PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S4 mini vs Galaxy Ace 3


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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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


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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 mini vs Ace 3

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1 GHz 70% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer talk time (3G) 720 min vs 480 min 50% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 1,900 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
Lighter 107 g vs 120 g More than 10% lighter
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 2.2x higher def video
Slightly more RAM 1.5 GB vs 1 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Slightly sharper screen 256 ppi vs 233 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

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Much faster web browser 2,169 vs 557 Around 4x better BrowserMark score
Significantly better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 100 Mb/s 50% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly longer standby time (3G) 22,176 min vs 18,000 min Around 25% longer standby time (3G)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs Ace 3 

We are genuinely impressed by how light, thin, and extremely portable the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is considering the fact that it packs a 4.3-inch screen and a 1900mAh battery.
Galaxy S4 mini

Tabbed browsing and incognito browsing are available in both browsers, but making new bookmarks in Samsung's own browser is slightly easier than in Chrome.
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8.6 Out of 10
6.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4 mini  vs
Ace 3 
Size 4.3" 4"
Resolution 960 x 540 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 256 ppi 233 ppi


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 720 min 480 min
Standby time (3G) 18,000 min 22,176 min
Capacity 1,900 mA·h 1,500 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
Ace 3 
Weight 107 g 120 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 10 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 62.7 x 121.2 x 10 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.2.2 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


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