Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Deals

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Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 Information

The Galaxy A3 is one of the leading Samsung smartphones, and one of the most affordable handsets on the market. For the price (its hundreds of pounds cheaper than its competitors), it has excellent capabilities and the looks to match.


Despite being the cheapest Galaxy A on the market, Samsung have not cut corners. The A3 2017 has the same sleek and attractive design and construction as the more expensive models.

It has a certain 'bling' effect to it, with an all-metal rim, a curved 3D glass back and slightly shimmery effect to its front bezels.

The curved back and the size of the phone means that it sits in the palm comfortably, making use with one hand effortless.

Something that had irritated past Galaxy owners is the rear camera bump on the back of the phone. Samsung have clearly taken note, and now the bump has been removed, meaning it can sit comfortably on a flat surface.

Right below the screen is located the physical home button, which is equipped with a fingerprint sensor, which is snappy and makes life easier.

The Galaxy A3 is up to IP68 standards, which means it is waterproof and dustproof (which is super impressive for such a low cost phone). This means the smartphone can be submerged up to 1.5m in depth for up to 30 minutes.

The phone is available in a variety of colours, including Blue Mist, Black Sky, Gold Sand and Peach cloud (pink).


The Galaxy A3 2017 display is 4.7 inch, which makes it the most compact of the Galaxy phones.

The super AMOLED screen ensures contrast and saturated colours plus, wide viewing angles, which presents a perfectly sharp picture. The quality of the display is incredible for the price.

One major advantage of the Galaxy A3's AMOLED display is that Samsung has been able to implement its 'Always On Display' feature. This means you can have a clock or calendar on the screen at all times, which is super useful.

Additionally, the sturdy Gorilla Glass 4 makes sure that the screen is protected from scratches, although you may want to consider putting it in a case as the glass can make it slippery.


The Galaxy A3 2017 battery has a capacity of 2350mAh, which is pretty middle of the road.

To keep the handset running for longer, within the battery menu, you will find two modes that limit its consumption. The first one makes a few minor restrictions that could increase the battery life between charges, while the second 'Ultra Power' limits the maximum screen brightness to 80%, the performance of the mobile chip and also mobile data.

With decent phone use, the battery should last just over 23 hours, which means you only really have to charge at night rather than through the day with some handsets.


The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 comes with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. This isn't the latest version as Google has released Android 7.0 Nougat, although it is still fun and snappy to use.

As standard with Samsung, the handset comes with TouchWiz UI on top of Marshmallow.


Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 works with the Xynos 7 Octa 7870 mobile processor, which has eight cores. It is powerful and fast, meaning you can load apps, record video, have multiple apps processing all at one time without it feeling sluggish.

Along with it comes the Mali-T830 GPU as well as 2GB of RAM.


For a low cost premium smartphone, the camera is certainly impressive.

The main camera is 13MP and it also offers f/1.9 aperture, LED flash as well as the ability to film a Full HD video.

Once the camera app is open, slide right and you will see all sorts of camera modes, including panorama, night mode, food photography as well as HDR. If you slide to the left however, there you will find a huge list of filters to recreate that Instagram look.

Compare Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 deals

When deciding on a new mobile contract, there are a huge variety of plans to choose from. Whatever your priorities, from keeping costs down to making sure you have the right data and call allowances, we'll do the heavy lifting for you with our contracts comparison tool, making it easy to find the deal that's right for you.

How to find the best Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 deals

A mobile phone contract includes two things: a phone, and a SIM with a monthly allowance of data, texts, and calls. You'll sign up for a long-term contract - usually for 24 months - and you could also pay an upfront charge.

The easiest way to find the best Galaxy A3 2017 deal that's right for you is to compare all your options with our contracts comparison tool.

Use the filters to search by the various options:

  • Minutes, Texts and Data - Consider how you'll use your Galaxy A3 2017 and try and estimate what allowances you'll need. Do you stream music and need a lot of data or are you a big chatter and need a high calls allowance?
  • Network - There are lots of networks to choose from, all of which have pros and cons. You'll get the widest coverage from EE, whereas Three is the only network to offer unlimited mobile data.
  • Cost - Think about what you consider a reasonable monthly cost, and how much you're prepared to pay over the length of a contract as a total cost. Can you afford a handset cost upfront or not?
  • Storage - Most handsets come with a variety of internal storage options.
  • Refurbished phones - If you're looking to reduce costs, some handsets are available as a refurbished phone.

