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Galaxy ace? More like Galaxy fail!
Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830
Member Name: rose1986
Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830
Advantages: Lightweight and Sleek Design, Part of the Android Market
Disadvantages: Poor memory, slow function, poor battery life - Not value for money
After having a blackberry for a year, I decided I wanted to try out a touch-screen phone and was recommended the Samsung Galaxy Ace by the Salesperson at Carphone Warehouse. On trying out the phone in-store, I thought it seemed simple enough to use and liked that it was an Android phone with lots of apps that I could download straight to the phone.
However, not long after having the phone, it became apparent that the phone wasn't as it was cracked up to be for several reasons. First of all, I will go over the pro's for the phone, followed by what I found were the con's...
** PRO's **
Sleek design and light weight, this phone fits simply into pockets and handbags and isn't like many of the large smartphones out today i.e. Samsung Note and S3
Android phone - Enables you to download many apps from the Android market simply by logging on with a googlemail account and either downloading free apps or paying for them securely and efficiently
Large enough screen which can be zoomed in, which is ideal for browsing the web, watching video's on youtube etc
Easy enough for texting using the touch-screen keyboard with large enough icons, making texting simple and quick
** CON's **
Having installed a micro-SD card into the phone, I thought that this would be sufficient memory to download a couple of APPS on to the phone to enhance the durability. However, after installing the Facebook app on the phone and only having a couple of photo's, it became apparent that the phone would become very slow, before eventually telling me there was insufficient room for any more apps to be installed (I only had the one!)
Opening up my contacts / messaging folder would bring up a black screen for several minutes, which is not ideal if you need to make an emergency call etc
Battery life - Even using this sparingly during the day, I found I would need to charge it overnight to ensure that there would be enough battery life in the phone to last a full day
This phone is a cheaper smartphone compared to many on the market today such as the Iphone, Samsung S3, Samsung Note, Blackberry's et. However, retailing at over £100, I would still expect more. I found the phone unreliable and a downright nuisance when trying to run simple things such as the phonebook or messaging function. I have had older phones in the past which I would find more reliable than this one and have been put off from purchasing a Samsung mobile in the future.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace can be purchased at Argos, Tesco and high street phone shops such as Carphone Warehouse, Orange, Tesco Mobile etc and is available on a range of networks on either Pay as You Go or Contract
Summary: Not the phone it was made out to be!
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