When you are on a budget.
There has been dozens of new smartphone companies popping up every day, and while they all claim that to be the best, only a few manage to stand out.
The XTouch A3 is an Android-powered smartphone that only costs 399 AED – that’s less than half of most smartphones available at the moment. It won’t wow you with its design, but it does look better than most smartphones at the same price range.
It’s slim and lightweight, making it easier to hold on the hands. It’s not beefed up on specifications, but it’s just enough to get you through everyday tasks. It’s powered by a quad-core CPU with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which of course can be expanded using the 128 GB SD card.
The 5-inch screen on the A3 supports a 720p resolution which is surprisingly great considering its price. A 13-megapixel camera is located at the back while a 5-megapixel camera is located at the front. The A3 charges using the micro USB port and supports a 2800 mAh battery.
Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, the A3 does a decent job performing everyday tasks like browsing social networks or even sending emails and messages. It did however start to show its limits when I tried more intensive apps like 3D heavy games or video editing software.
The camera, while at 13-megapixels takes images at ‘okay’ quality – good enough for everyday shots. Battery lasted for about a day of normal usage in the weeks I’ve used it.
The XTouch A3 features a great unibody design and 399 AED, it’s easily one of the cheaper options if you would like a full pledged Android smartphone, but be aware of its limitations.
While the XTouch A3 can be purchased for 399 AED, XTouch is also making it VFit Smart band available for 499 AED. In addition, if you make your purchase at Sharaf DG stores nationwide, you can get both devices for only 599 AED.