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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

4.3 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. 

Camera

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. 

OUR EXPERTS SAY

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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

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

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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 4.3 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good all round phone I brought this as I thought the S7, which I had been using, seemed a little to big. The A3 2017 seems as good as the S7 but a little more hand friendly. The battery lasts much longer and the camera is nearly as good.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible Phone My mum bought this earlier in the year for me and for her. It started out like all Samsung phones. It was fast, it had loads of apps, it looked nice etc. It's also super user friendly as I have found with all Samsungs which is the only good point to this phone. Now down the line this is a terrible phone. Through no fault of my own (i.e. I haven't dropped it) the screen flickers and blurs really badly if the brightness is under halfway (on both of our phones) or if it's dark. The battery life is terrible. I barely use it and just about make it to the end of the day. The most taxing thing I do on it is listen to podcasts. My mum is a much more frequent user and has to charge it during the day. It was fast to start with but now it frequently gets stuck and is often slow. Don't even get me started about the camera. When it takes a great photo, it really is good. The detail and the light are awesome. But trying to get it to focus for the photo is often impossible. I have used Samsungs multiple times and something similar always happens like this. Will never use a Samsung again. I can't wait to get out of my contract.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had this phone earlier this year in the ice blue colour. Its easy to use, battery life exceeded my expectations and its one of the few "high-end" phones that have external storage, which is important to me.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant phone....small price I have had this phone for 2 months now and feel I have had the phone long enough to post a fair and full review! In short this phone is brilliant!! I upgraded from my Sony Xperia Z3 and to be honest was really happy with that, but Samsung phones were highly recommended! I took this phone on the basis of a recommendation from a friend who works for carphone warehouse! As a 30 year old bloke I have got to the point that all I need a phone for is texting, web browsing, email, WhatsApp and playing some clash of clans....oh and the odd picture! This does this all perfectly and the Samsung switch app did all this for me! I did lose a few photos but I would suggest getting a SD card (available from carphone warehouse) and copying all your photos and music onto this! Camera is brilliant and the keyboard is simple to use! I am actually glad it doesn't have loads of apps that just take up space and you never use! App store is easy to navigate....admittedly the apps are better on the iPhone! But do you need half of them anyway?? Gambling apps are not as good on android but that is probably saving me money! Another great thing with android is you can easily set your own songs as your ringtone without having to pay money for them (unlike the iphone.) I am easily pleased! Phone battery easily lasts around 2 days so no need to carry a charger around all them time! In summary fantastic and easy to use phone! For those who have got to the point that you no longer need all the useless things they keep adding to phones, like 4k resolution (What is that anyway) then this us perfect Nd most contracts are around £25pm or less! Grab the perfect bargain!
Date published: 2017-07-28
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