In quarter three of this year, Samsung Ace lovers will finally get what they have been eagerly anticipating, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3. Samsung’s Ace line of mobile phones signifies the company’s urge to target different market niches, in this case, the inexpensive mobile phone niche. Samsung’s entry-level—low-end, as some frankly say—Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has seen the light of day when it comes to its technical specifications, as compared to its predecessor the Ace 2. Comparing and contrasting these two mobile phones, will help us better understand the superiority of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3.
Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
Announced in June this year, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 sports many notable features—starkly different from its predecessor the Ace 2.
Network and SIM: The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is offered to customers in two forms, a 3G version and a 4G LTE version. Even more so, Samsung has offered an optional dual-SIM version to the Ace 3. Conversely, the Ace 2 is only designed to communicate with 3G networks and has no dual-SIM option.
Display: The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 possess identical 4-inch displays at 480 x 800 pixels. However, the LTE version of the Ace 3 is capable of display 720 video, a notable difference from the Ace 2.
Weight: The Ace 2 is slightly heavier than the Ace 3 at 122 grams.
Storage: The Ace 3 will feature 1GB of RAM, a stark difference from the 768MB of RAM installed on the Ace 2. Additionally, the Ace 3 will have 4GB of storage in the 3G model, while 8GB will be available in the LTE model; the Ace 2 only offered 4 GB of internal storage. A microSD slot in the Ace 2 supports up to 32GB, while the Ace 3 will support up to 64GB.
Connectivity: The Ace 3 will be offered 4G LTE version, along with a 3G version. LTE on the Ace 3 will be offered in Cat4 at 50 Mbps upload and 150 Mbps download. HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps in the 3G model and HSDPA at 42.2 Mbps in the 4G LTE modelwill be available in the Ace 3. In contrast to the Ace 2’s 14.4 Mbps, the Ace 3 offers HSDPA speeds; in the LTE version at least. Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP will be presented in the Samsung Ace 3, while the Samsung Ace 2 featured Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, an upgrade for Bluetooth users.
Near field communication (NFC) is optional on the Ace 2, while it is only available on the LTE version of the Ace 3. Wi-Fi specifications are alike in the Ace 2 and the Ace 3, featuring Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, to satisfy most of your Wi-Fi needs.
Camera: The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 offers matching camera specification as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, with a rear 5-megapixel camera and a front VGA camera for video chatting.
Processor: A powerful dual-core 1GHz processor will be available on the 3G Ace 3 and an impressive 1.2 GHz dual-core processor on the LTE version. In opposition to Ace 2’s dual-core, 800 Mhz processor, the Ace 3 is definitely an improvement in the processor section.
Battery: The battery life of the Ace 2 and the Ace 3, 3G version, are similar, offering a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. However, the LTE model of the Ace 3 offers a 1800 mAh battery, to power the phone’s LTE capability.
Operating System: The Samsung galaxy Ace 3 will come with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
Proprietary Applications: Unlike other entry-level phones that Samsung offers, including the Ace 2, the Ace 3 offers a bunch of S-features. S-features like S-Translator, S-Voice and S-Voice—offered in Samsung’s premium smartphones—are some of the premium functionality offered in the Samsung Ace 3.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 price in India is around Rs 12,000, which should see it go head to head with Karbonn's offerings.
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