Features Key features of the Galaxy A3  vs P8 lite 

screen size

Galaxy A3
P8 lite

screen resolution

Galaxy A3
960 x 540
P8 lite
1280 x 720


Galaxy A3
1.5 GB
P8 lite
2 GB


Galaxy A3
Quad core
P8 lite
Octa core

camera resolution

Galaxy A3
8 MP
P8 lite
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy A3

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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
Lighter 110 g vs 131 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 7.7 mm More than 10% thinner
View of Huawei P8 lite

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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Sharper screen 293 ppi vs 244 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution
More battery capacity 2,200 mA·h vs 1,900 mA·h More than 15% more battery capacity

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy A3  vs
P8 lite 
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 244 ppi 293 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Octa core
RAM 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 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
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


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


Talk time (3G) 720 min 780 min
Capacity 1,900 mA·h 2,200 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy A3  vs
P8 lite 
Weight 110 g 131 g
Thickness 6.9 mm 7.7 mm
Size 65.5 x 130.1 x 6.9 mm 70.6 x 143 x 7.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


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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