Hi, I had A3 and fortunaly exchanged it with S3 because this mobile is working good, and A3 had hang problem............thanks.
Is this phone missing the "blocking mode" option found on other Samsung models?
Anna, 17 Oct 2015Samsung Galaxy A3 or Samsung Galaxy J5 which is best phone. Let me know please.J5 is Best Phone
Ash, 18 Oct 2015Hi! How will I know if my A3 is dual sim? And where will I put the sim2?Your SD Card Slot is Sim 2 Slot
Remove Your SD Card After input Your Sim Card
Anna, 17 Oct 2015Samsung Galaxy A3 or Samsung Galaxy J5 which is best phone. Let me know please.j5...nw i m using this phone ....no hanging prblm...samsung given preinstall smart manager with ram cleaner and knox antivirus...
Ash, 18 Oct 2015Hi! How will I know if my A3 is dual sim? And where will I put the sim2?we can use the a3 samsumg phne 2 sim card in sd card place you can check it
Samsung Galaxy A3 or Samsung Galaxy J5 which is best phone. Let me know please.
I purchase this cell phon i have a lot of hanging poroblem when use whtsapp or facebook....plz tell me solution...
I have A3 duos for some about 1 month.
Its quite OK phone for every day use. Size and screen its good for me.
My biggest complain concerns using Skype and Viber applications. They just don't work correctly on that phone.
All the time I have missed calls. For example I have opened (signed in) Skype and Viber, using my phone as phone, half of the day I don't have any notifications and only when I open application it show me all the missed calls and messages. Its looks like applications don't active when you use your phone for other things.
Its totally unuseful, unfortunately.
I have tried to reinstall applications and even make factory reset. No change unfortunately.
Samsung "official" answer was like: "messages settings you can change in menu settings-messages-applications messages - priority... bla bla bla ...But its not Samsung applications and we cant guaranty the work of it... "
Very helpful Samsung!
From Skype still didnt receive an answer.
Have some of you maybe the same problems or maybe someone have any solutions.
With best regards, owner of Samsung A3 phone
renen, 28 Sep 2015i thought it was an amazing phone but when i experienced one time my phone hanged up for 12 ho... moreYeah that's true! I played Clash of Clans then suddenly it hangs. I have to wait for minutes for my phone to be normal again.
Samsung A3 User Review
Having used numerous Samsung handsets previously, and the last one being a Samsung S4 mini, I am quite disappointed in this handset.
Ok, overall I wouldn't say it's a terrible phone, but considering the price, and specs of the phone, it's actually a nice rip-off by Samsung, packaged very smartly. These are my findings:
*If you have never owned a high end Samsung before, you will probably be thrilled with the phone. However, if you compare what you are getting, it's a huge disappointment.
1st,the good points:
-I've never liked huge sized phones, so the size is just perfect.
-The screen is quite vivid and bright. Colours show up nicely. Contrast is good.
-Screen resolution is not fantastic, the S4 mini has a higher ppi. So for me this was a downside.
-The camera is very disappointing, pictures are OK for good lighting, and macro shots are good. However, for anyone wanting to dabble in any kind of decent photography, will be disappointed. The S4 mini had a WAY better 8MP camera with a BSI sensor, the A3 does not. Samsung couldn't even take this old camera and stick it onto the A3, but actually put one that's much worse in it. Zooming in on both pictures will have to appalled at the low quality of the A3.
-Low Memory. The South African version has only 1GB of Ram. This means that with Facebook and just a few apps, your phone will struggle, as there will be very little Ram to give you a fluid, smooth user interaction/navigation on the phone.
-Because of the low Ram, you will have problems if you attempt to upgrade to lollipop, as lollipop requires 100MB more than Kit Kat. The phone does not have sufficient space afterwards and freezes or crashes. Don't upgrade to lollipop just yet.
-There are no gesture commands at all. The S4 mini had this, and that on a phone which is 3 years old.
-There is no Power Saving mode - Yes there's an ultra saving mode, but who wants to use the phone I'm black and white with half the apps shut down.
-Battery lasts long on standby and whilst watching movies, but as soon as you start browsing and use the screen in brighter surroundings, you will literally see the Battery draining before your eyes.
-The external speaker is really low on volume. Sounds tinny and can't even hear the navigation commands whilst driving. No bass, just treble sounds. Shame on you Samsung!
Overall, for the price, nothing to be impressed about apart from the looks of the phone.
Looks like Samsung forgot how it became popular in the 1st place - by offering good, solid value, with good quality, and a few extra features that other manufacturers never had. Now, it seems they are only interested in milking their loyal consumers. It seems they now only cater for the very high end consumer, and give everyone else rubbish at an exorbitant price.
This is the time for another manufacturer to fill this gap with some decent mid-phones. Sooner or later, many people will realize this.
A good question is how can the J5 sell for half of the price of the A3, but with higher specs. Can you imagine how the consumer is taken for a ride, if they are loyal to the Brand....?