Samsung Galaxy Ace Review: A Look at the Inside and the Outside of this Smartphone
In this Samsung Galaxy Ace review, you will know about all the different features and benefits of this smartphone. In this article you will know all the things that you need to know to make an informed choice on whether or not you should get this phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace was released in the first quarter of 2011. The Galaxy Ace is part of the Galaxy line of smartphones that Samsung released as a follow up to the success of the Galaxy S smartphone that they released the year before. But even though it bears the Galaxy name, you should not expect that the Galaxy Ace will be as feature packed as the Galaxy S2 which is released at the same time, rather, think of it as a smaller and more economical alternative.
How It Looks…
On the outside, the Samsung Galaxy Ace looks sleek, the outer case does not have any noticeable seams which gives the phone a nice look and feel. The phone has a minimalistic design, so you will not see any embellishments at all. On the front, you will only see the home button, but when you wake up the phone the touch sensitive back and menu buttons will appear. At the back, the Galaxy Ace has a good 5MP rear camera with a single LED flash; great for casual shots and the occasional video.
Looking at the sides, you will see that the Samsung Galaxy Ace is a bit on the chunky side at almost half an inch thick, this is to make room for the 3.5 mm audio jack on the top of the phone. At the left side of the phone you will find the volume control button, and on the right side you will find the power/sleep button.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace has a 3.5 inch screen with a 320×480 resolution. The screen is made of very tough Corning Gorilla Glass, this means that it is highly scratch resistant and it will not crack easily as well; the only problem is that the slick glass surface is also a fingerprint magnet, so will find yourself wiping the screen very often. This is a far cry from the high-resolution Super AMOLED screen that the Galaxy S2 has, but it is not too shabby either; pictures and videos still look great even though it cannot display them in HD quality.
Under the Hood…
The Samsung Galaxy Ace has an 800 MHz processor, which is surprising considering that similar models that were released at the same time were sporting 1 GHz processors already. Fortunately, the Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system does not really put too much of a burden on the processor, so scrolling and opening apps are still rather smooth; the performance will only lag when there are multiple applications open.
The built-in storage is quite lacking, at only 158MB, fortunately it does come shipped with a 2GB micro SD card; but you will soon find yourself switching to a much larger 32GB memory card. And, when it comes to battery life, the Galaxy Ace is probably one of the few smartphones that can actually last long on a single charge.
The Galaxy Ace does not really perform like the Galaxy S2, but it does not really claim that it could. For its price, it is actually feature-packed when you compare it with the other phone brands and models in the same price range. Hopefully, this Samsung Galaxy Ace review was able to provide you with all the information you need and help you make up your own decision about this smartphone model.