Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review: Minor league

18 November 2013
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...

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  • DoncrisTECH

> In reply to Friend Boy @ 2013-11-24 07:46 from KIIC - click to readPls where is ur country?

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  • 2014-05-17 14:25
  • fsV9
  • DoncrisTECH

> In reply to Ken @ 2014-01-07 02:42 from TIEV - click to readVery good phone guy

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  • 2014-05-17 14:11
  • fsVb
  • Slushi

Does the reject list block somebody from texting me as well as calling me? Or does the reject list just stop someone from calling me? If so, anyone know how to block someone from texting me?

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  • 2014-03-25 12:43
  • s503
  • kim

Ilike this

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  • 2014-03-21 08:47
  • IVLt
  • summit

Does ace 3 s7375 have easy settings in choosing home menu?

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  • 2014-02-27 16:04
  • Kg}u
  • jagan

Samsung galaxy ACE3 its a verry good phone.its warking verry frist & i like this phone.thanks for samsung company,thanks lot.

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  • 2014-02-23 18:31
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  • moiz

The best phone of samsung ever I have seen

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  • 2014-02-11 17:09
  • rAMA
  • Ken

Very laggy phone! Frustration....

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  • 2014-01-07 02:42
  • TIEV
  • bickbick

It's very very very good
Congratulations Samsung

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  • 2013-12-28 20:32
  • 33@x
  • Anonymous

htc sensation xe has 48 fps from nenamark 2, it was 23 in Android 2.3 after 4.0 update it became 48

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  • 2013-12-24 22:00
  • 0I$9
  • Anonymous

is it available now here in the philippines?

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  • 2013-12-22 10:30
  • K7eu
  • Mokia

This model is much more better, what/than Nokia Lumia 625 model! .

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  • 2013-12-16 05:19
  • 6uLP
  • JWSG

This phone or a Xperia SP for $20 more.

You are failing so bloody hard, Samsung.

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  • 2013-12-15 02:20
  • 2@RP
  • Erick

This device is appealing but it will face a very difficult time persuading customers to opt for this over either the 4G Nokia Lumia 625 or the newly arrived and excellent value Motorola Moto G. Also, as this review points out, its predecessor is a very good alternative and much more affordable.

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  • 2013-12-11 16:21
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  • Anonymous

Would never buy this phone after having Ace 1. The worst phone I ever had, and the review lost me in the first paragraph where they said Ace line of phones always provided enough computer power. Simply not true. Ace never again.

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  • 2013-12-11 10:47
  • pq@J
  • siksa

wohooo... its snapdragon 400 for lte

been looking for a 4" lte phone.

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  • 2013-12-07 07:43
  • KZ8C
  • ZeeEm

So uh...... it's basically the S3 mini.

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  • 2013-12-04 12:42
  • rvaC
  • Waqas

best phone ace 3.

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  • 2013-11-27 15:25
  • KIhv
  • alexv

> In reply to james79 @ 2013-11-20 09:47 from 39xV - click to readadreno 305 is better but it depends on the clocking of the cpu and gpu.. for instance a xperia t is better at gaming than a xperia l.. but an one mini is better at gaming than a xperia t

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  • 2013-11-24 23:46
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  • Friend Boy

I have purchased Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Duos and using it for one week happily. It is my first Samsung smartphone. It has following pros and cons in my unbiased view:

-4" screen means fit in hands comfortably and easy to use
-Screen is wonderful. Colors are accurate with enough brightness (I prefer manual adjustment and it does not have auto). Outdoor visibility is also good
-Built-in memory (4 GB) is small, but I compensated it via 32 GB SDHC. Apps and Games can be moved to SD comfortably and no crash or slowdown
-Processor (1 GHz dual core Cortex A9) and RAM (1 GB) are more than enough for smooth operation of OS 4.2.2. I have installed over 70 applications (antivirus (Avast) and firewall (Mobiwol) are continuously on, office, media, editing tools, Photoshop, maps etc.) and games (including asphalt titles) on it and still it is fast without any slowdown/crash. I use it as my basic/essential device including SPlanner/SClander. Amazing performance
-Battery timing is 1 day with medium use. I am logged in three different email accounts, Facebook, Google+, Hangout, Samsung services including Chat on, Weather updates and still get 24 hours comfortably
-Camera result is good, even under low light conditions. Check result of low light performance here:­01851
-Sound quality is good and clean, though not very loud or bass like Boom Sound (I previously own HTC One International version silver 32 GB, but have to sale it due to some personal reasons. I still miss that often)
-Built-in media player deals comfortably with majority of video formats up to 720p. For 1080p, third party media player like MXPlayer is needed. Subtitle support is good. Music player is good too
-Call quality is good with neat and comfortable experience

-Mediocre battery with heavy use
-1080p support is not built-in
-Sound is not too loud
-Smart stay does not work for me. I do not know what is wrong there. Perhaps due to spectacles…

Overall, I am enjoying it. With 18 months support cycle of Android, I expect 4.3/4.4 update is near future for it.

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  • 2013-11-24 07:46
  • KIIC