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Samsung Launches Entry-level Galaxy Ace 3

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.

  • kawininjazx
    10965211 said:
    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
    10965211 said:
    Entry level? More like garbage level..

    You have some iStuff, you should know garbage, since you're handling it.
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  • house70
    10965400 said:
    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
    Not bad for ~$150 contract-free. Two years ago you'd have paid over $400 for these specs.
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  • fibergeek
    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
    How many new devices can samsung launch in only one month?! This is laughable...
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  • house70
    10965931 said:
    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
    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
    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
    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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