I bought it in July 2015, and after nearly 5 years of daily use, I would say that it is the best phone that I have ever had.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2019Really? :O Me too :) I'm an extreme user, so the phone's life is VERY hard! I'm charging it ... moreme too. i already using this phone for 5 years. and still working properly. once it get repaired bcs of virus and it was free repairing at samsung service center.
this phone is not ok reason, repairing is a big problem it cost a lot so don't like it useless
The 2017 Version with USB-C is probably the best and most cost-efficent phone you can get if all you are doing is basic phone function.
Charges fast, lasts long, makes decent pictures. All you need
Decent enough phone. I've got the A300FU, which has 1.5GB RAM (opposed to all other models' 1GB) and 16GB of internal storage, which I boosted with a 128GB microSD card.
Mine came on Android 5.1.1, Samsung updated it to 6.0.1. Fun fact, Samsung overclocked the processor in these from 1.2 to 1.4GHz just so it could run with all the bloat they crammed into their reskin of Android, "TouchWiz".
This phone was limited to Android 6..1 Marshmallow, but via LineageOS and TWRP, this phone can do much more; I had it running 7.1.2 Nougat, 8.1 Oreo, and my specific example runs 9.0 Pie, and it handles it without much struggle.
If you have one of these devices, do consider making your life easier by installing LineageOS 14, 15, or 16 (Android 7, 8, 9, respectively). It isn't even hard.
ipolit.matveich, 22 Nov 2019I am using this phone as my work phone for 5 years. Everything works fine, but I am using it o... moreReally? :O
Me too :)
I'm an extreme user, so the phone's life is VERY hard! I'm charging it 3 times a day.
But it is "unbreakable" phone. I called it "Samsung's Nokia"
Good phone for "beginners" :)
I am using this phone as my work phone for 5 years. Everything works fine, but I am using it only for callings and emails. Recently I installed MS launcher and it is OK.
I chose that phone, because of its form factor and I don't regret.
President Duterte, 21 Oct 2019Well actually, This is my phone right now. And I think this is one of the best.been using this phone for 5 years already..works just fine for me haha
Well actually, This is my phone right now. And I think this is one of the best.
This phone has a metal unibody, contrary to the specifications posted here. Why does this website say that it is a metal back, contrary to every other tech site. I should know because I own this phone, use it without a screen protector and it has nary a scratch on its back. Can you tell me that this is how plastic behaves?
Worst decision I have ever made with a smartphone. Way too expensive for a pathetic SD410 processor and only 1GB of RAM (the variant I had). The screen and camera are pathetic, the phone had Android 5 out of the box and received no updates after it what so ever. And a 1900 mAH battery is a joke. It was true in 2015, its still true in 2019, do not buy a Samsung mid-ranger. Huawei/Honor/Xiaomi are the ones you need to buy for budget phones, opt for the flagship S series if you really really want to get a Samsung.
maze, 09 Aug 2018why is the lcd so expensive? Strange mine costed 50$ this year(phone+ battery/im from europe)
Jael, 11 Dec 2017I want to buy this phone but what do u guys think needs a answer ASAP Dont do it, its fk slow, bad battery, bad camera and bad screen, buy a newer from at least 2016!
it's speaker is Hang 's some time ..... so worst thing... 👎👎👎
EDQQ, 09 Jun 2018Terrible Phone for Battery life. You have to charge it every day and Samsung stupid decided he... moreSo you buy a mid-range handset, and get annoyed that it doesn't get treated to the same standard as a premium range handset?
my phone (A3) fell in the water and the repairist says that it cant be repaired . what to do now