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In a nutshell

  • A big 4.7 inch full HD Super AMOLED screen
  • Ultra-slim metal body looks like a high end smartphone
  • Super sharp 13MP rear camera
  • Fast charging powers up super quick

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“This is one of our favourites if you’re on a budget, but you still want fantastic features and a great looking phone.”

What Users Say

4.3 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Lollipop (5.1.1)

  • Battery

    Up to 16 hours talktime

  • Camera

    13 Megapixel

  • Storage


  • Display

    4.7 inches

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  • Ultra-slim metal design

    Budget smartphones are normally made out of cheap materials like plastic. But the A3 is crafted from metal and glass, giving it the same good looks as the flagship Galaxy S7.

  • Top front facing camera

    At 5MP, the front facing camera is perfect for capturing a memorable selfie, or making video calls to your friends and family.

  • Camera features

    The software inside the phones adds loads of handy features. If you double tap the home button, it will launch the camera, making it easier to catch that perfect moment. Plus there are some great built-in filters to make your selfies look amazing.

  • Vivid screen

    The 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen provides a great sharp picture, vivid colours and fantastic viewing angles. And if you like checking Facebook or reading a book by the pool on your holidays, the adaptive display will adjust in bright sunlight.

Design and display

Metal and glass body

With a body crafted from glass and metal, the Samsung A3 (2016) looks just like some of Samsung’s top end smartphones. You can also choose from four great colours, including black, white, gold and pink. 

Super AMOLED display

HD movies, games and photos look great on the detailed 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display. And the screen is an adaptive display, so it’s still easy to read in bright sunlight. 


13MP rear camera

Samsung’s cameras are packed with great features to help you take the perfect snap. And the 13MP lens is one of the sharpest available in a phone of this price range. 

Selfie camera

The selfie trend is still going strong, and the Samsung Galaxy A3 is packed full of fun features to make taking them fun. There’s a 5MP front camera that can take Wide Selfies. Activate the camera by holding up your palm. And have fun with the Beauty Face feature, that air brushes everyone in the photo to perfection. 

Under the hood

Powerful performance

In today’s fast paced world, you don’t want your phone to lag behind. The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) has 1.5GB of RAM and a fast Snapdragon processor to help you switch between apps, browse the web, and load up HD videos super quick.



The 2,300 battery has more than enough power to keep the A3 running all day long. Samsung’s unique Ultra Power Saving Mode also dramatically increases battery life, so you can keep your phone running extra long when you’ve forgotten your plug.  

Other features

Animated Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) lets you record fun GIFs with the selfie camera so you can share them with your friends on social media. 

Ultra Power Saving Mode

If you’re low on power then Ultra Power Saving Mode dramatically reduces your battery use – keeping your phone running for longer.  



The box contains

  • Device
  • User manual
  • Headphones
  • USB cable


  • Dimensions

    • 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm

    • 132 grams

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Calls & Messages

  • Operating System

    • Android Lollipop (5.1.1)

    • Android

  • Apps

    • Google play

  • Battery

    • 2300 mAh

    • 16 hours

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 1080p

    • 1080p

    • 13 megapixels

    • 5 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 128 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Quad

    • Cortex-A53

    • 1.5 GHz

    • 1.5 GB

  • Display

    • HD

    • 312 ppi

    • 4.7 inches

    • 720 x 1820p

    • Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16m colours


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Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gemma
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor phone had for a month brilliant just stopped charging got another one stopped charging
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ease Of Use Even though many users doubt this phone, it is great for almost every purpose! Previously, I bought an iphone 6S and that was a total let-down in comparison with this phone! It is quality priced and even if I despised Samsung for quite a long time, I say this phone puts any phone in the league of any one I've used before! Even though android phones (in comparison with IOS) are constantly downgraded, I say this phone is an awesome phone of use! Ignore the bad reviews of this phone, it is an absolutely purposeful phone and I'd recommend it to anyone!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good phone but very slippery I had this phone for 5mounth and it really easy to use but it is very easy to drop And it cost so much to fix
Date published: 2017-03-04
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