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Carrying on our review of Samsung’s Galaxy range, today we have the Samsung Galaxy Ace to review. The Samsung Galaxy Ace houses an 800MHz ARM 11 processor and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), which when combined certainly packs a punch and pushes this mid-range device higher up the ranks into the same category as devices such as the hugely popular Apple iPhone 4. The Samsung Galaxy Ace and Apple iPhone 4, when laid next to each other, don’t actually look all that different. Both devices feature a 3.5-inch screen, are roughly the same size apart from the Galaxy Ace being 2mm thicker and 24g lighter, and both feature identical camera specifications. Included with the Samsung Galaxy Ace is a USB charging cable, 2GB microSD card, headset, quick start guide and a replacement back cover. The replacement back cover is something I’ve not seen before. The replacement is a black cover instead of the standard glossy white that the Ace arrives with. The Samsung Galaxy Ace features a high-quality 3.5-inch Gorilla Glass display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace is new mid-range Android phone from Samsung. Despite the fact it’s not a top-end smartphone, though, it’s still got some pretty cool features, thanks largely to how quickly mobile technology moves on. Last year’s flagship phone very quickly becomes this year’s mid-range phone priced for the masses, and so it is with the Galaxy Ace, which isn’t all that different from the Galaxy S, Samsung’s flagship phone of 2010. But what exactly do you get with the Samsung Ace, and is it worth you shelling out your heard earned cash on? Let’s take a look. The Samsung Galaxy Ace is a replacement for the Galaxy Portal, which itself was a mid-range device that sold very well. The Galaxy Ace, though, has more in common with the Galaxy S, and is a fast and fully featured Android smartphone. It’s got similar styling to Samsung’s Android smartphone (which is pretty similar to nearly every other smartphone on the market these days), and has a textured back for better grip. On the back is the 5 megapixel camera, LED flash and very loud speaker.
The new Samsung Galaxy Ace has arrived just a few weeks ahead of the expected launch of the Galaxy S II, the Korean manufacturer's latest flagship handset. It fills out Samsung's range of Galaxy smartphones, which all run Android. It comes at an affordable price and has a less impressive feature list, but does the Galaxy Ace—which runs Android 2.2 customised with Samsung's TouchWiz interface on its 3.5'' touch-sensitive display—represent a good value for money smartphone? The Galaxy S isn't very thin, but it's certainly light, and very easy to forget about once you've slid into your pocket. It sports a classy, elegant design on the outside, although it's somewhat lacking in originality: it looks an awful like the iPhone 3G S. If you want to upgrade the look for your phone without upgrading the phone itself, Samsung supplies two external cases, one black and one white. The handset is well put together, even if Samsung has once again insisted on only using plastic. There are two great usability aspects that are worth pointing out because manufacturers so rarely get them right, even on more expensive phones.
While the iPhone 4 is desirable, it's hardly cheap. So, if you'd like a similar device but at a far lower price, you could look at this lookalike courtesy of Samsung. While the maker hasn't claimed the Ace as an iPhone rival, it's hard to deny the similarity between the two phones. Okay, so let's see how similar the Ace is to the iPhone. Well, first it boasts a simple front with a central button (which is rectangular, not circular) underneath the display. Apart from this, it's as minimalist as the iPhone - until, that is, you tap the home button and a pair of touch-sensitive lights appear. These two are for back and menu functions. The edge does look metallic, but doesn't act as an antenna as it does on the iPhone 4 (some might say this is an advantage!). The edge is also where you'll find the power button and the volume controls. You'll also discover a microSD slot here. On the reverse, you'll discover something else not found as yet on the iPhone 4 - a white cover. Actually you are able to choose either white or black cases. It has slightly rounded edges and doesn't appear as slim as the iPhone 4 either. So, at a first glimpse, you could mistake it for a more expensive Apple device.
