Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) in the Test

The compact Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) offers great smartphone at an attractive price. We took the new A3 in the test laboratory under the magnifying glass.

Samsung bought the same body structure as its big brother the Galaxy A3 (2016) despite the chests of drawers price of 329 euros. Also here the combination of Gorilla glass 4 on front and back and an elegant metal frame makes for a chic appearance.

Thanks to the compact dimensions the Galaxy A3 plays the role of a Galaxy S6 (2016) intra-corporate mini. It lies well in the hand of the user, even if it is slightly smaller. The glass surfaces are slippery only when wet fingers. Here it means to be attentive while operating.

Bright display, lush facilities

The compact design the Galaxy A3 (2016) owes its 4.7-inch OLED display. Display dissolves in HD with 720 x 1280 pixels and offers a high brightness of 445 cd/m2. This ensures is also a good readability in direct light.

Below the display is a quad-core CPU 1.5 GHz that the in-house platform Exynos which 7578 for an always impeccable everyday performance caused a memory test in conjunction with 1.5 GB. Benchmark records can be so admittedly not up. Nearly 11 GB are storage free of charge for the users. If it is running out of space, can be extended at low cost and easily via micro-SD memory card.

The hardware there is only in terms of Wi-FI to guess something that 5 GHz Wi-Fi not supported the Galaxy A3 (2016). This convinced the camera. The image quality of the 13 megapixel model is good, even in poor light conditions, can reach but not quite up to the skills of big brother. Care Selfies is a 5-megapixel sensor on the front panel. Here as various modes ensure situational great pictures that are far beyond the level of the snapshot.

Strong performance in the laboratory

In the laboratory the Galaxy A3 put on it (2016) even again one. So the Android 5.1.1 model offers a talk time of about 15 hours in the GSMund over eight hours in the UMTSEinsatz. To join the over eight hours in the practical operation of the display. The transmitting and receiving characteristics and the acoustics are top.


The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is a real hit and secures the more than deserving note verbale with 426 points “very good”. More Smartphone needs objectively no man – considered really especially since the price is more than fair.