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Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 smartphone was launched in January, 2017. This phone has a 4.70-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display with a resolution of 720pixels by 1280pixels at 312ppi density. Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 price in Kenya is around Ksh. 25,000.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 has a 1.6GHz octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. This phone has 16GB ROM that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) has a 13MP primary camera, and a 8MP front camera for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 runs on Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat). It is powered by a 2350mAh non removable battery. The phone measures 135.40mm x 66.20mm x 7.90mm (height x width x thickness) and it weighs 138g.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is a dual SIM smartphone. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 2G, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include proximity, Accelerometer, gyro, compass and Barometer.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 :Quick Facts

  • 4.70-inches Super AMOLED capacitive display, 720pixels by 1280pixels at 312ppi density
  • 1.6GHz octa-core CPU, Exynos 7870 Octa
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
  • 13MP primary camera, 8MP front camera
  • Front-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 2350mAh non removable battery
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 2G,3G & 4G
  • Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass and Barometer
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 price in Kenya ranges between Ksh. 25,000 to Ksh. 28,000.
The Pros
  • Clear Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Gorilla Glass screen protection
  • The Exynos 7870 Octa chipset is power efficient
  • Spectacular battery life with an endurance rating of 93hours
The Cons
  • Only 16GB storage version available (of which you get to use less than 10GB). Many phones in its price range have at least 32GB internal storage space.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Full Specifications 

Launched January, 2017
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G
Dimensions 135.4mm x 66.2mm x 7.9 mm
Weight 138 g
Screen Size 4.7 inches
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~312 ppi density)
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Hardware & Operating System
OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Exynos 7870 Octa
Processor Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
Storage 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
MicroSD microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Rear 13 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash
Front 8 MP, f/1.9
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Radio FM radio
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2350 mAh battery
Available colors Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
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