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.