Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Ace
Member Name: davidprobertson
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Advantages: Android Technology!
Disadvantages: Behind with the times :(
I am a smartphone enthusiast. I have had this phone for a few months as a 'get me by' after I broke my HTC and believe I've had enough time using it to write a review. So here's the lowdown:
Its a smart looking phone, has a 'premium' look and feel to it, similar to that of an iPhone. The display is 3.5 inches with a 320x480 pixel resolution, which is pretty much the same as the iPhone 3Gs, this may have been good upon release but nowadays with the likes of the HTC desire and Galaxy S I believe its inadequate in terms of screen size.
It only has 150MB of on board memory which again is beaten by any other supposed 'high end' smart phone. The camera may be 5Mega-pixels but doesn't allow HD video recording, however it does have a great LED flash and the auto focus is pretty good!
The Ace also has 800mhz Processor, does feel slow and 'laggy' at times which is beaten by other high end phones with an excess of 1000MHz processors.
The battery life like all smart phones is pretty much next to none, will last a day and will need charging over night if you listen to music, take pictures or text/make calls frequently throughout the day.
The web browser is fast paced and decent however be warned it has no flash compatibility to my knowledge.
All in all I would go for a higher end phone for the little amount more you would have to spend, like a HTC Desire or Galaxy S. In my opinion this phone is just an un-needed extra in an already flooded android phone market.
5 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and 2x digital zoom
Video recording (320 x 240 pixels)
Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 320 x 480 pixels (3.5 inches) touchscreen with auto-rotate
FM radio RDS
MP3 ringtones / 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
Messaging: SMS, MMS, instant messaging, email
GPS with Google Maps
Personal organiser functions
Memory: 158MB plus MicroSD memory card (up to 32GB supported)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Internet: Layar Reality Browser, Android browser, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA 7.2Mbps
Quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900), dual band 3G (900/2100)
Size: 112 x 60 x 11.5 mm
Battery: 1350 mAh
Talktime: 390 - 660 minutes
Battery standby: 420 - 640 hours
Summary: Decent phone for standard practical uses. Nothing special