Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270
Samsung rolls on with its juggernaut as numerous smartphones get released around it. The company has various lines of smartphones in the Galaxy range including Express and Ace, apart from the popular S series. Ace has been one of the more popular series in the middle upper segment price range. The device gets updated every season and is released with new specs but the market scenario is different this time as compared to the years prior to this. There is a lot of competition with the number of new entrants increasing manifold and also, the fact that these new entrants have covered a lot of ground in the past few months. Nevertheless, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 stays strong with its 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display. The smartphone is certainly not heavy with just 119 grams, which makes one curious about its dimensions that include a length of 121.2mm, breadth of 62.7mm and thickness of 9.8mm.
The gadget comes with an optional dual SIM mode through which one can keep two GSM SIMs and have two separate tariff plans. Going back to the 4-inch display, the resolution offered is 480 by 800 pixels with a pixel density of 233ppi, which makes a healthy pair of stats. The presence of dual core cortex A9 1GHz processor along with 1GB RAM and the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system keep the device at par with its competitors in the same range. There is no problem with the overall speed of the gadget which shows that the hardware of the device is in good hands. A 4GB internal memory invariably has some curtailment for the installation of applications and Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 is no different, for the user gets less space than what is prescribed on paper.
But a huge 64GB memory expansion through microSD card would certainly make the user feel better about how much they can keep in the device including songs, games, images, and videos. A primary camera of 5-megapixel and a secondary camera of 0.3-megapixel is an improvement on the latter front. With LED flash, the user should feel comfortable with the photography experience. Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot are some of the WLAN features that alongside GPRS, EDGE, and HTML browser make sure that the user can visit the desired websites and download data of the desired nature including songs, games, images, and videos. With 1500mAh standard lithium-ion battery, the user can carve out a standby time of up to 370 hours and a talk time of up to 8 hours, both in 3G. The smartphone is available in three colors of Black, White, and Dark Red.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 brings forward a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors and a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The display is boosted by 233ppi pixel density along with various sensors including accelerometer sensor, compass sensor, and proximity sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 includes a music and video player where the former can help the user create a customized playlist of songs. FM radio on the other hand, plays the songs on the radio although the user can use the RDS facility and record favorite songs as and when desired. Formats supported by the music player include MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and FLAC player. The video player plays videos in a variety of formats comprising of XviD, MP4, H.264, and H.263 player.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 has not improved substantially in terms of primary camera with the presence of a similar 5-megapixel primary camera as before. The quality of the images produced may have improved marginally but nothing that can be noticed on a significant scale. Features assisting the camera have been added though including LED flash, auto focus, face and smile detection, geo-tagging, and panorama. Secondary camera should certainly make the potential users happy with VGA strength that enables video calling and web chats.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 has a pretty elaborate internet connectivity set of features where GPRS, EDGE, and HTML5 browser makes sure that websites like Facebook and YouTube can be enjoyed. WLAN features are plenty too with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, and Wi-Fi direct. Downloading speed obtained is 14.4Mbps and the uploading speed is up to 5.76Mbps.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 provides 4GB of built-in memory with some of the space dedicated to storing applications. Still a good amount of space is left for the user to store personalized data. MicroSD card slot capacity has taken a hike as compared to the previous edition with a 64GB external memory expansion limit that enables the user to contain a massive amount of data including songs, games, images, and videos. RAM is of 1GB, which is apt for a device that can access multiple applications with agility.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 is supported by Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system, which means all the games that the software platform of Android provides along with applications like WhatsApp and WeChat, would be compatible with the device without any hassle. The Google Play Store opens its doors for the users to download similar apps and games.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 features a 1500mAh standard lithium-ion battery, which is good enough to produce a talk time of up to 8 hours along with a standby time of up to 370 hours. Both the figures are lingering and should sustain for a long period.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 presents loads of data connectivity options to explore including the ones for data exchange like USB port, Bluetooth or the ones for accessing web like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, and Wi-Fi direct. In the 2G version, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 supports frequency bandwidths of 850, 900, 1800, and 1900MHz while in 3G, 900 and 2100MHz are supported.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 when compared to HTC Desire SV has a smaller screen with 4 inches for the former and 4.3 inches for the latter. Pixel density of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 is slightly higher with 233ppi as compared to 217ppi for HTC Desire SV. Both the devices have 4GB of internal memory but Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 has a 64GB expansion slot while HTC desire SV has a 32GB microSD card slot. RAM for Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 is 1GB while the same is 768MB for HTC Desire SV. The camera for HTC Desire SV crushes the one provided by Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 with 8-megapixel for the former and 5-megapixel for the latter. Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT S7270 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system while HTC Desire SV runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.