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.
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.
Pros: Sleek design, rear camera.
Cons: Old version of Android, no front facing camera, low resolution screen., Shockingly poor battery life.
Excerpt: While all eyes may be on Samsung's impressive dual-core Galaxy S2, the Galaxy stable has been rounded out with a new budget entry. The Ace looks similar to the S2, but it's about a centimetre shorter and 5mm narrower, as well as being slightly thicker.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Ace doesn’t really step out of its remit as a budget smartphone. It has many rivals in this area: the INQ Cloud Touch offers a similar range of specs but with a stronger leaning towards Facebook, then there are the likes of the HTC Wildfire S or the Orange San Francisco, which...
Pros: Great looking design, generous screen size, external speaker performance
Cons: Limited multimedia performance, low resolution video capture is behind the times
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.
Conclusion: 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.
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 – Not the Best in the Milky Way
5 March 2011
Summary: The Galaxy Ace is priced very attractively at Rs. 15,500 (Best Price, MOP). Dissecting the handset’s features, there are a few issues like no support for XviD or DivX video codecs, average image quality and a display screen with a slightly low resolution.