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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) - Simple Perfection

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) - Simple Perfection
Midrange smartphones weren't all that exciting couple of years ago, however Samsung's A series ended that by featuring premium design and respectable performance alongside an acceptable price tag. Flagships are the crown jewel of every smartphone manufacturer, but their price puts them out of reach for many users. The question is why shouldn't everyone be able to enjoy similar design without paying a fortune? Samsung’s latest Galaxy A3 (2016) features breath-taking flagship design accompanied by solid performance and numerous other improvements over the last generation. Let’s take a closer look!

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)


From a distance, one would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a Galaxy S6 and A3 (2016). Small details come into focus when you get close, but even being mistaken for a flagship phone goes a long way. Like the S6 and S7, A3 is meticulously crafted from a combination of metal and glass, materials not often seen in this price bracket. Naturally, premium materials cost much more than polycarbonate so manufacturers often decided to spend valuable resources elsewhere. While majority may be satisfied, a large group of users are left craving better design without the fancy flagship features. Samsung’s A series does away with over-the-top hardware, retaining only flagship design in order to keep costs at bay. We cherish the fact you are given the choice because not everyone needs a fingerprint sensor or Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor. Measuring in at 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm and weighing in at 132 grams, Galaxy A3 (2016) is a little slimmer than its flagship cousin, partly due to screen size.
 

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)


On the front, Samsung’s engineers opted for a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen producing 720 x 1280 pixels for a total density of 312ppi. If you’re a fan of AMOLED screens, this one is just perfect like the rest. There is a dose of uniqueness when it comes to these panels as the colours are tad oversaturated making things look cartoonish at times, but the undeniable charm will draw you in. Once acclimated to a more colourful world, switching to a different screen is tough. Protecting the wonderfully colourful screen is Gorilla Glass 4 so don’t worry about keys and change in your pocket, just be sure to have some type of protective cover if you don’t want to scratch the fabulous aluminium frame.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)


Peel away the contemporary body and you will find Samsung’s own Exynos 7578 CPU at the heart of this smartphone. Its quad-core architecture runs at 1.5GHz and is aided by Mali T720 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. Thanks to Android 5.1.1 and smaller screen resolution, Galaxy A3 (2016) puts on a good fight when it comes to performance. Apps are launched quickly, there are no hiccups during regular usage, and even multitasking is executed flawlessly. The only drawback is that its 16GB memory fills up quickly if you are overzealous with app downloads, but sticking in a microSD card remedies the situation.
 

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)


Galaxy A3 (2016) packs a great camera for the segment. The 13-megapixel sensor delivers vibrant images full of detail and features such as HDR make photography easier for those not truly mastering the art of steady holding. Camera interface is phenomenally easy to navigate with all the unnecessary features tucked away within menus. Those interested in selfies will be glad to know there is a 5-megapixel front camera packing formidable performance.

Samsung’s A3 (2016) manages to capture our hearts with unrivalled design and pedigree simply not found on polycarbonate phones. Its exquisiteness can’t be replicated on a piece of plastic and Samsung’s decision to feature premium materials in this segment is simply brilliant. If you’re looking for an elegant device without a massive price tag, Galaxy A3 (2016) is definitely the right choice!

 


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