Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017): Specifications Review

January 2, 2017
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The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is a recently launched mid-range Android smartphone.

The Galaxy A3 (2017) is part of the Galaxy A (2017) family and it packs some awesome specifications with its highlight being its performance and technical profile.

That said, here is what the Ksh. 35,999 Galaxy A3 (2017) has to offer.


Technical Specifications


Operating System: Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)

CPU: 1.6 GHz Octa Core


Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to up to 256GB

A 1.6 GHz Octa Core CPU powers the Galaxy A3 (2017). This is coupled with some 2GB RAM and internal storage of 16 GB.

The Galaxy A3 (2017) runs Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow) out of the box, which is quite disappointing as it will have been great if the smartphone ran the latest Android 7.0 OS.

Other than that, you get a Micro SD slot that can handle up to 256 GB of memory.


Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 8 MP

LED Flash: Yes

You get a 13 MP camera for general photography and an 8 MP camera for your selfies. The camera software is sophisticated and includes a floating camera button, instant filters and even a food mode.


Display Size: 4.7-inch

Display Type: Super AMOLED

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 Pixels

Screen Resolution Density:

Screen Protection: None

You get a 4.7-inch 720 x 1280 Pixels Super AMOLED display with the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016). The display isn’t exactly impressive considering that you can get better specifications on smartphones priced at much less.


Dimensions: 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9mm

The design of the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is another highlight of the smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has a design concept that is quite similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: 2350 mAh

A 2350 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)


Fingerprint scanner

Water and Dust Resistance

Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Impressive Performance Profile

Awesome Camera Specs

Great Design Profile

Cons of the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Does not run Android 7.0


Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) include the
Huawei P9 Lite and Infinix Zero 4

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has a suggested price of Ksh. 35,999 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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