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Samsung Galaxy A3 2017



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In a nutshell

  • 4.7-inch HD display
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Exclusively available in peach cloud to Carphone Warehouse
  • Available in Black, Peach Cloud, Blue and Gold

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“One of our favourite smartphones from Samsung makes another comeback for 2017. If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone that doesn’t compromise on specs, look no further.”

What Users Say

3.9 based on

  • Operating System

  • Battery

    Up to 17 hours talktime

  • Camera

    13 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 16GB

  • Display

    4.7 inches

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  • Life-proof

    The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) can be submerged in 1.5m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes, certified as IP68.

  • Never compromise on quality

    The 4.7-inch display may be small in size, but it still boasts HD resolution, with deep blacks and bright whites.

  • Fingerprint scanner

    Keep all your private stuff safe and secure with a fingerprint scanner, built right into the home button.

  • Plenty of room

    The A3 (2017) comes as standard with 16GB of internal storage. But if that’s not enough, it can be expanded by up t 256GB with a microSD card.

Design & display

A striking resemblance

The new design of the Samsung Galaxy A3 strongly mirrors current flagship, the Galaxy S7. The only differences being it’s new Type-C charging port, the side-mounted speaker grill and its slightly smaller camera lens.


Impressive display

Enjoy high definition photos, films and games with the Galaxy A3’s 4.7-inch display. The Gorilla Glass-protected screen features Samsung’s trademark Super AMOLED technology too, to make sure everything stands out. 


13MP rear camera

The A3 (2017)’s 13MP camera is packed with great features to make sure your photos look great. And it can be launched with a quick double tap of the home button, to capture all those fleeting moments.  

Selfie cam

On the front of the smartphone is a powerful 8MP sensor for selfies and video calls. Simply swipe up on the camera screen and the phone will switch the cameras for quicker shots.  

Under the hood

Big on power

A powerful 1.6GHz octa-core processor is built into the A3 (2017) to make sure you’re not slowed down by even the most demanding games and movies. If that’s not enough, the processor is backed up by 2GB RAM. 

Go longer between charges

Despite the A3’s small size, it doesn’t compromise on battery capacity. There’s a 2,350mAh cell on board, and with the new Type-C USB technology, you’ll be able to charge up quicker than ever. 



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The box contains

  • USB cable
  • Charger
  • Device
  • User manual
  • Headphones
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • SIM adapter
  • Screen protector


  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0.1)

  • Battery

    • 2350 mAh

    • 17 hours

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 1080P

    • 8 megapixels

    • 13 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 256 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • 1.6 GHz

    • Exynos 7870 octa, cortex-A53

    • Octa

    • 2 GB

    • 1.6 GHz

  • Display

    • HD

    • 312 ppi

    • 720 x 1280p HD

    • Super AMOLED

    • 4.7 inches

  • Dimensions

    • 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm

    • 135 grams

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Special Features

    • Google Now

  • Specification


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Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant phone! Like some others had issues with the finger print scanner but ever since the updates & restarting the phone it works perfectly fine , high end specs & features , I use it for everything best phone I ever owned. Thoroughly recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay phone I bought this phone a few months ago. At first I was impressed, now however, far from it. The charger isn't working properly, the front camera isn't great and the phone is slow and will not allow me to save anything to my SD card. It also recently froze and made a buzzing sound for 2 hours. Not impressed at all.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth the money Used it for 3 months now and there are few things I don't like about this phone: - internal storage too low - fingerprint sensor useless, works about once in 7-8 attempts - camera takes a lot of out-of-focus pictures - charging takes ages - fairly slow (i.e. Candy crush saga takes almost twice as long to open than on my 2.5 year old iPhone 6 which has much worse tech specs). Considering that I've paid over £250 for it I was expecting much more. I'm sure you can get same specs for £100-£150 so stay away from this one until price drops by £100.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mediocre and overpriced Battery life is pretty underwhelming for a phone these days, the UI is poorly thought out compared to other mobile phones, the fingerprint sensor is poor and is constantly asking me to wipe it. Build quality seems good although also means it feels a little heavy. As seems to happen, Samsung are coasting on their brand name again and this isn't good value at all
Date published: 2017-10-22
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