Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 White
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 has been designed for today's modern customer, who wishes to have the facility of using two networks in one phone. Samsung, the South Korean giant manufacturer perhaps perceived this, consequently has introduced Galaxy Ace Duos in the market. This is a dual SIM smartphone, which apart from providing you with entertainment, will also merge your personal as well as professional life in one phone smartly without letting them mixed up. The device has got the same sophisticated design and technology that you can find in its earlier siblings also. With this smartphone, you have access to two SIM cards easily and enjoy the luxury of choosing the cheaper rates, stronger signal and wider coverage. The new Galaxy Ace Duos comes up with an enriched smartphone experience, which enables you to stay in connection with your friends, stay on top of business and share contents anywhere and anytime. It comes with a compact size of 112.7mm x 61.5mm x 11.5mm and holds a weight of 122 grams only, giving credit to the all plastic chassis with premium look and elegant style.
The front of the device covers the fully touch capacitive touchscreen with three hard keys at the bottom including the center five way navigational button. The other two buttons are for Menu and Back functions. The touchscreen has thick chrome bezel all round that gives sturdiness to the device. The top of the screen has an earpiece grill with an Accelerometer sensor that helps in detecting the orientation of the phone and measures the linear acceleration of movements. The display responds to multi touch so you can give multiple commands at on go. The left portion of the device hosts a volume rocker only with a small lanyard eyelet. The right side has the power/lock button key. We really miss the dedicated camera button here. The top holds a 3.5mm universal headphone jack that also acts as an A/V connector whereas the microUSB port is placed at the bottom with the mouthpiece. There is a small slot on the top to open the rear panel.
The back cover has the power packed 5 megapixels auto focus camera sensor with loudspeaker grill where the camera sensor is covered by a thin bezel to protect the lens from any type of scratches. Below the camera and loudspeaker grill there is a Samsung logo with metal finish. Underneath the rear panel you will find the strong battery and removing the battery reveals two slots for two microSIM cards. For a happy note, the microSD card slot is hot swappable so there is no need to take out the battery in order to insert or remove the memory card.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is an affordable piece of gadget that has Android platform, which provides access to more than 1,50,000 applications.
With dual network you do not need to worry about the missing calls on SIM 2 when you are on call on SIM 2 as the Always On mode of dual SIM management will catch the call and forward it to SIM 1 to not to miss it. The Hybrid dual SIM system will catch the call from SIM 2 while you are using the data service of SIM 1 so that you will never miss your urgent calls. The phone has sophisticated design with cutting edges and delivers premium performance topped off with dual SIM access. This droid offers an enriched mobile experience that helps you staying in touch with your colleagues, clients, family and friends. The TouchWiz UX user interface is optimised to enable you to work effortlessly with easy navigation through the great features of this Duos. You can keep all your multimedia files close at hand, giving credit to the ample storage capacity that will never let you feel short with space. This droid comes pre-loaded with Samsung ChatON that offers a great way to connect and share content with friends. This instant messaging service is a gift to the users of Samsung by the company that uses phone numbers instead of user names and passwords. This service enables you to have single as well multi-person conversations, multimedia file sharing and much more. This phone has advanced connectivity solutions that enables you to sync your data and print even when you are away from your work place.
Dual SIM phones are in fashion now a days and when having a smartphone with dual SIM support is like a dream come true and that too with Android Gingerbread operating system. With this Duos you can keep separate numbers for personal and professional life so that you never get disturbed when you are having a wonderful vacation with your family. A budget handset with dual SIM support and Android platform is what every smartphone novice would want and keeping that in mind Samsung introduced Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos in the market for such kind of users.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 comes with a 3.5 inches wide HVGA TFT display that provides a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels with color combinations made from 256K colors. The capacitive touchscreen supports a pixel density of 165 ppi that makes the screen looks vibrant, rich, sharp and crystal clear. The screen supports multi touch facility so that you can give multiple commands at one time the color depth makes every picture comes alive. This device is running on Android v.2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system that is capturing more than 50 percent of the smartphone market. On top of this platform there is a TouchWiz UX UI that adds more customization to the phone. It is powered by 832 MHz processor that very well carries out the functions of this droid. Messages have threaded vies so you do not have to search for a particular message sent by your friend, a you will find all the messages sent by a particular person in the threaded way. The lockscreen of this UI shows all the notifications of missed calls and unread messages but not the e-mails. The lockscreen takes one or two seconds to launch after pressing the lock button so you have to wait after pressing the lock key. There are tons of widgets on the homescreen with lots of functionality. There are seven customizable homescreen panes on which you can add widgets and icons of your choice.
There are tons of widgets that you can add to your homescreen with lots of functionalities. You can easily switch between the seven homescreen panes by swiping right to left or left to right on the capacitive touchscreen. You can have an aggregate view of all the active panes by pitching out on the homescreen that zooms out to have that view, which can then be rearranged, deleted or added. A press and hold on an empty spot on the homescreen allows you to add widgets, shortcuts or folders. You can also add them by hitting on the contextual menu key and selecting the Add option. After adding the widget to the homescreen you can resize them according to your comfort. With the application launcher you can rearrange the applications however you like but there is no list view of the applications and also you cannot filter the applications by by downloaded applications or favorites. Neither you can create additional folders or pages. The bottom of the screen is docked by four shortcuts that are visible from both the application launcher and the homescreen. From left to right they are Phone, Contacts, Messaging and Applications. You can drag any of them by holding and then dragging to the preferred place.
