AnonD-309678, 05 Dec 2014Price is too high, and specs are too low.
I wouldn't complain if Samsung either just priced... moreYou iboys pay $300 extra ONLY for "premium all aluminium body" , and now complain of the $300 whole phone with "premium all aluminium body" that's even without that FUGLY plastic inserts like on your iphones?
You are pathetic.
A3 is better and more beautiful than iPhone6 with less than half price. Take it easy.
Price is too high, and specs are too low.
I wouldn't complain if Samsung either just priced their midrange phones too high, but had better specs.
But they are always too expensive AND have the specs of a much much cheaper phone. 960x540 resolution for 300 euro? Laughable.
Is not a bad phone, but Moto G 2014 is really much better, starting for the price, and 720p resolution...
Maybe it's just me, but the A3 looks nice. Some people buying their smartphones not because of the specs, but for their looks, considering what they do on the smartphones are not for game purpose. Some people are looking for some handy smartphone, you know, the smaller is better, but the market leaving us with just plenty options. I know, the price is ridiculous, but I could wait for another year.
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2014You know all tech has an "expiry date" in that sense, right? Flash memory only lasts... moreWell that's true, but a flagship from a few years ago is sometimes still better than a low-end phone today for the same price. And a lot of people buy a phone not knowing whether they will be able to afford a new one two years from now, or not caring about upgrades as long as the old one still works (and they paid a lot of money when it was new). For example Galaxy S II is from 2011 and people still use them. As for iPhones, they have a reasonably good support, but once the support is over they are useless as a smartphone, as you can't install anything any more on old iOS versions even though the phones might still work properly. So it depends on the case.
Since when is Alpha high end? A phone that is good isnt automaticly high end, high end means the very best of the best and Alpha is not. About this A3, it reminds me of those china clones for some reason, metal frame = bumper = 10$
Other reviewers say that THIS IS ALL METAL phone.
If it's true, it's a miracle, how Samsung manage to make it without those fugly inserts that iphone5/5S/6/6 Plus have.
And keep such low price.
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2014No removable battery option means I'm out. This is a premium priced product with an expiry dat... moreYou know all tech has an "expiry date" in that sense, right? Flash memory only lasts for so many uses, anything mechanical can wear down, screens loose their vibrancy or burn in (aren't AMOLEDs particularly short lived) and so on. While user replaceable batteries (operative word being "user" I wonder if it's replaceable upon dismantling like older iPhones) are a bonus, it's only staving off obsolescence and terminal failure for a short while before something else goes.
That and all phones have inbuilt obsolescence by the very fact they'll be totally outclassed by something the same manufacturer produces a few years down the line.
"One thing that we can't quite agree with is the expected €300 price tag"
Seriously, can *anyone* agree with that price tag? What were Samsung thinking? For that price, one can buy the flagship killer OnePlus One and still have $120 left for more Christmas shopping!
I love Samsung products but they really need to come up with a mid-range device that can compete with the Moto G (2014) - either by offering the same or better specs for less money or offering better specs for the same price. As soon as Europeans and North Americans realize that they can purchase three Xiaomi RedMi Notes with far superior specs to the A3 for the same price, Samsung's mid-range phone strategy is toast.
No removable battery option means I'm out. This is a premium priced product with an expiry date. Planned obsolescence is not OK.
Bad, really bad phone. Terrible price/performance ratio. Genetic look doesn't help.qHD screen in that price range is some kind of bad joke.
Metal frame in low-end device doesn't make it better than what it is.
AGAIN - the price is just hilarious. You can buy an Nexus5 or 1+1 at this price point.
Nice phone, good job from Samsung even if it is still looking like all other Samsung phones. And bezel are too thick. 300€ is too high, you can get an S4 now for 350€
A5 seems a better choice.