Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy ACE / Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss / Cooper / La Fleur / S5830 / S5839
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6 November 2011
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Ace is the latest in the company's Galaxy range - it's a mid-range Android phone that has a 3.5in capacitive touchscreen and a 5Mp camera. The Galaxy Ace performs well and has reasonable features, but we think it's overpriced compared to its competition.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Ace has got a nice design and is a reasonable choice if you're looking for a budget Android phone. It certainly looks great but is let down by the old version of Android and an extremely poor battery. We would choose the HTC Wildfire S over the Ace because of its superior screen and it already has Gingerbread.
Pros: Sleek design, rear camera.
Cons: Old version of Android, no front facing camera, low resolution screen., Shockingly poor battery life.
Conclusion: Would we recommend the Samsung Galaxy Ace? No, in most cases. There will be some people desperate to get their hands on a smartphone on a budget, but this is still not the phone to do such a thing. There are others out there that are cheaper and more powerful, and were brought out more recently too.
Summary: If you’re in the market for a mid-range Samsung smartphone, with a decent camera, the Galaxy Ace could be for you. It packs in a lot for the money and is the star of the four new mid-range Android range. It can just about be looked upon as a mini Samsung Galaxy S, although Samsung now has the Galaxy S II with a newer version of the OS, dual-core processor and an updated TouchWiz user interface.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Ace is powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo), which we had no problems with whatsoever. The UI was smooth and responsive and thanks to the Android Market Place, there is a whole load of different applications you can download. The Galaxy Ace comes with an FM Tuner application, which will work once you plug in some headphones; a great feature that I’d like to see on more smartphones.
Excerpt: Samsung’s approach to Android smartphones in 2011 appears to be by market saturation, with a range of devices to suit all, from the low- to high-spec and the indeterminable in-between. The Samsung Galaxy Ace on review here falls into this middle space, not able to compete with the top of the line Samsung devices, but offering design and (some) specs that surpass some affordable rivals.
Pros: Great looking design, generous screen size, external speaker performance
Cons: Limited multimedia performance, low resolution video capture is behind the times
Summary: Samsung's made the right sacrifices to keep the cost of the Galaxy Ace down. It has a relatively low-res screen and lacks the power to play Flash video, but this Android phone is packed with fun features and looks much more expensive than it is.
Pros: Cheap; small and stylish; plenty of Android features; long battery life.
Cons: No Flash player; iPhone-like appearance will put some people off; no over-the-air Android updates.
Summary: I like this handset. Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S II is more powerful but this is a very good handset which I struggled to find fault with. We tried it out on Three and, with the generous data packages, were comfortable browsing and downloading email on the move. It’s a very light phone which has a strong build. The only issue I could possibly have (and it is scraping the barrel) is the fact that it runs Android 2.2.1.