Ace 3


The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is made for life in the fast lane. It is packed with amazing power, featuring fast 4G connectivity and super-fast processor, and is loaded with the very latest Android OS. It also comes with amazing smart features like Sound and Shot, S Voice, Smart Stay, S Travel and S Translator. And because life is about more than just being functional, the Galaxy Ace 3 has cool applications like Game Hub, Motion UX, ChatON and much more. 3.667 5 9 reviews

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  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • Enjoy smart controls with Android OS
  • Browse the web with super-fast 4G connection
  • Go hands free with S Voice functionality
  • Have more fun on the go with Game Hub
Not your ordinary snapshots
Easy-to-use camera modes let you make your photos more creative, more you, and more share-worthy. There’s even a mode that instantly pings friends when you’ve taken pictures of them.
Not your ordinary snapshots
Premium connectivity
The Ace 3 boasts 4G broadband connectivity, and that means freewheeling use of your phone. Zoom around the web, download photos in a flash and watch videos without interruption.
Premium connectivity
Say “hi phone”
Unlike most mobile voice capabilities, S Voice allows you to actually unlock your phone with a simple command that you customize. Once it’s unlocked, tell it to play a song, do a web search, or even take photos.
Say “hi phone”

Intuitive at every turn

Powerful, yet simple, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system anticipates and adapts to your personal usage habits.
Superior Performance

More cloud storage

The Ace 3 comes with an important little perk—50GB worth of free storage on Dropbox for 2 years. That means every photo is automatically backed up and you can access your files anywhere, anytime, right from your phone.
More cloud storage

Know before you go

Pull up a guide to your travel destination and get tips, reviews and helpful information right from your phone.
Know before you go

How do you say…

Speak or write in one language and your phone will translate it into another and speak it back to you (especially helpful for tricky pronunciations). Or access a library of phrases, like “Where is the train station?”
How do you say…

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  • OS
    Android, 4.2.2
  • Display
  • Camera
  • 4G
    LTE 100 / 50 (800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600MHz)

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

  • InfraLTE 4G
  • 2GEDGE / GPRS (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz)
  • 4GLTE 100 / 50 (800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600MHz)
  • 3GHSPA+ 42 / 5.76 (850/900/2100 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes
  • Bluetooth ProfilesDI, MAP, PBAP, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SAP, HID, PAN
  • PC Sync.Kies, Kies Air


  • OSAndroid, 4.2.2
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  • TechnologyTFT
  • Colour Depth16M
  • Size4.0"
  • Resolution480 x 800 (WVGA)


  • CPU TypeDual
  • CPU Speed1.2GHz


  • Memory8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM*


  • Camera Resolution(Rear)5M
  • Camera Resolution(Front)0.3M (VGA)
  • FlashYes
  • Auto FocusYes


  • SensorsAccelerometer / Digital Compass / Proximity

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (HxWxD)121.2 x 62.7 x 10mm
  • Weight119.8g


  • ColourPure White / Metallic Black / Wine Red (dependent on market)


  • USBV2.0
  • Earjack3.5mm
  • External Memory SlotMicroSD (up to 64GB)
  • SIM SupportSingle (micro SIM)
  • ConnectorMicro USB


  • Standard Battery1800mAh
  • Internet Usage Time(3G)Up to 8h
  • Internet Usage Time(LTE)Up to 8h
  • Internet Usage Time(WI-FI)Up to 11h
  • Video Playback TimeUp to 8h
  • Audio Playback TimeUp to 46h
  • Talk Time(W-CDMA)Up to 10h
  • Standby Time(W-CDMA)Up to 430h
  • Standby Time(LTE)Up to 330h


  • LocationAGPS Support, GLONASS Support

Services and Applications

  • Samsung AppsYes
  • Music HubYes
  • Readers HubYes
  • Game HubYes
  • ChatON, mFluent IMChatON
  • ActiveSyncYes
  • B-to-B CompabilityODE, EAS, MDM, VPN

Audio and Video

  • Video Format3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV FLV MKV WebM
  • Video ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080) Video Playback & HD (1280 x 720) Recording
  • Video Frame rate30fps

Ratings and Reviews (9)

Overall Ratings

5 out of 9 (55%) customers recommend this product





Gloucestershire, United Kingdom - Gender: Male - Age:
Just a basic bog standard run of the mill phone!!!

This is just a basic bog standard run of the mill phone that is being charged at a premium price tag! It is full of pointless apps that 99% of will never be used.

it has no games installed, the calculator is the most basic you will ever see on a modern "smart" phone, so anything more than basic +, -, x, ÷, and you're out of luck! The battery does run down very quickly and if you mess about with the useless apps or use the radio on it, it drains like water running over a cliff! I read numerous reviews before I chose this model as I wanted a phone with a reasonably good camera that had a flash on, and I can honestly say that all of the reviews I read were very misleading as this phone is a very big disappointment which is definitely over priced. Depending on the area you live in the signal will be rather poor, I get between 0-1 bar, 2 if I'm very lucky! The camera isn't at all what I was expecting from a company like this manufacturer, so far all of the photo's I have taken have been very grainy more like a 0.3mp camera, and considering it's supposed to be a 5 mega pixel camera it is yet to delivery anything even close that sort of quality! The design has quite a major flaw too, in that the screen is very vulnerable and will be prone to damage easily, so you'd need a protective case for it, shame the manufacturer didn't think of this really, and issue one as standard considering the price. Also make sure you check the box contents, as mine had the headset/headphones missing and I had to contact the manufacturer myself despite where my phone was purchased! On the plus side though, It's slim, well balanced and looks quite stylish.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom - Gender: Male - Age:
Galaxy Ace 3

Over all the phone is reasonable good, Google maps & navigate are useful, but in satellite view very dark. also the navigate function always has North to the top of the screen unlike most other Sat-nav's For my use there are a lot of surplus apps all ready on the phone, that I needed to delete.

The Ace 3 seems lacking in it's setting's not very customizable very few settings to tweak. Some actions require you to just tap the icon others you have to swipe, difficult to get used to knowing which is which, not like other touchscreen software. Poor at keeping a good signal strength, seems to just drop out for no reason. having the antenna in the bottom of the phone where you hold it is a poor design, even the instructions tell you avoid covering it but you have to hold a phone, every one holds them by the bottom half Battery life is dreadful, a few demanding applications or a secession of video usage or gaming drag it down very quickly, you almost have to charge it daily. If you like get one but buy a car charger as well, I wish I had bought an i-phone.

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"Our Lass"
Sheffield - Gender: - Age:
Does Everything You Need it To

I previously had the Ace & liked everything about it except for the lack of internal memory. Looked at the spec for this & decided it was just what Iwanted and more.

Very pleased with the speed & performance & the clarity of the screen. The only problem I had was obtaining a case / cover to fit, but after a little homework, this was overcome.

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Hertfordshire Hitchin - Gender: Male - Age:
Samsung galaxy ace 3

I bought this phone a week ago and I am very pleased with it. It is the size for your pocket. I recommend it to anyone who wants a small and efficient device.

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