Samsung Galaxy A3 Core in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy A3 Core is an entry-level smartphone that offers a decent screen size of 5.3 inches and 720 x 1480 pixels resolution. It has a decent 3000mAh battery.

It is also a 4G phone and is compatible with 4G networks from Glo, MTN, Airtel, and 9mobile. It supports both the old Band 28 and new Band 3 by Glo.

Samsung Galaxy A3 Core in Nigeria

Samsung Mobile does not specify what version of Android it runs, only specifying “Go Edition”. However, a quick hands-on reveals that it runs Android 10 (Go Edition).

Like most other Samsung smartphones, this is a dual SIM phone and it uses the Nano-SIM standard, which has become the norm on most phones produced now.

Samsung Galaxy A3 Core Specifications

  • OS: Android (Go Edition)
  • Release Date: September 2020
  • Display: 5.3-inch display with 720×1480 pixels resolution
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6739
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Selfie Camera: 5 MP
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Price: ₦32,500.

Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy A3 Core does not have a fingerprint scanner, a feature that you will find on a few competing models from other brands.

To keep costs down, this is one of the few Samsung smartphones that uses a Mediatek processor.  This is understandable, as the entry-level market is highly competitive and price sensitive.

Samsung A3 Core is available in three colours – red, blue, and black. It can be purchased from local retail stores across Nigeria, as well as from online stores and communities like Jumia, Konga, Slot, Pointek, Jiji, Nairaland, and others.

It was released in Nigeria in September 2020.

Samsung Galaxy A3 Core Alternatives

If you would like to explore what other options are out there in Nigeri at a similar price, here are a few.

itel S16 offers the same 4G LTE, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, an 8MP triple rear camera, and a bigger screen – 6.5 inches, as well as a bigger 4000mAh battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It sounds like a better package and costs just ₦31,000, just a little less than the Samsung.

For a little more, you get a 6.1″ display, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 4G LTE, a fingerprint scanner, and a 3000mAh battery on the itel S15 Pro. That will set you back by ₦34,000.

There are a few other models from Nokia and TECNO, but they lack one or two key features found on these itel models. As such, these are the key competitors and alternatives to Samsung Galaxy A3 Core in the Nigerian market.


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