2017 arrived and, unfortunately for those who don’t like smartphones of large size, this new year still risks to push back the standards question template. Fortunately, we can count on Samsung and its new A3 to deliver this year again a solid camera in a compact body. The latter is therefore logically replacing the A3 2016, while the Lumia 650 is out from the selection – the future of Windows on mobile is pending, it becomes difficult to recommend this platform.
Nowadays it is hard to find a smartphone that exactly fits in the palm of the hand. Beyond the smartphones of each brand with all screens of at least 5 “(Galaxy A5, S7 or S7 edge at Samsung, LG G5, HTC 10, Huawei P9 and P9 Plus …) Even larger displays on all price ranges and the average global size reaches almost 5 inches.
If you swear by small models and the situation makes you want to scream, To admit that it is difficult to throw a stone at the builders because they do not worry about ideological considerations on the subject, their sole and only concern is to sell. If they propose mostly larger models, is because most buyers now prefer to turn to this kind of products.
Even Apple had to resolve to increase its diagonals with the appearance of the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014 and its descendants last year.
According to the latest data, 5-inch mobile phones and more represent more than 30% market share. Above, there is, of course, the size of 4.7 inches, related to the strong sales of the iPhone 6 or 6s, the market is polarized according to Apple against “Samsung + the rest of the Android market” But the Californian is once again pulling out of the game with the arrival this year of a 4-inch iPhone SE, apparently responding according to the brand to a strong demand for compact mobiles.
In short, an improvement is still possible for lovers of small high-end smartphones, and not just for apple fans. The iPhone SE could well “recreate” the trend of the mobile to a small size and invite the competition to more frequent variations of less than 5 inches. While waiting for better days on the abundant supply on the compact smartphone, we have compiled for you who seem to be the best specimens of the moment, based on certain criteria.
1The best value for money: Galaxy A3 2017
The all-natural A3 2016, this A3 2017 takes back a successful recipe, composed of a solid battery life and balanced characteristics, and adds some marginal improvements. Samsung mobile benefits this year IP68 certification, an almost flawless screen, and always-excellent battery life. We regret that the camera was not improved, but beyond that, this new A3 tick many boxes for lovers of compact mobile.