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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review: In Depth
2 weeks ago
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. Samsung’s skin, TouchWiz won’t be for everyone, but the version on the Galaxy Ace 2 is a huge improvement to that found on the original Ace. At £240, it’s also priced competitively giving you a whole lot of smarts for your stirling.
Pros: Sharp screen, Speedy processor, Solid camera
Cons: Uninspired design, Gingerbread, Small internal memory
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a pretty good budget buy handset. Like all budget mobiles it has its ups and downs, but the good screen and capable processor give it a lift. If your budget hovers around £200 it should have a place on your shortlist.
Pros: Good battery life, Nice screen, A comfortable size for hand and pocket
Cons: Android 2.3, Bland design, Tinny sound through speakers
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 offers significant spec upgrades over its predecessor, including a bigger screen and more powerful dual-core processor. It makes for a friendly and fairly feature-complete intro to Android. However, its OS is out of date, resulting in less-than-lightning-fast operation and its pricing could be more competitive.
Pros: Decent screen, Good camera with solid macro skills, Wi-Fi Direct
Cons: Uninspired design, Outdated OS version, Autofocus can be slow
Excerpt: If you're about to buy a mid-range phone, then you'll more than likely be glad of the help from sites such as Pocket-lint, because it is, without doubt, the most confusing part of the market. At the high-end, with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X and, of course, the iPhone, things are simple. These are all good phones, and each one will be a pleasure to use.
Pros: Decent price, sturdy, responsive, good battery life
Cons: Average camera, very limited internal storage
Conclusion: Samsung’s Galaxy Ace 2 packs a lot of value considering its low asking price. The dual-core processor can ably handle apps and games, the larger-than-standard 3.8-inch touch-screen is great for texting, emailing and browsing the web, and the five-megapixel camera is a strong budget offering
Pros: Smooth TouchWiz interface, powerful budget processor, responsive and spacious touch-screen, decent five-megapixel camera
Excerpt: Adding to its expansive collection of Galaxy-branded, Android-filled smartphones, Samsung has reignited its Galaxy Ace sub-franchise with the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 tackling the space between the collection of dedicated entry-level and mid-market handsets.
Excerpt: Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Ace back in March 2011, the Korean tech giant has now managed to release its third version of the Galaxy Ace Android smartphone . Here is our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. See also: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 vs Galaxy SIII vs Galaxy Note II comparison review .
Summary: Surprisingly at this price, there’s plenty on offer from the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. The touchscreen is a great size for surfing, texting and emailing, the five-megapixel snapper is impressive for a budget handset, and the dual-core chip handles most apps and games well.
Summary: The original Samsung Galaxy Ace proved to be a big hit in the budget to mid-range markets and the Galaxy Ace 2 ups the ante considerably with dual-core power and an upgraded screen. The Galaxy Ace 2 offers all the mod-cons of a cutting-edge smartphone at a more affordable price. It boasts an 800 MHz dual-core processor that allows it to handle demanding applications with ease, a competent 5 megapixel camera and a generous 3.8” display, though it’s a little disappointing...