Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Impressive at first, but less than impressed a year in
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Member Name: PinkyPopey
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Advantages: Looks nice, comes in purple. Works well at the (very) basic level
Disadvantages: INCREDIBLY slow
I got the Samsung Galaxy Ace as an upgrade in January 2012. At first I was really impressed, I could get all the apps everyone had been talking about and it has a lot of great features, which to be fair are pretty standard on any smart phone these days. Not only that, it's a popular phone so it's easy to pick up cases and screen protectors etc easily and cheaply.
However, 6 months to a year in, and I'm not so impressed anymore. My phone came with a 2GB SD card - great, lot of nice storage. Or so I thought. The problem is you can't make a lot of apps go over to the SD card, the option is there, but it won't select. So although I have about 1.5GB of spare storage, I am limited to 200MB of space on my actual phone.
Recently this has meant I've not been able to receive text messages, had to delete apps that really I would have liked to have kept, and had to suffer with a seriously slow (I'm talking painful) phone. Sometimes when I just try and go into my texts, to find and reply to message from a friend, it can take up to 20-30 seconds thinking about how to do it.
Overall, I would say if you just want a smart phone to play along with the current trend, but aren't really bothered about having many apps or storing much on your phone. Then the Samsung Galaxy Ace would probably fit your criteria. However, if you want to own more than about 15 apps, send around 50 texts a day etc then I'm sure there must be phones which can cope with this level of use better.
I'm realllly looking forward to my next upgrade, and considering staying away from Samsung in case I have to tell myself 'I told you so'.
Summary: A decent enough smart phone, but really not very impressed with it
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