Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Preview18
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...
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.
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.
This button, along with the volume rocker on the left, and the physical home key are easy to feel and with good feedback.
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.