Features Key features of the Galaxy A3  vs ZenFone 2 

screen size

Galaxy A3
ZenFone 2

screen resolution

Galaxy A3
960 x 540
ZenFone 2
1920 x 1080


Galaxy A3
1.5 GB
ZenFone 2
4 GB


Galaxy A3
Quad core
ZenFone 2
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy A3
8 MP
ZenFone 2
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy A3

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy A3

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much lighter 110 g vs 170 g More than 35% lighter
Quite a bit thinner 6.9 mm vs 10.9 mm More than 35% thinner
View of Asus ZenFone 2

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Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 960 x 540 4x higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 400 ppi vs 244 ppi Around 65% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Noticeably bigger screen 5.5" vs 4.5" More than 20% bigger screen
Significantly more battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 1,900 mA·h Around 60% more battery capacity
Significantly more RAM 4 GB vs 1.5 GB Around 2.8x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy A3  vs
ZenFone 2 
Size 4.5" 5.5"
Resolution 960 x 540 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 244 ppi 400 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 5 MP


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 1,900 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy A3  vs
ZenFone 2 
Weight 110 g 170 g
Thickness 6.9 mm 10.9 mm
Size 65.5 x 130.1 x 6.9 mm 77.2 x 152.5 x 10.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 5.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy A3
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