Samsung galaxy ace

     

Key Specifications

nhận xét Price: £199.993.5in, 320 x 480 pixel display800MHz processorAndroid 2.2 Operating System5.0 megapixel camera with LED
The Samsung Galaxy Ace has been superceded by the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

What is the Samsung Galaxy Ace?

Sporting a 3.5in screen, 800MHz CPU và a fully-fledged version of Android the Samsung Galaxy Ace has all the essentials khổng lồ succeed in the budget điện thoại thông minh sector, but can it trump all before it?

Samsung Galaxy Ace – Design

The Ace’s design certainly doesn’t betray its budget leanings. It’s nothing particularly new or innovative but the glossy front, silver sides & textured bachồng are smart enough. In terms of build unique, there’s a certain plasticky feel lớn it but when some high-kết thúc smartphones lượt thích Samsung’s own Galaxy S II also have a rather lightweight plastic build, the difference isn’t glaringly obvious.

Extra grip is provided by the textured baông xã and it keeps fingerprints and scratches well covered up. Some may find the knobbly texture a bit peculiar at first but it’s not actually uncomfortable once you’re used khổng lồ it. Indeed, combined with its slightly smaller size factor, the Ace makes for a rather easy-to-handle phone.

The button layout helps too. Like other recent Samsungs, the Galaxy Ace’s power button is on the right edge where it falls easily under your thumb or finger, saving you having lớn stretch to lớn the top of the device. Meanwhile on the left is the volume rocker, which has a reasonably light yet defined action so it’s easy lớn operate when the phone’s in your pocket.

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Connectivity wise, the Ace gives up little to top-end devices with microUSB & headphone sockets on the top edge, and for storage there’s a microSD slot on the side. Both are covered, with the microUSB hidden behind a ridged plastic slider và the thẻ slot by a softer plastic bung. You’ll get a 2GB card in the box, which is enough for plenty of apps và a few dozen albums. If you want lớn start loading you phone up with dozens of videos or hundreds albums, though, you’ll need to lớn invest in a larger card as the 153MB of in-built storage won’t get you very far.

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Like the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Ace has just a single physical button on its front, which will take you baông chồng lớn the homescreen. Flanking it are touch buttons for Back & Menu, which disappear into the blackness of the bezel when the phone is powered down. This thiết kế apes Apple a little too obviously, but we bởi actually think it’s the best button layout for Android phones, especially as the Home button also activates the screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace – Screen

Speaking of the screen, it’s probably the first place this phone really starts khổng lồ show its budget origins. The 3.5in form size isn’t quite on the màn chơi of the 4in models sported by many of the most powerful smartphones but it’s perfectly adequate, indeed it’s the same size as the iPhone 4. However, it certainly isn’t the same when it comes lớn sharpness. With a resolution of just 320 x 480 pixels, it has a pixel density of just 164 pixels per inch compared lớn the iPhone’s 320ppi & the Galaxy S II’s 220ppi. The upshot is the Ace does look rather blocky. You can still read most text messages and emails easily enough but browsing the website can be a bit more tricky as you have sầu to zoom in and out that much more.

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Colours produced by the display are okay so pictures và videos don’t suffer too much in this regard but the extremes of dark & light detail are lost somewhat & viewing angles are fairly ropey. All told, it’s a display that gets the job done for core smartphone duties but it doesn’t bring an extra level of joy khổng lồ browsing through your pics, playing games or watching đoạn phim.

Not that you’ll want to be show off your videos shot with this phone’s camera all that often. Its Qđồ họa (320 x 240) resolution is woefully low, as is the meagre 15fps framerate. As an emergency nice lớn have sầu is all this qualifies as.

For pictures, the 5-megapixel snapper does the job, with LED flash and autofocus for sharp close-up shots. Results are very dependent on the amount of light available but you generally get by.

Samsung Galaxy Ace – Interface & Android 2.2 Software

The Samsung Galaxy Ace runs Android 2.2, which is one version behind the lathử nghiệm of Google’s thiết bị di động phone operating system (OS) so misses out on a few small interface tweaks, but nothing that you should worry about.

As we’ve come lớn expect, Samsung has given the interface a bit of a tweak, with its customary TouchWiz stylings. Thankfully, though, the changes aren’t too drastic.

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The main change is the arrangement of the homescreens and the main thực đơn. Rather than the a central homescreen with others off to either side, the main homescreen is the left most one. This is slightly less convenient as it means you can only access one other screen with a single swipe of your finger but as complaints go, it’s a small one.

Samsung has also split the main menu, which is normally presented as one long vertical danh sách, inkhổng lồ pages that you scroll through horizontally. This is more annoying as the company has also made it so that the icons can be rearranged as you please. This is good for the fact it gives you even more customisability but the whole point of the homescreens is khổng lồ arrange and organise the phone’s apps into clusters và folders according khổng lồ your preference. Having to lớn bởi vì this for the main menu as well just means you have more stuff to lớn keep on top of.

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Otherwise, the interface is easy enough to lớn get lớn grips with. Android is still that little bit more complicated than iOS but you soon get the hang of it.

Samsung Galaxy Ace – Performance

Despite having ‘only’ an 800MHz CPU, the phone is surprisingly nippy. Most high-kết thúc smartphones have single- or dual-core 1GHz (1,000MHz) processors, và this phone does feel quite a bit slower than these handsets in general use, but crucially it’s not encumbered with a 600MHz CPU as many budget handsets are.

Gaming is a bit limited by the slower processor but most of the best fun physics games are playable. It’s only really the fancy-looking 3D shooters & driving games that suffer.

Video, though, isn’t this devices forte. Playbachồng chất lượng is fine but format tư vấn is very limited & higher chất lượng videos will generally fail to playbaông chồng. It doesn’t help that the headphone socket has a bit of background noise, either. It’s okay for casual listening but discerning listeners will not be pleased.

Samsung Galaxy Ace – Calling, Contacts and Messaging

When it comes to the core điện thoại thông minh tasks, the Ace holds up well, though. The onscreen keyboard is well laid-out & thanks khổng lồ the responsive touchscreen, it keeps up with speedy typing (assuming you turn the predictive sầu text on). In fact, it’s one of the best typing experiences we’ve encountered on a budget smartphone.

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As we’ve come to expect from Android handsets, all it takes to lớn populate your phone’s contacts – if you have a Gmail, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace account – is for you lớn login lớn one of these services. The phone will then pull-in all your friends’ contact info. It does a good job of linking contacts from these different services, so you don’t have to spover an age telling the system that Andy on Facebook really is the same Andy as on Myspace.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace – Multimedia

Browsing the web is a decent enough experience with fairly rapid rendering of webpages and smooth motion as you roam round and zoom in and out of a page. Sadly Flash isn’t available so you won’t be able khổng lồ watch online videos but performance would’ve sầu been so ropey as khổng lồ not make this a big khuyễn mãi giảm giá.

Beyond this, the Ace is well equipped with apps for keeping yourself organised, finding out where you’re going, and entertaining yourself. And if you want more there’s the Android Marketplace to dive sầu inlớn.

Calling threw up no causes for concern with acceptable hotline quality from both speaker & earpiece. It’s not the best, but perfectly adequate. Battery life also seemed to lớn be at least on-par with a couple of days average use being what you’ll get from a full charge.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace – Camera Samples

The same image as above but with the flash used for fill light.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Ace isn’t as spectacular as its name suggests but it is a competent budget điện thoại thông minh. As ever, the Orange San Francisteo makes for a compelling alternative thanks khổng lồ its larger, higher resolution screen, but the Ace has a nicer kiến thiết, faster processor & better camera.

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