Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 

Released October, 2013
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 4G
  • 4"
  • Dual core 1.2 GHz
Another useful widget is the bar at the top enabling you to quickly switch on/off the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, sync as well as increase the brightness of the screen.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Poor on the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is filled with the software required to become an all-round media hub but fails to back this up with accompanying hardware, since the handset's audio and visual abilities fall below the expectations of such an offer.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
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Helping redeem the handset's controls, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-powered device's touchscreen base Android menu and back controls are a joy to use, with a large surface area that is highly responsive and helps provide a fluid user experience.


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Enjoying your footage on larger screens isn't a great experience at all.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Thanks again in part to the handset's sometimes questionable screen responsiveness, answering incoming calls via the Android standard swipe to answer method can take a couple of attempts.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Meanwhile the screen's Gorilla Glass layering helps protects against scuffs and scratches.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)


Webmail and email are easy to set up and are fast to pick up new messages.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
The Galaxy Ace also comes with a Social Hub app, which incorporates all messages you've received on different platforms including SMS, email, Facebook and Twitter.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Video and music files are stored in separate applications (gallery and music respectively), which means if you want to watch a music video after a music track, you have to come out of one application and into another.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)


Lacking a well-functioning dedicated macro shooting mode, the Samsung Galaxy Ace's rear-mounted camera struggles to focus when close to its target.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
More than capable of taking a selection of impressive images when given the correct lighting conditions, the phone's camera offers a choice of single or continuous shot modes, as well as smile-activated shutter and panorama shooting modes.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
A 5-megapixel camera was a strong offering on a mid-range handset when the Samsung Galaxy Ace originally launched a year ago.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)


The Samsung Galaxy Ace is not the phone to be picking up if you want a dedicated video player on the go.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
While struggling at times on the imaging aspect of video recording, a pleasant surprise in the Samsung Galaxy Ace's bag of tricks was its abilities to capture strong, clear sound when shooting video footage, offering good directional absorption and the isolation of unwanted background noise.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Video files are arranged in date order in the gallery and play in landscape mode only.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)


The processor couldn't keep up in January 2011, and now it struggles even more as apps become more data and CPU-intensive.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
In terms of base specs, the Samsung Galaxy Ace boasts an 800MHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Largely due to the handset's restricted 258MB of RAM and 800MHz CPU, opening applications is a stilted affair, with a slight pause preceding the arrival of the desired programme and its content.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 4"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 233 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G
  1. LTE Cat3
  2. LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
  3. LTE Cat 4 (150/)
  4. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  5. Unknown (150 Mb/s)
  6. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  7. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  8. LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 480 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h

form factor

Weight 120 g
Thickness 10 mm
Size 62.7 x 121.2 x 10 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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