Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 - Not the Best in the Milky Way
5 March 2011
Excerpt: Samsung has really hit it out in India. Right from budget handsets with features that are value for money, to high end smartphones with everything under the sun! Another segment that’s pretty much dominating the scene is the mid-range segment. The South Korean company has declared the Galaxy Ace as their best in this category, but here’s what I think. Form FactorA first look at the Ace might result in a, “Oh it looks similar to the iPhone!” expression.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Ace is a good phone in this price range. The 3.5 inch screen size is attractive, the 5 mega pixels camera works well, the battery life is amazing and the features embedded are rich and abundant. But there are few options that could have make it best in this segment like, front camera, Android gingerbread version, at least 512 MB RAM, HD video resolution, etc. overall we give this phone 3.5 star rating.
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 isn't as spectacular as its name suggests but it is a competent budget smartphone. As ever, the Orange San Francisco makes for a compelling alternative thanks to its larger, higher resolution screen, but the Ace has a nicer design, faster processor and better camera.
Pros: Surprisingly fast interface, Stylish design, Easy to type on
Cons: Low resolution screen, No flash support in browser, Only runs Android 2.2
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