Samsung Galaxy A3: pricing, specifications and availability

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Samsung's Galaxy A3 offers the quality of the Galaxy brand in a smaller sized body for those who prefer compact handsets.

Samsung Galaxy A3 at a glance

When does the Samsung Galaxy A3 come out? No official release locally, but you can source one online
What’s new about the Samsung Galaxy A3? 4.7-inch display, water resistance
How much does the Samsung Galaxy A3 cost? Available online for around $350-$400

What is the Samsung Galaxy A3?

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is the smaller sibling of the Samsung Galaxy A5 handset and shares a number of the same functions. It's not a huge phone, which Australians tend to prefer, and that's apparently the reason why Samsung Australia hasn't officially announced the handset for the Australian market.
It's an Android handset, running Android 6.0.1 on Samsung's own Exynos 7870 Octa-Core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A3 a powerful phone?

The Galaxy A3, like the rest of Samsung's A-series phones, is a mid-range phone, and that means its performance is likely to be markedly mid-range. That's fine if you only use your phone for essential smartphone functions because that's what mid-range phones do!

How do I charge the Samsung Galaxy A3?

The Samsung Galaxy A3 charges via USB C, the newer and reversible standard for connection cables. It's equipped with a 2350mAh battery, which should charge rapidly via the supplied charger.

Does the Samsung Galaxy A3 have a good camera?

The Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 13MP f/1.9 rear camera and an 8MP f/1.9 front camera. For a mid-range phone that's quite a decent combination, and while we wouldn't expect it to seriously challenge the very best smartphone cameras, you should be able to shoot perfectly acceptable photos with it.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A3 water resistant?

One of the Galaxy A3's notable features is the inclusion of water resistance, rated at IP68. That means that it should be able to survive an accidental dunking without issue.

When will the Samsung Galaxy A3 be available in Australia?

Samsung hasn't officially launched the Galaxy A3 in Australia, although it is available through a number of direct sellers if you're happy importing handsets.

How much does the Samsung Galaxy A3 cost?

Online pricing varies, but you can expect to pay between $350 and $400 for the Samsung Galaxy A3.


Samsung Galaxy A3 Specifications

Product Name
Samsung Galaxy A3
Display Size
4.7 inches
Resolution
720x1280
PPI
312
Processor
Exynos 7870
RAM
2GB
Storage
64GB
Operating System
Android 6.0
Front camera
8MP
Rear camera
13MP
Battery
2350mAh
Dimensions
135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight
138g
Price
$350-$400

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