Anonymous, 19 Jan 2017I recently upgraded my cell phone contract and was took the Samsung A3 on the advice from the ... moreThis is very strange and never heard of it happening. Which part of the earth u stay? I have lots of friends and colleagues who use this phone but first time hearing such a problem with this phone. R u speaking truth or not???
I recently upgraded my cell phone contract and was took the Samsung A3 on the advice from the sales person, but also based on the billing plan I am on. I was happy for all of 2 days with the phone, this was till I loaded two apps which i use a lot....that being Whatsapp and Facebook. Ever since then the RAM gets blocked up heavy and then forces my phone to start down. I can not use a phone like this, as I had a Samsung pocket then a Samsung S4 mini and both these were a pleasure to use till now, making me wonder if Iphone is not maybe a better "smartphone"
Is there a way I can fix this, i turned off all background apps from running but still this has not helped. After every short message or quick facebook check-in i have to shut down the phone.
zerrc, 04 Jan 2017P9 by far It is valid also for the price!...more than twice where I live.
Tailonas, 11 Jan 2017Used for a only a month... Deleted everything from my phone and still stops every 15 minutes! ... morepress and hold power button and volume down button simultaneously for 10 seconds.It's called hard reset....it restarts you phone when it's frozen stuck.Didn't you know this by now?
I really loved this phone as I am against huge-secreened modern phones. It looks great, but after 7 months of use I'm giving up.
I thought it was a keyboard lag... then I thought it was Lollipop, but after the update the lag was less frequent but was still there. It's not a touchscreen problem... I've tried different keyboards and it happens anyway. While using whatsapp/Telegram/Allo or any chatting app, the keyboard becomes extremely laggy and it's impossible to type withouth getting an awful result.
After all the updates, wiping cache, resets, different keyboards, freezing apps, debloating the phone... the problem will never go away, because 1.5 gb ram is not enough to have a smooth performance... everytime the phone is demanded it gets hot and laggy...
The only solution I found everytime it gets hot and therefore laggy is shutting off the phone until it's cold again.
It was an expensive midranger, and I feel disappointed to see that the J series work better...
rcoul, 05 Jan 2017great little phone. worth every penny. i'm downgrading from an iphone 6s plus and i dont regre... moreYour comment makes me cringe. This phone is slower than iPhone 5, so specs aren't as good. You just don't know anything about tech and think only cores and megapixels matter. But I think you will open your eyes after no more than one year. I also once downgraded from iPhone 5 to Xperia M4 Aqua. Thought it will be better but nope, midrange just doesn't come close to flagships, especially if the flagship is an iPhone which doesn't get slow after 4 years, still gets updates and works like on day one (or maybe little slower but then again with the latest and greatest OS, apps and features)
justme, 09 Jan 2017The A3 (2016) has been in my pocket for some heavy duty kitchen services, taken a beating, has... moreThe problem is, you can get phones which are on par but much cheaper, so if you really don't need a good phone, you can buy a phone which is as good for quarter the price. And if you still want to pay such money, you can get a phone multiple times better.
Anonymous, 07 Jan 2017does a3 (2016 ) supports 4g in india or not because yet it is not launched in indiaOfcourse.....4g works on a3 2016 in India.....im using reliance jio and enjoying Free Unlimited 4G Highspeed internet every day....i love this phone
Used for a only a month... Deleted everything from my phone and still stops every 15 minutes! Can't take out the battery I have to wait from 5 to 30 minutes for phone to work... Nah...
The A3 (2016) has been in my pocket for some heavy duty kitchen services, taken a beating, has never been confused about 4g or wifi so to all you haters, maybe you need to just check what you need from a phone. I paid $400NZ for my phone upgrading from an S3 mini I had for 3 years (and still works, just not as well as my A3) and same cost. Better sound from the direct speaker, faster connections to points, 4G is super fast when on wi-fi. Camera, just as good as S3 and that was amazing.
A really nice compact phone, unfortunately it uses a hybrid SIM-MicroSD slot. Is there any other options for a phone in this size with dedicated microSD slot and dual SIM?
fraz2000, 08 Jan 2017Are u stupid or what?this a3 is a midrange phone which will last only 1 year later will slow d... morehello, all phones can last long if well taken care of ...even flagship phones cannot last you a lifetime. it just don't cramp up your phone with too many unnecessary apps man even flagship phones will slow down. it won't suddenly slow down after 1 year. have u seen this happening? Suddenly phone slow down?? Of coz performance won't be as great if u going to compare to newer models. pure common sense.
rcoul, 05 Jan 2017great little phone. worth every penny. i'm downgrading from an iphone 6s plus and i dont regre... moreAre u stupid or what?this a3 is a midrange phone which will last only 1 year later will slow down.careful what you wish for as you are dumping a flagship with this midrange.
iLoveEeEe , 07 Jan 2017I just need a phone to text my loved one and if possible be on video call, so will it slow unt... moreTexting using this phone won't be a problem, neither video calling is, 5MP for a front camera is good for almost everything.
iLoveEeEe , 07 Jan 2017I just need a phone to text my loved one and if possible be on video call, so will it slow unt... moreyeah message wont be delivered and also very slow better not have a phone carry a signal set which weigh about 30kg and lay your own line or better still stay at home then all message will be delivered. whahahahaha
Anonymous, 07 Jan 2017Pros: pretty nice size slim bezels Cons: slow expensive expensive expensive ex... moreI just need a phone to text my loved one and if possible be on video call, so will it slow until message wasn't deliver?
David, 03 Jan 2017A3 2016:
Screen color, resolution, contrast,
Precise to... morePros:
it's too damn slow
slow as heck
conclusion: Just for looks
tech god, 01 Jan 2017no it doesnt have finger print sensor or scanner
Nina his telling you lies.the a3 2017 have finger print