The Samsung Galaxy Ace is the latest addition in the Galaxy family, though not a mind-blowing piece of technology, but very much affordable handset with all desirable features. The Android 2.2Froyo helps this unit to stand tall in the range of mind range smartphones such as HTC Wildfire. The device is said to be a little brother of best selling Galaxy S. Compared to iPhone 4, it is smaller and lighter. Beautifully designed, this unique handset looks perfect in your hands with its breathtaking design and nice looks. Images and videos on its 3.5 inch screen are not as clear as on more expensive phones. With the absence of ambient light sensor, touchscreen is not bright enough. Overall, it is a handy product, if you are looking for a smartphone at cheap price.
Though the Ace have even some loopholes, but still looks better in terms of its special and powerful attributes positioning it high in the current market. The gizmo can boast of powerful 800MHz ARM 11 processor, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, Geo-tagging and face and smile detection, micro, USB port and stereo Bluetooth v2.1. Also, it comes with Standard 3.5 mm audio jack with DNSe sound enhancement, FM radio with RDS along with audio-video player support, long lasting battery and some nice Samsung apps for free. It is both Quad-band GSM as well as dual-band 3G phone.
Just like other handsets, it is not a flawless technology. The Samsung Galaxy Ace too has some weaknesses which include its dismal QVGA video recording @15fps and no support of Adobe Flash in the web browser. Low screen resolution and lack of ambient light sensor are other drawbacks due to which the display is unable to produce crystal clear images like Galaxy S, HTC Wildfire and other high end smartphones. There is no shutter key for the camera. For some it might sound a bit heavy, but let me say, it fits really well into your palms. You can keep it in your pocket with ease due to its moderate dimensions of 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm and the weight which is just 113 grams.
Design & Display: Though the most part of the handset has been made of plastic, but looks very good with its nice looks and design. It is available in a cool an white and black colors. It comes with chrome effect edges with smooth surface and sides. In term of size, it is pocket friendly just like other Samsung phones as it weighs only 113 grams. The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 has impressive touchscreen of 3.5 inches, but because of low resolution, the device is not able to show up Software & Camera: The latest Galaxy Ace comes with Android 2.2 Froyo operating system and gives you 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen of 320 x 480 pixels in terms of hardware. Processing speed is good as it is provided by the faster 800MHz processor. It also offers Samsung's TouchWIZ UI layer on top of the standard Android interface. TouchWIZ equips this gadget with seven home screens for live widgets and shortcuts.
There is also a five mega pixel camera with digital zoom and an LED flash along with a range of shooting modes and photo effects. However, the camera lacks shutter plus the video quality looks average. Video quality is not on par with the one delivered by Samsung Galaxy S. If you leave videos, it is a good choice for capturing still photographs in good picture clarity. As it is not able to record HD videos, it is not for those who buy a mobile phone for shooting HD videos. Entertainment & Communication: In fact, it is a good package of both entertainment as well as communication. For your communication needs it has got all the desirable messaging options comprising SMS, MMS and Email. It comes with HTML browser, though without the Adobe Flash. This browser helps you surf internet over GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. Though the speed of internet is not as good as on other expensive gizmos, but it looks more than sufficient to serve your browsing needs. It is a strong multimedia handset having advanced audio-video players along with FM radio. With good radio reception, it is easy to listen to your favorite stuff- news, music, chat shows and a lot more. It also lets you enjoy even video clips. Packed with reliable call features, it is a very useful unit with which you will never face call drops. You can hear your callers in clearly in a perfect sound.
Storage & Battery:
Though internal memory is not good enough, but external memory is massive. Well, there is a microSD card slot provided in the gadget to enhance its memory upto 32GB. Thus, you are capable of storing various kind of data with ease. Last but not the least, the battery back-up must be appreciated. The battery life is reasonably good and can deliver standby time upto 640 hours on 2G, while 420 hours on 3G. On the other hand, talktime offered by the handset is 11 hours on 2G and 6 hours on 3G. I would say that despite some minor flaws, the rest of Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 sounds reasonable product for masses. It can meet all sorts of needs of users just like other high end smartphones in the market. It is a budget Android mobile phone with rich messaging, browsing and emailing choices. In the class of low-priced touchscreen devices, I find it the best option for those want every feature in a cheap unit. Though the display is not perfectly sharp and crisp, but the touchscreen is responsive. Camera is decent and it will do a good job on photos, though it renders little justice to videos. Currently, the smartphone is available with several leading UK relaters along with cheap mobile phone deals and offers.
I would say that despite some minor flaws, the rest of Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 sounds reasonable product for masses. It can meet all sorts of needs of users just like other high end smartphones in the market. It is a budget Android mobile phone with rich messaging, browsing and emailing choices. In the class of low-priced touchscreen devices, I find it the best option for those want every feature in a cheap unit. Though the display is not perfectly sharp and crisp, but the touchscreen is responsive. Camera is decent and it will do a good job on photos, though it renders little justice to videos. Currently, the smartphone is available with several leading UK relaters along with cheap deals and offers.