The Samsung Galaxy Ace is a mid-range smartphone and no other can take its place. If you don’t have too high expectations from a phone in this class than the Galaxy Ace has a good processing power and screen estate for this amount of money. Take a look at it main features:
- Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
- 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support
- 3.5″ 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) resolution
- 800MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset; 278MB of RAM available to the user
- Android OS v2.2 (Froyo) with TouchWiz 3.0 UI customization
- Swype text input
- 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; Geo-tagging, face and smile detection
- VGA@24fps video
- microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n and DLNA
- GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
- microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- DNSe sound enhancement
- FM radio with RDS
- Document editor
- File manager preinstalled
- Samsung Apps brings a few nice apps for free
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
Full specs on the official site here.
Above the display is the proximity sensor near the ear piece speaker. Under the screen there are three control buttons: the hardware home button and the capacitive menu and back buttons. On the left side we find the volume rocker and the lanyard eyelet while on the right side we find the power button. At the top it has the 3.5mm jack (it has DNSe sound enhancement) and the microUSB port covered by a retractable lid.
The 3.5 inches capacitive display has 16 million colors. It supports a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 165ppi and is protected by Gorilla Glass. Sun light legibility is disappointing, viewing angles aren’t impressive and the colors are dull.
The Galaxy Ace has a 5MP camera sensor with autofocus and LEF flash. It has geo-tagging and face and smile detection. For the class in which it takes part the image quality is good. The details are high and the noise levels are reasonable. Also the contrast is nice. The video quality is decent at 24 fps and VGA resolution.
At connectivity it has a microUSB v2.0 slot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi with b/g/n protocols, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot and 3G HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps. The browser is good; it’s easy to use and fast but without Adobe Flash support. It supports text reflow, double tap, multi-touch and pinch-to-zoom.
On the hardware part it has the Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset with the 800 MHz ARM 11 processor. The GPU is Adreno 200 and it is helped by 278 Mb of RAM user available. The internal storage has 160 Mb and it can be extended through a microSD card up to 32 GB. The hone has accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors.
Although the phone has a 1350 mAH battery it can last up to five days with normal usage but without 3G connections. It lasts 11 hours of talk time and 640 hours in standby.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace is a great smartphone without being top of the line. It is good on hardware and the screen diagonal is average. You can check good deals for it and other phone on www.mobilephonedeals.com.