If Samsung was hiding a secret card up its sleeve, one with ambition to trump mid-range Android smartphones with a smart combination of price and features, the Samsung Galaxy Ace would be our first guess. Rather than shooting for the stars it offers the almost complete Android experience in a relatively affordable package at a retail price of around $350. Hard facts speak of an 800MHz Qualcomm chipset and 278MB of RAM under the hood here. Samsung throwed in a 5-megapixel shooter and a conveniently located microSD card slot on the side, all in a handset with a 3.5-inch screen, looking somewhat similar to the iPhone 4. Will this be enough for its market success? Read on to find out. Design is what differentiates a company in the already packed Android smartphone space, but the Galaxy Ace delivers a body with a subtle yet noticeable similarity to Apple's iPhone 4. The phone comes with an equally sized TFT screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Response to tapping and flicking is excellent, but in direct sunlight the screen is barely legible. Samsung skipped on the oleophobic coating, but hey – looking at the price we see no surprise here, right?
The latest edition to the Galaxy family is the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT- S5830, which packs quite a punch considering its middle-of-the-road specification and £199.99 prepay/£25 contract price point. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system helps this smartphone stand tall next to other mid-range touchscreen devices, such as HTC's Wildfire, which comes with a noticeably slower processor and older version of Android, 2.1 (Eclair).The Samsung Galaxy Ace is the little brother to the powerful Samsung Galaxy S in many ways.Aesthetically, you'll be forced to play spot the difference if you put it up against the iPhone 4, and will come to the conclusion that the Samsung is generally smaller, lighter and nicer in the hand than the iPhone. However, in terms of sex appeal, the iPhone 4 wins hands down for its sleek look and feel, since the Samsung Galaxy Ace is a bit too plasticky. Interestingly, although the Galaxy Ace is smaller, the screen size is exactly the same as the iPhone 4, at 3.5 inches. The screen quality is a low-end TFT, and is poor compared to the Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy S, which allows for crystal clear video playback.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace can get far with a name like this but it isn't going any further than its comfortable midrange spot. You know, if you want the best seat in the house you need to move the cat. The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is a feline droid ? the black cat in Samsung's Android portfolio. And it spells bad luck for the competition ? mid-range droids are a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world. With the kind of specs, the Galaxy Ace could have passed for a high-end phone a while back. So, if your processing power and screen estate needs haven't risen sharply during the past year or so, the Ace will serve you well. In fact, with Froyo on an 800MHz processor, good connectivity and screen size and resolution that were good enough for the first three iPhones, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is looking good. The only downside to the package is the QVGA video @ 15fps. That may be acceptable on a low-end dumbphone but certainly disappointing on a mid-range Android. Here's what else is going on the Ace's spec sheet.
Recently, Samsung released a quartet of Android handsets for pretty much every Android lover wishing for a low- to mid-range smartphone. The most prominent of the four – the Samsung GALAXY Ace GT-S5830 has the familiar candybar styling with a large menu button and two capacitive ones that give it a typical Samsung look. With a screen sized at the healthy , but with a resolution of pixels, which just screams run-of-the-mill, it still looks miles ahead of the rest in the quartet where resolution gets pixelized to plain ugly. Don't expect anything extraordinary from the processor – it gets the job done without breaking the benchmarks. Actually, the Ace fits perfectly in the mid-range segment, so perfectly that it might even outdo the LG Optimus One in sales if Samsung prices the Ace accordingly.But before we jump into more details about the Android experience, let's take a close look at the design of the Samsung GALAXY Ace. The key word here is glossy plastic. Nothing surprising from Samsung, but we could still sigh and wish for something a bit more classy.
Well, you've met the family, now here is one of the new kids on the block. Midrange Froyo deserts for all it is, and the Samsung Galaxy Ace leads the gang. In an attempt to bring smartphone sales even higher, Samsung is turning attention to providing a whole series of budget smartphones for the masses. And they're not based on the Bada OS, they use Android instead. LG has had quite a success with its Optimus One and Samsung is all in on the game too with no less than five different models. The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is the more powerful and it's the one we are taking for a spin today. The specs sheet is pretty much similar to the most Androids in its class ? no AMOLED screen or high-end camera ? just the typical HVGA display, decent connectivity and a hopefully, a satisfying snapper. The Ace's Android OS is skinned with the latest Samsung's TouchWiz UI. You shouldn't expect bonus apps beside the standard Android ones, since it's a mid-range smartphone. But when you're buying cheap, you know you'll have to make compromises ? jump to the next page to see if there's anything lacking in the hardware department.
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