Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4736 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F. 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. Opinions about the camera and design are overall positive. The portability and size also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the sound. There are some critical comments about the reception and battery.

usability, size, portability, design, camera

battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Samsung Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 4736 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 3484 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 148 of 3484 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (1215)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and performance. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the screen.

usability, design, price, performance, durability

screen

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A3 SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSamsung Galaxy A3 SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and camera. The usability and design also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the screen, and there are some critical reviews about the performance.

portability, design, usability, camera, price

performance

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A3 A300 A300H/DS 16GB Unlocked GSM Smartphone with Dual SIM - Unlocked - Retail Packaging - (White)Samsung Galaxy A3 A300 A300H/DS 16GB Unlocked GSM Smartphone with Dual SIM - Unlocked - Retail Packaging - (White)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tomos Ellis (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review

 

Metal in the mid-range

Premium build quality ; Expandable storage ; Impressive performance and battery

Low resolution display ; Sub-par camera ; Non-removable battery

Last year's Galaxy Alpha and Note 4 signified the beginning of the end for all plastic, high-end Samsung smartphones. While the inclusion of a metal frame on both devices was certainly welcome, the Korean firm wasn't ready to forgo its beloved plastic...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review

 

The Galaxy A3, with its 4.5in screen, is the smaller version of the very similar Galaxy A5. It's a great-looking alternative to the bigger Samsung flagship phones, but should you buy one? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy A3 review.

You can now buy the Galaxy A3 SIM-free for around £160 if you search around online, or free on contract. But it’s possible to get the similarly specified Moto E for half the price, so it’s hard to justify spending the extra on the A3 for its cameras or...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review - small but beautiful

 

Performance could be better, but it's a small complaint when the Galaxy A3 has such a great design, screen, camera and battery life

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3

 

This is the kind of phone you consider if you like the look of the Galaxy S6 and other pricey phones, but can't afford them or don't need their features. What the Galaxy A3 lacks, it makes up for in stylish, attractive design. Its 4.5-inch screen is...

Compact and lightweight ; Quality design and build quality ; 4G, NFC and microSD included

Out of date software ; Fuzzy screen ; Inconsistent camera ; Puny built-in speaker

The Galaxy A3 is a good-looking but unexceptional phone, worth considering if you prefer smaller phones.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review - hands on

 

With its gorgeous metal chassis, the Samsung Galaxy A3 sets the bar for all future mid-range smartphones

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review: Samsung's A-series smartphones continue what the Galaxy Alpha started by bringing premium metalwork into a Samsung-centric world previously devoid of such luxurious materials.…

Premium metal design ; Beautiful screen ; Excellent battery life ; Lightweight

Feature light ; Lacklustre camera

The Galaxy Alpha got things started, but the A Series shows that Samsung is now well and truly into its stride. Bringing premium metal design work down to humble mid-rangers like the Samsung Galaxy A3 helps the company standout and should up their...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Роман Белых (mobile-review.com)

Знакомство с Samsung Galaxy A7 и A3

 

Компания Samsung обновила линейку смартфонов серии «Galaxy А» 2016 года

Новая линейка серии А от Samsung на первый взгляд мне понравилась, надо детально тестировать время работы, качество связи и качество сборки устройств. Потенциальный покупатель хотел много металла, стекла, классных камер без лишних наворотов и выбора...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review

 

Following the sleek, high-priced Galaxy Alpha , Samsung offers a brace of similar, but considerably cheaper handsets with the Galaxy A3 and A5. The A3 costs less than half the price, but do the compromises made on the make it still too expensive?

Stylish and slim design, decent quad-core processor, 5-megapixel camera on front, expandable memory

Screen not HD

For those charmed by the style and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the Galaxy A3 is a mostly successful attempt to give you the best bits on a budget. The screen isn't quite as detailed, the processor isn't quite as powerful, and the main...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Samsung A3 (SM-A300F)

 

Имиджевый аппарат в полностью металлическом корпусе – бюджетные характеристики, высокая стоимость, приятный дизайн в стиле iPhone

Громкий и чистый звонок, все довольно типично для аппаратов от Samsung. Качество передачи речи отличное, нет никаких проблем, громкости динамика во время разговора хватает, расположение микрофонов гарантирует, что вас услышат даже на шумной улице.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

 

A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.

Stylish unibody casing, Very slim and stiff chassis, Extensive software, LTE support, Accurate tracking, Decent camera equipment, Precise input devices, Good screen, Low temperatures, Useful battery life

Screeching speaker, Middling screen resolution, Unsatisfactory voice quality, No 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Battery no longer removable

Basically, Samsung has managed a fantastic comeback with its Galaxy A series. However, this also involves a few losses. The removable battery, for example, has been axed. On the other hand, Samsung has created a first-rate slim unibody casing with a...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900 / 2300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:58 / 60
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14
Talk time (3G):12 / 13 / 14

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:No / Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

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

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.301 / 0.492 / 0.553 / 0.554
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: No
Head SAR (EU):0.244 / 0.288 / 0.39 / 0.390 / 0.621

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / Silver / White
Curved Design:N / No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Gold / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.4 / 11.9 / 114.3
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1.5

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, WMV / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:N / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor Model:410 / MSM 8916

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.4 / 5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1024 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.9 / 7.3
Height :13 / 130.1 / 134.5
Weight:110 / 110.3 / 132
Width:6.55 / 65.2 / 65.5