Idah, 25 May 2015Ikr, when i tried it in the store, it's not even better than a 2 mp's iphone or grand. That's ... moreIt is blurry i guess. I have the grand too which have 5mp and it is way better than this 5mp. However in 2016, 8mp front camera will be the norm because the trend this year is all 5mp front shooter. Front camera is getting better and better. Some smartphone even have led flash at the front. Bigger megapixel does not make a better camera, it is the camera aperture that make it better. Camera expert always look at the camera aperture value. The best you can get is between F1.9 or F1.8 (lower is better). The megapixel count is just a sale gimmick.
This phone always freezes after playing COC. Once you exit in the game and return to the home screen, it will freeze! It happens to me a lot. I bought my A3 from Dubai 2 weeks since its release,and get disappointed after it first happened. The only solution is for you to wait it to wait for its battery to get drained on the next day! After that it it will restart and can be use again!
naana, 24 May 2015just boughtthis phone few days back. and now the fromt camera is blurry. and even has a black ... moreIkr, when i tried it in the store, it's not even better than a 2 mp's iphone or grand. That's why i'm not sure whether i should buy it or nah, since the front camera has become a big deal.
its greatest phone i ever took camera quality super
pakka battery backup
no hangs 1.5gb raam
its its very nice
Just bought this phone and I am little disappointed. I like the 4G/LTE connectivity, the fast processor and the design is very attractive, but the screen is not sharp enough to warrant the high price tag, especially with several other phones on offer here that offer higher pixel densities for over half the price. That being said it's still a pretty darn good phone, though I wish it had been a little cheaper.
i wonder why my samsung galaxy A3 always stuck or slow while playing music and at the same time it was stuck at the home screen .past few seconds its lock when i try to unlock to home screen it takes long time.then it appeared an error.so disappointed.
Bought a few weeks ago an A3 in China (SM-A3000 dual). Flashed immediately with HK 4.4.4 firmware. Very happy about performances under 4G network. It's my first Android phone ever, bought to test if I can escape from iPhone prison for good.
Bought I second one in Italy (SM-A3000FU) since I lost the first one :( I rooted it and it works very well. Now I'll try to flash it with 5.0.2 lollipop (there is a Russian version for SM-A3000F). Hope I won't brick it...
Muchu, 22 May 2015Anyone who knows how to turn off the camera sound?activate the silent mode.
just boughtthis phone few days back. and now the fromt camera is blurry. and even has a black spot when i take phones.. anyone knows how to correct it and what should i do now? :(
Anonymous, 23 May 2015Bad battery lifeI get 6 days on a single charge. Tell me how that is bad.
its a shit mobile took me one day to realize that and return to use my old note 2 .
A5 battary drains too fast , no LED notifications , speaker sound too low .
the only thing i liked about it is it metallic frame .
Jemima, 22 May 2015Yeah!This is how they trap the customers. The same brand has different models.But it is not co... moreNo one hiding anything. You just need to read the fine prints. Even gsmarena write it out for us.
Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300F with 1 GB RAM
Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU with 1.5 GB RAM
Different country gets different version according to Samsung main branch. They decide which variant to sell in which country according to the country purchasing power and gross national income per capita. Macau, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan are among the top ranking in this criteria. Laos,India, Philipines are among the lowest. This goes with all of their different smartphone models. Country with high purchasing power like Hong Kong usually gets the high end version with 4g LTE/LTE-A capability. Country like India usually always get the duos(dual sim) 3g model as dual sim smartphone are popular in that country. Internet speed in various countries are also considered. Hong kong is ranked 2nd in world internet speed, so they get the good stuff. Poland, the one getting lollipop update, ranked 24th in world internet speed. Those in India asking for lollipop update, you guys are ranked 51st in the world. Singapore and Taiwan are a more likely candidate to get the lollipop ota update for being ranked among top 20 in the world. As for the 4g model, country like South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Philipines, Australia and United Kingdom are more likely to have this LTE version. United States too, if Samsung even launch this phone there. These are just some marketing strategy very well calculated and strategized according to various data available by Samsung. Don't blame them. Blame your country instead.
Brian, 21 May 2015I've found my new A3 is not matching with the user manual downloaded. When ask for Tec support... moreYeah!This is how they trap the customers. The same brand has different models.But it is not communicated.No separate user manuals.I don't know whether it is legal but for sure not ethical.Customers are being fooled since they are not aware what's going on.This is not limited for A3 or Samsung I think.I also think the people in the Asian countries should be more cautious. Earlier it was low quality imitations and now it is the different quality products by the same original company. May be to capture different price markets. This shouldn't be hidden anymore.Damn these cheaters!!!
has anybody got problem with its speaker volume,,kinda low i think in comparison with other devices???
250 USD is expensive? How do you think? Show me a smartphone for that price and let's compare these models. Not Huawei, Xiaomi, Meizu or Lenovo. They are only smartphones for maximum a year, then you need a new one. So, be honestly, give every model it's real opinion...