If you’re on the look out for some budget Android fun, then Samsung has come up with a phone which deserves a closer look: The Galaxy Ace 3. The phone was actually announced back in June, but aside from giving us information on the specs, Samsung stayed quiet about its release date. Now, several months later, the Ace 3 has come to the UK, and if you’re reading this it should be in selected stores already.
The good news is the Galaxy Ace 3 has had a decent spec bump over its predecessor, and now comes with 4G LTE connectivity, and given it’s inevitably low-price, it’s a welcome new feature. Samsung has installed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Ace 3, and added several of its software features, such as S Translator, S Voice and Smart Stay.
As for the features, the phone has a 4-inch touchscreen equipped with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and is powered by a Broadcom 1.2GHz, dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. A 5-megapixel camera is on the rear of the phone, along with a basic VGA camera above the screen, and there’s a total of 8GB storage space, plus a microSD card slot to increase this by up to 64GB.
If the Galaxy Ace 3 sounds good, then you’ll be able to find it in EE’s stores and Tesco, plus you can sign-up to be notified of its availability at Carphone Warehouse. The price hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s unlikely to be expensive.