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Samsung Launches Entry-level Galaxy Ace 3

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 packs entry-level pricing with impressive hardware.

The Samsung spotlight has been dominated by the Galaxy S4 for the past couple of weeks, and so we naturally forget about the manufacturer's other phones hiding in the shadows, particularly the entry-level models. One such phone is the Galaxy Ace 3, which despite it's low price, has some real killer features that will provide some real competition for the mobile market. 

The phone comes in three variants: a single SIM model with 3G HSDPA support (GT-S7270), a dual SIM model with 3G HSDPA support (GT-S7272) [only in select regions], and a final 4G LTE model (GT-S7275). All models comes equipped with Android 4.2.2, including the Samsung Apps store along with the Google Play Store.

Along with a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, the phone packs a 5MP camera with LED Flash as well as a forward facing VGA camera. While all the phones ship with 1 GB of Ram and expandable micro SDHC (up to 32 GB) storage, unfortunately only the 4G variant gets the 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 8 GB of internal storage.Tthe other two models have to settle for a slower 1 GHz processor and 4 GB of internal storage. Connectivity comes in the form of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, with a 1,500 mAh battery to power it all.
All models are available in both black or white, measure in at 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm and weigh only 119 grams. While these phones are in the entry level category, they have surprisingly good specifications, which make them worth considering. While the newest phones on the horizon (like the Galaxy Note 3 and the iPhone 5s/6) will bring much more advanced hardware at a higher price, the Galaxy Ace 3 is certainly not a bad choice for those who want a decent phone at a reasonable price.

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    kawininjazx , June 13, 2013 1:52 PM
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    Entry level? More like garbage level..


    Let me put you in a situation, you don't have a lot of money and you don't want to be stuck with an expensive for two years. You can buy this phone for a reasonable price, no contract, and you can do talk text, web, maps, apps, etc. and use it with a prepaid. I have a GS3, but I'm selling it to get out of my verizon contract because I have a kid on the way and it's a luxury I can't afford, I would love to have a phone like this which I could afford and it can do everything I need.

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    house70 , June 13, 2013 2:03 PM
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    Entry level? More like garbage level..


    You have some iStuff, you should know garbage, since you're handling it.
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    house70 , June 13, 2013 2:06 PM
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    Let me put you in a situation, you don't have a lot of money and you don't want to be stuck with an expensive for two years. You can buy this phone for a reasonable price, no contract, and you can do talk text, web, maps, apps, etc. and use it with a prepaid. I have a GS3, but I'm selling it to get out of my verizon contract because I have a kid on the way and it's a luxury I can't afford, I would love to have a phone like this which I could afford and it can do everything I need.


    Nailed it. Unfortunately, you're trying to reason with someone who trolls every Samsung/Android - related article, even though he knows nothing about it. He can't stand the fact that with Android devices one actually has plenty of choices. Sour grapes, really.
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    killerclick , June 13, 2013 2:39 PM
    Not bad for ~$150 contract-free. Two years ago you'd have paid over $400 for these specs.
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    fibergeek , June 13, 2013 2:48 PM
    The Specs says Cat 4 LTE .. Not even S4 has 150mbps DL speeds. That is fastest phone in the world.

    http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2013/06/10/Enjoy-the-New-Mobile-Essentials-with-Samsung-GALAXY-Ace-3-1
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    darkchazz , June 13, 2013 3:23 PM
    How many new devices can samsung launch in only one month?! This is laughable...
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    house70 , June 13, 2013 5:05 PM
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    I know right? 8GB of usable memory is a f'n joke and they call people who buy Apple products stupid...haha! I'll sell my iPhone5 when the 5s comes out and get 75% of what I paid for it...


    Yep, garbage in, garbage out (for sale). Thanks for proving me right (and no, you still don't understand choice).
    BTW, you forgot to troll the Galaxy Zoom article. Why don't you head on there and entertain us?
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    greghome , June 13, 2013 6:36 PM
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    I know right? 8GB of usable memory is a f'n joke and they call people who buy Apple products stupid...haha! I'll sell my iPhone5 when the 5s comes out and get 75% of what I paid for it... how about that S4 you just bought? NOT so much..lol


