Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 / i8160
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Sound quality 7
Battery performance 8
Build quality 7
Review Galaxy Ace 2
Eliasvdk, Phone Arena
9 March 2014
Excerpt: A really good budget phone, for not much money. Since the Android 4.1.2 JB update, the phone is better to use but sometimes there's lagg or slowness. It's fast enough for me, and the camera isn't bad. The screen is not really great, but not bad.
Pros: Nice software (Android 4.1.2 with TouchWiz UI), Fast with it's fine processor, Easy to use, also with one hand, Nice camera
Cons: Low resolution display, Little battery, Little memory
Summary: I am not a heavy app user. I have no data plan. I only use WiFi. I got this to replace my MP3 player, for TouchOSC, a video/still camera, Angry Birds. This is plenty sufficient hardware for me for a price that it reasonable (two-fifty). If the upgrades are for real, it may be an even better bargain. Overall, I'm very happy with this.
Pros: Inexpensive dual-core, expandable to 32GB microSD, decent screen, size, mass. Does what it should. Is stable.
Cons: Description states that the OS can be upgraded, but that is only a rumor. This phone seems to be a non-US market phone, as there is no record of it in the Samsung US site (it shows up in UK and UAE). If you are fine with Android 2.3.6 (as I am) then you won't be disappointed.
Summary: I bought this to replace an aging Blackberry Bold. I really liked the Blackberry but needed a new phone with a bigger screen. I compared the iPhone 4S, 5 and the Galaxy Ace 2, and Galaxy SII. The iPhones just didn't do it for me. After you weed through all the hype, its a smartphone that is more trendy than useful. At over $600 for 4S and $800 for the 32GB iPhone 5, it was too costly for the features included.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a cheap phone that can make phone calls, text and run some applications, go for this phone but if you're looking for one that supports heavy usage, that's not the phone for you. Its motherboard could break if you put it in your skinny jeans' pocket, plus, it gets scratched easily. It freezes from time to time. It has the battery of an iPhone 5C.
Pros: Price., Camera., Display., Reception.
Cons: Battery., Keyboard., Build quality., 0.5GB of RAMs.
Summary: This is a decent phone. I got the white one. Some high lights: Pros: - Screen size is 3.8". It has multi-touch and screen detailing is crisp. Phone has a compact size. - Run smoothly on decent specs with dual core 800 MHz processor and 4 Gigs of internal memory. (a bit below the 1GHz on some high end phones with this same processor so this phone is probably underclocked for better battery life). - The phone has 768MB of RAM. (a bit below the 1GB on some high end phones).
Excerpt: I was pretty satifisfied with my previous pick (LG L5) however this time I needed something for myself -- which meant smaller size, more suitable for tight pocket. I considered Sony Xperia Mini and Ray, HTC Wildfire S and Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (limited budget). Ace 2 was rather fallback phone here, however due to poor battery performance of all other phones, eventually I decided to buy Ace 2.
Pros: battery, plenty of features, proximity sensor, pocket friendly, rounded corners, directly available SD slot, pleasant screen resolution
Cons: weight, AWFUL screen readability in sunlight, no ambient light sensor, price, vibration UI feedback ALWAYS on, impossible to disable volume buttons completely, no ICS out of the box, Android itself (still not polished), swapped menu and back buttons
Excerpt: Hi! Galaxy Ace 2 comes in my country (Finland) for a price tag of 250 euros. I own the white version of this device. This phone looks like another generic Samsung designed Android phone. It is all around white with curved edges and metallic borders. The phone doesn't look too bad, but it certainly won't show up in the mass market of smartphones for its' design. However, the phone feels solid enough in your hand and doesn't feel cheap or too light.
Pros: Fast performance, Natural looking screen, Decent camera, Decent battery life
Cons: No ICS out of the box, Very limited storage out of the box, Camera is slow to focus, Unintuitive design
Great Features and Price- But you get what you pay for
21 July 2014
Summary: I've had the phone for just over a year, and I am now constantly taking the battery out to reset the system. If you want the phone for basic talk and text, it is great. Anything more- get a better phone.