Summary: For Sprint customers looking for a world-roaming smartphone, the Samsung Ace is a nice and compact alternative to the RIM BlackBerry 8830.
Pros: The Samsung Ace for Sprint offers dual-mode functionality for world-roaming, and it's unlocked for use with international SIM cards. The Windows Mobile smartphone has a compact design and features a 1.3-megapixel camera, EV-DO, and Bluetooth.
Cons: General performance can be sluggish at times. It doesn't support overseas 3G GSM networks and lacks Wi-Fi and GPS.
Conclusion: If the Samsung Ace were a little faster or more polished, it could be a killer option for globe-trotting Sprint users. But as is, there are better options for Sprint users both at home and abroad.
Pros: Excellent keyboard. Roams to Europe.
Cons: No text messaging in GSM mode. Feels slow. Data overseas is very expensive.
Samsung Ace SPH-i325 Has A Winning Hand, But Not A Flush
Personal Electronics buzz
7 September 2008
Excerpt: I went shopping for a world-wide smartphone like the Blackberry and came up with the Samsung Ace. For me, price does matter and I am limited in my area to Sprint and Verizon. The Sprint Store has a promotion going on for the Ace. It costs $199 with a 2-year contract. After several months of use, I am happy to report the Samsung Ace and Sprint are working fine for me.
Excerpt: The coolest thing about the Sprint ACE is that it's the first dual-mode Windows Mobile smartphone available. That means it supports both CDMA and GSM/GPRS networks, which can come in very handy if you travel a lot.
Excerpt: The Samsung Ace is the first Windows Mobile Standard device since the release of the fondly remembered Pocket PC Smartphone powered i600 on Sprint. How does it stack up against incumbents such as the Q9c and other similar devices on the Now Network? The Samsung Ace is positioned on Sprint as a device for the road warrior with EVDO data and a dual-band GSM radio for international roaming, but after really using it for a few weeks, there are shining advantages and...
Pros: Fast data, Internet Explorer, Sprint TV, call quality and phone usage above average.
Cons: Near useless keyboard, Bluetooth 1.2, camera woefully average with no flash, (Still) no GPS access.
Excerpt: Combine a world-capable phone with a Blackjack tablet form factor and you get the Samsung SPH-i325. The Samsung SPH-i325 should appeal to a segment of business customers who enjoy the Microsoft Windows 6.0 OS and Direct Push Technology that sends emails to your device automatically. The overall feature set speaks to productivity, including a PDF viewer, conference calling, voice dialing, speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.0, along with the base feature set now expected on most...
Summary: Если бы модель Samsung Ace была чуть более быстрой и продуманной, то она была бы непревзойденным выбором для странствующих по миру пользователей Sprint. Но пока у пользователей Sprint есть более удачные варианты как дома, так и за границей.
Pros: Отличная клавиатура. Роуминг в Европе.
Cons: Невозможна передача текстовых сообщений в режиме GSM. Производит впечатление медленного устройства. Стоимость передачи за границей очень высока.