Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016 Edition)

Discontinued £0.000.00 inc VAT)

Product Code: SAM-A316

Description

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Edition (SIM Free / UK)

If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.

The Galaxy A series has always been around to provide those who want a premium looking smartphone with something suitable, without breaking the bank or completely emptying your purse.

The Galaxy A3 is an affordable, compact smartphone that still delivers top quality looks and standout smartphone features.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

Clove Technology provide the official UK specification Galaxy A3 (2016 Edition) from Samsung. This is sold factory unlocked and certified for use on all European networks.

For LTE compatibility outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator.

Reasons to buy the Galaxy A3 2016 Edition

  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 4.7" 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen - deep blacks and low power consumption
  • 13 MP camera with f/1.9 aperture - great low-light performance
  • Quad-core processor and 1.5 GB RAM for decent multitasking performance
  • Premium metal and glass construction

Colour and memory variants

The UK specification Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016 Edition) is sold in black with 16GB of storage.

Box contents

  • UK SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 Edition handset
  • UK mains charger
  • Micro USB cable

Overview

Samsung produce a wide array of smartphones ranging from the flagship S series and experimental Note phones, right down to the basic, entry-level J phones.

The A series sits right in the middle of everything, providing mid-range power and performance, alongside a decent quality metal construction. When you pick an A series Samsung, you have an attractive and capable smartphone that doesn't empty your bank account!

The Galaxy A3 has a metal frame for a solid and weighty build which feels great in the hand. This is married to 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back of the phone for a seamless looking display edge and scratch resistance.

One of the updates for this 2016 edition of the A3 is an improved 13 megapixel camera. For the first time on the A series, Samsung have included a f/1.9 aperture lens for better low-light imagery. The front-facing camera has also been upped to 5 megapixels for ore detailed selfies and video-calling.

A quad core processor and 1.5GB of RAM are powering the Galaxy A3, so you have a phone that's suited to the rigours of modern browsing, streaming and downloading, capable of running multiple apps without slowing down. There's also Cat.4 LTE support (network dependent) for high speed data on the go.

Also included on the Galaxy A3 is hardware support for fast charging. With a compatible fast-charger, you can top up your phone's battery quicker than ever and reach an almost full cell from zero in half an hour (fast-charging works quickest with the phone powered off).

*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.

For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.

Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.

Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.

If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.

**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.

IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.

Reviews

Specification

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Custom SkinSamsung Touchwiz
Processor
Speed1.5GHz Quad-Core
Dual Core
Quad Core Yes
Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
OtherAdreno 306 GPU
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDXC
Capacity (Up to)128 GB
RAM1.5GB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity16 GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size4.7
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 720 x 1280 (~312 ppi)
OtherCorning Gorilla Glass 4
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
SpeedHSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps
4G Yes
FrequenciesLTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
SpeedLTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
Version4.1
FunctionsA2DP / EDR / LE
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 b/g/n
DLNA Yes
Version
Ports
DataMicro USB v2.0
PowerMicro USB v2.0
Audio3.5mm jack
Video OutYes, screen mirroring & third party products via "Samsung Quick Connect"
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume / Home
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
Megapixels13MP
FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
Camera Lens
Otherf/1.9, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type5 MP
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass
Gyroscope Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
FormatsMP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC / FLAC player
Recording
Video
FormatsMP4 / WMV / H.264 player
Recording1080p@30fps
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Battery
CapacityNon-removable 2,300 mAh
TypeLi-Ion
Removable
Call Time
GSM
3G
Standby Time
GSM
3G
Dimensions134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm
Weight 132 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services, Samsung Apps
OtherFast battery charging
Warranty24 months

FAQs

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a NANO SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes on international LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)

Does this phone have a removable battery?

No

Is this phone IP rated?

No

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