Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Ace II
Samsung GALAXY Ace II
Member Name: deborahw91
Samsung GALAXY Ace II
Advantages: Easy to use, good features
Disadvantages: Not especially sturdy
Note: This review will focus on my personal experiences of using the Samsung Galaxy Ace II rather than on technical specifications.
I recently got myself a Samsung Galaxy Ace II. I've been using it for almost a month now, having previously never had a touchscreen phone, yet alone a smartphone. Initially, this was daunting but after playing around with the phone for a couple of days, I quickly got the hang of it and would now wholeheartedly recommend it, particularly for people who aren't particularly confident with the idea of having a touchscreen phone.
Text messaging and phone calls are both relatively simple to make, although it is also easy to accidentally call someone due to clicking the wrong button or holding down on a contact for a second too long. It is also easy to input new contacts; essentially, it works well as a basic phone, as well as having many other additional features.
I'm most impressed by the camera. It's a decent quality, easy to use and easy to upload photos to facebook or twitter, or to send them via text message to someone else with just a few clicks. While the photo editing software is fairly basic, it works well for what it does. The camera itself is 5MP, which is roughly the same specification as the digital camera I used to own; having a phone and a camera in one has proved incredibly useful so far! I'm also very fond of the maps feature, and have used it extensively - it's easy to use, although I haven't yet completely mastered the navigation aspect of it. Apps are also available for the Android OS from a number of different companies, such as Facebook, Twitter and many others. These are easy to use, incredibly useful and often free!
In conclusion, this is definitely a phone that I would recommend, even for the Luddites among you!
Summary: My first smartphone; so far, so good!