PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Ace 3 vs iPhone 4


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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 

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Galaxy Ace 3
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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Faster web browser 2,169 vs 1,588 More than 35% better BrowserMark score
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 20.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Bigger screen 4" vs 3.5" Around 15% bigger screen
Lighter 120 g vs 137 g More than 10% lighter
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 1,800 mA·h vs 1,420 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
Slightly longer standby time (3G) 22,176 min vs 18,000 min Around 25% longer standby time (3G)
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Sharper screen 329 ppi vs 233 ppi More than 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 9.3 mm vs 10 mm More than 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Ace 3  vs iPhone 4 

Employing a streamlined profile (0.37” thick), the handset is perfectly sized to accommodate every hand size – although, it does pack on some noticeable weight (4.83 oz).
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Ace 3  vs
iPhone 4 
Size 4" 3.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 960 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 329 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 32 GB

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 Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (150 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 480 min 420 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 18,000 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h 1,420 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Ace 3  vs
iPhone 4 
Weight 120 g 137 g
Thickness 10 mm 9.3 mm
Size 62.7 x 121.2 x 10 mm 58.6 x 114.3 x 9.3 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.2.2 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v2.1
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