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Deal: £305 Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 smartphone

Samsung launched the Galaxy Ace 3 smartphone a few weeks ago and online electronics retailer Expansys has it on preorder for just under £305, which is not such a good deal as it sounds. In comparison, Samsung's former flagship, the Galaxy S3 can be had for well under £290 and there's absolutely no way the Ace 3 is a better phone than the S3.

The Ace 3 comes with roughly the same specification as the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or the S3 mini for that matter). There's a dual-core SoC clocked at 1.2Ghz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4in display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a rear 5-megapixel camera and a front facing VGA one, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi.

As for every recent Galaxy handsets unveiled lately, this one also comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and sports a slew of add-on Samsung features like Buddy Photo Share, Best Photo, Sound and Shot. The only feature that the S3 is lacking compared to the Ace 3 is 4G/LTE capability.

Even compared to the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, the jump in specification is not spectacular and doesn't warrant a jump of 100 per cent in its SRP.

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