Anonymous, 17 Sep 2018Hoping for Android Pie will be amazing on this , pray Samsung upgrade.I think they have to test it on the hardware first until it is stable then they release it.
Sony I hear are the slowest at this behavior.I quite like Android 8 as it is but could be improved for me but not much more I want.
I used to have Android 4 and it seems as if the droids have been busy as it seems quite a step up.
But I would definitely go for Anfroid 9 or 10 or etc etc.
MrGrumpy, 17 Sep 2018Muttley, to get rid of that annoying Piano sound, go to sounds, notifications and set it to so... moreThanks.
I tried that but it only seems to be coming from Samsung notifications.
The notification settings are cool.......just keep getting Samsung stuff which is not in the notifications list or I can not find it.
I have the A320FL.....maybe some difference ?
This phone is brilliant and also looks good.
I have no need to add much applications so I still have 50%+ internal memory and a 64GB card which has loads of music and images on and all has been compressed for the optimal phone settings I think and I have loads of memmory left.
A small PC with a SIM card......brilliant.
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Hoping for Android Pie will be amazing on this , pray Samsung upgrade.
Muttley, 15 Sep 2018Well now difficult choice but I got a Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 after spending much time choosing... morePiano sound can under notifications, maybe because you have Oreo! I'm using Nougat still, I didn't like app draw with Oreo, more professional looking nougat.
Muttley, 15 Sep 2018Well now difficult choice but I got a Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 after spending much time choosing... moreMuttley, to get rid of that annoying Piano sound, go to sounds, notifications and set it to something else or silent.
Az, 14 Sep 2018Owners of this phone - aren't the minimal 16 GB and 2 GB ram problematic? Not at all.
The memory is just fine.
I am impressed with the operation capabilities.
I just want a phone first of all and it is brilliant.
Then it is a small computer.
Sure it is not a high power desktop but it is much smaller and it looks so good.
Craftwork and very handy device for the modern world.
Well now difficult choice but I got a Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 after spending much time choosing it....and very happy.
Connected it to the interwebs and it downloaded all the latest software without a SIM card..I got Android 8.0
All the applications are already loaded , no need to add much.
Call quality is amazing on wifi and cellular as good as the landline if not better !
You get the option to get notifications from which applications you want.
It is fairly small and has a zoom facility for easy read which I need.
I got a SD memory card to expand my sounds and put some pictures on but this was slightly unessassary as I got 64MB...overkill springs to mind.
Some applications you can move to the SD card but not the bloatware.
The phone has enough internal memory as all the useful stuff is built in.
Fingerprint reader and aluminium / glass build. Very nice design & nice to hold.
Very hesitant to spend money on a phone but I really need to join the modern world.
It is apparently waterproof but I will not trying to drown it.
Cool works.....Fingerprint / Near Feild / Waterproof / Good sound quality for a cell phone / TV connection apparently ( not tried it.)
USB C ...works 2 ways plug in.
A small expandable computer with a SIM card.
Could spend 3 or 4 times more for little gain.
Fast charge and all day battery under heavy use.
Block numbers withheld and includes a spam filter warning on the phone call screen.
Really poor SMS message sounds.
A very annoying piano sound that is hard to remove.
Some bloatware facebook for example.
Needs a case as it is expensive.
Only really one good case and the magnetic closing messes up the compass. ( But does not affect the navigation which is brilliant. on Google Maps.)
Az, 14 Sep 2018Owners of this phone - aren't the minimal 16 GB and 2 GB ram problematic? Asker of this question - it depends on what you use it for. I have Android 8.0 on mine and there's 9.5GB internal storage free out of the box which is plenty for me as I don't install many apps or games. After installing everything I use, I still have 6GB internal storage free.
Regarding memory, I do a lot of email and browsing, often with up to 15 tabs open. 3GB would definitely be better but looking at my usage stats on a 4GB phone, I rarely use above 2.5GB. The good thing with Oreo on the A3 is that it will auto close apps you haven't used for 3 days releasing memory. Whilst 3GB would be desirable, I've not had any issues with 2GB.
Maggz, 09 Sep 2018How to separate Original a3 2017 from A3 2017 (Fake) ??Where you buy from ??? Reputable.
IMEI the best source, then just visit imei.info and have it checked up, if u can't use the imei, look at the sensors, also the fingerprint on ''fake'' phones aren't included, or have less/more sensors than the original, third way is to look at the display, the ''fake'' ones can't have AMOLED displays for sure, so on the ''fake'' ones the display would have worse quality than the AMOLED, still as for me, the imei is the best way to find out, good luck :)
MrOldschool, 04 Sep 2018Hey there. I am new owner of this model. Not yet upgraded to Oreo, I am on 7.0. Some Google re... moreandroid distribution for august 2018 is out and majority is still using nougat
After months of tests, i have to say is perfect but fingerprint sometimes it's hard to response because it require a Doctor hands .... ;)