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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5490 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the reception. Many are negative about the connectivity and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the reception.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I8160 Galaxy Ace 2 Sim Free Mobile PhoneSamsung I8160 Galaxy Ace 2 Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 534 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reception. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, portability, size

reception

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 Black Factory Unlocked 4GB 5MP DroidSamsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 Black Factory Unlocked 4GB 5MP Droid

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review

 

Tackling the space between the entry- and mid-market handsets

intuitive, friendly UI ; impressive 5MP camera ; zippy dual-core CPU ; attractive, strong build

Android 2.3 not 4.0 ; speaker placement ; Samsung Apps offering ; limited browser

Adding to its expansive collection of Galaxy-branded, Android-filled smartphones, Samsung has reignited its Galaxy Ace sub-franchise with the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 tackling the space between the collection of dedicated entry-level and mid-market handsets.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Pocket-lint

 

It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive and it's not the worst performer, nor is it the best. The Ace 2 is middle of the road, but that's a

Decent price, sturdy, responsive, good battery life

Average camera, very limited internal storage

We like the Ace 2 a lot. It's a sensibly priced phone that, while not overflowing with high-end features, holds its own in a busy market. The screen is good, the build quality is excellent, and as a phone, it excels at the phone tasks that often get...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

With no yellow back, bright silver rim around the face and a front camera peeping out at you, it's clear from minute one of man-to-phone encounter that

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

 

The massively popular mid-range Galaxy gets an update.

Decent screen, Good camera with solid macro skills, Wi-Fi Direct

Uninspired design, Outdated OS version, Autofocus can be slow

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 vs Galaxy SIII vs Galaxy Note II comparison review

 

Samsung's Galaxy range of Android smartphones and Android tablets are hugely popular. But the three Samsung Galaxy smartphones we compare here are very different animals. From the budget Galaxy Ace 2, through the iPhone-rivalling Galaxy SIII (or Galaxy...

In this world you get what you pay for, a phenomena of which smartphones are a good example. The Ace 2 is a cracking little smartphone for the price, but if your budget will stretch the to the SIII you won't regret the extra expense. Choosing between...

Nov, 2012

expert REVIEWS - BUDGET BUY!

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review

 

Not everyone wants to spend a fortune on a top-end smartphone, and Samsung and the like - with the arguable exception of Apple - know that. At the same time, budget phones can make big compromises for price. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is Samsung\'s stab...

Smooth and responsive performance, great looks and a decent screen make the Galaxy Ace 2 a Budget Buy

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: David Court (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review

 

Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Ace back in March 2011, the Korean tech giant has now managed to release its third version of the Galaxy Ace Android smartphone. Here is our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. See also: Samsung...

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 isn't designed to be a world-beater; it's a budget smartphone that does the modern basics well. So bearing that in mind you have to say the Galaxy Ace 2 is a very good phone, that doesn't come up too short in any area, and one...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review: In Depth

 

We were blown away by the success of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 last year. Don't get us wrong, we thought it was a great handset, but within weeks of reviewing it, everyone around town was rocking Samsung's…

Sharp screen ; Speedy processor ; Solid camera

Uninspired design ; Gingerbread ; Small internal memory

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Antony Ellis (antonyandthex-men.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review

 

Samsung are a powerhouse in all areas of electronics at the moment, and as a household, my partner and I are slowly noticing them take over our living room (with their brilliant Series 8 LCD TV), our photos (with the awesome Samsung Galaxy Camera) and...

Fairly snappy processor for a mid range phone; pretty good onboard camera.

Version of Android is pretty long in the tooth; hard to recommend at the price now Google Nexus 4 is easier to purchase.

I’ve got to admit that I wasn’t expecting much from this device, just based simply on the fact that it’s not one of known flagship Samsung smartphones like the Note or the S3, but after a week or so of heavy usage – I was really impressed. I understand...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 - Affordable Galaxy

 

Looking for an affordable phone? The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is one such option, coming in with a 3.8-inch WGVA LCD display, a dual-core 800MHz processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 1,500mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel camera. Check it out after t...

Decent battery life; Good performance; Affordable price

Limited internal memory space; Iffy white balance in photos; No news of update to Android 4.0 or 4.1, currently stuck on 2.3

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500 / 2000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):11 / 586 / 670
Standby time (3G):10.6 / 581 / 640
Talk time (2G):16 / 16.3 / 19.38
Talk time (3G):11.6 / 450 / 7.5
Video call time:3

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

3D recording: No
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920 / 2592 x 1944
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920 / 2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.355 / 0.427
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.329 / 0.498
Head SAR category (EU):A / B

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

3D playback: No
Display diagonal:11.4 / 9.65 / 96.5
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Swype / T9 / XT9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, VBM, VCF, XLS, XLSX
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RealVideo, WMV / MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RV, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / RV, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: No
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA, HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBA, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBA, PBAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0+HS
Data network:3G / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included:Y / Yes
Connection to PC: / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:No / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:NovaThor
Processor frequency:0.8 / 1.2
Processor Model:U8500

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.1
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:4096
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:2.1 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:No / Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.05 / 10.5 / 9.3
Height :11.8 / 118 / 13.2
Weight:118 / 118.5 / 122 / 137
Width:6.2 / 6.22 / 6.23 / 6.91 / 62