The Samsung Galaxy Ace was unleashed alongside the Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Gio, and while all four phones fall into the affordable midrange section the Galaxy Ace is undoubtedly the most desirable of the four. While the Ace has a lot in common with 2010´s smash hit Galaxy S it has actually been modelled as a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Spica released back in 2009.
At a quick glance the Galaxy Ace has a similar form factor to the Galaxy S but has a number of slight hardware changes. It has a slightly reduced 800MHz processor as well as a 3.5″ TFT screen that makes it less imposing than Samsung´s current flagship handset. This runs on capacitive technology allowing for multitouch input and the inclusion of Samsung´s TouchWiz interface allows you to make use of Swype text input for faster messaging.
In all respects the Galaxy Ace is a decent little phone for messaging with email and thread SMS under its wing. It also comes with Google Talk for instant messaging, as well as social networking integration for Facebook and Twitter available on TouchWiz. The Ace is also a handy little phone for general web browsing and comes with 3G and Wi-Fi connections to help you with this. Wi-Fi also comes with DLNA so that you can connect the Ace to any other DLNA enabled device such as a TV without needing to go through a wireless hotspot.
The Ace has a fairly decent camera on board, although its video recording powers are nothing particularly special at just QVGA resolution. There is also no secondary camera and so video calls are not really possible. However, the 5 megapixel camera does come with some excellent features for still photography such as geo-tagging, an LED flash, face and smile detection and autofocus.
The Ace comes with some good entertainment value as well with a large range of music and video formats supported for playback. The internal storage is slightly limited at 158MB but the Ace can support 32GB of microSD cards with a 2GB card included with the phone. The Ace also comes with support for YouTube so you can enjoy streaming videos from the popular website, and also has Picasa integration and many other Google services present.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace offers a good range of features for its price bracket and is an excellent cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S. It ticks all the right boxes for entertainment, messaging and general web use and is certainly the most eye catching phone compared to the other three that were released at the same time.
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