Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2086 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The performance and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the sound and reliability, and some have doubts about the apps and reception.

usability, size, performance, price, durability

battery, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

See all Samsung Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 2086 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 618 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 246 of 618 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (1440)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the battery. There are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and sound.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

reliability, camera, sound, GPS navigation

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S7275 Galaxy Ace 3 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSamsung S7275 Galaxy Ace 3 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and portability, whereas many are negative about the screen.

usability, portability, performance

screen

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I5500 Galaxy 5 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera and and Stereo FM - US Warranty - BlackSamsung I5500 Galaxy 5 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera and and Stereo FM - US Warranty - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

 

With decent battery life, a bright screen and 4G the Ace 3 is a strong contender

Bright Screen ; Decent Battery ; Intuitive UI ; 4G

A little heavy ; Awkward keyboard ; Disappointing Camera ; Not HD

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 continues the Korean firm's drive to create an Android device for every single niche in the market.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has its flaws, but its recent price drop makes it much better value than its budget 4G competitors

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

 

Samsung's £200 4G smartphone is no match for the Moto G.

Supports 4G, MicroSD card support, Clean user interface

Slightly sluggish performance, Average camera, Dated design

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Europa GT-i5500

 

Samsung's Galaxy Europa has an attractively low price tag, but is it much cop? We check it out.

Low price ; Capacitive touchscreen

No multi-touch

It’s also annoying that the Samsung onscreen keyboard only has a QWERTY layout when used in landscape mode. If you’re working in portrait mode it defaults to a numerical keypad where you have to tap multiple times to reach different letters.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Review: In Depth

 

Despite the abundance of low and mid-range Samsung handsets and the granularity to which each differentiates itself from the next, the Ace family has always proved to standout to consumers on the high…

Highly customisable user experience ; Removable storage and battery ; Solid build quality ; 4G connectivity

Inconsistent performance ; Unimaginative design ; 4G use cripples battery life ; Display could be brighter

Nov, 2013

PCPRO Recommended

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

 

We liked the original Galaxy Ace when it first appeared three years ago, but times have moved on, and Samsung has now released the third version of the handset. The Galaxy Ace 3 may bear the same family name, but it has changed dramatically.

Samsung’s pocket rocket delivers plenty of power and a bucket-load of features, including 4G support and NFC, at a temptingly low price

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a solid all-round handset with no glaring

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a solid all-round handset with no glaring faults, but it also doesn’t do anything particularly brilliantly. It’s a jack of all trades, master of none

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a solid all-round handset with no glaring faults, but it also doesn’t do anything particularly brilliantly. It’s a jack of all trades, master of none

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

 

The Galaxy Ace 3 is Samsung's latest incarnation of its midrangewarhorse, and comes with the expected upgrade in processor powerand 4G network capability (though not a lot else). But with rivalslike the Motorola Moto G offering a better spec for less...

4G connectivity, expandable memory, decent camera

Specs don't compete with cheaper rivals

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a pretty decent midrange phone, withan okay screen, reasonably fast processor and better than averagecamera. But the game has changed with the Google-backed MotorolaMoto G, and the midrange has shifted up in spec and down in...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R Smartphone

 

Hot smartphone. Samsung is offering the Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R for less than 260 Euros (~$352) but this is no cheap piece. In fact, we are surprised by the high quality of the 4-inch smartphone which even offers an LTE module. ...

High-quality workmanship; System performance is good enough for all the latest games and apps; Bright display; Fast internet connectivity thanks to LTE; Stays cool; Battery can be removed; Good run times; Cheap

Average camera; Relatively low resolution display; Too power-hungry while off or in standby

LTE for this price is a real exception and deserves a lot of praise.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810P Smartphone

 

Little star? Affordable, stylish and handy: Samsung's Galaxy Fame

Handy design; Solid casing; Screen's high brightness; Cool even during load

Narrow viewing angles; Low contrast; Only middling performance; Preinstalled bloatware

That bloatware is now also installed on smartphones.

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200 / 1500 / 1700 / 1800 / 2100
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 11
Continuous audio playback time:38 / 46
Continuous video playback time:8
Standby time (3G):300 / 430 / 570
Standby time (4G):330
Talk time (2G):15.1 / 8
Talk time (3G):10 / 11 / 6.6 / 8 / 8.3

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Maximum frame rate:15 / 30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 2
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.386 / 0.512
Head SAR (EU):0.384 / 0.503

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Red / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black

Display

Display diagonal:10.2 / 101.6 / 12.7 / 7.62
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, OGG / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3gp, MPEG4 / DIVX, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:N / Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800, 900, 1800, 2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600 / 850,900,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP, SDAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice, Easy Mode, Pop up play
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1.2 / 4.2 / 4.2.1 / 4.2.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5 / ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2
Processor Model:A5

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1.2 / 4.2 / 4.2.1 / 4.2.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1024 / 512
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1 / 1.06 / 1.19 / 1.21 / 10 / 9.6 / 9.99
Height :10.5 / 12.1 / 12.2 / 121.2 / 13.1 / 14.4
Weight:100.5 / 118 / 119.5 / 119.8 / 148 / 160
Width:5.8 / 6.27 / 6.31 / 6.77 / 62.7 / 7.71