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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5568 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014) / SM-A300F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. The reception and battery get less positive comments, and there are some mixed views about the sound.

usability, size, portability, design, screen

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and performance. The price and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts 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

Aug, 2017

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. Comments about the price and camera are overall positive. The usability and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the performance, while opinions are divided on the screen.

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)

Aug, 2017

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

A solid mid-range option for those that prioritise one-handed usability, great battery life and premium build quality over big specs.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy A3

 

Bang for your buck?

Mar, 2017

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: 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: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Galaxy A3 vs Galaxy A5

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Galaxy A3 smartphone : Samsung introduced a new series of smartphones. The Galaxy A series are designed for trend-conscious young people who like to spend a lot of time on social media. The stylish Android smartphones have an...

The first small differences can be derived from the design. The corners of the Galaxy A3 are slightly rounder and the Galaxy A5 has a 0.2mm thinner casing (139.3x69.7x6.7mm, 123g), compared to its smaller sibling, the Galaxy A3 (130.1x65.5x6.9mm,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 review

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The Samsung Galaxy A3 might have a stylish metal exterior, but does it have the high-specification innards to match? And how does it compare to the rest of the Samsung line up? We ran it through our lab tests to find out. Read on for our full verdict.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Kevin Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a good looking phone with a decent camera, but its screen and processor could be slightly better

+ Attractive design ; + Good camera ; + Expandable storage

- Low res screen ; - Average processor ; - Below average battery

The Samsung Galaxy A3 looks the part and it will keep photo fans happy, but it’s not quite the complete package, with a slightly disappointing screen and processor. We want to emphasise slightly though, as neither aspect of the phone is a disaster and...

May, 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900 / 2300 / 2350
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12 / 16 / 8
Browsing time (4G):16 / 41 / 8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 15 / 17
Continuous audio playback time:17 / 41 / 55 / 58 / 60
Continuous audio playback time (display off):17 / 55
Continuous video playback time:11 / 14 / 17
Talk time (3G):12 / 13 / 14 / 17

Call management

Call blocking:Y
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:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Night mode:N / Y / 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:Y / 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:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.301 / 0.492 / 0.553 / 0.554 / 1.38
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / No
Head SAR (EU):0.244 / 0.288 / 0.349 / 0.39 / 0.390 / 0.621

Design

Brand colour:Black Sky / Blue Mist / Gold Sand / Peach Cloud
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / Silver / White
Curved Design:N / No
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Standard colour:Black / Gold / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.4 / 11.9 / 114.3
Display number of colours:16 million 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:N / No
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / 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, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WMA / 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 / AAC,AAC+,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 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 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, H.265, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV7, WMV8 / 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 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7,WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Y / 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 / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2600 / 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, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / 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 / AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
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:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / 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 / 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:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5 / 1.6
Processor Model:410 / MSM 8916

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.4 / 5.1 / 6.0.16

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1024 / 1536 / 2
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256 / 64
RAM capacity:1 / 2
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:11.2 / 9.7

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 Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Play / Google Play, Google+, YouTube
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 / 7.9
Height :13 / 130.1 / 134.5 / 135.4
Weight:110 / 110.3 / 132 / 138
Width:6.55 / 65.2 / 65.5 / 66.2