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Samsung Galaxy A03s Review: A Typical Samsung Budget Phone

Samsung Galaxy A03s Review: A Typical Samsung Budget Phone


  • Good Battery Life
  • Decent Front Camera
  • One UI 3.1 Core
  • Nice Design


  • Average Performance
  • Mediocre Camera
  • Average Display
  • Power button feels mushy
Samsung A03s Review
Samsung A03s Review

Samsung launched the entry-level Samsung Galaxy A03s in Nepal a week ago targeting budget users. It is a successor to the last year’s Galaxy A02s and brings some decent upgrades over it.

Samsung Galaxy A03s price in Nepal is Rs. 15,499 for 3/32GB and Rs. 16,999 for 4/64GB variant. This is a very basic phone with a basic design targeted at basic users.

I used the device for a while and here is my experience with the Galaxy A03s.

Samsung Galaxy A03s Specifications

  • Body: 164.3 x 76 x 9.1mm, 196g
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.5 inches HD+ PLS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels (20:9)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 3GB RAM 32GB Storage, 4GB RAM 64GB storage
  • OS: Android 11, One UI 3.1 Core
  • Rear Camera: 13MP, f/2.2 Primary Camera
  • Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery, 10W charging
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0
  • Misc: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
  • Colors: Black, Blue, White

Samsung Galaxy A03s Price in Nepal: Rs. 15,499 (3GB + 32GB) | Rs. 16,999 (4GB + 64GB)

Samsung Galaxy A03s Review

Basic Design

  • 164.3 x 76 x 9.1mm
  • 196g
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Samsung A03s Review
Samsung A03s Design

Samsung Galaxy A03s has a very basic design with no fancy finishes or patterns on the back like we used to see in other phones of this price range. The design here may not grab much attention but I, personally, do not mind this design choice.

For the build quality, the phone is made out of plastic and it doesn’t feel premium in any way. The fingerprint sensor is on the power button located on the right side of the phone.

The fingerprint sensor is at a very convenient place and I did not face any major problem when unlocking the phone; it’s very reliable. But what I did not like was the tactility of the button.

The power button feels mushy and it sits too flat on the frame of the device. Because of that, I was frequently struggling to locate the button with my finger. The volume buttons above the power button, however, feel solid.

Typical Entry-Level Display

  • 6.5-inch PLS LCD
  • HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels)
  • 20:9
Samsung A03s ReviewSamsung A03s Display

Samsung’s mid-range and flagship phones are known for consistently putting out the best display on any smartphone.  But when it comes to entry-level phones, the exact opposite can be observed.

Galaxy A03s is using Samsung’s own PLS IPS display with HD+ resolution. The resolution of the phone for this price range is justifiable but the actual quality of the panel is not the best out there.

The display is just enough for normal stuff and it will not be a pleasing experience when watching movies.

The display is pretty average but the viewing angles are great. The brightness level is also good for the price.

Okay-ish Performance

  • MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm)
  • Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • PowerVR GE8320
  • 3GB RAM 32GB Storage, 4GB RAM 64GB storage

This is an entry-level phone with an entry-level chipset which also happen

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