    That's cause only you Crapple zombies value the iPhone as much.
    If anything, it's just overpriced.
    Most, if not any Android phone or even Windows Phone's price decline like other IT stuff overtime as their time in the market grows...Apple? They just keep their prices high until the last minute just to kill off retailers that still have old stock.
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    livebriand , June 13, 2013 7:25 PM
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    Let me put you in a situation, you don't have a lot of money and you don't want to be stuck with an expensive for two years. You can buy this phone for a reasonable price, no contract, and you can do talk text, web, maps, apps, etc. and use it with a prepaid. I have a GS3, but I'm selling it to get out of my verizon contract because I have a kid on the way and it's a luxury I can't afford, I would love to have a phone like this which I could afford and it can do everything I need.
    So why don't they just sell the S2 or S3 at a discount for those purposes then? Phones like this that are meant to be low-end from the start are just stupid IMO.
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    izmanq , June 13, 2013 7:39 PM
    this is a nice and cheap phone, may be i'll get one :D  let's hope the non 4G one is under 150 USD
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    Matsushima , June 13, 2013 10:36 PM
    The original Galaxy Ace from 3 years ago is still on the market for about $180 with 278MB RAM, a 800MHz processor, and Adreno 200 graphics.
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    alchemy69 , June 13, 2013 10:51 PM
    I'm still waiting for the Jupiter Ace 2
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    robochump , June 13, 2013 11:39 PM
    Still looks like a iPhone except cheaper.
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    calguyhunk , June 14, 2013 12:50 AM
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    Entry level? More like garbage level..


    Thanks for gracing us with your wisdom.

    Not everybody has the money nor the necessity to pay a $100 contract every month. I'm a not a heavy user & have a prepaid connection that costs me under $20 dollars a month mostly.

    I've been using an unlocked Optimus One P500 ($180) for the past two and a half years - recently updated with custom Jelly Bean ROM 4.2.2 of jenkins RC4.

    I don't grudge you your money but do pity your ignorance of technology, disrespect for people who're not as loaded as you are and a chronic lack of curiosity or a willingness to know, learn and explore.

    Congratulations on your iPhone and million dollars a month contract. This or the Xperia M will prolly be my new UNLOCKED phone. Maybe even the upcoming Optimus L9 II even though it's gonna be a little costlier. We, Android users, (or Android 'fanboys' as you so eloquently put it) will then play 'round with their software & firmware and personalize it in any which way we like, whilst you and your legions of fellow Kool-Aid drinking Apple acolytes continue to be parted with your monies by Cuppertino from your tiny little 'App Store' jail cells.

    In any case, learn 'bout the rest of the world when you grow up. Not everywhere people even have this contract system with their carriers. Unlocked is pretty much the only way phones are sold in most of the world. iPhones and high end Androids cost over $800-$900 dollars including taxes. How many of you will pay that much even for your favorite iStuff?
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    calguyhunk , June 14, 2013 1:00 AM
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    So why don't they just sell the S2 or S3 at a discount for those purposes then? Phones like this that are meant to be low-end from the start are just stupid IMO.


    "So why don't they continue to manufacture and sell brand new Mercedes Benz W120's or the 300SC's for a discounted price then? The Civics or the Corollas that are meant to be low end from the start are just stupid IMO."

    That's just how arrogant and ignorant your comment is. Seriously sad.

    The outdated SOC's, cameras, screens etc. will slowly go out of production. That's why they can't keep making those till eternity. In any case, today's "low-end" phones are more powerful than yesterday's high end ones.

    As technology evolves, you get better performance at lower production costs. It doesn't make sense spending more money to produce underperforming products with yesterday's technology.

    That's why we don't use yesterday's high end Pentium 4 PC's any more, but "low end" Pentium G2010 ones. Nor do we use yesterday's high end Mercs and Bimmers as cheaper alternative, but new Fords and Chevys, Hondas and Toyotas. First learn how tech works before typing in such juvenile comments.
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    kawininjazx , June 14, 2013 6:18 AM
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    Let me put you in a situation, you don't have a lot of money and you don't want to be stuck with an expensive for two years. You can buy this phone for a reasonable price, no contract, and you can do talk text, web, maps, apps, etc. and use it with a prepaid. I have a GS3, but I'm selling it to get out of my verizon contract because I have a kid on the way and it's a luxury I can't afford, I would love to have a phone like this which I could afford and it can do everything I need.




    Nailed it. Unfortunately, you're trying to reason with someone who trolls every Samsung/Android - related article, even though he knows nothing about it. He can't stand the fact that with Android devices one actually has plenty of choices. Sour grapes, really.


    It's fun getting under the Android fanboys skin and selling your phone doesn't get you out of any contract.


    You can get out of your contract if you sell your phone on ebay for $300 and you have a $300 early termination fee.

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    guerrero , June 14, 2013 1:01 PM
    Seems like my Galaxy Victory
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    tbq , June 15, 2013 4:10 PM
    How much?
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    calguyhunk , June 15, 2013 9:03 PM
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    How much?


    Prolly less than $250 for the unlocked contract free single SIM 3G version and $50-$100 on a contract :) 
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    dhoshi , June 18, 2013 4:26 AM
    Nice, but the difference is really small.

    Almost same design
    Almost same screen size
    Both have jelly bean
    Almost same CPU frequency
    A little bit more RAM on Ace 3 (the main difference)

    I don't think Ace 3 will become very popular, Ace 2 didn't.

    The only things I require for a phone:

    Dual-core CPU (we have)
    Android (we have)
    Good software support/development (not so much) check out

    http://shoprex.com/phones-and-tablets/mobiles/samsung-galaxy-ace-3-mpid2463