A317 a517 and all the a series except galaxy alpha are crap.. samsung would have made customers more satisfied by upgrading it's galaxy alpha and not producing these phones!!!.. a7 2017 still can't beat galaxy alpha
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2017of courseTouchWiz is no more. This uses the new GraxeUI.
iLoveEeEe, 18 Jan 2017Can AOD be deactivated if we see no reasons to put it on ?Yes. Even the review gives battery endurance with ON and OFF settings.
AnonD-640240, 31 Jan 2017The ultimate real question: Should I buy this (Samsung A3 2017) or the Sony Xperia X Compact?... moreRight now I would get a Z5 compact over either. Not only priced similarly but GPU is orders of magnitude better; don't forget this has a proper flagship chipset and camera. The only + for A3 is the battery life (so strange to be saying that of a Samsung vs Sony compact..).
The ultimate real question:
Should I buy this (Samsung A3 2017) or the Sony Xperia X Compact?
Which is the best compact android in the market?
I can't get it- how can many people complain about Nokia 6 being overpriced when they can buy this? My roommate uses J5 (2016) and it started to lag right after first power on.
Thank you for the review. It is great, but I found it lacking in one specific area. You usually go through great detail in some parts, but I feel like the internal storage was overlooked. I wish you'd provided information (with screenshots) such as these: how much internal storage is free to the user out of the box? How much storage is available after all the bundled apps that can be uninstalled and disabled are gone? Which bundled apps can you remove and which ones you can't? After this, how much is left when you update all the apps left, presumably system ones that can't be either uninstalled or disabled? Does the system software support adoptable storage for the SD Card, or if in normal removable storage, can you move apps to the SD Card? When a system update is available, do you need to make room on your internal storage for it, or is there space reserved for system updates on the system partition?
If anyone has information on this, thank you.
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 *