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Good: Design, Camera
Comment: I really want to get this phone, but there is only one thing that prevents me from getting any phone. How much memory it has... This phone looks brilliant, don't get me wrong, but I still don't get how much memory it has. Now I spoke to a few techno-friends and they all said that you can expand the memory on a phone by using an SD card, lucky me I have a good 4GB one. Good investment. I'm all for buying this phone, but I want to download almost 30 apps when I buy it, and I'm guessing they're all large downloads. So what I really want to know is, how much memory does this phone have and can I move apps onto a memory SD card.
Comment: no network coverage, keeps disconnecting from calls, cannot send picture messages, slow,
screen keeps freezing cannot switch off, battery life rubbish,
only had phone since feb, worst mistake i made was buying this
Bad: Seems to default to 3G internet over wifi
Comment: My sister got the phone (on pay as you go) and ended accidentally burning through about £10 of credit. The phone has "packet data" enabled by default, she had connected up to her home wifi router, but then when she proceeded to watch 1 youtube video and download some apps the phone seemed to choose to do it over 3G without any warning.
To disable it you need to go here;
Menu > Settings > Wireless and Networks > Mobile Networks > Use packet data (untick this)
It's a shame because she was really excited about her new phone, to then be slapped with a huge bill for downloading a few MBs draining her enthusiasm.
Good: Faster than expected. Good screen
Bad: Not the best camera but ok
Comment: I bought one of these for my elderly father the other day and am quite surprised at how good this phone is. Mine came with GBread 2.3 installed. Has an iphone-like keyboard which my dad likes as his vision is not brilliant. Fast turnover on screens and beats my S2 for screen clarity. Camera OK, nothing to write home about but still better than my old S1.Battery use good. Bloatware is minimal. Phone comes with a black AND a white back to customise looks AND a 2gb memory card in the box. For £160 sim free I am very pleased with this purchase and my dad had upgraded to a smartphone with minimal effort.
Good: Battery Life is EXCELLENT
Bad: Slow and sluggish, can not keep up.
Comment: i have had it for quite a while and i must say it is pretty good for a cheap phone.
Comment: I love this phone it is just right for me i am a stay at home mum and i have lot of friend that i wont to stay in touch with and i have famliy that i need to look after and they have to be abell to get me at all times .
but the battery pawer is not good have to charge every night
Bad: Very cheap looking
Comment: Loojs just like a downbeat iPhone and an upgraded tocco lite. Samsung have no originality at all
Good: Make Samsung GPRS Model Galaxy Ace 3G Operating System Android HSDPA Multicore(dual core, quad core) TBC Wi-Fi Coverage (Band) Quad Internal Memory 150 GB Dimensions 60 x 112 x 12 mm USBv2.0 Weight 0 g GPS Talk time TBC Push e-mail Standby time TBC Bluetoothv2.1 with A2DP Camera5.0MP MMS Camera FlashLED E-mail Video Camera Wireless Tethering TBC Front Facing Camera TBC Memory CardmicroSD Front Facing Camera Resolution TBC NFC TBC Audio PlayereAAC+,AAC+,AAC Video Calling Video PlayerMP4, 3GP, H.264, H.263 Browser FM Radio Touchscreen 3.5mm Headphone Jack HDMI TBC DLNA TBC AirPlay TBC
Bad: plastic back no flash or video calling
Comment: The Samsung Galaxy Ace joins an increasingly busy mid-range Android crowd. It may not have the latest technology, but it also won’t break the bank. How do price and features balance out, and how does it compare to older phones with bigger specs?
What we like
It’s easy to get the Galaxy Ace confused with last year’s Galaxy S; they’re the spitting image of each other. Get closer and you’ll realise that the Galaxy Ace is actually a bit smaller, and in the hand feels lighter. Many looking for a lightweight, pocketable smartphone will find the Galaxy Ace fits the bill.
The styling, with a textured backing that borrows design cues from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S2, belies the mid-range pricing of the Galaxy. It looks like a high-end handset.
Running Android 2.2, with a good processor behind it, the Ace can run most Android apps, and the 3.5-inch screen is plenty for using apps, web-browsing and touch-typing.
Being a Samsung phone, there’s also Swype - a clever keyboard where you slide your finger from letter to letter. Once you get the hang of it, typing texts and emails is a breeze.
You can pack out the Galaxy Ace with plenty of apps and games from the Android Market too. Create and login with a Google account, and you’ll soon have a multi-functional smartphone, with official social network apps, photo editing, video-players and more. Your Google Account includes Gmail, and you can sync up your contacts through Google for back-up.
The Galaxy Ace arrived with a 2GB microSD card, which is a nice bonus, and gives you plenty of space to download and try a handful of apps. In the box, there’s also a glossy white back cover replacement.
The loudspeaker is suitably... loud, and call quality was good, although there is no noise-cancelling software like that found on pricier models. The Galaxy Ace also follows the Samsung design trend of putting the screen-lock/power-off on the right side of the phone, somewhere that makes a lot more sense than the very top of the phone.
What we don’t like
Although the Galaxy Ace runs Android 2.2 Froyo, which can run the majority of apps available from the Android, it isn’t the very latest version. This is disappointing, given that similarly priced rivals, like the HTC Wildfire S, arrive with Android 2.3 Gingerbread straight out of the box.
We hope that the Galaxy Ace will benefit from a belated update, but Samsung are typically often slow to update their existing phones.
Being cheaper than the Galaxy S, this has meant you won’t find Samsung’s highly-rated AMOLED screen, and the Galaxy Ace’s display pales in comparison. Although quite sharp, colours are a bit weedy on both video and photos. Again, other mid-range phones and older phones show up the Ace's screen.
Another thing that detracts from a generally classy-looking phone is the microsSD slot, which is covered by a flimsy swing-out flap. We doubt many people need instant access to their microSD card; that’s why most phones have them hidden (and protected) behind the back casing. You'll also probably need to keep the microSD constantly inside the Ace, as it only has a tiny 158MB storage built-in.
The Galaxy Ace is a great mid-range smartphone, and is one of the best-looking mid-priced smartphones we’ve seen. It has all the features you’d expect from an Android phone, although it lacks the very latest version, Android Gingerbread, and the faster internet browser and other enhancements it brings.
The Galaxy Ace is also competing against older models, with bigger screens, and more powerful insides, whose prices are tumbling, but it stands up well against its rivals. If you’re looking for a more petite Android phone, the Galaxy Ace is a good choice, and perhaps one of the best mid-range phones for this price.
Good: Looks good, light
Bad: Keeps rebooting, short battery life
Comment: I got this phone and have now sent it back as it was awful. It kept rebooting, often so frequently that it was not possible to get through a text or phonecall before it did it again. Battery life was terrible. Perhaps I just got a bad one but totally lost confidence so chose a different phone. I would definitely not recommend this phone.
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