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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 / Ace 3 Duos (S7275, S7272, S7270)

We have collected and analyzed 45 expert reviews and 1134 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Jul 3, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 2674324 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Expert review by : Hristo Zlatanov (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review: Minor league

 

The Galaxy Ace 3 arrives as Samsung's latest entry into the popular affordable Ace lineup, and targets cost conscious buyers with a competitive Android version and variants which include a vanilla 3G version and either dual SIM support or LTE...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; dual/quad-band 3G with HSPA ; Quad-band LTE support (for LTE version) ; 4" 16M-color WVGA capacitive touchscreen; 233ppi ; Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI ; Dual-core 1GHz (3G) / 1.2GHz (LTE) Cortex-A9 CPU,...

Very minimal upgrades over predecessor ; Low internal storage ; Tired and exhausted design, no differentiation whatsoever ; No Air View, Air gestures or Multi-view

Looking at the Ace 3 merely from a specifications standpoint, it's hard to see it as a very worthy upgrade over the already excellent Galaxy Ace 2. After all, for a device that follows its predecessor by more than a year, you'd expect more than merely...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R Smartphone

 

Hot smartphone. Samsung is offering the Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R for less than 260 Euros (~$352) but this is no cheap piece. In fact, we are surprised by the high quality of the 4-inch smartphone which even offers an LTE module. ...

High-quality workmanship; System performance is good enough for all the latest games and apps; Bright display; Fast internet connectivity thanks to LTE; Stays cool; Battery can be removed; Good run times; Cheap

Average camera; Relatively low resolution display; Too power-hungry while off or in standby

LTE for this price is a real exception and deserves a lot of praise.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Review

 

Samsung's lower midrange champion, the Galaxy Ace line, got a third generation entrant this year with the aptly named Galaxy Ace 3. It is not a huge upgrade over its predecessor, however, as is the habit with Samsung's annual updates, and the phone...

Good picture quality ; Good call quality

Very noisy indoor video capture ; Feels a bit slow at times

When Samsung slapped the slogan “Enjoy the New Mobile Essentials” on the Galaxy Ace 3, it meant it. The phone is a very mild upgrade over its predecessor the Ace 2, and only the LTE version offers more internal memory and a faster 4G radio, which will...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Brad Ward (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is here, but just how different is it from some of Samsung's other midrange devices? Find out in our review!

I’ll admit it: it’s getting tough to figure out who all these different Samsung phones are for. Is this a good fit for someone? Yeah, I’m sure, it’s just with so many other similar phones available it’s hard to make a specific recommendation.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

 

Samsung's £200 4G smartphone is no match for the Moto G.

Supports 4G, MicroSD card support, Clean user interface

Slightly sluggish performance, Average camera, Dated design

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

 

With decent battery life, a bright screen and 4G the Ace 3 is a strong contender

Bright Screen ; Decent Battery ; Intuitive UI ; 4G

A little heavy ; Awkward keyboard ; Disappointing Camera ; Not HD

There are very few smartphones at this price which offer 4G, and along with a decent UI and battery life the Galaxy Ace 3 is a good value handset.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has its flaws, but its recent price drop makes it much better value than its budget 4G competitors

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Review: In Depth

 

Despite the abundance of low and mid-range Samsung handsets and the granularity to which each differentiates itself from the next, the Ace family has always...

4G connectivity

Display could be brighter

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

 

Samsung's pocket rocket delivers plenty of power and a bucket-load of features, including 4G support and NFC, at a temptingly low price

In summary, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a decent budget smartphone. It feels responsive – performance is as good as it gets at this price – and it has a lovely display and plenty of features. If you fancy 4G on a budget, it’s only a whisker behind the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is an affordable smartphone that has many of the features previously only found on Samsung's premium models. It runs on the Android operating system, so you have access to a huge range of downloadable apps. But does the...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800
Battery performance:1800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11
Continuous audio playback time:46
Continuous video playback time:8
Standby time (3G):430
Standby time (4G):330
Talk time (2G):8
Talk time (3G):10 / 8

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:4
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, OGG / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG
FM radio: Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV8
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,H.263,H.264,MKV,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA,HSPA+
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600 / 850,900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SDAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice, Easy Mode, Pop up play
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2.1 / 4.2.2
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Broadcom
Processor frequency:1.2

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2.1 / 4.2.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.393 / 0.394
Height:4.76 / 4.77
Weight:4.22 / 4.23
Width:2.47