Samsung Galaxy Ace Apple iPhone 3GS

Samsung Galaxy Ace vs Apple iPhone 3GS

Samsung Galaxy Ace

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Ace

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Standby time More standby time 26.7 days vs 12.5 days More than 2x more standby time, less frequent charging
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 800 MHz vs ARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 30% faster)
Weight Lighter 113 g vs 135 g Around 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 60×112×12 mm vs 62×116×12 mm More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 12 mm vs 12 mm Around 10% thinner
Apple iPhone 3GS

Reasons to consider the iPhone 3GS

3.5G, Apple iOS 3.0
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 158 MB More than 103.5x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 480p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 20fps Shoots higher resolution video at a higher frame rate


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Thickness Thin
12 mm
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
Galaxy AceUnknown, 800 MHz
iPhone 3GSARM MHz Cortex-A8, 600 MHz
Movie format Poor movies
Galaxy Ace320 x 240 @ 20fps
iPhone 3GS480p @ 30fps

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
164 PPI
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
Galaxy Ace5 MP
iPhone 3GS3 MP


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Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 25 comments

Avatar for Jake Jake (3:55 PM, October 30, 2013)
Is anyone selling an iPhone 3GS I'll happy to buy it

(O2 white 8gb or 16gb used or brand new) please reply back if selling
Avatar for thomas thomas (3:19 PM, February 27, 2013)
So you think bigger is better yet faster ?

Ferrari Enzo has 12 cylinder 6.0Litre engine
Formula 1 car only has 8 cylinder 2.4L engine

you'll think enzo is faster .but guess what ?you're bloody so wrong .

Bigger is better only works on foods, money and penises .ohh... and boobies .
Avatar for thomas thomas (2:24 PM, February 27, 2013)
so you think ace is better ?use iphone ,report me 1 month later .
irfanmpm (5:41 PM, November 21, 2012)
yes i can, after the jailbreak i can send/receive via bluetooth with any mobile
Naman (7:53 AM, September 24, 2012)
i dont think so dude....wat about bluetooth..?can u send or receive the songs from other mobile phone except frm apple phones...
Roberto (0:59 AM, September 05, 2012)
I think that the biggest difference is the operating system, and I think that depending the user one would be superior to the other. I really prefer how Android lets you configure your work table and personalize it more that a closed iOS. However, I think that iOS is smoother and easier (at least, everybody with an iPhone has the same look and feel), where Android can vary a lot. I think that in the market, you'll find an app that you need regardless of which platform it is (equivalent apps, not the same one that runs in both platforms). I like that Android interfaces with Google and that the mac contacts, mail and calendar also syncs with google, but I think that it would as well with iOS, so integrating with the desktop could be pretty much similar.
Nitudb (7:07 PM, August 08, 2012)
guys wht should i buy? galxy ace pplus or iphone 3gs? pls suggest......
Alexprojectx (1:35 AM, July 23, 2012)
LOL Ace my balls! iPhone is WAY better than Ace!
Androider (11:29 AM, July 20, 2012)
Iphone sucks, ace rocks!
Aaqeelahamed (8:40 AM, July 17, 2012)
galaxy ace is better
lol @ u Noobs (10:31 AM, June 18, 2012)
It takes a modern day phone and OS to JUST beat a 3 year old 3GS....
abhishek marathe (10:38 AM, June 06, 2012)
thats the apple,its old phones can give crash to the latest tech phones ,apple is million steps ahed
Amscorpian53 (3:30 PM, May 28, 2012)
ace is any day better then 3gs. ace has much better quality and apps on play store is better than the ones in app store bcause almost all  the apps are free while iphone 3gs almost all app are paid.
Avatar for Chirita Alexandru Chirita Alexandru (1:04 PM, May 25, 2012)
 I have an galaxy ace,and his have multitouch
Me (6:25 PM, May 17, 2012)
The samsung galaxy ace does not support multitouch... Also even though there are more apps for iphone, in the android store there are more apps for free
zeshi (5:02 AM, May 06, 2012)
Iphone is best bcoz of app store and very unique apps so samsung ace have no match with Iphone , Apple is much better then Samung
SnOoP-fOx (2:00 PM, May 01, 2012)
Heh, heh, heh..... children, children,  we are reviewing phones here,  we are not trying to find out which one of you is more inteligent.
Khuram (8:22 PM, April 21, 2012)
i have had both the ace an the 3gs an i can clearly say thr ace wins by miles. the 3gs maybe a bit faster an it may have jailbreak but android's have custom roms which is far better than jailbreak because not only does it make your phone faster an cooler but you can get a hacked android market aswell so to conclude the ace wins.
Rugbydude (6:22 PM, April 18, 2012)
Keep it up guys! This is freaking entertaining, I absolutely love techno arguments with swearing and debating, they are so entertaining! 
Jan Simms (6:09 PM, April 18, 2012)
I have to agree with you, although I am a huge iphone fan. My Dad just got me an Iphone 4 8gb for my birthday and after a week, it didn't even turn on. It was stuck in recovery mode. I was completely heartbroken because it was the most beautiful phone I have ever seen in my life. So we got a refund for it and I didn't want to blow 400 dollars on something that was gonna leave me heartbroken so we took a galaxy ace from Telus and they work like a charm. ( we aren't  rich so using 400 bucks for a phone is a really big deal for us)
Mark Stevenson (5:58 PM, April 18, 2012)
haha I love how the ace compares so strong against the iphone3gs even though it is a low end android. Just goes to show how much apple blows.
Stan (8:45 PM, April 09, 2012)
Well it takes ages to do anything on the Galaxy Ace thanks to its 384MB of RAM and crummy Android operating system, compared to iPhone 3GS' 256MB of RAM and far superior iOS operating system.
Rhys (9:41 AM, April 09, 2012)
Well this is awkward.

Rhys (9:39 AM, April 09, 2012)
Houston, your argument is flawed. You should not say "stupid narrow view," because he chose to look at the OS "NOT the processor." That suggest that yours is a narrow view. What you should say is "NOT the OS and the processor." Dave did not mention the OS, does that mean his is a "stupid narrow view"? Of course not.

Stop insulting people, if you're going to call someone a dickhead, at least use correct English. Because it doesn't really help push forward your argument when you call him a "fucking dumbass."

P.S I'm aware it seems random to comment on a month old comment, but I'm in a bad mood and couldn't stand to see someone like you get away with it.
Gagahz (3:07 PM, April 08, 2012)
I have Iphone 3GS And galaxy ace.
The 3GS is too fast And much better ace
Its imposivel to compare.