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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review: In Depth
5 December 2013
Conclusion: While we don’t love its swollen physique, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 packs a great screen, zippy processor, good camera and a host of customisations inside the user interface that help in day to day use.
Pros: Sharp screen, Speedy processor, Solid camera
Cons: Uninspired design, Gingerbread, Small internal memory
Excerpt: The amount of smartphones that Samsung has on the market is huge. In every segment it has several different models, so it's not shocking if you can't keep up with each release. The Samsung Ace 2 is a smartphone for the middle segment, for an average price of around £185.
Conclusion: At the end of the review, we think we are ready to answer the two most important questions about the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160. The first one's "Is it worth the asking price?" and it couldn't have been a more resolute "yes".
Pros: Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 3.8" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit PLS TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels), Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread, planned Android 4.0 ICS update, Dual-core 800 MHz Cortex-A9 CPU, 768MB RAM, Mali-400 GPU, ...
Cons: No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, All plastic construction, NovaThor U8500 is the least powerful of the dual-core offerings on the market, No screen and capacitive key haptics
Conclusion: The Galaxy Ace 2 could have become a bestseller for Samsung, with the notable exception of a more distinctive design. The compact size and good PLS LCD screen will be a boost for the everyday interaction with your smartphone, whether you are in or outside, and the dual-core processor under the hood...
Excerpt: Samsung Galaxy Ace was one of those phones that made people fall in love with Android and for an affordable price too. The midrange handset competed with the likes of HTC Wildfire S and LG Optimus One but they didn’t stand a chance against its more powerful hardware, not to mention more stunning...
Excerpt: Not everyone wants to spend a fortune on a top-end smartphone, and Samsung and the like - with the arguable exception of Apple - know that. At the same time, budget phones can make big compromises for price.
Summary: Tackling the space between the entry- and mid-market handsets
Pros: intuitive, friendly UI, impressive 5MP camera, zippy dual-core CPU, attractive, strong build, With a sleek, stylish design that is closer to the build quality and appealing feel of the former market leading Samsung Galaxy S2 than the budget likes of the Galaxy Y , the Ace 2 impresses from the off...
Cons: Android 2.3 not 4.0, speaker placement, Samsung Apps offering, limited browser, Although this ease of use is appealing, it is hard not to be disappointed in Samsung's decision to fill the Ace 2 with the now dated Android 2.3 OS. Although not a bad setup, the lack of ICS innards makes the device f...
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 offers some welcome improvements to the original model with its beefed up processor and larger screen, plus its rather impressive camera. It's a shame that it's using an old version of Android but it still offers a pretty good spec for the price.