Product Type: Samsung Smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Member Name: Jessiejo
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Advantages: Easy to use
Disadvantages: Not a lot of internal phone storage
I have had this phone for about a year now and decided upon this one as there was a special offer at the time for this phone and a free Wii with a 18mth contract. I had previously had the HTC Magic.
Today your phone is a mini PC where you can stay in touch, play games or search the web and with the Samsung Galaxy Ace all that is possible. It has a very handy note pad app built in which is very useful for taking notes, writing shopping list and generally reminding yourself of things that need to be done. I use this a lot
It has a 5mp camera which takes very good quality photos for a phone camera. There is also a video recorder option, very handy.
It has a built in radio which is not too bad and you can also down load any other app required from the android play store if you want a better one.
It has all the general apps built in that you require, calculator, alarm clock, maps etc. It is connected with your Gmail account so you can check your emails all the time.
There are unfortunatly some downside to this particular phone for example you can download many apps from the play store however there are quite a few that for some reason need to be stored on the phones internal memory and not the SD card and the problem that I have found is that you run out of space quite quickly if you like to have facebook, newspapers, weather channels and some games you need to keep removing some to free up space.
You have the option to use the phone as a reader but depending on the apps you already have there may not be the space left for the phone to hold books and the screen is not that big really.
When searching the web for general things that do not have apps attached like the Dailymail newspaper or ebay then there is a problem that unlike some of the android phones and iphones out there you cannot tap the screen and the article fits to the screen to enable you to read with ease you would need to keep moving along to read the full article.
I also found that when making a call or receiving a call on some occasions when you want to hang up the end call button has disappered and you are unable to end your call. It doesn't happen every time but occasionally this can be a bit annoying.
I would say that generally this is a good phone but to keep in mind that there is not a lot of internal storage available so if you like to have loads of different apps especially the bigger ones or if you like to be able to search the web a lot and read articles that do not have a special mobile apps then this is possible not the phone for you. If your happy with a phone that can still do more then just make calls and not really into a lot of web searching or using it as a reader then this is a good and easy phone to use.
I will look to upgrade when the time comes to one of the HTC versions but as my daughter like to play some games this can be kept as a very handy back up because it has the wi fi built in so we can use it off the home internet.
Summary: In all not a bad smartphone, keeps you in contact and is more then just a phone