Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)
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Samsung Galaxy A3 in black
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesGalaxy A series
(Last letter varies by carrier & international models)
Compatible networks2G
4G (LTE)
First releasedOctober 2014
Availability by regionDecember 2014
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Alpha
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2015)
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Dimensions130.1 mm (5.12 in) H
65.5 mm (2.58 in) W
6.9 mm (0.27 in)
Mass110.3 grams (3.89 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 4.4.4 "KitKat"
Current: Android 6.0.1 "Marshmallow"
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CPU1.2 GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU
GPUAdreno 306
Memory1 GB RAM (SM-A300F)
1.5 GB RAM (SM-A300FU)
Storage16 GB
Removable storageup to 64 GB
Battery1900 mAh (non-removable)
Display4.5' qHD 540x960 Super AMOLED
Rear camera8MP
Front camera5MP
ConnectivityWLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP, USB: microUSB v2.0

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) is an Android aluminum smartphone manufactured by Samsung. It was introduced in October 2014, along with the larger and related Samsung Galaxy A5. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) is a successor to Samsung Galaxy A3.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 runs on Android Lollipop, with the exception of SM-A300FU which runs Marshmallow.


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • System-on Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (Quad-core 1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit CPU)
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 306
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (A300F), 1.5 GB RAM (SM-A300FU)
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Battery: 1900 mAh (non-removable)
  • Size: 4.5 in
  • Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels (qHD), 245 ppi
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)
  • Weight: 110 g
  • Dimensions: 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm
  • Super AMOLED Display
  • Gorilla Glass 4


The phone was introduced in a sequence of models, with different features:

Model Network RAM SIM Android version Information
SM-A300H 3G+ HSPA+ 1 GB Single Android 4.4.4 KitKat Weaker communication abilities of 3G+ HSPA+ (42 Mbit/s)
SM-A300H/DS 3G+ HSPA+ Duos 1 GB Dual Android 4.4.4 KitKat Weaker communication abilities of 3G+ HSPA+ (42 Mbit/s)
SM-A300M/DS 4G-LTE Duos 1 GB Dual Android 4.4.4 KitKat Newer communication abilities of 4G LTE (150 Mbit/s)
SM-A300F 4G-LTE 1 GB Dual Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Newer communication abilities of 4G LTE (150 Mbit/s)
SM-A300FU 4G-LTE 1.5 GB Single Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Newer communication abilities of 4G LTE (150 Mbit/s) - available only in Europe and South Africa

So, the most significant differences are between the models A300H/DS, compared to A300FU.[1]

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