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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Specs and Price

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The new Galaxy A3 (2016) is a second-generation smartphone in the all-metal Samsung A range, which also features the new Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016). The compact device features a premium design, an improved display, an upgraded main camera, a more powerful battery and a quad-core processor.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 2016


Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) parades an eye-catching look with an all-metal unibody construction. It shares the same thickness with the new Galaxy A5 and A7 at 7.3 millimetres.

Like the other phones, it is both thicker and larger, perhaps, because of some upgrades which have been made. The diagonal display size has been increased to 4.7 inches, up from 4.5 inches. The touchscreen also now have an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and pixel density of about 312 for better clarity.

Camera and Storage

The refreshed android phone comes with a camera combo of 13-megapixel rear-facing and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. The improved primary shooter with LED flash and autofocus can be used to record Full HD (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) features similar onboard storage of 16 GB as its bigger cousins and this is also expandable by up to 128 GB through the use of a microSD card.

Performance and OS

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is still powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, similar to the offering on its predecessor, but this one is designed to run at a higher speed of 1.5 GHz. The chipset is coupled with 1.5GB RAM for decent responsiveness.

The smartphone is equipped for better user experience with a more feature-rich Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.

Miscellaneous Specs

The capacity of the Li-Ion juicer provided has been improved from 1900 mAh to 2300 mAh, meaning you may be right to expect greater than 12-hour talk time the former offered.

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) promises the best of browsing and downloading experience on networks supporting 4G LTE (Cat. 4) connectivity. Bluetooth 4.1, 3G, NFC, ANT+ and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n are among the available connectivity options.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Samsung Galaxy A3 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N50,000 to N75,000 at launch.

You can also see the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020, the Samsung Galaxy A21, the Samsung Galaxy M21, the Samsung Galaxy A31, and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 410)
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Colours: Numerous
  • Dimension: 134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 132 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM


  • Display: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (312ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, 128GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE models only)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps (LTE model only)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes (LTE Model only)
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2300 mAh Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
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Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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