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Samsung Galaxy Ace Review

Samsung Galaxy Ace

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Review
In our tests of its calling quality, though, it underwhelmed us with reverberating sounds on our end of the line. Our callers reported hearing rather unnatural digitized voices, which suggests a poor microphone performance.

The Ace comes with a 1350mAh battery, with a quoted talk time of 11 hours. In real life, the phone had no problem getting us through the day, but two days were generally a tall order, so we had to charge it every other day. If you want to squeeze the maximum of your battery for longer periods of times, check out our tips and tricks for better battery life.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace fights in the already packed mid-range Android segment, but with a screen of 3.5 inches and a relatively affordable price of just above $350 off contract, it is a notable contender. Sure, it doesn't break ground with its capabilities, but manages daily tasks with ease.

Currently, alternatives include the slightly cheaper LG Optimus One with a 3.2 inch screen and Android on board. The Samsung Wave has one of the better cameras out there and a gorgeous looking screen, but with it you have to be willing to switch to bada as your mobile operating system. Amazingly, Nokia's current flagship, the N8, sells for approximately the same price (or even lower), but brings the best camera in smartphones on the dated UI of Symbian^3.

Finally, for a mid-range Android, the Galaxy Ace really ups the game with its 3.5-inch screen. However, it fails in two main areas – video recording and Flash support. If it were for these alone, the Galaxy Ace would still be a pretty strong contender, but the below average calling quality, is what swung the balance for us.


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Pros

  • iPhone-like looks
  • Above average camera for stills
  • Hot-swappable microSD cards (up to 32GB)

Cons

  • Poor video recording
  • Below average calling quality
  • No Flash
  • No DivX/Xvid codec support out of the box
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Samsung Galaxy Ace

Samsung Galaxy Ace

OS: Android 2.3 2.2
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM11 processor
Size4.43 x 2.36 x 0.45 inches
(112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm)
3.99 oz  (113 g)
Battery1350 mAh, 11 hours talk time

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