Ahmad najeb, 20 Jan 2017Galaxy A3 2017 is released this week in Qatar. It is for 315$ however, z5 compact is for 274$.... moreGo for it, I have the a3 and a5 2016 and both are great phones, great designs and very well optimised. No lag or stuttering.... Yet!. It seems the 2017 models remedy my issues with the a3 with a Octo-core processor, fingerprint scanner, always in display to replace missing led, waterproofing, curved back for better handling etc. The grace ux is a welcome addition.
Samsung did a stellar job with the chipsets efficiency even considering 14nm fabrication is already efficient. 93h with a 2350 mah battery is superb endurance
Ahmad najeb, 20 Jan 2017Galaxy A3 2017 is released this week in Qatar. It is for 315$ however, z5 compact is for 274$.... morego with samsung and do not ever come to sony. never
sony makes great phones but their support is worse than htc.
if you ask me i have the honor 6x. almost a 100$ cheaper and only lacks usb c. bigger screen and i guess camera is on par as far as i think (still no official review from gsmarena yet)
Finally the 2017 A series is on sales now but there is missing of A3, why ？
Galaxy A3 2017 is released this week in Qatar. It is for 315$ however, z5 compact is for 274$. A fast comparison would be: same 2Gb Ram, both Octa core, both android 6, both water and dust proof, both have fingerprint sensor, however, battery endurance for A3 2017 is better. For me, i am not interested in the camera quality. I have been using Galaxy I9190 for 3 years and 3 months and it was a great experience. Also, i am more into Samsung, What do you think ? shall i got with the new phone ? any suggestions ??
Vic, 16 Jan 2017Dear GSMarena, please always provide information about battery stand-by endurance. It's an im... moreOnce I was told by sales personnel that standby time is very subjective. If your phone is situated on a poor signal location, it consume more power.
looks like samsung will never add pro camera features like shutter speed, manual focus or 4axis ois in midrange phones! best for you guyes look for s & note series to get this *
i think my honor 6x is a better value, the only disappointing thing in the honor that it did not include a usb-c. .. i would have it any day instead of of a micro usb port. i feel huawei or any manufacturer should stop the micro usb ports because the cable tend to break more often and we are already in 2017 .. it wont cost the company more than a few cents difference and i would pay the premium over having to replace my cable more often
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2017Like glance screen such a cool feature, but yeah they had it ages ago. I didn't know Motto X h... moreIf only you could have And with power saving in. That's my only gripe when using it on the s7 edge
consumersmartphone, 17 Jan 2017For low level phone, waterproof is advantage but AOD is useless. Use AOD and charge the phone ... moreHave you not seen the battery tests, bro? Phone chipsets are way more efficient than they were 2 years ago, you won't need to worry about battery drainage on this thing, unless you never put it in your pocket, while using it for more than 4 hours. While I can't say on what process the phone's chip was build on, I can say that Samsung wouldn't put it on the phone if they didn't think the phone could handle it (ie,S6 never getting the always on display)
Syn, 17 Jan 2017I don't understand how always on displays suddenly became a premium thing to have... My old ... moreLike glance screen such a cool feature, but yeah they had it ages ago. I didn't know Motto X has it to?........ guess its just handy to look over.
walkman, 17 Jan 2017Does it have a better camera than Lumia 640/650?Um Yes lol
gianni, 17 Jan 2017Sadly I didn't find more detailed reviews about this phone. I wonder if this is annoying in da... moreThe 240 Hz flickering on Samsung's (and others) AMOLED screens is not noticeable to the eyes, but still can cause headaches and eye strain to more sensitive people. The flickering is caused by the way the screen brightness is controlled on some phones. This is called PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). It is known that most Samsung phones use PWM.
If you want a phone without PWM, look for IPS screen, not AMOLED. iPhone, Huawei, LG, Sony phones with IPS screen maybe better for you if you read a lot on the phone.