If you’re looking to buy a smartphone from Samsung’s Galaxy franchise, here’s a comparison between the Galaxy Ace 3 and the Galaxy S4 Mini to get you started in your decision making and to help you better understand what you are looking for.
Display and Design
The touch screen we see featured on the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a TFT, 4 inches long one, which renders a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The device comes with the following dimensions: 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm and weighs 115 g.
The display that Samsung equipped its other smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Mini is a 4.3 inches long Super AMOLED one which renders a superior resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. While the dimensions of this device are 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm, the handset weighs 107 g.
Hardware and Operating System
The processor that powers the Galaxy Ace 3 is a Cortex A9 which is a dual core that works at 1 GHz. The chipset included in the package is a BCM21664 Broadcom model. The device supports 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage (if you choose to use a microSD card, you can expand your memory up to 64GB). The operating system of the Ace 3 is Android Jelly Bean.
The processor that we see on the Galaxy S4 Mini is a Krait one, which is a dual core clocked at 1.7 GHz. As for chipset, the smartphone features the Snapdragon 400 MSM8930 from Qualcomm. The device supports 1.5GB of RAM as well as 8GB of internal storage (also expandable up to 64GB via microSD card). The S4 Mini runs on Android Jelly Bean.
When it comes to the camera, Samsung gave the Galaxy S4 Mini better features: an 8MP rear-facing camera (LED flash + autofocus) and a front-facing camera that has 1.9MP.
The rear camera on the Galaxy Ace 3 is a 5MP one (LED flash + autofocus) and, as for a front camera, the handset has a VGA camera.
The battery unit on the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is a Li-Ion 1500 mAh one which is estimated to last around 8 hours of talking time (3G).
The battery unit we see on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a Li-Ion 1900 mAh model which will last you around 12 hours of talking time (3G).
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is the cheaper choice between the two, being priced at $179.42. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini would be a nice investment, this one having the price of $298.00.