Features Key features of the Galaxy Ace 3  vs Ace 2 

screen size

The smaller screen size also makes it more comfortable to use when typing in landscape mode, if a little stretched still, at least when aiming my digits at the middle keys.
Galaxy Ace 3 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

screen resolution

Galaxy Ace 3
800 x 480
800 x 480
This makes it a lot easier to recall or text the person you just phoned, should you find that you've forgotten to say something, or if you said that you'd send details on afterwards.
Galaxy Ace 3 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)


0.75 GB


Galaxy Ace 3
Dual core
Dual core
This might be the same speed as the dual-core insides of the Galaxy Ace 3, but the power of the extra cores is noticeable, as the Desire 500 felt generally smoother.
Galaxy Ace 3 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

camera resolution

It's hard to be definitive about how much this affects camera performance, as the Galaxy S3 Mini came with only a 5MP sensor and was still very impressive.
Galaxy Ace 3 | by TechRadar (Dec, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

Reasons to consider the
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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s Around 10.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 0.8 GHz Around 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 1,800 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h 20% more battery capacity
Store slightly more stuff 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Slightly bigger screen 4" vs 3.8" More than 5% bigger screen
Side view of Samsung GALAXY Ace 2

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Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 4.2.2 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Longer standby time (3G) 38,448 min vs 22,176 min Around 75% longer standby time (3G)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Ace 3  vs Ace 2 




7.5 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Ace 3  vs
Ace 2 
Size 4" 3.8"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 245 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 0.8 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

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


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (150 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 480 min 450 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 38,448 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h 1,500 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Ace 3  vs
Ace 2 
Weight 120 g 122 g
Thickness 10 mm 10.5 mm
Size 62.7 x 121.2 x 10 mm 62.2 x 118.3 x 10.5 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
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