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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview

Samsung GALAXY Ace 2

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
Introduction:

The reason you should be very interested in the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is that it could turn out to be one of the best value-for-money Android offers this season.

While the original Ace was a very decent phone for its bucks last year, the Ace 2 is quite on the way to cover that ground this year as well. It has a decent size screen with good resolution, slightly underclocked yet dual-core processor, and 5MP cam with flash plus a front-facing camera.

Indeed you can't ask for much more from what will likely be a lower mid-range Android device this year. We  ran a prototype unit of the phone through its paces, so read on our preview for the initial impressions...


Design:

Nothing out of the ordinary can be said about the design. It is made with the usual for Samsung black plastic, with slightly patterned tapered back, and rounded corners.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview

You can compare the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The phone lies well in the hand, and is not overly thick or heavy. The power/lock button is comfortably placed on the right, directly under your thumb, facilitating one-handed operation.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 lies well in the hand - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 lies well in the hand - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 lies well in the hand - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview

This button, along with the volume rocker on the left, and the physical home key are easy to feel and with good feedback.

Volume key and microSD card slot (left) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
Power key (right) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
microUSB port (bottom) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview

Volume key and microSD card slot (left)

3.5mm jack (top)

Power key (right)

microUSB port (bottom)


Back - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
Rear camera - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
Battery compartment - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview

Back

Rear camera

Battery compartment



Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview
Display:

The 3.8” PLS LCD display on the Samsung Ace 2 is of above average quality for the phone's category. The colors are vibrant, it is bright enough for use in sunlight, and sports very good viewing angles. The  480x800 pixels resolution here translates to 246ppi pixel density, which is also above average, and you'd be hard pressed to call any interface elements jaded or pixelated.


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Samsung GALAXY Ace 2

Samsung GALAXY Ace 2

OS: Android 4.1.2 2.3.6
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Display3.8 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (246 ppi) Super PLS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Dual-core, 800 MHz
0.75 GB RAM
Size4.66 x 2.45 x 0.41 inches
(118.3 x 62.2 x 10.5 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 16.33 hours talk time

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