I've always just wanted a phone that does 3 fundamental things: i) Make phone calls, ii) Access internet to check email and news on train and iii) Phone doesn't crash.
I simply can't afford the flagship phones out there. Sorry, I'm not from a rich background. I considered a number of cheaper 4G phones out there and in the end opted for a Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (4G) version based on advice and reviews. This Samsung has more memory than its competitor Nokia Lumia 625 and it has a better display. Potentially, being on the Android platform, there will be no shortage of apps for a while, unlike the Nokia being based on Windows. Not that I need many apps.
The Ace 3 is not going to be an ultra fast phone but it doesn't feel slow either. It navigates between apps ok and I never open many at the same time anyway. Phone memory is expandable with an SD card too and you can even take the battery out and replace it one day if it gets a bit inefficient. Many phones out there can't do that and over the years, I've always noticed that batteries can go wrong. It's is well built too, to my surprise. It feels solid.
No one will be disappointed with this phone but of course if you're used to an IPhone 5s or Samsung S4 or HTC One, you will find this phone not up to scratch. Then again, the Ace 3 is 3 or 4 times cheaper but definitely NOT 3 or 4 time worse.
I recommend this phone. I just hope that it will last 3 years like my old HTC Desire.