Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos I589 Black
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is kind of a cousin to the original Samsung Galaxy Ace with some differences both in terms of upgrades and compromises. Let's look at the good points that the device has starting with the look which is neat and clean with a sleek design, not too extravagant and not too weak either. The 3.5 inch screen is pretty good although there might be other devices with a lightly larger display in the same price range and with same features. As far as the dimensions of the device is concerned, Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has a length of 112.74 mm, a breadth of 61.50 mm along with a width of 11.5 mm. A 3 GB internal storage capacity is an increase from the original Samsung Galaxy Ace, and same is the case with the RAM with 512 MB. A microsd card slot is also provided for memory expansion up to 32 GB.
The camera strength has increased from the previous version with 5 megapixels instead of 3.15 megapixel and offers lots of features to back it up like 2592 by 1944 pixels. There is still no provision for a secondary camera. Operating system may be a little downer for some with Android Gingerbread and not Ice Cream Sandwich where Android Jelly Bean has already released being the latest among the three. The processor is pretty good with 832 MHz and the battery has become even more sturdier with 1300 mAh giving the user a longer talk time and standby time. In the multimedia department, the music player although has the same interface, now supports more audio formats than before, something that was limited in the previous versions. The device features the dual SIM facility, more importantly GSM plus CDMA facility which most devices don't provide.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos comes with a 3.5 inch screen that gives a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels which is nothing extraordinary and is as same as the previous version. The TFT capacitive touch screen works at a pixel density of 165 ppi and gives 256k colors.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos offers a music player and a video player that allows the user to listen to all the current songs and watch videos. The music player though has the same interface asteh previous version, can support more formats than before including AMR-NB, AMR-WB, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV. The user can also listen to FM radio and record songs as and when required. The video player is compatible with the formats MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has a 5 megapixel camera which is a significant improvement from a 3.15 megapixels offered by the previous version. But what looks strong on paper may not be strong in practise as the quality of images is again not that great and is average at best. The video recording is not impressive either but the camera is backed by the autofocus and geo-tagging facility.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has a the Wi-Fi facility that lets the user operate on the web and access all the desired web sites. The user can post updates on Facebook or surf on Google simultaneously. Opening multiple tabs has improved in terms of speed courtesy a better RAM and a better processor but is still not as good as some of the other credible devices. Still the user can also download data including songs, games, images and videos.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has a 3 GB internal memory which is a big improvement from the previous version and the memory can further be enhance with a microSD card slot up to 32 GB making sure that the user can store huge amount of data including music files, games, images and videos. The 512 MB RAM is competitive too letting the user access all the resources of the device at a faster pace.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has loads games and apps that are preinstalled in the device courtesy Android Gingerbread which further lets the user download more of the same from the large pool of apps and games available online.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1300 mAh that gives the user a talk time of Up to 1,010 minutes in (2G) and 380 minutes(3G) along with a stanby time of Up to 570 hours in (2G) and 420 hours in (3G). The device can be charged through the adapter that comes with the device or through the USB port via USB cable by connecting it with a computer or a laptop.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos offers lots of data connectivity features including the bluetooth facility and the USB port that allows the user to exchange data with other devices and computers or laptops respectively. The USB port can be used for charging the device as well. The data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. The Wi-Fi facility allows the user to browse through the web and download the desired data. The GPRS feature allows the user to keep track of the desired location while the EDGE facility is also facilitated.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos when compared to Samsung Galaxy Y Duos has a bigger screen with the former featuring a 3.5 inch screen as compared to the latter's 3.14 inch screen. Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is lighter in weight but Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has a better screen resolution. Samsung Galaxy Y Duos has a longer battery standby time and talk time as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. Both the devices feature the dual SIM facility but Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos gives the facility of GSM plus CDMA as compared to the GSM plus GSM offered by Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos scores in camera department with a 5 megapixel camera as compared to the 3.15 megapixel camera offered by Samsung Galaxy Y Duos.