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Now to the littlest of the 3, the Samsung Galaxy A3 is seemingly, one of the most earlier entries in the A-series and despite its age, it still packs a really decent punch. However, what are the seen changes on the 2016 version of A3 that could make get the older A3 a run for its money. Lets dig in deep and find out, shall we?

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Samsung Galaxy A3 specs, PH price, features

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) specs, PH price, features

Display4.5-inch 540p Super AMOLED qHD display, 245ppi4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display, 245ppi
Size6.9mm thickness, 110.3g weight7.3mn thickness, 132g weight
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Color variantsPearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne GoldPearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
ChipQualcomm Snapdrgon 410 chipsetQualcomm Snapdrgon 410 chipset
ProcessorQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processorQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor
GraphicsAdreno 306 GPUAdreno 306 GPU
Memory1GB or 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 64GB1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 64GB
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash13MP rear shooter, f/1.9 apertures
Multimedia1080p video1080p video
Front facing camera5MP selfie shooter5MP selfie shooter,   f/1.9 apertures
ConnectivityLTE, WiFi n, BT 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC (LTE model only), FM Radio recordingLTE cat. 4, WiFi n, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC (LTE model only), FM Radio recording
OSAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to Android 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Software featuresOk google, Android TVOk google, Android TV
Battery capacity1900mAh battery2,300mAh battery
Ports and chargingmicroUSB v2.0microUSB v2.0
Release dateOctober,2014December,2015
Official pricePhp 16,499 in Lazada PHNew price is indeterminate
Where to buyAny Samsung store and online stores nationwideAny Samsung store and online stores nationwide

Noticeable changes on the A3

  • Change in screen size
  • Upgrade in screen resolution
  • Size has increased
  • Now has an increased clock speed of 1.5GHz, from its original 1.2GHz
  • 1.5GB of RAM is fixed
  • Both rear and selfie shooter has a f/1.9 aperture sensors
  • Dual-SIM active
  • LTE is now set to Cat. 4 (market dependent)
  • Starting OS is now Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Increased battery capacity

There is very little to no changes done on the A3, with the exception of a few important things, such as the clocking speed and resolution. Shooter-wise, the f/1.9 aperture upgrade is a really good addition to the A3, while the 1.5GB of RAM is now fixed, compared to the 1GB or 1.5GB options provided by the older A3. Size has been consistently increased on all 3 devices, with all of them now at 7.3mm thickness.

See also: Samsung Galaxy A5 VS A5 (2016) Specs Comparison; What’s new and changed?

What do you think of the A3’s changes? Hit us up on the comments section and share your thoughts with us. We’d love to hear from you guys.

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