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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

3.7 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


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Samsung Compatable I have had this phone for 18 months. During this time samsung have provided so many updates that it barely functions. The battery has given up entirely and loses 50% charge overnight when not in use. The bluetooth does not connect to all other devices, such as a samsung smart tv. The size of the handset is good and the screen is robust. An okay phone if you plan to change within the year
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing! Opening email Links & searches bad Very disappointing & FAR inferior to my previous Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. I find searching for older emails very difficult, with it just not finding them, although my PC & iPad have no problem. Like other people say, the charger socket is VERY unreliable, so when you think its charging, it has often stopped. Definitely not enough memory & I often have difficulty opening attachments in emails. Nothing happens!! The camera seems quite good so far though & it's a very compact phone, which is great.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Worst mobile phone I have had in a few years. Screen is unresponsive when I want it to be (impossible to turn off the alarm in the morning without swearing!), but then at other times it does things I don't want it to (close an app, switch app etc). Its got a USB-C connector, which meant I had to buy new cables (which are expensive) only for the socket to become very unreliable within a year of purchase. Sim card slot also jammed, very difficult to get card out when I wanted to change it. All very surprising because I have had two other Samsung phones (S3, S5) which were very good. Going back to my old Samsung S5 until my contract is up and I can get something different.
Date published: 2018-05-22
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
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