A long press of the home key will launch the task manager that lets you kill applications one by one and even in bulk and it also offers plenty of stats on installations, RAM usage and storage. The performance of this droid is appreciable and will enable you to feel proud on your choice.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 will make you feel proud on your choice as in terms of multimedia functionality it delivers quality services. The default music player supports AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG and WAV audio formats for recording and playback of aural files. The default video player provides support to MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and 3GP video formats for playback and recording with QCIF, QVGA and VGA resolutions. The Music Hub has Music v.1.0 that lets your body sway on the tempting music. You can also enjoy your favorite numbers on the FM radio where the 3.5mm headphone plays the role of an antenna for its connectivity. You can create your music library where you will have numbers of your choice. The FM radio has RDS connectivity that automatically detects the name of radio station to which you are tuned into.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 has 5 megapixels camera with auto focus support with Geo-tagging and smile detection features. This primary snapper captures images with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and can record full VGA videos at 30 frames per second. The images are of very good quality with very sharp features so that you can even distinguish between the minute details of the image. The videos supports QCIF, QVGA and VGA resolution with MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and 3GP formats for video playback and recording.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 supports Internet through EDGE, GPRS, 3G with HSPA+ speed, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot via WLAN. The HTML browser runs very smoothly and opens web pages with utter easiness. You can open multiple windows simultaneously and can toggle between them easily. For having connections with the nearby compatible devices you can use Bluetooth v3.0 with PBAP, PBA, A2DP, GAP, HSP, HID, PAN, SDAP, MAP, AVRCP1.3 and HFP1.5 profiles and USB via microUSB v2.0 port. It also has GPS via A-GPS support.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 holds an internal storage space of 3GB with 512MB space for RAM that is sufficient enough to run heavy applications very smoothly. You can store your important files and information in your phone memory. You can also expand the extensible memory of the droid by inserting a microSD card into the microSD card slot that supports external memory up to 32GB. This space is more than sufficient to swallow your huge amount of information.
Applications and Gaming
amsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is full of useful applications and features that will make your work easier and simpler. Since its has Google's Android Gingerbread platform so you an run all Google applications like Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, etc. and you can download loads of more applications from the gift store by Google, that is, Android market that stuffs more than 1,50,000 applications. You can download and play the most popular games like Angry Birds, Bebbled, Red Stone, Newton, Sketch Online, Drop, Frozen Bubble, Replica Island, Gem Miner, ConnecToo, Titres, Jewels, OpenSudoku, Abduction, The Great Land Grab, Brain Genus Deluxe, Coloroid, Cestos, Air Control, GalaxIR, Graviturn, Alchemy Classic, ActionPotato, Scrambled Net, Dropwords, Barrr, Tetronimo, Wordfeud, Friction Mobile, Geared, Meganoid, Cordy, Angry Birds Rio, Grave Defense Holidays, Words with Friends Free, PewPew, Tap Fish, Beats – Advanced Rhythm Game, Pinball Deluxe, Winter Walk, Colosseum Heroes, Stardash Free, Scramble With Friends Free, Dead on Arrival, Stick Cricket, Draw Something Free, Fragger, The Sims FreePlay, Super Bit Dash, etc. that will make you jump on your seat with amazement. You can also download lots of applications that would be useful in your day to day life, for instance, PDF Reader, E-Book Reader, Personal Finance, Encyclopedia, Translator, Seesmic, Facebook for Android, National Rail Enquiries, UK Jobs, Hotmail, Google Sky Map, Layar, Foursquare, WordPress for Android, Google Goggles, Winamp, Samsung ChatOn, Skyfire 3.0, BBC News, RAC Traffic, Swype, Evernote, Flickr, Last.fm, Google Maps Navigation and many more to name (but the space here is so short so we cannot write name of all the applications that are available at your end but it is sure that you will have plenty of stuff in front of you to choose from).
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 takes it breath because of the standard Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery that keeps the phone alive for a talk time of up to 18 hours 30 minutes on 2G network and up to 7 hours on 3G network. This battery provides a standby time of up to 570 hours on 2G and up to 420 hours 3G network. You can play the multimedia files for long hours without having any battery shortage problem. This battery backup is one of the best available in the market.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 offers connectivity to GSM bands only for both the SIM cards. The bandwidth for 2G network is 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for SIM 1 and 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for SIM 2. The 3G network catches the frequency of 900 / 2100 MHz at an HSDPA downloading speed of 7.2 Mbps, which is good enough for such an affordable piece of gadget.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 is an Android handset that has dual SIM support and is running on Android Gingerbread operating system. The device has a good 5 megapixels sensor camera lens that captures images with a real touch. The processor also works pretty well and with good speed without showing any sluggishness. There are many other handsets available n the market that can give competition to Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 and some of them are Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, HTC Desire V, Sony Xperia Tipo Dual, HTC Desire C, HTC Desire VC, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, Nokia C2-03, Motorola Defy Mini, Nokia Asha 202, Micromax A44 Superfone Punk, Micromax A80 Infinity, LG Optimus Net Dual, Karbonn KT-21, Micromax A56 Superfone Ninja 2, Karbonn A9, Micromax A50, Micromax A78, Spice MI-350N, Karbonn A7, Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos and many more.