Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review
Sanjib Saha | Updated On
Adding to the array of Samsung Galaxy smartphones that are increasingly getting expansive, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 explores the mid path between the overtly friendly and exorbitantly high priced smartphones. It is increasingly becoming the first choice of users across the boundaries.
It comes with a 3.8 inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen along with Dual-core 800 MHz CPU. It has the Android OS, v2.3. It also has 4 GB storage; 768 MB RAM and up to 32 GB microSD card slot for external memory. Other features include Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPRS, GPS and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP. There is an apparent improvement on its predecessors in all aspects but however, it does not match up to its other sibling that was recently released, the amazing Samsung Galaxy S3. Comparing it with other phones of the same genre like HTC ONE V or Nokia Lumia, the Galaxy Ace 2 has a lot to offer in its bag.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Design
The body of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is entirely made up of black plastic, tapered black and has round corners. It can be easily operated single handedly. It is not overtly thick and weighs 122gms. Its dimensions are 118.3 x 62.2 x 10.5 mm. It has a multi-touch with accelerometer, proximity, compass sensors. Ace 2 definitely looks impressive and appealing to the eye. It has 800 x 480p image resolution which is pleasing to look and use.
It has a rectangular home bottom which gives it a sturdy look. Above and below the display, there is a proximity sensor and three keys respectively. There is a hardware home key in the middle with menu and back keys on either side of it. On the top side of the phone is the 3.5mm standard audio jack, as well as the small crevice for removing the back panel. USB port and mic pinhole are at the bottom. The black plastic of this AndroidOS smartphone gives a nice feel.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Battery
The 7.5 hour estimated talk time and 640 hour stand-by time will keep your mind at ease even if it’s a heavy day’s use. The 1,500mAh lithium-ion battery incorporated in the Galaxy Ace 2 saves you the trouble of charging your phone again and again. The dual-core innards enhance the battery back-up. The only setback of the battery life of this smartphone is that it takes a considerable amount of time to charge.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Camera
It sports a 5-megapixel rear mounted camera with autofocus capabilities. It also has integrated LED flash features. It has an exclusive face and smile detection system. A secondary VGA front camera is available. Image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels. You can even enjoy recording full HD videos at 720p at 30fps. The camera is definitely one of the reasons why you will be attracted to buy this smartphone. It helps you capture the beautiful moments of your life in perfect high quality pictures.
Pros and Cons
The advantages of having this Andorid OS smartphone are higher resolution and density of display, newer versions of GPS, OS and GLONASS support with great web browsing.The 5megapixel VGA front facing camera is another advantage which users are specifically attracted to in this mediocre priced smartphone. With the growing demand for slimmer phones, the slim look of this Android operated smartphone is yet another reason which is making an advantage over many other smartphones. Along with these, the amazing camera quality, Android v2.3 Operation System and the fast800MHz dual-core processor do make up for the perfect qualities one needs in a phone but it does have a few negative points as well.
Along the negative qualities, one would feel it takes a lot of time to charge in spite of having a great battery back-up. It lacks ambient light sensor. Gorilla screen protector is another feature which the Galaxy Ace 2 does not offer. It also has a poor readability under direct sunlight and mediocre camera specs.It also lacks Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
It has a price which is in limit of the common man. If you are looking for quality and cheap pricing at the same time, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is the phone for you. The second generation and high quality camera would also make you opt for this smartphone over many others. This phone will surely never make you regret your decision. The various qualities like v2.3 Android specifically gives you an array of applications. If you are a gamer and are into hi-tech games, this Android phone has a lot to offer to you.