Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

Samsung has the second-largest mobile market share in India after Apple offering an extensive variety of devices from the budgeted to premium choices. Samsung phones have a great build quality and the presence of their service centres almost everywhere in India adds a feather in their cap. They have different series of phones like J series, A series, Note series, S series. Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 or Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos Is the newest member of the metal-clad Samsung A series.

Design and Display

Galaxy A3 2017 features a 4.7 inch(11.93 cm) display with a density of 312 pixels per inch and a resolution of 720×1,280 pixels. Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is a small handset with HD display. Please note this device is not full HD. Like almost all Samsung devices, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and flaunts Super AMOLED display. It measures around 130×65.5×6.9mm and weighs just 110 g. The display quality is nice, and it works fine in sunlight as well.

The area below the display has a physical home button like all Samsung phones. There is no fingerprint scanner in this device. There are two capacitive keys with a back key on the right side and recent apps on the left side. The area above the display has the 8 MP camera on the right and the proximity sensor next to t similar to the Samsung Galaxy NOTE 4. There is no front LED flash in this device.

The bottom is crowded as there is the charging slot in the centre with 3.5mm headphone jack on the right.  Like all Samsung phones, the power key is on the right and volume keys on the left. As the back cover of this device is non-removable, the SIM Tray and Micro SD slot are on the right side below the power key. The trays are easily eject-able with the help of a metal pin.

On the backside, there is a Samsung logo in the centre and a 12 MP camera module with LED flash. The back is non-removable and so is the battery.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is available in three colours – black, white and gold.


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is powered by Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It runs on 2GB RAM which is less as compared to the other phones available in the market for the same range. Graphics are handled by Mauli-T830MP2. It gives satisfactory day to day performance with 2 GB RAM.


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 runs on the Android Marshmallow (6.0) enhanced with Samsung TouchWiz UI. The UI is similar to all Samsung phones. The app drawer is present, and you can separately view the downloaded apps and can also disable some preinstalled apps to free the RAM. Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 software is simplified and better than previous versions.


Galaxy A3 2017 is equipped with good cameras on both sides. It has a 12MP (1.8f aperture) rear-facing camera with LED flash.  This phone features a Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), exposure compensation, ISO control, phase detection auto-focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, etc. There is no laser autofocus on this phone. You can record videos at 1080p@30fps with this phone.

The front camera, on the other hand, is good and supports wide-angle selfie as well.  There is an8MP front camera(1.8f) aperture. There is no LED flash for the front camera. The front camera is very impressive and great for Selfie lovers.


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 has an internal memory of 16GB which is less as compared to other phones. But the memory is expandable up to 256 GB which is quite big and will solve your memory problem.


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is powered by a 2,500mAh li-polymer non-removable battery. It keeps it running for long hours. This phone doesn’t support fast charging.


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017is a single SIM Phone which supports 4GLTE/3G/2G. Connectivity includes NFC among other usual connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS. There is an additional feature of FM radio in this phone.


The Samsung  Galaxy A3 2017 price in India has not been announced yet.

The verdict:

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is targeted at the mid-range market. Galaxy A3 2017 is a compact and comfortable device. Build quality of this device is superb, with a thin and light body. In general, the performance is decent on this phone and is on par with other mid-rangers. The only real drawbacks are the non-removable battery, lack of Full High Definition (FHD) display and no fingerprint scanner. It only supports single SIM. Battery life is okay but not removable. The display is 4.7 inch, so if you are into larger displays, you should look for something else, but if you like compact phones, this device is for you. For its price, availability, and more information, visit