Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Ace
Member Name: rufusdog
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Advantages: Easy to use, nice feel to it,
Disadvantages: Battery runs out quicker when using the internet
My youngest daughter and my Other Half both had new phones over Christmas and they both got Samsung Galaxy Aces. I am always using their phones for one thing or another so I reckon I am able to give a good review of what they are like.
The phones are really nice looking, a bit like my Galaxy Y but a bit bigger all round. The phone comes with an extra back so you can change the appearance of the phone. My daughter changed her back to the white colour with black on the front where as my Other Half kept his black all over.
The screen on this phone is 3.5 inches and looks really nice. It is very clear to look at and easy to read things like web sites and text messages due to the larger screen. The screen is very responsive so it is easy to tap in words even when doing emails. You can have either a normal keyboard which you can turn longways if you like, or you can do normal tapping all the letters or predictive text. This is where we differ in our house, my daughter who is 16 likes using the keyboard on the phone and can type really fast this way. I cant do that, my fingers seem to be too big to do it and I hit the wrong buttons so I like to use predictive text which saves me having to press so many times. My Other Half can't stand predictive text so likes to do it the old way of tapping out so many times. Each to our own.
The phone has a great camera on it, it is 5 mp which I think is good for a phone that doesn't cost the earth to buy. We have used it to take some nice photos when out and about, even in the dark pub of a night time, the photos were still quite good.
The apps you can download are good, it is an android phone so you can download any from the android market. The quality of the pages on the screen are really good and we have watched things like football highlights on it and its a really good picture.
The sound is nice on the phone when you have the ear phones in and the music player that comes with it is easy to use and organise. It has a good calendar which is also easy to use and you can get your Yahoo emails to come to your phone quite nicely too which is great when you are out and about.
The phone has a lead so you can connect it to your computer to transfer music and pictures or whatever you want to put on it, or if your computer has blue tooth then you can transfer them that way.
The phone has a slot for a memory card which was really easy to install.
The ring tones that come with the phone are not bad, my Other Half is quite happy to use the ones they give you where as my daughter prefers to put her own ringtones on the phone. It is easy to set the phone on silent if needed.
The battery seems to be quite good if you are not using the internet all day long. If you are using the phone just for calls and texts then the battery would last you a good two or three days, but if you are using the internet then a day is just about it, then you would have to charge it up in the evening again. You can charge it up using the charger or you can charge it by plugging it into your computer via the usb lead.
To buy one of these phones to use on PAYG would set you back about £150 but you can get them on contract for quite good deals if you look round. I think my Other Half has his on O2 and pays £18.50 a month and gets free calls to anyone, free texts and 100 mb of data. My daughter is on PAYG and pays Giff Gaff £10 a month and gets all of them free for the month.
I hope that is enough information to give you an idea of what this phone is like. If you want a nice smart phone that has a good camera to it and a fair size screen then I would recommend this one.
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