Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Mini Ace 2

Samsung is a manufacturer that focuses on the variety, so we have a very full catalog of smartphonesin which each user can find the one that best suits your needs. The high end as the Samsung Galaxy S3usually take center stage, but the truth is that much of the success of this brand is because they offer other intermediate options that are cheaper but still betting on a balance sheet.

The middle segment of the catalog of Samsung has very comprehensive devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 , the second generation of one of the terminals of this company’s best sellers. This new model has gone a step above its predecessor improving important points as the screen or processor. Samsung does not stop and just a few days ago has increased the supply of midrange smartphones with the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini , a smaller version of its current flagship and simpler features. We analyze the differences between the Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Galaxy Mini and Ace 2 in a comparative.

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Design and Display

At first glance we see that they are two very different phones despite being from the same manufacturer.The  Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 features the design that Samsung has been used until recently in most of its products, with a rectangular shape slightly rounded corners and a frame around the whole profile of the terminal. The look is elegant and sober without superfluous elements and a matte black finish on the back. As the  Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is newer has adopted the same appearance as his older brother. With the new flagship Samsung has opted for a design smooth lines with rounded equine much also is white and the surface is glossy. Both have a similar size, but the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a little bigger. Yet the new terminal of the Koreans is thinner and with a weight of just 111 gramscompared to 122 grams of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.

The screen is one of the aspects that makes the difference between these two models. Although both have exactly the same resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, there are a couple of points that make the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini takes advantage . The first is that it has a screen Super AMOLED , this system manages to deliver brilliant images with vivid colors and is also thought to not consume a lot of battery. The panel of the  Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is of type PLS TFT, no images as bright but stands out because it allows good viewing from an angle greater. Moreover screen  Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini also comes forward slightly in size, has a diagonal of four inches while the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 stays at 3.8 inches.

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There are too many differences in the systems of connection, both wireless and physical. Both can connect to the Internet through networks 3G (14.4 Mbps) or Wi-Fi high speed. Antenna also carry GPS ,Bluetooth, DLNA, a port MicroUSB and plug for headphones . The most notable difference is that theSamsung Galaxy S3 Mini has Wi-Fi Direct and NFC, both designed to use the application S Beam file sharing “bumping” two phones, but have many more applications-for example, serves to make NFC payments.

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Camera and Multimedia

Again paragraph photographic and video are level and according to the technical data provided Samsung, there is one difference between these two terminals. The sensor has a resolution of five megapixels, so that we can take pictures with a size of 2,592 x 1,944 pixels, which is not bad. Of course also include essential features in a smartphone with camera like LED flash and auto focus and others like geo-tagging, face detection, image editor, filters or scene modes. When recording video both will do with a resolution HD720p and a frequency of 30 frames per second to record natural movements. Finally also equip a sensor on the front for video calls , but its resolution is only 0.3 megapixels.

Also go together in terms of profile media , played a good variety of formats, lead tuner Radio FM with RDS and have the services of the mark as Game Hub, Music Hub and Social Hub.

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Processor, memory and operating system

Change of pace to see how are processors of these two models and see clear differences. The Samsung Galaxy Mini S3 chip carries a dual-core one gigahertz clock speed and a GB of memory RAM , so you get a very smooth performance. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 bet on a processor dual core 800 Mhz and 768 Mb of memory RAM, more than enough for everything to work properly and the difference is not much, but it is a step behind Samsung Mini Galaxy S3.

The internal memory is not equal. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 provides a background of four GBexpandable to 32 GB cards extra MicroSD . The  Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini , which also acceptMicroSD , will be available in two models of eight and 16 Gb

Just as every family terminals Galaxy these two models have the successful platform Android , but the difference comes with the version. The  Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini factory will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest installment, while the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is still in version 2.3.6 Gingerbread. But there is good news since Samsung confirmed that will be updated to Android 4.1 , the trouble is that even could take.

Both offer similar services such as access to social networks, email services or Google Maps, but at this point it is noteworthy that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has smart features interesting that make a difference. With systems like Smart Stay, Call Direct or voice assistant Voice S Samsung’s new model is compared to the greats like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Samsung Galaxy S3, which is certainly a very important aspect.

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Autonomy and price

They return to match the capacity of the battery (1,500 milliamps) but so far no information on the autonomy of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 can be switched without having to plug between seven and 16 hours in use (2G/3G) and 640 or 670 hours standby.

The price current Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is about 300 euros in free format. Although not confirmed, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini could cost around 400 euros.

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Although both belong to the same segment of mid-range Samsung have seen some notable differences. S3 The Samsung Galaxy Mini is newer and therefore seeks to emulate the flagship of the brand, so it has some more advanced systems including stresses especially smart features. offers also more attractive design and present a more powerful processor and its screen is Super AMOLED and a little bigger. But in the other sections have been tied , have the same connections, the same type of camera and at one time also share the same version of Android (when the Galaxy Ace 2 is updated). Both are very complete terminals, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini comes forward a bit and justifies the price difference between the two.

Comparative tab

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Screen Capacitive multi-touch screen 
800 x 480 pixel resolution 
233 dots per inch 
16 million color 
resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
Capacitive multitouch screen 
3.8 inch 
480 x 800 pixels 
246 pixels per inch (ppi) 
16,000,000 color 
resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
Weight and dimensions 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm 
111.5 grams
118.3 x 62.2 x 10.5 mm 
122 grams
Processor Procesadot STE U8420 dual-core 1 Ghz Dual Core Processor 800 Mhz
RAM 1 Gb 768 Mb
Internal Memory 8/16 GB + 32 GB microSD 4 GB + 32 GB microSD
Platform Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread (upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean)
Camera and Multimedia 5 megapixel sensor 
(2592 x 1944 pixels) 
LED Flash 
Auto focus 
Face detection 
Video Recording HD720p @ 30 fps 
Secondary camera 0.3 megapixel front (VGA)  

Playing music, video and photo 
formats supported: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, SorensonSpark, WMV7, WMV8, MP3, AMR-NB, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, WMA, OGG (Vorbis) , FLAC 
Hub Music, Games, Video, Readers 
FM Radio (RDS) 
Support JAVA 
Support Adobe Flash Player 10.1

5 megapixel sensor 
(2592 x 1944 pixels) 
LED Flash 
smile detection 
sensitivity ISO Control 
Panoramic Photography 
Video recording 720p @ 30fps 
Secondary VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels)  

Playing music, video and photo 
formats supported: AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, FLAC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV 
FM Radio with RDS 
Support JAVA 
Support Adobe Flash Player 10.3

Connectivity GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 
HSPA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps HSUPA 5.76 Mbp) 
Rotation Sensor 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor 
3.5mm Output headphones 
microSD card slot 
Document viewer 
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Direct 
Bluetooth 4.0 
NFC (optional) 
S Voice 
Stay Smart 
Call Direct 
Smart Alert 
S Beam
EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 
HSDPA 900/2100 
3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Hotspot. 
3.0 Bluetooth technology 
Micro USB 2.0 
Audio 3.5 mm 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor
Autonomy 1,500 milliamps Battery 1500 mAh Battery 
Talk Time 2G: 16.3 hours 
2G Standby: 670 hours 
3G talk time: 7.5 hours 
3G Standby: 640 hours
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