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Samsung Galaxy A3 VS A3 (2016) Specs Comparison; What’s New and Changed?

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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

Display 4.5-inch 540p Super AMOLED qHD display, 245ppi 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display, 245ppi
Size 6.9mm thickness, 110.3g weight 7.3mn thickness, 132g weight
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Color variants Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
Chip Qualcomm Snapdrgon 410 chipset Qualcomm Snapdrgon 410 chipset
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor
Graphics Adreno 306 GPU Adreno 306 GPU
Memory 1GB or 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 64GB 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 64GB
Main camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 13MP rear shooter, f/1.9 apertures
Multimedia 1080p video 1080p video
Front facing camera 5MP selfie shooter 5MP selfie shooter,   f/1.9 apertures
Connectivity LTE, WiFi n, BT 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC (LTE model only), FM Radio recording LTE cat. 4, WiFi n, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC (LTE model only), FM Radio recording
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Software features Ok google, Android TV Ok google, Android TV
Battery capacity 1900mAh battery 2,300mAh battery
Ports and charging microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
Release date October,2014 December,2015
Official price Php 16,499 in Lazada PH New price is indeterminate
Where to buy Any Samsung store and online stores nationwide Any 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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