Cheap 2018 Snapdragon Android Smartphone: “China Mobile A3S”

China Mobile A3S Android Smartphone

China Mobile A3S Android smartphone could be the cheapest Snapdragon android powered piece we had for 2018; at least for the time being. If you want a low budget device, less pricey with an high performing chip, then A3S becomes a viable option.  At the end of the post, I will be sharing links of where you can nail this device to your country. So stay tuned!.

For now, we are still yet to find a less pricey Snap chip device in the market as compared to the A3S price. China Mobile A3S android smartphone cost around 70 Dollars and less, depending on the third party retailing site, you are purchasing from.

A3S Android smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 435 chipset. The same chip run by the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which goes for around 99. Comparing the price of A3S, you would spot the difference in price. You can get this piece as low as 68 Dollar. And available in Gold and Silver coloured variant.

In this post we would look briefly on China Mobile A3S Android smartphone specifications, including network bands and we round up by providing a summary of the specs as compared to that of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A that also run the same processor as the A3S.

Now let’s have a peek at the specs of China Mobile A3S Android smartphone:

China Mobile A3S Specification

The smartphone is 5.2 inches in size with IPS Screen. The resolution is 1280 pixels by 720 pixels. The processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chip with clock frequency of 1.4GHz Quad Core. The RAM is 2GB while the onboard storage is 16GB ROM. With also expandable slot provided which can accept up 128GB TF card. Comes with fingerprint Touch ID system placed at the rear below the camera.

We have 8MP rear camera at the back with 5MP rear shooter. Runs on Android 7.1 Android operating system. Has Dual Nano SIM.

As for the frequency band we have, GSM Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ. WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHZ while 4G LTE FDD-LTE B3/B7. This means it supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE frequency bands.  Or rather you would prefer it as, 2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8, 3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5, TD-SCDMA B34/B39 and 4G: FDD-LTE B3/B7, TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41.

Why Get Yourself China Mobile A3S Android smartphone:

  • A3S android smartphone is the cheapest Snapdragon powered smartphone you can get at least for now in 2018. This means, good performance for lesser price.
  • A3S smartphone supports 4G/3G/2G Network bands of more than 100 countries.
  • Clean UI and OS
  • Decent Camera
  • Has rear fingerprint sensor included.

More detailed specification below:

A3S Specification

General Brand:China Mobile
System Operating System:Android 7.1 OS
CPU:Snapdragon 425 Quad core 1.4GHz, GPU: Adreno 308 500Mhz
Extended Storage:128GB
Display Screen type:capacitive touch screen
Screen size:5.2 inch
Screen resolution:HD (1280×720 pixels) screen display
Network Wireless connectiveity:GSM, 3G, 4G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth
2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B5, TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G: FDD-LTE B3/B7, TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41
GPS: Yes
Camera Camera type:Dual cameras (one front one back)
Back camera:8.0MP
Front camera:5.0MP
Video recording:Yes
Connectivity SIM card slot:Dual SIM card dual standby(2 Nano Sim Card / 1 Nano Sim + 1  TF Card)
TF card slot:Yes
USB slot:Micro USB
Audio output:Yes (Charging mouth interoperability)
Media Video format:3GP, MP4, RMVB
Audio format:WAV, AMR, MP3
Image format:GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG
FM radio:Yes
Language Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, English, Dutch, Polish and so on
Sensor G-sensor, P-sensor, L-sensor
Additional features 4G, WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth, Gesture Sensing, Smart Wake, Ebook, Email, Messaging, wallpapers, calendar, calculator, clock, camera, Google Play Store, tethering & portable hotspot, Touch ID, etc
Battery Battery type:Lithium
Capacity:built-in 2800mAh
Standby time:About 2~3 days
Dimension & Weight (Main Product) Dimension:147*73*7mm


Package Contents 1 × Phone
1 × built-in Battery
1 × Eject Pin
1 × User Manual
1 × USB Cable
1 × US Power Adapter

A close comparison between China Mobile A3S and Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone leaves us with:

China Mobile A3S VS Xiaomi Redmi 5A

OS Android 7.1 MIUI 9
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)
Quad Core 1.4GHz (4*ARM Cortex A53)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)
Quad Core 1.4GHz (4*ARM Cortex A53)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 308 Qualcomm Adreno 308
Memory 2GB RAM+16GB ROM, microSD upto 128GB 2GB RAM+16GB ROM, microSD upto 128GB
Fingerprint Fingerprint
Display Size 5.2 2.5D curved Glass 5 inches
Resolution 1280*720pixels 1280*720pixels
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Dual Band 2.4G/5G
IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Single Band 2.4G

Camera Wide Angle Front 85 degree, Rear 76 degreee
Feature Smart Beautify Function
Colour Black Silver Gold Gold, Pink, Grey, Blue
Material Metal Plastic
Battery 2800mAh 3000mAh

The table above pretty says much of everything. So with about 3o Dollar price cut , you get China Mobile A3S with added features as compared to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The only thing, is the battery, that is about 200mAh difference in favour of Xiaomi Redmi 5a. But, since both devices run on a power efficient chip, power drain shouldn’t be a problem. Both devices will do well as for the battery aspect.

How to Buy China Mobile A3S Android Smartphone:

The smartphone when first released went as low as 59Dollars. But presently now going for around 68-70 on retailing websites like:

You can get it from any of the sites listed above. Bye for now!

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  1. Demeck

    OK s’est un téléphone a août définition

    1. Nice one. It has Snapchip. At least the least expensive Snapchip device for 2018.

  2. Demeck

    Est que
    téléphone téléphone

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