Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

7.3/10 AVG.
RATING

Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Krait Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 17.9 days standby time, 600 minutes (2G), 572 minutes (3G).



The Ace 3 doesn’t offer enough, but asks for too much.

- Alex Todd , Recombu 

Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


Expert Reviews

4G support was once appealing, but you can now buy better 4G phones for even less

from Expert Reviews

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 brings good performance and excellent battery life to buyers on a budget, but its screen resolution isn’t fantastic and some of its software additions are fairly superfluous. There are simply better handsets available, the Moto G is an obvious choice but it currentl...More

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 brings good performance and excellent battery life to buyers on a budget, but its screen resolution isn’t fantastic and some of its software additions are fairly superfluous. There are simply better handsets available, the Moto G is an obvious choice but it currently lacks 4G network support. However the Alcatel One Touch Idol S does have this, and still costs significantly less, which rather leaves the Galaxy Ace 3 between a rock and a hard place.

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PC Pro

Delivers plenty of power and a bucket-load of features at a temptingly low price

from PC Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a decent budget smartphone. It feels responsive – performance is as good as it gets at this price – and it has a lovely display and plenty of features. If you fancy 4G on a budget, it’s only a whisker behind the Alcatel Onetouch Idol S.

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a decent budget smartphone. It feels responsive – performance is as good as it gets at this price – and it has a lovely display and plenty of features. If you fancy 4G on a budget, it’s only a whisker behind the Alcatel Onetouch Idol S.

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Digital Versus

Functions are practical and straight-forward

from Digital Versus

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a pretty decent Android smartphone. The design is nothing new but it does the job. Plus, response times are acceptable and the interface is relatively comprehensive. The camera isn't great, but the onboard audio player is actually quite good. Battery life could prove a...More

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a pretty decent Android smartphone. The design is nothing new but it does the job. Plus, response times are acceptable and the interface is relatively comprehensive. The camera isn't great, but the onboard audio player is actually quite good. Battery life could prove a real turn-off here, as the Ace 3 can only last a day on a single charge if you're pretty conservative with app use—bear that in mind before you buy! In the end, the Ace 3 managed to grab a third star by the skin of its teeth thanks to 4G connectivity. The spec sheet isn't particularly impressive compared with Chinese-made handsets at a similar price point, but this mobile could prove a good option for anyone looking for a big-brand mobile that doesn't break the bank.

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TechRadar

Decent battery life, a bright screen and 4G

from TechRadar

The Galaxy Ace range has traditionally been a lower-powered and lower-priced, and this has continued with the Galaxy Ace 3.

There are obviously going to be some trade-offs for the lower price, such as a smaller processor, smaller and lower-res screen, and smaller camera.

The Galaxy Ace 3 does come with 4G on board, though, and that is a big win for the handset. It brings the latest in mobile technology to the masses, and that alone will help the Ace 3 sell well...

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The Galaxy Ace range has traditionally been a lower-powered and lower-priced, and this has continued with the Galaxy Ace 3.

There are obviously going to be some trade-offs for the lower price, such as a smaller processor, smaller and lower-res screen, and smaller camera.

The Galaxy Ace 3 does come with 4G on board, though, and that is a big win for the handset. It brings the latest in mobile technology to the masses, and that alone will help the Ace 3 sell well.

It also comes with decent battery life, a bright screen and around 5GB of internal storage, which is a lot larger than the Xperia M and the Desire 500. It's hard to see why you wouldn't choose the Galaxy Ace 3 over those competitors.

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TrustedReviews

A cheap 4G phone

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a cheap 4G phone, but it's that’s no match for the new king of the cheap smartphone, the Motorola Moto G.

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a cheap 4G phone, but it's that’s no match for the new king of the cheap smartphone, the Motorola Moto G.

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Recombu

Solid build quality but inconsistent performance

from Recombu

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 isn’t a bad device, Jelly Bean and TouchWiz provide plenty of functionality and the hardware ticks all the boxes with regards to what a modern mid-range smartphone should offer: 4G – check, multi-core processor – check, HD video recording and playback – check, premium user interface – check. But despite meeting these base requirements, it doesn’t stand out at all. Performance is just good enough, the camera is just good enough, the battery is just good enough...

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 isn’t a bad device, Jelly Bean and TouchWiz provide plenty of functionality and the hardware ticks all the boxes with regards to what a modern mid-range smartphone should offer: 4G – check, multi-core processor – check, HD video recording and playback – check, premium user interface – check. But despite meeting these base requirements, it doesn’t stand out at all. Performance is just good enough, the camera is just good enough, the battery is just good enough.

If you want a good Samsung Galaxy Ace, the Ace 2 will still serve you well and costs less. If you want a solid mid-ranger that totes 4G, then the Sony Xperia SP will offer a higher resolution screen and camera, better battery life and better performance for around £10 more than the asking price of the Galaxy Ace 3, which retails for about £205.
 

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GSMArena

Minor league

Looking at the Ace 3 merely from a specifications standpoint, it's hard to see it as a very worthy upgrade over the already excellent Galaxy Ace 2. After all, for a device that follows its predecessor by more than a year, you'd expect more than merely an extra 200 MHz under the hood, 0.2 inches a...More

Looking at the Ace 3 merely from a specifications standpoint, it's hard to see it as a very worthy upgrade over the already excellent Galaxy Ace 2. After all, for a device that follows its predecessor by more than a year, you'd expect more than merely an extra 200 MHz under the hood, 0.2 inches added to the screen, and 256MB more RAM. But hey, we guess those specs Samsung deemed worthy for the Ace lineup in 2013.
That being said, the Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy Ace 2 doesn't result in the greatest of user experiences - it's certainly not as smooth as many of the other Project Butter devices, though you get all the new features and services alright. So a more capable hardware was called for to continue the bloodline.

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Android Authority

Just make sure to check your other options before you go for it and make sure it’s a good fit for you

from Android Authority

I’ll admit it: it’s getting tough to figure out who all these different Samsung phones are for. Is this a good fit for someone? Yeah, I’m sure, it’s just with so many other similar phones available it’s hard to make a specific recommendation.

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I’ll admit it: it’s getting tough to figure out who all these different Samsung phones are for. Is this a good fit for someone? Yeah, I’m sure, it’s just with so many other similar phones available it’s hard to make a specific recommendation.

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PhoneArena

Good picture and call quality

from PhoneArena

When Samsung slapped the slogan “Enjoy the New Mobile Essentials” on the Galaxy Ace 3, it meant it. The phone is a very mild upgrade over its predecessor the Ace 2, and only the LTE version offers more internal memory and a faster 4G radio, which will likely come at a heftier price.

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When Samsung slapped the slogan “Enjoy the New Mobile Essentials” on the Galaxy Ace 3, it meant it. The phone is a very mild upgrade over its predecessor the Ace 2, and only the LTE version offers more internal memory and a faster 4G radio, which will likely come at a heftier price.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
800/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Krait Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.332 W/kg
Body: 0.463 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 480 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 660 minutes
3G Surfing Time 480 minutes
4G Surfing Time 480 minutes
Talk Time 600 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 572 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 17.9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Metallic Black, Pure White, Wine Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 6.3 x 1.0 cm (4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Voice activation, Metering, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Play, Google+, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung GT-S7275R

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