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
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2016I cannot decide to buy between A3 and iphone 5s. Please help mes5 iphone better then a3
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2016I cannot decide to buy between A3 and iphone 5s. Please help meProbably more a question for your wallet!! Those phones are not comparable, two different leagues and price range.
Realy nice phone. Battery stands for two days in normal usage. Good front camera for selfie
AnonD-364021, 15 Aug 2016Galaxy a3 or Xperia z1 compact? Please suggest.A3 2016 is obviously newer and should have longer official support regarding OS updates.
PLEASE HELP! PLEASE GUYS
So i got this a3 2016 a week ago. Downloaded snapchat, when i record a video on snapchat and play it back the sound isn't synchronised to the video.
I've uninstalled the app...reset my phone to factory settings. Removed Google and still the problem is here
Any one know how to fix this or is it just the phone it's slef
Bought it week ago, first couple of days battery lasted a day, so like 12ish hours. But wifi/data constantly on, updates of programs, new phone.. Now it lasts for 2 days still wifi and data on, screen brightness on auto, onedrive syncronisation of photos on. Pretty sure I will be getting 2 to 3 days out of it from now on. It optimizes apps by itself as you dont use some of them and gives you notification if some app takes lot of battery life. Photos taken by the phone are great for a phone. Sometimes you can see that it "edits" them over software to look better, like when you take a picture of some distant hills, looks great, but if you zoom in all the way, to the horizon of furthest hill, you can clearly see artificial line between sky and hill. But camera is fast and good, HDR is excelent although you have to use lower resolution for HDR photos. Video is great and it focuses well, doesnt loose focus much if you move the cam around. Good thing is you can very quickly start the cam app from screen off state by double pressing on the home button, and take the photo with any volume button. Helps if you are in gloves a lot. GPS reception is best I ever seen on a phone/tablet, inside the house it gets 2-4 sattelites within 10seconds, then it gets to 15 or more within 30-40sec for extra precision. GSM signal strength is the same as I always get, conversation is clear. Phone generally feels like a quality product due to metal and glass.
Bad things: Lot of glass, it is guerilla glass but it can still break and make for expensive repair. Not a fan of cases since I buy the phone partially for looks, and guerilla glass should not allow lot of scratches, if any. No LED notification light, no double tap to wake screen, no notifications on black screen, nothing except for vibration when you pick the phone up from table. Which is useless cuz its easier the just press home button and see if anything is up. Its only usefull when you are taking the phone to go somewhere then you get the vibe that something is new. Vibration on pickup didnt work untill I calibrated accelerometer and stuff with some app from play store.
How is the earpiece sound quality during calls of A3 2016 (Crosstalk value)? Is it loud & clear enough so that we can hear clearly in noisy area? As gsmarena didn't reviewed this phone, don't have any idea about crosstalk db during calls, just like mentioned in some other high end devices. I have A5 2016 & its voice quality during calls is very bad ( Audio quality Crosstalk -53.0dB). Most of the phones has got crosstalk db value above -90.0dB.
So please can someone confirm about the A3 2016? Your opinion is very much welcomed, so that I can change from A5 to A3 2016.
The battery is charging slowly. Please help. I purchased this phone in April 2016.
ash, 07 Aug 2016omg, i m stuck between galaxy a3 (2016) , nexus 5x, htc one s9 cause they all price the samego for nexus 5x - is the best choice. the performance is much higher
AnonD-387071, 08 Aug 2016Yap, mine also has that rattle. The old A3 also had so it's "normal".Thanks RetroPTgameR1 for confirming that.
I also saw on forum late yesterday confirming the same thing ,one the members had the same issue confirmed that the A3(2016) and A5(2016) both rattle.
GNIGNI, 08 Aug 2016Hi Everyone I own the A3 Dual sim , but notice there is a rattling noise when I shake the p... moreThe rattling noise is probably coming from the side buttons, its just the way the buttons are placed, not much if a big concern
Yap, mine also has that rattle. The old A3 also had so it's "normal".