Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Review

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Review

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is an heir to the Galaxy Ace, which was outed a year ago, upping the CPU speed to 1GHz, and the screen size to 3.65”. Unfortunately, it is keeping the same HVGA resolution that was all the rage in 2006.

It is not aiming to win any specs or design awards, but is it a decent player in the value-for-money category? Read on our review of this entry level Android handset from Samsung to find out...


The overall looks are decent, and still anything but a black plastic design would be a welcome difference. The Galaxy Ace Plus has tapered back made of shiny black plastic, where the 5MP camera with LED flash and the speaker grill are situated. This glossy plastic is a bit slippery, but the phone sits well in the palm, and the screen is small enough to reach everywhere with your thumb only, making the handset suitable for one-handed operation.

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

The brightness of the display is good enough outside on the cloudy day we had, but it's not going to be very legible when stronger sunlight hits. Still, this can be said for many but the brightest smartphone screens, so it is fine. The colors are vivid, though, and the viewing angles decent. The screen's main disadvantage is the below average pixel density, which makes the interface look grainy, and letter edges jagged when reading. It is a 3.65” display with 320x480 resolution, resulting in 158ppi.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus 360-degrees View:



1. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You wonder if Samsung knows what they are doing. The most important thing after making a phone call is looking at the screen for a smartphone. Even the Exhibit II has a better display at 480 x 800 (WVGA) on the same 3.7" screen size. Did Samsung run out of WVGA displays? Doesn't Samsung realize people spend a lot of time over a two year contract looking at the display on smartphones?? WTF??

3. General

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

There are many other options(which are much better) at almost the same price : 1. Sony Xperia Neo 2. Sony Xperia Neo V 3. LG optimus black 4. LG optimus 2X (dual core) 5. Samsung Galaxy R 6. Motorola Defy+ 7. MOTOROLA MOTOLUXE (really great,cool) (​​p). These phones are much better than Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, they have better optics, displays with higher resolution, pixel density, better processors and better build quality.

6. Sarath

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Even the sony ericsson xperia mini is beter than this,except in terms of screen size.It has HD video recording and larger resolution too.And music is always better in S.E.And display too is better with bravia engine.

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The glossy plastic is worse than the plastic in the original Galaxy Ace.

4. GalaxyOptimus

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I like the original Ace but this.. Ugghh...

5. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Wtf 3.7 inch display and HVGA,will look UGLY.

7. iyang02

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

with all of the gadgets now that keep releasing, we can't have it perfectly for us. we can't find contentment for they keep upgrading it. so the very wise for us now to do is to know our priority. what is your purpose for having that kind of thing? i keep reading comments and most of them we're not contented in some other way. like this one the samsung galaxy. samsung, nokia and apple will always be on the line when it comes to comparing. but this article will keep you interested. the samsung vs. samsung? you will find out why if you'll check this article (​msung-nexus-prime-vs-samsung-galaxy-s2-lte/)

8. kakashi

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

How Much would it cost?! I realy want one but only if it's around £200 or less, that is probibly a streach but im 13 so thats expensive has anyoone got any other suggestions for good android phones for 200 or under that has like a 1 ghz prossesor and screen the camera can be rubbish for all i care.

9. Teasy

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Insignificant CPU upgrade from its predecessor? You're talking about a 800Mhz ARM11 vs a 1Ghz Cortex A5. The later is quite a bit faster, don't fall for a direct mhz comparison. These are two different processors, the Cortex would be faster than a ARM11 even if both were running at the same clock speed. The ARM11 can't even run Adobe Flash.

10. akshaykumar12

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Samsung galaxy ace plus is the best android phone as compare to another android phones. Is comes in market with most affordable phone. The best features are: 3.65 inch Capacitive display, Android 2.3, 5 MP Camera, 1 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM, 1300 mAH battery I just love this mobile after using first time. more deatils visit:

11. jeffsantanna

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I use a galaxy ace plus in my day to day. It fulfills its purpose well for smartphone entry level.
Galaxy Ace Plus
  • Display 3.6" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 3GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.33h 3G talk time)

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