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Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 save £80 - £199.95 at John Lewis

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I did a lot of research and the reviews for this are very good, battery life is about 2 days in tests that I read about. The main bonus on this phone is the size, it's a smart phone that isn't huge. Other than the Sony compacts there isn't much choice out there. Clearly jazzuk has his experience and that's fair enough. Having just bought this for someone, they love it and it's a huge step up from the S5 mini they previously had. Not everyone wants to pay the money for a top of the range phone and this phone was cheap enough to upgrade and pay outright.
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nermand7 m ago

£179.41 on Amazon …£179.41 on Amazon :https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01MS6RNWX/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new


Amazon is actually £199.95.

The cheaper ones are all from third party sellers.
Edited by: "Speculator" 15th Apr
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nermand3 m ago

£179.41 on Amazon …£179.41 on Amazon :https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01MS6RNWX/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new


From 3rd party sellers, yes.

PersonallyI'd rather pay an extra £20 and physically get it from JL where it's going to be a lot easier to sort out if you have problems with it!
It's a crap phone. I had one foisted on me for work and I wouldn't recommend them at all. Bad UI, bad battery life, truly terrible fingerprint sensor. The build quality is good and the software is pretty stable but apart from that, not good.
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 15th Apr
£239 with a goody bag from Giffgaff. That includes Samsung's earphones (£rrp75) + there's a £45 cashback from tcb for activating the payg SIM card that comes with the phone. But of a hassle but you effectively pay £194 for the phone , headphones and the £10 goody bag . They also have refurbished a3 for £129(+£10
litwoojczyznomoj2 m ago

£239 with a goody bag from Giffgaff. That includes Samsung's earphones …£239 with a goody bag from Giffgaff. That includes Samsung's earphones (£rrp75) + there's a £45 cashback from tcb for activating the payg SIM card that comes with the phone. But of a hassle but you effectively pay £194 for the phone , headphones and the £10 goody bag . They also have refurbished a3 for £129(+£10


Still don't get it, you'll regret it
So there are better phones for about the same price, but this is a compact sized phone which some people prefer.
Voting hot.
I did a lot of research and the reviews for this are very good, battery life is about 2 days in tests that I read about. The main bonus on this phone is the size, it's a smart phone that isn't huge. Other than the Sony compacts there isn't much choice out there. Clearly jazzuk has his experience and that's fair enough. Having just bought this for someone, they love it and it's a huge step up from the S5 mini they previously had. Not everyone wants to pay the money for a top of the range phone and this phone was cheap enough to upgrade and pay outright.
The battery is 2350mah, that should be warning enough...
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navo534 m ago

So there are better phones for about the same price, but this is a compact …So there are better phones for about the same price, but this is a compact sized phone which some people prefer. Voting hot.


What other phones for similar price? Trying to pick something now and having difficulty deciding on what
Seems expensive for what you get a 720p screen, low storage and ram and a sub par camera for 200 quid bargain.
jazzuk7771 h, 26 m ago

The battery is 2350mah, that should be warning enough...


Battery is one of the best on the market in this price range.
dan1230008 h, 19 m ago

Battery is one of the best on the market in this price range.


Not even close, 3000mah is getting to be pretty standard now. And having the phone for work and having a personal phone with 3000mah, the difference really shows. It charges up fairly quickly but I feel like I have to keep an eye on charging it up whenever I get a chance. Avoid.
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 16th Apr
Great price. I bought one 6 months ago for £250 and it's the best phone I've had (and I've had the S7). Battery life is superb, I've never gone below 56% in a day of use.
As others have said, this phone's standout feature is its size. There's not much else out there, and nothing else in this proice range.
I have the 2016 version, and it's fine. Nothing special, but at this price it's far from awful.
Edited by: "Guzzle" 17th Apr
jazzuk77716th Apr

Not even close, 3000mah is getting to be pretty standard now. And having …Not even close, 3000mah is getting to be pretty standard now. And having the phone for work and having a personal phone with 3000mah, the difference really shows. It charges up fairly quickly but I feel like I have to keep an eye on charging it up whenever I get a chance. Avoid.


Do you own this phone? It has a fantastic battery. The 720p screen and the chipset offset the low capacity. Don't judge a phone based on the size of the battery.
dan1230003 h, 4 m ago

Do you own this phone? It has a fantastic battery. The 720p screen and the …Do you own this phone? It has a fantastic battery. The 720p screen and the chipset offset the low capacity. Don't judge a phone based on the size of the battery.


If you read my earlier comments you'd see I had one foisted on me for work (about 6-8 months ago, so I've been living with it for a while) and it's poor. Other cheaper phones are better. The battery life especially shows it up and I think its stand by performance may be partly the reason. It does charge up fairly quickly though... Probably because it's such a titchy battery

...to clarify perhaps why some here disagree, a few years ago this would have been possibly almost decent battery life. But battery life has come a long way since then, and this hasn't at all.
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 21st Apr
jazzuk77721st Apr

If you read my earlier comments you'd see I had one foisted on me for work …If you read my earlier comments you'd see I had one foisted on me for work (about 6-8 months ago, so I've been living with it for a while) and it's poor. Other cheaper phones are better. The battery life especially shows it up and I think its stand by performance may be partly the reason. It does charge up fairly quickly though... Probably because it's such a titchy battery (lol)...to clarify perhaps why some here disagree, a few years ago this would have been possibly almost decent battery life. But battery life has come a long way since then, and this hasn't at all.


Are you sure it's this model? You must have had a faulty one as the battery life is excellent. 10 hours screen time per charge
Absolutely, only the 2017 version has a (not very good) fingerprint sensor. It's not absolutely awful but it really doesn't compete against other cheaper phones these days. I don't know why you're surprised really, 2350mah doesn't cut the mustard any more, capacities have grown.
dan1230002 h, 9 m ago

Are you sure it's this model? You must have had a faulty one as the …Are you sure it's this model? You must have had a faulty one as the battery life is excellent. 10 hours screen time per charge

Edited by: "jazzuk777" 22nd Apr
jazzuk77722nd Apr

Absolutely, only the 2017 version has a (not very good) fingerprint …Absolutely, only the 2017 version has a (not very good) fingerprint sensor. It's not absolutely awful but it really doesn't compete against other cheaper phones these days. I don't know why you're surprised really, 2350mah doesn't cut the mustard any more, capacities have grown.


I own it and battery is brilliant. 2350mah seems like not much yes, but 720p screen makes battery amazing.
dan1230009 h, 35 m ago

I own it and battery is brilliant. 2350mah seems like not much yes, but …I own it and battery is brilliant. 2350mah seems like not much yes, but 720p screen makes battery amazing.

Honestly I don't agree with you, and 2350mah kind of speaks for itself, I wouldn't recommend any phone with such a small battery to anyone I liked. 3000mah is getting to be standard, we're even seeing a general creep to 4000 now.
I use one and find the battery to be fantastic; I can't understand why anybody would complain about it. I can easily get 2 days out of it. Weird.
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