Sony Xperia M VS Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

As the new smartphones are making their way to market, it’s becoming hard to decide which one to opt for. If you are planning to buy a new mid-range smartphone, then you are most likely to be confused between Sony Xperia M and Samsung Galaxy Ace 3. Both of these smartphones are blessed with good features, plus they are from the reputed companies. Comparing the specs of both can help you find the right one meant for you. Below is the specs’ comparison between Sony Xperia M and Samsung Galaxy Ace 3.

Galaxy Ace 3 vs Xperia M comparison


Both of the smartphones in discussion are dual-SIM ones. Sony Xperia M supports 3G technology, while Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has 3G and 4G variants.


The outer look of Sony Xperia M is almost identical to other Xperia devices launched lately. The dimensions of this smartphone are 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm and the weight is 115 g.

3G model of Galaxy Ace 3 has 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm dimensions. LTE model has 121.2 x 62.7 x 10 mm dimensions. The weight of the first one is 115 g, while that of 4G Model is 119.5 g.


Sony Xperia M has 4.0-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen that offers 480 x 854 pixels resolution. The pixel density is 245 ppi. The screen supports multitouch of up to 4 fingers.

Like the Xperia M, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 also has 4.0-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen that offers 480 x 800 pixels resolution. Pixel density is 233 ppi. The multitouch feature is part of this smartphone as well.

Processor and Operating System

Sony Xperia M has Qualcomm Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 Chipset. Dual-core 1GHz Krait is what is there in this smartphone. So, from the speed prospective, this smartphone is pretty good. The operating system is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Broadcom BCM21664 is the Chipset that is part of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3. The 3G model has Dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor, while the LTE version has Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9. The operating system is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.


Sony Xperia M is dual camera device. Its primary camera is 5MP with resolution 2592х1944 pixels and features like autofocus, LED flash. Other attractive features of this camera are – image stabilization, Geo-tagging, panorama, touch focus, HDR. The secondary camera is VGA.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has primary camera of 5MP, 2592×1944 pixels with autofocus, LED flash features. Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, panorama are some other features of primary camera. Secondary camera is VGA.


Internal memory of Xperia M is 4GB. It is expandable up to 32GB via the microSD card. RAM is 1GB.

The 3G model of Galaxy Ace 3 has 4GB internal storage capacity. Internal memory of 4G variant is 8GB. The memory can be expanded with the microSD card of 64GB maximum. RAM is 1GB.


Sony Xperia M costs around $200 while Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (3G) is still not available, it is expexted to cost around $180.


Out of these two, the Galaxy Ace 3 is better in specs and features wise while Xperia M is better in the outer looks and built quality. Go for Galaxy Ace 3 if you can wait for its launch, but if you need to buy the phone immediately, go for Xperia M as it is not a bad choice either.


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