Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Now Available in Australia via Telstra

The smartphone was initially introduced at Vodafone Australia

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 was officially launched in Australia back in December 2013 when major carrier Vodafone announced that it would offer the smartphone on prepaid for $250 (€165).

Five months since the entry-level Galaxy Ace 3 made its debut in Australia, another carrier in the country announces the smartphone is available through its official retail channels, Telstra.

According to AusDroid, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is now available both at Telstra's online store and the carrier's brick and mortar locations.

The Galaxy Ace 3 can be had on prepaid for the same price it was released with back in December by Vodafone, $250 (€165). This is some kind of a letdown considering the entry-level smartphone is almost one year old and has been priced just like five months ago.

Anyway, those who prefer Telstra over Vodafone and are looking for an affordable Android smartphone, which is not that affordable, may want to give Galaxy Ace 3 a try.

Keep in mind though that the Galaxy Ace 3 ships with the old Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, and will probably remain on this version until it gets discontinued.

Some may say that it's good the smartphone doesn't come with Gingerbread considering the Galaxy Ace 3 was launched on the market back in July 2013. However, taking into consideration the rather high price with which it has been tagged, Telstra's deal is unworthy.

For those unfamiliar with the Galaxy Ace 3's specs sheet, here is a quick recap. As Samsung confirmed, the smartphone comes equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.

The only strong point of the smartphone would be the fact that it supports 4G LTE connectivity. Other than that, its specs are pretty standard for an entry-level Android smartphone.

It comes with only 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card. The phone also sports a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 233ppi (pixel density).

On the back, the Galaxy Ace 3 packs a 5-megapixel main camera with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording. There's also a secondary VGA camera in the front for video calls.

Aside from LTE, the smartphone also comes with support for HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC (Near Field Communication) and microUSB.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is powered by a 1800 mAh battery, which is rated by the carrier for up to 250 hours of standby time or up to 5 hours of talk time.

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