I had some questions about this phone
1-can i unlock it without waking up screen and just touch the home button to unlock?
2-does it support 4.5G(4G+) internet connection?
3-does it support VoLTE and VoWiFi calling?
I have reading the specs and reviews of the new A3 (and A5) 2017 phones and I need to ask/confirm these rumours: 1. Camera has no OIS? 2. It has a slower version of the USB Type-C? 3. Speakers sound inferior than last-gen? 4. Memory management is poor with apps reloading?
Why is A3 released in Europe but not in Singapore/Malaysia? And vice versa for A7? There is an illusion of choice because the models exist but are not made available in all regions.
Mohsin.R.K, 16 Feb 2017Look for serious one hand use .... iphone 5s/SE are the best i.e. 4 inch mobile is best for on... moreI'm using J3 2016, its a 5 and I'm fine with one hand, perhaps its the dimensions and style idk..but i only paid 100, so it's great for the price.
MrGrumpy, 15 Feb 2017Cheers Eric, overall how do you think the A3 2017 compares with the S5 Mini?If you were used to type/swipe with one hand in Whatsapp and other messengers in S5 Mini, then A3 is definitely a no go. It feels big, you can't cover all letters and it slips out of hand. If you don't care about one hand usage you better pick a bigger normal phone, either A5 or P9 lite or whatever, there are a lot cheap and good around 5" - basically ALL damn others...
A3 performances are better, obviously, still the extra size wont justify it. If S5 Mini was 8/10 at handling (considering some 4-4.3" was 10/10), then I would give A3 2017 a solid 4/10 at handling with one hand.
Moving from my old HTC One-S with Android 6 (CM 13) I'm very happy with the small size and battery life.
If Samsung would show some concern for their customers I would be even happier. Samsung choose to not let you use your SD-card for permanent storage so now I'm stuck with 16 GB and a basically useless SD-card. The option to use the SD-card as permanent storage has been around since Android 5 ...
SagarSK, 16 Feb 2017Without actually holding the phone, I cannot come to conclusion.. But seriously I am looking f... moreLook for serious one hand use .... iphone 5s/SE are the best i.e. 4 inch mobile is best for one hande use..... but sadly no good android mobile is available in that size.... but after using s6 edge... i found A3 more comfortable to use with one hand.
Mohsin.R.K, 28 Jan 20175.2 is not at all good for one hand use....4.7 may be....in A3... bought from dubai @ 1149 di... moreWithout actually holding the phone, I cannot come to conclusion.. But seriously I am looking for a good one handed phone.. this phone caught my eye.. how good it is to use with one hand.. I have a Redmi Note 3 after holding it for long time, I feel very uncomfortable as it quite heavy and have to use both the hands for operation..
I think 'A' series is one of best in Samsung... they have 3 different display sizes... it gives a chance to choose better phone size to our hand... but it not to say reduce the performance of handset. A3 some step down with A5 and A7.. its to bad for small phone lovers...
Can anybody that has one now tell me what audio sounds like? im sure headphone jack stuff should sound good but im wondering what the sound would be like on Bluetooth earphones? compared to S6 Edge? which i have at the moment.
MrGrumpy, 14 Feb 2017Not sure whether it's worth upgrading my S5 Mini for this. I'm thinking not.
+ rem... moreDont trade S5 mini for this. It will feel bigger and you will regret.
Grace UX is a colorless interface that looks authistic. My a3 is already in service and I have to wait weeks to fix it...
Not at all.... infact blue light filter is a grear option for reducing eye strain
Not sure whether it's worth upgrading my S5 Mini for this. I'm thinking not.
+ removable battery
+ notification LED
+ heart rate sensor
+ one handed use
- older swipe fingerprint sensor
- no FM radio
- no noise cancelling microphone
+ better battery life
+ newer press fingerprint sensor
+ FM radio
+ better camera
- bigger phone
- more bloatware
- fixed battery
Grace ui is also cleaner and simpler... only thing is that private mode is gone... and there is secure folder which is not that simpler as private mode...
Apps can certainly be transferred to SD card... i got 64gb sandisk and jbl bluetooth speaker free with A3😎😎.
Had s6 edge for 1.5 years...battery backup is certainly better than s6 edge...
And fingerprint scanner is on par with s6 edge... even better in the sense i dont have to click the home button first and then put finger...
In A3 just rest your finger on home button and it unlocks quickly...thats amazing..
Also AOD feature is great with lots of customization...