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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Remove phone

Posted: 10 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Remove phone

Posted: 30 May 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.2.2)Android (4.2.2) TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.77 x 2.47 x 0.39 inches (121.2 x 62.7 x 10 mm)4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm) 
Weight4.22 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlackBlack, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels540 x 960 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

233 ppi256 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Voice activation 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.9 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Broadcom BCM21664Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 
Graphics processorBroadcom VideoCore IVAdreno 305 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1536 MB RAM / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage8 GB8 GB 
Maximum User Storage5 GB5 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time (3G)8.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
 
Music playback 49.00 hours 
Video playback 10.00 hours 
Capacity1800 mAh1900 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, Flash Video, MKV 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/sLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0, EDR 
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Public Area Network (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

14 Dec 2013  
FCC ID value: A3LGTS7275 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.72 W/kg0.88 W/kg 
Body0.73 W/kg1.40 W/kg 
Product Specific Use0.73 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission0.83 W/kg  
EU SAR   
Head0.47 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced10 Jun 201330 May 2013 

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