Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Ace Black
Samsung has done well to cement their place in the market as one of the most dominant cell phone manufacturing company. One of the major reasons for the same is that the company has managed to produce a device in all the possible ranges in terms of price including low end, mid low, mid or high end devices. Samsung Galaxy Ace is a solid example of a mid range device that has done well to attract customers giving it an edge over other contemporaries like HTC and Sony. The device comes with the Android Gingerbread operating system. The 3.5 inch TFT capacitive touch screen is pretty decent but in comparison to other high profile gadgets like Samsung Galaxy Note 2 looks ragged. RAM is not that great with 278MB, which if had gone up to 512MB would have helped the device's cause but the processor of 800MHz ARM 11 along with an Adreno 200 GPU does increase the speed. Internal memory is of 158MB, while the external memory can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot.
Multimedia features are pretty healthy with a music player and a video player that allows the user to listen and watch to his or her favourite songs and videos respectively. The camera though of strength 5 megapixels is not that great in terms of the quality of the pictures produced. Other devices like Sony and HTC with a similar camera strength produce far better results which speaks volumes about the quality of the device's camera. Another drawback in the camera department is the lack of a secondary camera. A battery of 1,350 mAh powers the Samsung Galaxy Ace which gives a substantial amount of talk time and a standby time. Overall the device is pretty good with a few glitches here and there.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Ace has a 3.5 inch TFT capacitive touch screen that gives a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels which is nothing special. The screen also gives 16 million colors and works at a pixel density of 165ppi. The screen can be interacted with through the multitouch technology and is powered by the Corning Gorilla Glass technology along with TouchWiz v3.0 UI on top of Android platform.
Samsung Galaxy Ace has loads of multimedia facilities including a music player that gives access to all the desired musical tracks that can be heard through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The music player is compatible with the formats - MP3, WAV and eAAC+ player whereas the video player that gives access to all the desired videos are supported by the formats - MP4, H.264 and H.263 player. The Stereo FM radio with RDS gives access to the desired radio stations where the user will be able to know the name of the radio station to which they are tuned into.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Ace has a 5 megapixels camera, which lets the user click pictures at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels and offers the facility of autofocus, which gives precision and accuracy along with the LED flash facility. Other features include Geo-tagging, Face and smile detection. The user can also shoot videos but there is no access to a secondary camera.
Samsung Galaxy Ace works with the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot facility, which means that the user can not only connect with web with the nearby vicinity but act as a hub for other devices. The user can download data, videos, games, images and videos or even visit the desired web sites including Facebook and Twitter.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Ace has a internal memory of 158MB, which is not much but a 2GB memory card comes included in the device. The microSD card slot further allows the user to stretch the memory of the device up to 32GB, which means that plenty of data can be stored including music files, games, images and videos withiut worrying about the memory space running out. What is a worrying factor though is the 278MB of RAM, which should have been a notch higher.
Applications and Gaming
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Samsung Galaxy Ace is loaded with lots of games and apps that are preinstalled in the device and in case the user wants to download more, the Android world of apps gives a large domain to choose from accordingly.
Samsung Galaxy Ace has a standard lithium ion battery of 1,350 mAh, which gives the user a talk time of Up to 11h (2G) along with Up to 6h and 30min (3G). The user also gets a standby time of Up to 640h (2G) and Up to 420h (3G). The user can then operate on the device for a substantial amount of time without his or her entertainment being cut short in the middle.
Samsung Galaxy Ace does have a lot to provide in terms of data connectivity features including the Bluetooth, USB port, GPRS and EDGE facility. The Bluetooth feature makes sure that the user can connect with other devices and exchange data with it where the data exchanged includes music, games, images and videos. The USB port allows the user to connect the device with computers and laptops so as to charge the device or exchange data with it. The Wi-Fi is also made available to connect with the web.
Samsung Galaxy Ace when compared to Sony Xperia Tipo has a bigger screen with the former featuring a 3.5 inches display as compared to the latter's 3.2 inches. Samsung Galaxy Ace is also slimmer in width as compared to Sony Xperia Tipo with the latter going for a more robust and sturdier look. Samsung Galaxy Ace also has a better camera with 5 megapixels as compared to the Xperia Tipo's 3.2 megapixels although there is not much difference in terms of the final outcome produced by both. Battery strength is also better with Samsung Galaxy Ace with the device offers a 36 per cent more battery life.