Here are some points I've made.
Why should I buy it :
-Affordable price for a premium phone, even for a budget-strict student like me.
-Good build quality, I've tested it on the mall
-Compact, light and slim
Why should I not :
-qHD resolution, for such a big price compared to others and a premium built phone, this is a big let down. Yes, there is S.Amoled, but the 1st Gen Moto G had 4.5 inch and packed 720p with it, I don't see any reason why Samsung should put qHD on a phone that price.
-It's just an affordable phone for showing-off and to compare it with someone's iPhone, despite having a rather low screen res and aluminium build.
-The rivals had more decent offering at their price point.
I am still not sure if I should get it, it costs nearly twice the price of it's Chinese rival, the RedMi 2, and the A3 offers 5mp front camera, SAMOLED and aluminium build while the RedMi 2 is cheaper, 720p res, bigger screen and bigger battery capacity. I like MIUi more than TouchWhiz, and the RedMi 2 is cheaper and user experience is very par with the A3.
Samsung is going to suffer the same ugly fate as HTC and Sony.
Main disadvantage is the non-removable battery..really...you dont want plastic but want the removable battery and u want metal yet still u want removable battery when you know its not possible on a metal phone..am starting to thing people are ones that are confused about what they want no Samsung..
Samsung really change their design
hope samsung focus on s,note,alpha,A,E and J series and forget like grand,mega etc
love samsung design on my note 4 and build quality and durability.
Do you know if adapt sound is still included or has it been binned off along with the default Samsung music player?
I dont think there is anything special about these mobiles. Same Samsung bloatware and usual excellent build, and usual software rubbish.
I don't think the top executives at Samsung have really a good head on their shoulders. Every phone that Samsung is producing is a lackluster.
Not sure what's so impressive about this. It looks like every other Samsung on the market and is still too expensive.
Sony Z1c now costs as much....still a flagship level against this midranger.
Love how this site makes this expensive cr...ap look somehow actually worth the money.