Once you've considered all these options, you should be able to find a contract that's right for you. Click on the deal and we'll take you to the provider's website.

How to find cheap Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 deals

If your biggest priority is keeping costs down, it's easy to find the cheapest Galaxy A3 2017 plan.

Using our contracts comparison tool, sort your results by selecting Total Contract Cost to see the cheapest plans over the contract term. You can also view contracts by the Average Monthly Cost; and Handset Cost, to see if there is an upfront charge attached to a particular plan.

Bear in mind, if you want the absolute cheapest mobile contract, you will need to compromise on certain features and allowances. While there are some great cheap deals available, you may find such deals don't give you the calls, text and data allowances you need.

Also, to keep your costs low, consider opting for a refurbished handset and keep an eye out for special seasonal offers from selected networks.

What length contract do I need for a Samsung Galaxy A3 2017?

Generally, the longer the mobile phone contract the cheaper it is. You'll find most contracts are 24 months in length, though there are selected plans that are both shorter and longer than this.

Tick the Contract Lengths options on our contracts comparison tool to see the various Galaxy A3 2017 contract deals. You may find a longer contract significantly reduces your monthly and total costs.

Compare Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 contract deals across different networks

So how do you compare the various mobile providers?

  • Three - The only network to offer you true unlimited mobile data in the UK, with a huge range of deals and plans to choose from.
  • Vodafone - Mobile plans which include subscriptions to Now TV, Spotify, or Sky Sports Mobile; and you can upgrade your phone up to 60 days before the end of your contract.
  • O2 - O2 Priority gets you to the front of the queue for concert tickets; and cheap roaming add-ons are available for when you're abroad.
  • EE - Offers the fastest and widest 4G coverage in the UK, and lots of extras, like BT Sport and Apple Music.
  • BT Mobile - Provides unlimited access to BT's 5 million public Wi-Fi hotspots, the BT Sport app, and monthly spending caps to ensure bills don't spiral out of control.
  • Tesco Mobile - Offers affordable and varied plans, with the chance to earn Clubcard points, and excellent customer service.
  • Virgin Media - WhatsApp and Messenger usage doesn't come out of your allowance and one-month data rollover lets you use your unused data the next month.
  • Sky Mobile - Get extra discounts and goodies if you're a Sky TV customer; and roll used data over to the next month and keep it for up to three years.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 deals with unlimited data

You can get unlimited data contracts on the Galaxy A3 2017, however not many networks offer them. To search for this type of plan, select the Unlimited Data option in the contracts comparison tool.

If you can't find a plan with unlimited data, try contracts with 20GB and above. Most networks offer these plans and that amount of data should be ample for most people.

No upfront cost Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 deals

Many plans require you pay an upfront handset cost when you first take out the contract. If you'd rather not pay this initial fee, you will end up paying a slightly higher monthly cost as the handset cost is spread over the length of the contract.

It is possible to get a Galaxy A3 2017 deal without an upfront cost. To find these deals, select Free only from the Handset Cost filter on our contracts comparison tool.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 deals with free gifts

When deciding on a mobile contract plan for Galaxy A3 2017, it's worth checking out the free gifts on offer from various networks. From laptops and TVs to stereos and reward cards, there are lots of network incentives for choosing particular plans.

Network upgrade deals

Networks are keen to keep you as customers, so consider which networks will offer you a contract upgrade with a Galaxy A3 2017. Also, some networks hide their offers, so don't be afraid to contact them directly and see what they can offer you when your existing contract has run its course.

See what contract upgrades are available

Pay as you go Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 deals

If you'd prefer a Pay As You Go (PAYG) deal with Galaxy A3 2017, there are a number of networks to consider to find the best PAYG tariff that's right for you when topping up your phone. Some PAYG phones require you to purchase a top-up during purchase, in which case you'll be able to see the initial cost too.

Can I keep my mobile number?

Yes, it's easy to keep your number. Once you've decided on your new mobile contract, you'll need to ask your existing network for a PAC code (Porting Authorisation Code). It's usually three letters and six numbers long and won't cost you a thing. You now have 30 days to pass this code to your new network supplier, who will then port the number from your old SIM to your new SIM, which means you can keep using your existing mobile number.

Going SIM-only

If you decide you don't need a handset with your new mobile plan, then there are loads of SIM-only deals to consider. As they don't include the cost of a phone, they are often a lot cheaper than handset contract deals.

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