Samsung GALAXY Ace 2 User Reviews
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Everyday usage9.2/10UI speed8.9/10
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RenaldsB has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Phone is brilliant for the price of it. Very good at using it everyday and with very optimized GB in stock. Theres also Samsung develops JB for this phone and other developers develops other ROMS (CM, AOKP, AOSP, PAC-MAN, Beanstalk etc.).Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 09 Mar 2014, 00:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
Review Galaxy Ace 2
Eliasvdk has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
A really good budget phone, for not much money.
Since the Android 4.1.2 JB update, the phone is better to use but sometimes there's lagg or slowness.
It's fast enough for me, and the camera isn't bad.
The screen is not really great, but not bad.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 7/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- Nice software (Android 4.1.2 with TouchWiz UI)
- Fast with it's fine processor
- Easy to use, also with one hand
- Nice camera
- Low resolution display
- Little battery
- Little memory
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posted on 05 Oct 2013, 11:44 (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I am amazed!
PorkyBurger has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have bought this phone at July, 2013. This is my first Android , and I am amazed what this phone can do, compared to my old, slow Nokia 500. Has some minor flaws, but overall, great phone for the budget!Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Great display, natural colors.
- Front-facing camera.
- Loud speakers.
- Smooth UI experience.
- Great for the price.
- Battery cover scratches with ease.
- No screen protection, as Gorilla Glass.
- Some noise problems with camera.
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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 06:06 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
mattfox has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is my second android phone and it is GREAT! I love the screen and the processor inside! It also has a great camera with 720p video recording. It has a lot of RAM, and has a lot of internal storage, including a MicroSD card slot. It's a awesome phone!Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 7/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Great Screen
- Fast processor
- Great Camera and Video Recording
- Responsive Buttons
- Kind of small screen
- The back cover doesn't feel good to hold
- No Android 4.0/4.1 out of the box
- Only 1GB of internal storage
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posted on 31 Dec 2012, 07:45 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
samsung galaxy ace 2
sekeleton has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
its better to have galaxy s3 mini in about specs and this product is outdated..in benchmark its better on htc desire HD ang galaxy nexus s,the phone has poor design cheap plastic and no camera button...but its processor is good and its ram are high enough its just ok for 3rd party appsBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- 800mhz processor and mali 400
- great battery life
- ok 3rd party apps
- there's little lag in games
- theres no software update
- there's unexpected pause in game
- need more ram
- cheap plastic design
- no ambient light sensor
- no ics out of box
- no adobe flash support
- worst brightness in direct sunlight
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posted on 02 Dec 2012, 05:15 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
VERY NICE :D
Beauterham has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
this phone is very goood compared to my iPhone 5 ! it's screen is not that good as the iPhone 5 but it stands out good ! the speed is verryyyyy gooooood ! just everything is good except the camera ! :o just buy it it's worth it's little price :DBuild quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 6/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Front facing camera
- satisfaction is very good !
- music qualtity
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posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:50 (Posts: 0; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)
qwerty1234567 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Must buy a fantastic phone it is fast and cheap and even better than a iPhone. must consider when buying a new phone would defiantly recommend this phone to everybody who is looking for a new phone. sBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 05:08 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
macias has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I was pretty satifisfied with my previous pick (LG L5) however this time I needed something for myself -- which meant smaller size, more suitable for tight pocket.
I considered Sony Xperia Mini and Ray, HTC Wildfire S and Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (limited budget). Ace 2 was rather fallback phone here, however due to poor battery performance of all other phones, eventually I decided to buy Ace 2.
I've read some reviews in advance so I knew before purchase the placement of the power button will drive me mad, and indeed -- it is annoying. It is opposite to volume buttons, so every time I lock the phone I have to pay extra attention not to touch (very natural gesture) volume buttons.
However nothing prepared me for completely AWFUL screen readability (hence the title "failue"). Ace 2 sports "improved" LCD screen (PLS) however in order to read anything in sunlight brightness has to be set around 70% (for LG L5 it is about 25% !!!). So you can think of Ace 2 as a phone in weird "indoor" category -- high resolution screen, good for multimedia, taking calls only under the roof.
If you can accept its screen (I cannot) it is pretty solid phone, somewhat slower UI experience than LG L5 (total surprise), though. It has rounded corners, proximity sensors, not totally small, but you can say it is not an obstacle to carry around.
If you can live with bigger size than Ace 2 I can wholeheartedly recommmend LG L5 instead (it costs 60% the price of Ace 2). If I could turn back time, I would try...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 5/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 10/10Display 4/10Battery 9/10
- plenty of features
- proximity sensor
- pocket friendly
- rounded corners
- directly available SD slot
- pleasant screen resolution
- AWFUL screen readability in sunlight
- no ambient light sensor
- vibration UI feedback ALWAYS on
- impossible to disable volume buttons completely
- no ICS out of the box
- Android itself (still not polished)
- swapped menu and back buttons
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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 00:44 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
SprSkl has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Galaxy Ace 2 comes in my country (Finland) for a price tag of 250 euros. I own the white version of this device.
This phone looks like another generic Samsung designed Android phone. It is all around white with curved edges and metallic borders. The phone doesn't look too bad, but it certainly won't show up in the mass market of smartphones for its' design. However, the phone feels solid enough in your hand and doesn't feel cheap or too light. Build material is plastic.
The phone is a snappy performer and Samsung's TouchWiz UI makes the phone feel fluid and fast. Phone's 800mhz Dual-Core processor is more than capable of internet surfing, navigating and every day tasks. GPU offers enough power for 3D-games and such.
The screen has OK viewing angles and quite natural colors. Camera takes above average stills and the video isn't bad aswell, but the camera is pretty slow in focusing. This phone has very limited storage out of the box, but thankfully it has a microSD slot on the side. There is no ICS out of the box for features like hardware acceleration, but it doesn't mean that the device would be slow. It is fast as I stated before. Battery is little better than usually in android phones. You get something like day and a half with active usage out of it.
Overall, I think this phone goes quite well for it's price. It doesn't clearly shine in any aspect, but it doesn't fail anywhere either. It is a very handy mid-range gadget for all around use and especially for hardware...Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 7/10Battery 8/10
- Fast performance
- Natural looking screen
- Decent camera
- Decent battery life
- No ICS out of the box
- Very limited storage out of the box
- Camera is slow to focus
- Unintuitive design
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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:29 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
dsr007rana has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Even though I live in India, I have got this phone from my friend who lives in Manila. Its been more that two weeks that I am using this phone. I like this phone as it looks good in your hand and very comfortable to use. Its response fast as compared to other smartphone. Camera is superb for day to day clicks. Video recording is amazing i.e HD 720p. Games runs very smoothly and superbly.
But it could be better if this phone have AMOLED screen otherwise it best phone in the range of 15000-18000.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
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posted on 07 Jul 2012, 20:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
effendy has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 its very good phone especially for games. Its very fast and it have good camera and also have a secondary camera. It has good processor (with dual core) and also elegant design. but is there any possible it can be upgraded to ics?Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
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posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:34 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
bonaparte has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It is a good product but it is new so doesn't have lots of guide for root and some thing. With middle-hand product like that I think it is good, just wait for some feature and enjoy it. I am looking forward to having ICS on itBuild quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 7/10
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posted on 19 Jun 2012, 05:12 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
rento113 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 its very good phone.Its very fast and it have good camera. I get Ace 2 yesterday and i love it. And Ace 2 have good music player.This was my rewiew to Samsung galaxy ace 2 Gt-18160.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Good camera
- Good musicplayer
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