PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III mini vs Galaxy Ace 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and techradar.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III mini vs Ace 3

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Back view of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

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Faster web browser 2,169 vs 1,976 Around 10% better BrowserMark score
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
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
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 1,500 mA·h 20% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III mini  vs Ace 3 

8.9
7.0
Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.
Galaxy S III mini

7.0
6.0
Colours are bright and there is a good level of contrast.
Galaxy S III mini

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
6.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S III mini  vs
Ace 3 
Size 4" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

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

cellular

Generation 3.5G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 469.8 min 480 min
Standby time (3G) 21,600 min 22,176 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h 1,800 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S III mini  vs
Ace 3 
Weight 120 g 120 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 10 mm
Size 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm 62.7 x 121.2 x 10 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

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

connectivity

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