has a higher resolution while providing more space...

very good casing quality, excellent screen, good telephony functionality, accurate touchscreen, low temperature development, micro-SD slot, NFC & USB-OTG, decent speaker, very long battery life

camera's low-light performance, no notification LED, no 5 GHz WiFi, no Miracast or MHL support, casing's slippery back, non-removable battery

Samsung's reiteration of the Galaxy A3 holds many advantages. One is the stiff casing's high-quality build that tactually convinces with rounded glass at the edges and a metal bezel. Drawbacks of this design are the non-removable battery and the...

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Like small screens? The 4.7-inch Samsung's new Galaxy A3 will be your cup of tea (hands-on)

 

Samsung's Galaxy A range of smartphones is designed for a younger, trendier crowd who can't afford its higher end flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Announced late last year, the updated 2016 versions of these phones sport metal bodies...

The 4.7-inch display is only in HD resolution -- that's 1,280x720 pixels -- and is hardly anything to shout about, while the phone also lacks a fingerprint scanner. It is, however, a nice comfortable size that's easy to hold and use with one hand.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Review

 

Being obsessed top tech brands' flagship devices, we sometimes forget that not all people need a phone with a gigantic screen, the fastest processor, or the latest camera technologies. In reality, there are still folks who look for a simpler phone –...

Beautifully designed for its class ; Compact, easy to operate with one hand ; Bright screen with great color accuracy (in Basic mode) ; Good video quality

Main camera is slow to focus ; Poor low-light performance from both cameras ; Occasional lags and slowdowns ; Still behind on software updates

I suppose we all have that friend who wouldn’t care what hardware or operating system goes into a phone. As long as it looks pretty, they’ll get it. That’s the kind of people who will be drawn by the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), as its gorgeous design and...

May, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016-edition is probably our favourite mid-range phone! We doubt that you'll find another compact premium handset this good for less than £300. Sleek metal-and-glass looks give the new A3 killer looks, and it packs in a high spec...

The Galaxy A3 2016-edition fits a tightly-defined niche. It's perfect if you want a compact phone with premium looks, but don't want to spend silly money on a flagship phone. Asked by Graham from UK on 26th Sep 2016 Reply Asked by Alan from UK on 9th...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Edition

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Edition also packs in a graphics processor, and 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB via a microSD card.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900 / 2300
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:58 / 60
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14
Talk time (3G):13 / 14

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.18
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 7080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.492 / 0.554
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: No
Head SAR (EU):0.390 / 0.621

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Gold / Pink / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.4 / 11.9
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 540 x 960 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, OGG, MXMF, AMR, WAV, WMA, OGA, XMF, OTA, FLAC, MIDI, IMY, 3GA, MP3, RTX, M4A, AWB
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, GIF
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, RV, WEBM, WMV, WMV10 / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, 3G2, FLV, MKV, ASF, WEBM, 3GP

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:2100,900,1800,800,2600,850 / 800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, HSP, AVRCP, MAP, OPP, HFP, PBAP, PAN, DID, HID, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8916

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes
User memory:10.7

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.9 / 7.3
Height :13 / 13.4 / 134.5
Weight:110 / 132
Width:6.52 / 6.55 / 65.2