Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone (2017) Sim Free £199.95 @ John Lewis
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Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone (2017) Sim Free £199.95 @ John Lewis

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Is it better than s6?

ALBO4EVER19 m ago

Is it better than s6?


That's what I want to know too

AfrimRamaj4 h, 3 m ago

That's what I want to know too


No. 2gb of ram, 16gb memory, 720p resolution, and a small non-removable battery. Pretty weak phone by today's standard

Not good value Vs P10 Lite and many other alternatives. Just because it has 'Samsung' on it does not justify the £200 price tag.

I have an A3 which has improved water protection. In damp weather it has shown water ingres and refused to charge. The hack is to blast the usb plug with compressed air and use a baby bud with a spot of alchol. Not using a protective case also helps. Otherwise it is ok but not that great.
Edited by: "aylesby" 28th Nov

ALBO4EVER4 h, 55 m ago

Is it better than s6?


No, but you can't get a brand new S6 for £200, and second hand ones will have terrible batteries considering the age of the phone.

I agree that there are probably better phones for £200. P10 lite, Honor 6X perhaps. Even the Moto G5S or G5 Plus?

agreed P10 Lite better spec and better VFM

tonyspoons44 m ago

Not good value Vs P10 Lite and many other alternatives. Just because it …Not good value Vs P10 Lite and many other alternatives. Just because it has 'Samsung' on it does not justify the £200 price tag.


Forget samstung I love my RN4 not going back to either these or the other istinging upstarts

Had one of those foisted on me as a work phone... Run. Run now, don't walk, run away.


Really mediocre phone. Fingerprint sensor alone is poor enough to make it rubbish. But you also get bundled with that rubbish battery life beamed in from a time machine from smartphones several years ago and a poorly thought out UI that doesn't allow you to do simple things like adjust volume or sir the phone down without signing in. Rubbish phone and £200 can buy you soooooo much more.
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 28th Nov

DocRobotnik1 h, 19 m ago

No, but you can't get a brand new S6 for £200, and second hand ones will …No, but you can't get a brand new S6 for £200, and second hand ones will have terrible batteries considering the age of the phone.I agree that there are probably better phones for £200. P10 lite, Honor 6X perhaps. Even the Moto G5S or G5 Plus?


Yeah and this one will come with 24months warranty. I did get an s6 from o2 last year for £185 tho. It was in like new condition with 12m warranty.

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I do like the form factor of these, but general user reviews seem poor, but on Amazon reviews seem.oretty good.

Nice size, same as a Sony compact, buy with anniversary feel in hand, slightly.

Mind you I got a z5 compact for £109 from Smartfonestore and I know that kills this

tonyspoons5 h, 38 m ago

Not good value Vs P10 Lite and many other alternatives. Just because it …Not good value Vs P10 Lite and many other alternatives. Just because it has 'Samsung' on it does not justify the £200 price tag.


It's £199.95, not £200. This is Hukd

ALBO4EVER3 h, 55 m ago

Yeah and this one will come with 24months warranty. I did get an s6 from …Yeah and this one will come with 24months warranty. I did get an s6 from o2 last year for £185 tho. It was in like new condition with 12m warranty.


185 like new? Price error perhaps? Great deal.

Lots of people on This thread obviously not ever used the phone and just going off spec sheets and other review sites. So boring. Phone runs great for day to day tasks. Not a gamer so dont know about that.
Phone is great. Great design. Lovely to hold. Battery is one of the best iv used and iv used lots.
Is it a s8. No but its not s8 money.

There is lots of good phones out there at this price point. Try them out. Find the one that suits you're needs. But don't slag a phone off to make you feel better about your choice...

If your looking a compact phone that looks and feels fantastic. Waterproof and runs day to day tasks with a 2 year uk warranty then this phone won't let you down.

Or pick another phone and enjoy having it.

Grass will always be greener on the other side. Lol

Wife has this one as she wanted the smallest samsung they currently made to easily fit in her pocket. She was overwhelmed by the battery life and gets 2 days out of it even with the always on display. She's more than happy but storage of 16gb is a little small for my liking. 720 x 1280 screen resolution would be low for a top smartphone but it's more than adequate given resolutions most of us used in the past and were happy with. It's a phone, do you really need 4k displays on something so small?

My only problem with it is I'm now having to do a factory reset as it keeps coming up with google play services has stopped every 15 seconds, after she did an update with little on board storage left. Now finished and working OK.
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