Samsung Ace Review
Is it an iPhone4, is it an iPhone4 Nano? No, it’s the new Samsung Ace, but it certainly looks a lot like an iPhone4. These are the first impressions of those looking at the new Samsung Ace.
This device looks like an iPhone, as we’ve mentioned. It’s got the rounded corners, the aluminium side and a very similar front – still, you could take style cues from something far worse.
In the hand it feels fantastic, light at only 113g and grippy because of the rubberised back. It’s also nice to look down upon, the thin bezel around the screen and nice fascia is attractive.
Looking upon the screen the first impressions are that it’s a decent size for a mid range phone – 3.5in – HTC’s Wildfire is in the same range and comes in at 3.2in. The display performs well with its 320×480 resolution – nothing near the top end phones but okay for a mid range device. It’s also a nice capacitive display and is very responsive to touch and quite accurate with the odd prod of a finger. Text looks good but you do see the resolution difference if you’re used to a more powerful screen.
It’s also quite quick and processes anything nearly immediately, a testament to the 800MHz processor it has as well as the quite alright Android 2.2 operating system ,which though not the latest Gingerbread is quite solid.
Its camera is also a decent 5mp and has a good sensor that puts it at the good end of 5mp cameras. It’s got a decent night shot ability courtesy of the LED at the back and also a good auto zoom function.
The Galaxy Ace’s browser is as quick as that in most large phones and this could be due to the 7.2 MB HSDPA connectivity. It loads and displays pages in a similar manner to a webpage on a PC and this gives it a nice, responsive feel. It was also excellent for use as a Wi-Fi hotspot, but do watch your data allowance as it can go quite quickly.
It comesloaded with the Touch Wiz operating system on top of Android2.2 and with a number of apps including some Samsung ones,. This is a bit dated, especially Samsung Market but it shouldn’t be a problem ignoring this. It also comes with social, reading and music apps which are quite good it must be said.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace is overall a nice device and one we enjoyed using, though if the rumour of the iPhone 5 Nano comes true it could be in a bit of trouble.
This was a guest post by Liam Hemming who works for Best Mobile contractors and has written amazing review about the Samsung Ace.