All comments are bull-shit.... believe me i bought this phone two months ago and it got update automatically to marshmallow after connecting to wifi, more over battery is superb, and have fast charging ability ie got 50% in just 30 min and easily lasts for 1 day... and its performance is good one.
I have got A3 2016 but i have one issue that when i charge it fully then it starts dropping battery % 6 to 10 in just few minutes and then its battery % starts behaving normally. Is it normal or problem plz guide me
Ivo, 19 Aug 2016Upgrade to 6.0 android my phone battery is so much better now and last longer wait for update ... morehow did you update to 6.0.1? and which country are you in? is the OTA update country-dependent? or unit/phone dependent? im using SM-A310F made in vietnam and OTA is not yet available. im in the philippines. thanks. badly need marshmallow
Kp, 19 Aug 2016Battery was charging in order i mean its quickly.but same as its drying very fast when i use t... moreUpgrade to 6.0 android my phone battery is so much better now and last longer wait for update to come to your country or update it manually on pc
wolf, 14 Jul 2016guyz should i buy this phone because some people have a problems with the screen after a monthMy screen started playing up within 5 weeks. Customer service from Samsung do not want to know. Do not buy this phone or any other Samsung products. Just go online and Google their customer service ratings (80+% give them 1 star).
Jman, 08 Aug 2016My phone keeps freezing and turning itself off. What could be the cause?Why is everyone keep asking questions like this ? Just go to a service center. This is not Samsung Customer Service.
why is marshmallow not available OTA??? pls teach me how. stuck at 5.1.1 A310F help
SAEED, 14 Aug 2016The battery is charging slowly. Please help. I purchased this phone in April 2016. Battery was charging in order i mean its quickly.but same as its drying very fast when i use the message and whats app.
Ex..100% fully charged A3 has been redused after 2hour using the messege and whats app as 60%.to reduse the 1 presentage take the at least 10min.i want to know this situation is good or bad my battery is a good battery???
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2016This is not like the s series, s4 mini that i also have was much better for sure. I have this ... moreIn GSM Arena, S7 mini status was canceled, so you could find another phone.
Sure A3 2016 is heavier than many smaller phones (less than 4.7"), but A3 2016 has lighter weight compared to J3 2016 (5") and almost has the same weight with Xperia Z3 compact (4.6").
Regarding browser rendering problem, maybe your Internet connection is slow. So, the page was displayed early before the data transmission has been completed. After the browser receive another part of the page, the browser will renew displaying page again. This will happen on Google Maps too.
For browsing, you could try browser that render in their server, such as UC browser or Opera Mini.
In my phone with fast 3G/4G Internet connection, there is no problem with browser rendering. I use original browser too but UC browser is my favorite. Google Maps runs smooth without problem. Inside a car or outdoor, GPS position locks very fast (5-10 seconds) accurately.
This is not like the s series, s4 mini that i also have was much better for sure. I have this phone for few months now and i am very desapointed wirh it, first of all it is very very heavy second when i open the internet the screen is mooving up an dawn aĺl the time the same thing hapens when i use google mabs always mooving up and dawn or turning around the battery life hardly last for a day. (Still mising my old sonny ericson k770i) on that one the battery last for 3 to 4 days that was a real phone to trust to travel with any where in the world.
If samsung is not going to make an S7 mini i am not going to buy a samsung again.
Break, 15 Aug 2016A3 2016 is obviously newer and should have longer official support regarding OS updates.Thx for the reply. Could you tell me how much exactly internal storage in this phone (for installing app)? I know it's Not exactly 16 gb.
SHahi, 18 Aug 2016Howz the battery lifeBattery life is average.
Day: 2 hours browsing, instant messaging, 4G data connection always on, battery drop from 100% to about 60%.
Night: standby, 2G network, data connection off, power saving on, battery drop about 3%.
I got this phone yesterday and I am satisfied. A3 2016 is a very good phone for everyday phone (not for gaming). Even I shake the phone, there is NO rattle noise from the button like other user wrote here. The design is awesome.
RAM memory management is efficient. Running Lollipop, it has free 600MB+ RAM without additional application, out of the box. With Whatsapp, BBM, and other applications are running in the background, it still has 370MB free RAM for browsing, etc. You could compare with other 1.5GB or even 2GB RAM phone that usually full of bloatwares and has lower free RAM for additional applications.
Although it has only HD resolution, not full HD, lower resolution means faster. See YouTube for proving. Camera is very good, just like J5/J7 2016 in quality. Auto-brightness works well.
I had iPhone 5 & switched to A3. A3 is a very good choice because of it's bigger screen & design. So I do recommend you to take A3. However, if you can take biggest iPhone, don't hesitate to do it. Android is super insecure compared to iOS, and this reason alone is enough to stay to iPhone if you can afford Apple