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Samsung Galaxy Ace

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1627 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the battery. The social networking functionality and reliability get less positive comments.

performance, usability, design, price, screen

reliability, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Ace is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Ace

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and size. Some have doubts about the battery.

usability, design, price, portability, screen

battery

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Ace Android SIM Free Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Ace Android SIM Free Smartphone

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Ace

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The screen and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability and portability. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

performance, usability, screen, price, size

portability, reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S5830EUBLK Galaxy Ace Android Powered Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - BlackSamsung S5830EUBLK Galaxy Ace Android Powered Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi - Unlocked Phone - No Warranty - Black

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy Ace

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Ace from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance.

performance

25% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung GT-S5830 Galaxy Ace Android Powered Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi - Unlocked Phone, No Warranty (Black) (Discontinued by ManSamsung GT-S5830 Galaxy Ace Android Powered Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi - Unlocked Phone, No Warranty (Black) (Discontinued by Man

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace review

 

Is the little brother in the Galaxy range an Ace up Samsung's sleeve?

Compatible with Google Navigation ; Easy to set up webmail ; Light and feels good in the hand

Slow internet ; Laggy and jerky response when swiping ; Social media lacking ; Low quality screen

A well-priced and featured phone let down by its low-quality screen and slow processor.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace

 

Samsung's approach to Android smartphones in 2011 appears to be by market saturation, with a range of devices to suit all, from the low- to high-spec and the indeterminable in-between. The Samsung Galaxy Ace on review here falls into this middle space,...

Great looking design, generous screen size, external speaker performance

Limited multimedia performance, low resolution video capture is behind the times

The Samsung Galaxy Ace doesn’t really step out of its remit as a budget smartphone. It has many rivals in this area: the INQ Cloud Touch offers a similar range of specs but with a stronger leaning towards Facebook, then there are the likes of the HTC...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

There may well be a mighty influx of super-powered smartphones inbound, with the LG Optimus 3D and Samsung's own Galaxy S II being particular highlights,

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace

 

Less the Ace of Spades, more the jack of clubs, this is a competent budget smartphone.

Surprisingly fast interface ; Stylish design ; Easy to type on

Low resolution screen ; No flash support in browser ; Only runs Android 2.2

The Samsung Galaxy Ace isn't as spectacular as its name suggests but it is a competent budget smartphone. As ever, the Orange San Francisco makes for a compelling alternative thanks to its larger, higher resolution screen, but the Ace has a nicer...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Ace is the latest in the company's Galaxy range - it's a mid-range Android phone that has a 3.5in capacitive touchscreen and a 5Mp camera. The Galaxy Ace performs well and has reasonable features, but we think it's overpriced...

The Galaxy Ace is a mid-range Android smartphone that offers a slick user experience, but it's overpriced compared to its rivals.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace review

 

A smart design, colourful screen and decent camera make the Ace an attractive phone, but it has limited room for apps and lacks the Motorola Defy's large screen

May, 2011

Expert review by: Mat Smith (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Ace Review: In Depth

 

The Samsung Galaxy Ace joins an increasingly busy mid-range Android crowd. It may not have the latest technology, but it also won't break the bank. How do price and features balance out, and how does…

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace Review

 

Carrying on our review of Samsung's Galaxy range, today we have the Samsung Galaxy Ace to review. The Samsung Galaxy Ace houses an 800MHz ARM 11 processor and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), which when combined certainly packs a punch and pushes this...

Fast and responsive UI ; Graphics quality is relatively good ; Compact and great build quality ; Attractive design ; 3.5-inch display challenges devices such as the iPhone 4 / 4S ; Great battery life

Audio quality could be better ; Camera’s photo and video quality are not brilliant

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is a compact and very responsive device that has a whole range of features. With the ability to pick up the Samsung Galaxy Ace for around the £180 mark, you’re receiving a great device in terms of cost, performance...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace Review by 3G.co.uk

 

The Galaxy Ace offers good looks and a decent price, but build quality is only average and the screen is a bit disappointing. Nor can the chip keep up with its rivals.

Good looks, excellent price, good features

Processor can’t compete with many other smartphones

The Galaxy Ace offers good looks and a decent price, but build quality is only average and the screen is a bit disappointing. Nor can the chip keep up with its rivals.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jeff Baker (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Ace Review

 

The Galaxy Ace offers good looks and a decent price, but build quality is only average and the screen is a bit disappointing. Nor can the chip keep up with its rivals.

: Processor can’t compete with many other smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy Ace looks good, and it would be very appealing looks-wise if it weren't so easy to compare it with the iPhone 4. Naturally, it can't compete with the Apple device, but it is far cheaper and runs on Android, which many will prefer....

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Ringer type:MP3

Battery

Battery Capacity:1350 / 1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):640 / 642
Standby time (3G):210 / 420 / 421 / 540
Talk time (2G):10.6 / 11 / 627
Talk time (3G):387 / 6 / 6.5

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Digital Zoom:2 / 5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:400 / Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:15 / 20 / 30
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.623
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.84
Head SAR category (EU):C
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.840

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Purple / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:10.2 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:150
Internal RAM:0.5
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3 / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WAV / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, OGG / MP3
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA / CDMA, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSPA+ / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
Frame rate:30
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2 / 2.2 Froyo / 2.2.1 / 2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Battery Capacity:1350
Standby time (2G):642
Standby time (3G):421
Talk time (2G):627
Talk time (3G):387

Processor

Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:0.8 / 0.832 / 1.2
Processor Model:MSM 7227T

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2 / 2.2 Froyo / 2.2.1 / 2.3 / 2.3.6 / 4.4
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:32
Internal Memory:150 / 158 / 160
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour of product:White
Google applications:Google Play
Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.06 / 1.1 / 1.15 / 11.2
Height :1.15 / 11.2 / 11.3 / 12.1
Weight:113
Width:5.9 / 5.99 / 6 / 6.05 / 6.27