Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Nice little smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830
Member Name: tzlubbock
Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830
Date: 24/03/13, updated on 24/03/13 (10 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, does what a Smartphone would be expected to do
Disadvantages: low detail screen, slow, small memory
This is a basic Smartphone, basic in the sense that its running a fairly slow CPU and has lower quality screen, also smaller memory than say its big brother the Galaxy S. It does struggle to keep up with the user in the menus. If I am honest it can get a little frustrating as you have to wait for it to think about some things. Then again...its cheap, so if you can the past that little annoyance, it's got all the features you would expect of an Android unit. Camera, GPS, SD slot, touch screen, ability to use google store, app compatibility, browser installed etc...
The package is neat and good looking, feels quality in the hands during use. The phone takes MiniSD so it can be expanded in terms of memory, system memory is low however, regardless of how much SD memory puts put into this thing. I have reached the maximum already and the only way to claim it back is to uninstall the updates that are provided for maps and YouTube, this is annoying. Would I buy this unit again? In hindsight I would buy something with the larger memory if I had the funds to hand.
Battery life on this unit is limited, I have to be honest. If you spend the day using the internet and GPs then it is going to need a charge by the end of the day. Sacrifice one of those two and you get a more out of the unit, a 3 day standby is quite normal for me when not using the services. Calling quality is good on this unit, but again the problems of slow response creep in, searching a contact and then dialling can be slow. Again this is likely down to the 800mhz CPU. If you have maps open and Facebook and then you try to make a call, you know you're using a budget Smartphone. Keep it one program and your fine.
Camera usage is quite good! suprised in fact that I could get a decent resolution image from a smart phone of this price point. It revals some more expensive phone in terms of camera, and has little flash unit that helps it along. Video is OK but the unit bring video that is just under 720 quality...just missing that selling point by whiskars! still the video it does capture is smooth @ 25fps.
It makes a good MP3 player also, with good quality sound, however you may want to change the stock headset for something a little better as they units provided in the package are basic at most.
Summary: I like it for being a cheap Smartphone, problem is my demands are exceeding its capability!