Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Black
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is in the line-up amongst devices to be launched in the month of February 2012. We know that the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is nothing but the successor of the already launched Galaxy Ace. The Android powered device, Ace Plus has 3.5 inch touch-screen and Samung TouchWiz UI as expected in a mid-range phone. The Ace Plus is more powerful than its sibling as it is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 1 GHz processor, and a larger 3.65 inch touch-screen. The screen resolution remains the same though, standing at 320x480 pixels. It can also be easily noticed that the exterior of the Ace Plus has striking similarity with Apple iPhone 3G/3GS. The phone has a glossy plastic finish and curved edges. It has different camera placement at the rear relative to Apple iPhone 3GS.
The price of the forthcoming device is yet to be revealed by the company but it is speculated that with this device Samsung aims to gain more buyers from the budget-constrained segment and trendy and sociable young professionals. Also note that Galaxy Smartphone range is incredibly popular and is very successful worldwide. One gets a 5 megapixels autofocus camera with LED flash, dual-band 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth version is 3.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and a standard microUSB port in this new Galaxy phone. The internal storage of this phone is expandable through the microSD card slot. Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is also claimed to be the thinnest mobile phone and the best choice for all those who want the latest multimedia, high performance, advanced operating system, high resolution camera and ample storage. The black colored Galaxy Ace Plus sports 114.7 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm physical dimensions and 115 grams body weight including battery.
User Interface and UI functionality
Running on Android Gingerbread and featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, the Galaxy Ace Plus has what was expected in a mid-range device like this. The device allows users to handle multiple tasks faster and very efficiently. Call features are such that it allows users to reject calls, add unwanted callers to a black list log and stuff like that. In addition, to improve productivity, users have access to many tools like ThinkFree (for viewing and editing of documents) and also include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDFs etc. The Galaxy Ace Plus is backed by single core 1GHz processor and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity that gives the much desired versatility and browsing performance that is demanded by young professionals.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has a new music playback functionality that features a playing progress bar so that one can view music tracks in folders. There’s also Radio FM with stereo RDS and YouTube Player in the phone. The supported audio format and video formats on Ace Plus are MP3, AAC, AAC , eAAC and MPEG4, H.263, H.264 respectively.
Pictures and Video quality
There is a nice 5 megapixels camera in the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus mobile device. The secondary frontal camera is not available on this smart phone. The camera features like auto focus, smile detection, white balance, multi shot, effects and panorama mode are truly adorable. The video recording is hassle free in 800 x 480 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second speed.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has network band support on quad band GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz frequencies and dual band UMTS 900, 2100 MHz frequencies. The embedded HTML, Flash browsers allow speedy browsing and Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are already integrated in the phone which renders Internet connectivity via 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s and GPRS/EDGE. One can also exchange e-mail via IMAP, POP3, SMTP and Microsoft Exchange.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has 512 MB RAM, 3 GB internal memory (2GB for content and remaining for applications) and microSD card support. This indicates that memory can be expanded and taken to an upper limit of 32GB.
Applications and Gaming
As far as applications and games are concerned, Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus offers more than any other smartphone in its category by allowing users greater content usability and freedom.The appstarts up quite fast with negligible lag time, even while multitasking. Other impressive thing is that there is up to 1GB of direct memory storage for applications. With Android on-board, users be rest assured that an ocean of joyful games will be handy too from the Android Market place.
The standard Li-ion 1,300 mAh capacity battery is placed in Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus and we consider it quite capable of keeping the phone alive while doing all the requisite tasks. This battery delivers a talk time of 11 hours on 2G network and 7 hours 20 minutes on 3G network. The maximum standby time for 2G network is 670 hours whereas it is only 420 hours for the 3G network.
The connectivity specs of Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus include 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, a microUSB slot for more storage and a standard 3.5mm audio jack. WiFi 802.11 functionality is such that locally it offers thundering speeds for browsing, downloading and video streaming. The Galaxy Ace Plus also enables users to stay connected through Samsung’s Music Hub, Social Hub and ChatON services. The ChatON is a new service that connects all the phone users across any phone platform into a single community using phone numbers and thus provides an easy instant messaging, group chatting and content sharing in multiple formats. One can easily exchange images and video for a simpler and more intuitive user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has an improved hardware, comes with a faster 1GHz, sports a marginally bigger and wider HVGA LCD display that measures 3.65" diagonally but reports have hinted that it will not be receiving the full Ice Cream Sandwich OS update. The value pack for the device will enhance a number of features but is not the complete Android 4.0 update. It will upset a number of users of this smartphone. While the competitor, Blackberry Bold 9790 will come with BlackBerry OS 7, the most advanced OS presently. The BlackBerry device poses threat to Galaxy Ace Plus also with its full QWERTY keyboard and NFC support. It lags behind in having just a 2.44 inch HVGA touch-screen display, merely 1GHz single-core processor and exactly same 5MP rear camera like that of the Galaxy Ace Plus. The other handsets that can give a tough competition to Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus are Motorola RAZR, Motorola RAZR I, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola DEFY, Motorola RAZR M, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire X, HTC 8S, HTC 8X, HTC One V, HTC One S, HTC One X, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia 808 PureView, and many more.