Alcatel A3 Plus, A7 XL and U5 HD leak ahead of IFA 2017 reveal

At least three new Android smartphones will be introduced by Alcatel at IFA 2017. The unannounced devices have been leaked over the weekend and are likely to make their debut on the market this fall.

The Alcatel A3 Plus comes in two variations (3G and 4G) and sports a 5.5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. Even though this is a cheap device, it will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the 3G model, but the 4G version will have the fingerprint scanner on the front side.

Next in line, the Alcatel A7 XL is a huge smartphone …


Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

After months of waiting, the cheapest smartphone in the Galaxy A (2017) series is finally getting Android 7.0 Nougat update. Back in May, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) was spotted at GFXBench running a new version of Android, but it took the South Korean company more than two months to actually start pushing the update.

If you happen to live in Russia, then you’ll be among the first to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Actually, the rollout began on July 26, so many Galaxy A3 (2017) users should have already received the update.

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The great Samsung 2017 mid-range series comparison: Galaxy A3, A5, A7 vs J3, J5, J7

When it comes to buying a smartphone, consumers around the world are spoiled for choice nowadays. Each year, companies are producing more and more different smartphones, with an increasing number of manufacturers joining the fold in the quest to get our attention (and hard-earned cash).

All of this competition means that it’s no longer required to dish out $600-$700 in order to get a good smartphone. You won’t struggle to find mid-range handsets that offer many of the bells and whistles present on current flagships for about half the price. Samsung is a leading …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

It looks like the A3 will be the first Galaxy A 2016 series smartphones to receive the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. Although we had reports about the upcoming release of the update, Samsung usually offers large time frames that are subject to change.

Well, it turns out that many Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) users in Germany and Hungary confirmed they have successfully captured the update on their smartphones.

As such, it looks like the update will first be pushed to the majority of users in Europe, but Galaxy A3 (2016) owners in other regions should expect it in the coming …

Samsung has quietly slashed prices on two of the best affordable phones around: the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A3 (2017)

The new Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series are impressive: the phones feature a design that looks and feels almost exactly as fine as the glass and metal one on the flagship S7 family, they sport truly impressive battery life, feature an impressive water-protection rating and run on the latest Samsung Grace user interface.
And now, less than a couple of months after their official launch, Samsung has slashed the prices on both the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 (2017) and smaller, 4.7-inch A3 (2017).

The new price adds to the value of …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Review

Introduction
For a third time in a row, Samsung starts the year by releasing three new mid-range phones of the Galaxy A series, and the 2017 edition of the lineup is the most impressive yet. Samsung has made three phones that have an exceptional look and feel, just like its most expensive phones, and the new Galaxy A3 (2017) is the most compact, the most affordable and the cutest of the three.

The new A3 (2017) is a 4.7-inch phone with a Super AMOLED display and a look nearly identical to that of the Galaxy S7 with the same stylish glass and metal construction, and even the same high …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) battery life test shows some interesting results

The Galaxy A3 (2017) is Samsung’s new and smallest member of the affordable A series. A 4.7-inch phone with tiny bezels, it’s smaller than an iPhone 7 (yet not quite in iPhone SE territory), but still packs some impressive features like a stylish glass-and-metal design, IP 68 water protection, the new Samsung interface and more.
The new A3 also packs a 2,350 mAh battery, which may sound small, but let’s not forget that this phone has an HD display and features Samsung’s new and more power efficient Exynos 7870 system chip. With all the excellent …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) unboxing and first look

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is the new affordable small phone around. It’s not quite iPhone SE sized, but it also does not have a tiny display: the new A3 (2017) comes with a reasonably compact 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a flagship grade glass-and-metal design with water resistance.
And it’s just landed in our office! This means it’s time to quickly unbox it to see what is inside this minimalistic white Samsung box and take a first look at the phone itself.
But first, let’s take a quick look at the specs of …