During the 1st quarter of 2011, Samsung as one of the frontrunners in smartphone maker announced and released the Samsung Galaxy Ace 5830 to the public. The device is included in the Galaxy series along with Galaxy S and Galaxy S2. This device runs using quad-band GSM network (850/900/1800/1900) and 3G Network through dual-band HSDPA (900/2100). The manufacturer claimed that this smartphone is manufactured being the low-cost Android smartphone. Why don't we evaluate other specs of the cell phone below.
Design, Screen and Dimension
The form factor of Samsung Galaxy Ace is a common slate smartphone having the stylish and compact design. The entire body is mainly made from slick and shiny plastic material and it has an excellent backside body cover. The display possesses 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors and HVGA (320 x 480p) resolution. The display size of this device is equal with the Apple’s iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. The screen has been backed up by the technology of Gorilla Glass, multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and touch-sensitive controls. In relation to user interface, this phone comes with the proprietary user interface of TouchWiz 3.0 version. It measures 112.4 millimeters (4.43 inches) tall, 59.9 millimeters (2.36-inch) in weight and 11.5 millimeters (0.45 inches) thick. It's also a lightweight device since it possesses the bodyweight of just 113 grams (4 oz).
Overall Performance and Battery Power
The functionality of Samsung Galaxy Ace is backed up by an 800 MHz ARM 11 CPU (Adreno 200 GPU and Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset) with a 384 MB of Random Access Memory and integrated memory of 158 Megabytes. This chipset is the same with the processor which applied by LG Optimus One. This handset uses the Android 2.2 (Froyo) as its pre-loaded OS and it's also upgradable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The standard battery of Lithium-ion with the capacity of 1350 mAh is added to this smartphone. It delivers 11 hours of talktime and 640 hours of standby duration. In 3G network, the smartphone supports for 6.5 hours of talktime and 420 hours of standby period.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace provides a five MP back-camera that allows graphic or photograph capturing with the optimum resolution of 2592x1944p. To get excellent results, the digital camera is also included with auto-focus, white balance, effects, panorama as well as LED flash. Other features of the digital camera will be the geo-tagging, multi-shot, face detection together with smile detection. Additionally, it possesses the capacity of capturing 3GP videos with QVGA (320x240 pixels) at 20 frames per second (fps).
In terms of connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Ace works with GPRS, EDGE, 3G via HSDPA network (as much as 7.2 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA sharing feature, and also Wi-Fi hotspot. For local connection, this device also facilitates for Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0.
Other impressive functions of this device will be the Swype text input, microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in package), good built-in browser, GPS with assisted-GPS connectivity, digital compass feature, standard 3.5 millimeters earphone jack, DNSe sound enhancement, FM radio with RDS, document editor, and Android Market.
The benefits of Samsung Galaxy Ace will probably be stylish style , high resolution digital camera, the wider display and good visibility under direct daylight, the quick network through 3G (HSDPA), and the excellent battery power. While the deficiencies of the product will be the shortage of Adobe Flash support for the web browser, there isn't front camera for video-calling, awful video quality and low capacity of built-in memory.