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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Review

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Review
Call quality:

The earpiece of the Galaxy Ace 3 sounds very loud, to the point that we had to take volume down three or four marks, and the voices come in rather clean and distinct. The microphone is also a good performer, relaying our voices to the other side with a strong volume, though with some distortion and hissing at certain consonants and combos like “s” or “sh”.


Battery:

Since LTE connectivity requires more juice, Samsung has supplied that version of the Galaxy Ace 3 with a 1800 mAh battery, while the thinner 3G variant has a 1500 mAh unit. No official talk and standby times are given for the handset yet, but with these battery capacities something tells us it won't be an endurance king anyway.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage.

Time
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
6h 6 min (Good)
Sony Xperia L
6h (Good)
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Conclusion:

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.

The price will ultimately be what determines the Ace 3 success, as, besides the Samsung branding and newest Android version, it doesn't offer much differentiation in the sea of humble midrangers. Thus it better be priced lower than last year's Galaxy S III Mini, for instance, since that one has very similar dimensions, but is more elegant and has more internal memory out of the box.

Other direct competitors are LG's Optimus F5, with similar specs, but a slightly larger display, and the Sony Xperia P with the same screen size, but higher resolution, and with more internal memory. If we look at the Windows Phone world, the Nokia Lumia 520 beckons in multiple colors with similar specs and a rock bottom pricing.

Software version: JDQ39


Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Video Review:

Pros

  • Good picture quality
  • Good call quality

Cons

  • Very noisy indoor video capture
  • Feels a bit slow at times
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posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:47 4

1. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Hallelujah !! Finally a Samsung device that is not overrated by PA !

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:42 3

6. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


A Miracle!!! Isn't it?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:53 6

2. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Call me weird but it kinda looks reasonably nice looking.....but even still 7 is a decent score....and hey at 7 it was only 0.8 of the way of the lumia 925....

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 11:05 3

4. Birds (Posts: 991; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


2 different classes of devices....

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 15:41 4

5. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I would pick Xperia L over this anyday.. Or may be Lumia 520.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 20:46 2

7. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


yeh even-though the xperia l scores more than ace 3 in almost every benchmark,looks more sexier,has better specifications and a more powerful camera...PA gave it 6 and gave ace 3 a 7,now thats what i call overrated

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 10:32

3. b0g23 (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 May 2012)


hy

fast & nice
Daniel P. can you tell us the dimensions of the battery, or can tell us if this battery (1800mAh) can work in Samsung galaxy s3 mini or Samsung galaxy ace 2

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:33

11. b0g23 (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 May 2012)


??????????????

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 20:53 1

8. najib1312 (Posts: 100; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Looks decent, minimal specs, reasonable score......but still, I think Xperia L would be WAYYYYY better than this in terms of everything. And last year's Xperia P is also better since its MUCH cheaper rite now & it has 1 of the best cameras IMHO.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 00:59

9. maccess (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


that means i could say why dont you buy galaxy s2 then.. even older than the xperia p but still much better than the p and cost extremely cheap too and has jelly bean inside..

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 02:13 1

10. najib1312 (Posts: 100; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I don't knw bout ur country but in here in Malaysia, the S2 has similar price, if not more expensive than the former Sony flagships, Xperia T, V, S and SL. Xperia P is much much cheaper than S2. That's y I've compared Ace 3 with Xperia P.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 17:00

12. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


even Xperia M is better

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 17:27 1

13. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


exactly

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 08:35

15. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


I'm Rather waiting for galaxy core.. Price 15500 rupees.. Waiting for it's review..

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 11:09

16. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


go for xperia l instead....ace and core are usally the same thing,xperia l costs 16000 rupess and is better than both of these smartphone in almost every aspect

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 20:31

17. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Galaxy s advance, galaxy ace 3, Xperia l, Xperia m, galaxy core, galaxy win.. I going to choose from these...

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 21:31

18. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


xperia l is the best one

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 00:47

19. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


What will be the price ace 3.. And Xperia M.. expected it to be below 15000 Rupees..

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 06:26

20. susanjohn (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Samsung's lower midrange champion, the Galaxy Ace line, got a third generation entrant with the aptly named Galaxy Ace 3. It is not a huge upgrade over its predecessor, however, as is the habit with Samsung's annual updates, and the phone mainly got a 0.2" screen bump and a tad faster processor.

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Broadcom BCM21664, Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
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