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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review

Samsung GALAXY Ace 2

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
Introduction:

The original Ace was a very decent phone for its bucks last year, and 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 this year fits into the lower mid-range Android device category. Its only disadvantage seems to be that it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but read on to see what you get...


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. Despite the unassuming exterior, the phone lies very well in the hand. It is not overly thick or heavy, but feels solid, and is very easy to operate with one hand.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is very easy to operate with one hand - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is very easy to operate with one hand - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
Android buttons - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
Front-facing camera - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
 

Android buttons

Front-facing camera


The power/lock button is comfortably placed on the right, directly under your thumb, facilitating one-handed operation as well. This button, along with the volume rocker on the left, and the physical home key are easy to feel and with good feedback. There is a hot-swap microSD card slot on the right, too, protected with a plastic flap.

Volume key and microSD slot (left) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
Power key (right) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review

Volume key and microSD slot (left)

Power key (right)

3.5mm jack (top)

microUSB port (bottom) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
Back - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
Rear camera and loudspeaker - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review

microUSB port (bottom)

Back

Rear camera and loudspeaker



Display:

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
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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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
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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