Samsung Galaxy A03: A Budget Phone with 48MP Main Camera and 6.5 inch Display

By Miong - Thursday, April 14, 2022

With so much entry level and budget smartphones to choose from in the market today, you just have to look for that Wow factor and have a keen eye which from them stands out. Parents wanting to buy gadgets for their kids for educational purposes or Newly hired folks that is looking for reliable gadget that they can use to make their daily task complete with ease, SAMSUG Galaxy A03 might be the gadget partner that you're looking for.

Samsung Galaxy A03 Box

Samsung Galaxy A03 Unboxing

The box comes with the contents: one Samsung Galaxy A03 unit, ~8W Autovolt Travel Adapter Charger, Micro USB cable, SIM/Storage tray pin, Quick Start Guide/Manual and Samsung Care+ booklet. I have the unboxing video uploaded on our new YouTube channel that you may watch, see below video:

Samsung Galaxy A03 Unboxing Video

Samsung Galaxy A03 Unboxing: Unit with Samsung A03 guide

Samsung Galaxy A03 Unboxing: Travel charge adaptor and Micro USB cable

Samsung Galaxy A03 Unboxing: Charger with start guides

Samsung A03 Selfie camera and waterdrop notch

Samsung A03 bottom bezel where the 3.5mm audio jack, micro usb port and Dolby atmos speaker output is located.

Sim and storage tray at the right side of Galaxy A03

Power button, Volume buttons on the right side

Back of Samsung A03 black color with plastic matte finish and crisscross pattern.

Battery Longevity

First to consider. With the advent of mobility, battery life is a factor for someone who with a goal to complete daily task with ease. Even if you say you have the best power bank in your bag, still a phone battery that can accompany you throughout your class schedule or full office day is a must. The Galaxy A03 has a 5,000mAh battery life, which in normal usage of checking messages on social media could last you the whole day. I have not tried performing content creation on this one but I'm with this battery capacity it can at least cope up until you delivery the content that you plan.

Storage expandable upto 1TB

There are three internal storage variants available: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, and they are all expandable up to 1TB, providing more space for important files and even videos, games, and personal apps.


The dual-camera combo composed of the 48MP main camera and 2MP depth lenses enable users to create content, fulfill home-study or work from home tasks. The depth camera can adjusts the background and foreground focus for that artistic blur. Selfies can be descent when using the the 5MP front camera whic has the bokeh effect.

Samsung A03 Camera has modes that you can use when in different situations or purpose such as: 

  • Portrait - with Blur levels up to 7points
  • Photo - with 3:4,  9:16, 1:1 and Full resolutions plus the 48 Megapixel 3:4
  • Video - with 9:16, Full and 1:1 resolutions and two options of video format FHD 30 Frames per Second (fps) and HD 30 fps, it's zoom capability can be up to 10x
  • Pro Mode - with ISO, White Balance and Aperture settings.
  • Panorama - landscape mode
  • Food - with 3:4,  9:16, 1:1 and Full resolutions, a blur and Tint controls.
  • Night - with 3:4,  9:16, 1:1 and Full resolutions, timer options and zoom up to 10x
  • Hyperlapse - a non-stationary timelapse with 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x options
Also options on Deco Pic of pre downloaded Masks and Stamp to use on your photo.

Here are samples of the Pictures that I have taken using the Samsung Galaxy A03. I didn't took technical pictures that tested all the modes and features of the Samsung Galaxy A03. I have the following Straight-Out-of-Camera (SOOC) pictures taken in Auto Mode:

I also tried Samsung Galaxy A03 48 Megapixels Photo Mode, the file that it created is around 16Megabytes (16MB):


Galaxy A03 sports the UNISOC T606 Octa-Core (2xA75 1.6 GHz + 6xA55 1.6 GHz) chipset enabling performance expected for entry level smartphones. For Study at home students, it can give justice on data processing apps essential to satisfy your schooling requirements. For Work from home new hires, I haven't tested it at full multi-tasking multiple windows on how it would respond to the resource hungry tasks, if you happen to perform at that level, please let us know in the comments below.


The Galaxy A03 price depends on RAM and storage capacity, here's the price list:

  • Galaxy A03 (3+32GB) - PHP 5,490 SRP
  • Galaxy A03 (4+64GB) - PHP 6,490 SRP
  • Galaxy A03 (4+128GB) - PHP 7,490 SRP

I agree that this phone is for the Students and fresh graduates, a bang for their buck. With its SRP 5,490-7,490 pesos it is packed with features that they can use for school, work, and even their downtime. The Samsung Galaxy A03 remains to be the top choice in the budget category because of its must wanted features at prices within reach. What do you think?

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