Anonymous, 27 Jan 2018I dont know why samsung locked this phone at 4 cores while the exynos cpu can perform at 8 cor... moreyou really unlocked the cores? i believe the Exynos' 8 cores is not activated all 8 simultaneously, but rather 4 high performance cores, and 4 low power cores which switched to either one. Samsung has power saving mode, and when it is disabled i feel the speed.
I dont know why samsung locked this phone at 4 cores while the exynos cpu can perform at 8 cores. After I unlocked the cores, it run faster than ever and the battery life remains the same.
samsung will lose big $$$!!!by not releasing another great midrange small screen phone..mark my words. skipping a3 & a5 is big mistake.
Hello there!, 18 Apr 2017How was the nougat update? Is there anything new on the features of the phone when you upgrade... moreA great little phone if you donÂ’t like big ones. The clarity is very good and the screen is nice and bright. A good all round phone .
Need to check why Malaysia did not receive the OTA for Nougat for Samsung A3 2016?
nick, 11 Jan 2018everything works fine in nougat update except that it goes of when battery is 20 percent..anot... moreIf you want the real a3 6 in your pocket.
Root the phone an flash-it with a custom room like mine "revolution"
You will have 8 cores,good battery life and a super responsive phone.
everything works fine in nougat update except that it goes of when battery is 20 percent..another issue it drains battery fast from 97% to 70%..what is the problem
Need to find a way to unlock the other 4 cores on the exynos7580 model
As I see only Malaysia did not have Nougat update?
latest update with dec 2017 still 6.0.1
a3 2016 owner, 21 Dec 2017yeah... i also got the same problem. till the update to nougat it worked VERY fine. but after ... moreHello, I got this phone at October 27th, 2017 and it came with the Nougat 7.0 update!
In my experience, I had no lag or Wireless problems! If you really want to go back to Marshmallow then you can Flash it back to your phone at: https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-a3-2016/SM-A310F/
Thanks for reading, Olias ~
AntWar, 30 Sep 2017
After upgrading to 7.0 my A3 was very slow. I did reset and resolved but now it does not cap... moreyeah... i also got the same problem. till the update to nougat it worked VERY fine. but after updation its very lag... mostly every time its hanging... and network conectivity also have some problem. i recommend not get the update as it ruins your phone, because now i cant even use my watsapp properly as it is before and with battery, it works fine as it before and this phone is 1and half years old....
so that f***ing updation got my phone ruined
my advice not update to ANDROID NOUGAT in india... its just waste
I buy this phone new and it is perfect.Battery is like first day.I drop him in water 2 times and he is working.One girl in my school run over him and nothing happend.(with S case and tempered glass)
Maria, 12 Dec 2017Good thing I didn't download the latest update/..thanks for the commentsLatest Update Is Important That Mostly Includes Bug Fix & Security Patches.
I Am Currently Using The Latest Update That I Receive Few Weeks Ago.
The Icon Update (Gallery & Email) Look So New Like S8, Just Why Never Include Samsung Experiences In The Recent Update!
Good thing I didn't download the latest update/..thanks for the comments
AnonD-522503, 04 Dec 2017Hi guys, if you want to buy this phone I don't recommend it. I have been using this phone sinc... moreI baught this phone when it was released and never had a problem with the battery swelling. Maybe its a defect on your device bud mine never gave any problems. Still an amazing device
A3 (2016), 06 Dec 2017It Doesn't Swell On My A3 (2016), It Seem That Your Battery Is The Problem That Cause The Swel... moreIt is phone's original battery, I didn't expect the problem like swelling because it can cause a blast. I agree with you a good phone but I think the quality could be higher.
AnonD-522503, 04 Dec 2017Hi guys, if you want to buy this phone I don't recommend it. I have been using this phone sinc... moreIt Doesn't Swell On My A3 (2016), It Seem That Your Battery Is The Problem That Cause The Swelling. A3 (2016) Is One Of The Best Mid Range Out Of The Market, Quite Snappy & Runs Most Of The Game Perfectly.