Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy SYesterday, we relayed the latest spec rumours for something called the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, which follows in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Ace Plus and Galaxy Ace 2.

I remarked that, at 4in, the display size is the same as the Samsung Galaxy S (pictured); we’ve come full circle with what used to be flagship-level specs now being entry-level.

Note: the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 specs are of course provisional, and there are some discrepancies between the original Ace 3 rumours and the ones we heard yesterday.

In any case, let’s take a closer look at how the hypothetical Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 compares to the former flagship Galaxy S.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3: 4in (480 x 800, 233PPI) TFT-LCD

Samsung Galaxy S: 4in (480 x 800, 233PPI) Super AMOLED

As far as display size goes, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Samsung Galaxy S are identical. Flagship in 2010 is entry-level three years later.

Processor

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3: dual-core 1GHz or 1.2GHz

Samsung Galaxy S: single-core 1GHz

The rumour mill can’t quite settle on the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3’s processor, but in any case, it looks like it’ll be more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S.

It was only two years ago that we were drooling over dual-core phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation. Nowadays, dual-core is the norm at the bottom(ish) of the ladder.

RAM

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3: 1GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy S: 512MB of RAM

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 will seemingly have twice the RAM of the Samsung Galaxy S, which will help when it comes to assigning operating system duties (more on this below!).

Internal storage

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3: 4GB

Samsung Galaxy S: 16GB

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3’s 4GB internal storage (presumably backed by microSD) screams: “Entry-level!”

The Samsung Galaxy S had microSD compatibility on top of the 16GB onboard storage.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3: 5MP rear, 0.3MP front

Samsung Galaxy S: 5MP rear, 0.3MP front

On paper at least, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Samsung Galaxy S offer much the same in terms of camera action.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3: 1,500mAh

Samsung Galaxy S: 1,500mAh

Snap!

Android version

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3: Jelly Bean (Android 4.something)

Samsung Galaxy S: Gingerbread (Android 2.3)

“Value pack” aside, the Samsung Galaxy S was left behind on Gingerbread, as the world moved onto Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and beyond.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, its dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM will help power the Jelly Bean-flavoured show.

Conclusion

Yep, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Samsung Galaxy S ain’t that different. The former has less storage, but beefier internals in order to accommodate Jelly Bean.

What was once jaw dropping is now - dare I say - yawn inducing. Er, unless you're on the market for a budget handset.

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