Samsung Galaxy Ace

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A mid-range touch device in a busy market, the Ace comes up trumps with its broad feature set and good build quality. Still lets itself down with a lacklustre internet performance.

THE GOOD

Long-lasting battery, good 5MP camera with flash, light in weight but still sturdy and well built.

THE BAD

Internet is sluggish at times, lack of apps for sites like Twitter and Facebook, poor screen-res.

8.1out of 10 read review

User Reviews (68)

8.8 read reviews
Talk Time11 hours
Standby Time26.7 days
Network (Band)Quad Quad Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Operating SystemAndroid 2.2
Software Memory
Display Resolution320 x 480 pixels
Display Size3.50 inches
Display Colours
Dimensions112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm
Weight113g
GPSYes
Camera Resolution5.0 megapixels
Video CameraYes
Camera FlashYes
Camera FeaturesAutofocus
Data850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Browser
Bluetooth0.0
TV OutNo
TouchscreenYes
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 32GB, and 2GB included
Internal Memory150 MB
MMSYes
E-mailYes
JavaYes
Wi-FiYes
8.1out of 10

An All-Round Performer

The Samsung S5830 Galaxy Ace

This is a strong, capable phone that claims to be mid range yet pushes the boundaries towards the higher end of that category.

What We Like

The Samsung S5830 Galaxy Ace is quite attractive, in a rubbery, compact kind of way.  It’s a solidly built phone that sits comfortably in your pocket.  The textured finish means that it laughs in the face of fingerprints, and we loved the way it felt when we were holding it.

This model has an 800MHz processor and great connectivity.  This, along with the fact that the Ace is running the latest version of Android, and the standard HVGA screen means the phone can take full advantage of the Android Market.

The screen on this Android is a very nice 3.5 inches that made reading text easy to do.  We discovered that texting and emailing are a dream on this handset; it comes with Samsung’s own keyboard installed, and while it’s a QWERTY, it is superior to the stock Android version.  This is enhanced by the inclusion of Swype, the ability to literally swipe your finger from character to character, and on a small screen that makes texting faster and easier.

The Ace has an excellent camera; it is 5 megapixels and has autoflash, and LED flash for low light.  The maximum resolutions are 2592 x 1944 pixels so it produces good pictures with nice colours and contrast.  We liked the fact that it also has face and smile detection, and geotagging, so you won’t ever forget where you were when you took that picture.

We were pleased, too, by the audio output; the quality verged on great when we used an external amplifier, and good with headphones.

The bad

Whilst we didn’t think the LCD screen is too bad, we don’t think it’s great either.  Brightness and contrast are ok, but the colours are a bit on the dull side, and if you’re viewing in sunlight, things get a bit difficult.  It is, however, big enough to handle complex pages and panning and zooming are fast.

Even though we were impressed by the camera, to say we were less so by the video is an understatement; it is so bad it may as well not be there.
Surprisingly, there is no Flash support on the Ace, but Samsung provides the YouTube app as compensation.

We were disappointed, too, with the internal memory.  We thought 158MB is a bit on the mean side for app installation, but there is a microSD slot for cards up to 32GB.

Conclusion

This is a mid-budget phone but the specs and quality of it push it towards the higher end of this bracket, so if you want to stay in this price range and your present mid range isn’t serving you as well as you want it to, this could very well be the phone for you.

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8.8

With too many Android phones in the market nowadays, much could be asked on Samsung Galaxy Ace’s place in the very competitive world of mobile phone technology. Well, the battery life can be quite a challenge but its 5 megapixel camera and some outstanding features such as the aGPS with Google Maps, impressive email and messaging capability, Android virtual QWERTY keyboard, SWYPE and TouchWiz 3.0 interface can already be enough reasons to choose this phone.

7out of 10

What I really like about the Samsung Galaxy Ace is its price and the fact that it is an Android phone. However, the battery life is such a big disappointment. Well, maybe its the price that I have to pay for getting a much more affordable phone.

8out of 10

I just got this phone and all I can say it it's awesome. It's a really great phone. The specs are decent and it works fast and very responsive. If you don't ths phone to drain its battery like crazy. Just turn off bluetooth and wifi off. And if you want to make it play all types of videos, i recommend you install RX player on this phone, it plays all types. I recommend this phone. Gave it a 9 score. ;)

9out of 10

This phone is pretty good but I had trouble comparing it with the Samsung Galaxy Y... I chose this because it has a better graphic. it looks kind of the iPhone but the chrome border is plasticky. battery is rubbish, but i guess it applies to all touchscreens... not great, just good.

8out of 10

It is very average. Something surprising for my part as I was really expecting much from it. I mean, who would not? It is a galaxy phone. Regardless of this, though, it is functional and sleek. Maybe I might be just looking for an impressive factor that would surprise me.

8.5out of 10

the galaxy ace is a great phone.. it's almost a good as the galaxy s but ace is a more affordable, so dont expect much. i have this phone and i recommend it to everyone who wants a sleek and capable phone.

8.5out of 10

it's quite a good phone.. not so bad as people claim it to be. just upgarde it people.. also learn to modify your phoens and it will work great..

8out of 10

its a damn problematic phone! freezes and doesnt have flash too... :(

7.5out of 10

it's quite a good phone.. not so bad as people claim it to be. just upgarde it people..also learn to modify your phoens and it will work great..

8.5out of 10

galaxy is so much better than wildfire or nokia c6.. c6 hangs a lot, it's a kid phone.. unlike galaxy ace, very good phone.. no hangs and has a very good update... get this instead..

8.5out of 10

I was looking for a good touchscreen phone when I came across this in the mall. It had a tempting deal and I bought it right up front. So far, this phone is great. Using it for 3 months now and it's still good as ever. It speedy and it has a good look and build quality. Features are nothing like those high end phones but its certainly a good basic smartphone. This is a smart choice if you're looking for a better priced smartphone. I don't spend too much on a device and if you're like me, you should get this phone.

8.5out of 10

this smartphone is weak.. weak battery that is.. aside from that, it's a good phone.. it's a shame i can't use it long enough to enjoy it..

7out of 10

hi people.. this phone is great.. you can't have features like this for a lesser value.. it's great value for money... this device has good specs and functionality.. it's a nice phone for its price.. one thing though.. i've been using this phone for 1 hour straight and it was heating up... is this normal or i have to go to the service center? othwerwise, it's a good phone..

8out of 10

This phone is amazing, very efficient and the features are worth the price I paid. I haven't got any problems with it. I guess these problems that people comment are from poorly made Galaxy Ace's. Mine's made in Korea, so I guess that's an advantage? Anyway, overall performance is great. I love it.

9out of 10

This phones pretty weak. Vibration isnt working. Hangs. It's just not worth it. Stay away.

5out of 10

best phone for what you get features for price!!

8.5out of 10

nice phone for its price. update the software and you will have the perfect phone.

9out of 10

very good mobile for the price you pay. love the display and the performance. the camera is just ok. the operating system is upgradable to a better version.

9out of 10

This phone is EXCELENT!!! People who complain about this phone are nuts! They dont know what they are talking about! Just take a look at the specifications and do not expect more because if you do, that's just ridiculous. Take it as it is people and you will love it. Update it to version DDQK8 and performance will be better.

10out of 10

Among the many expensive phones in the market nowadays, this phone is definitely one that stands up to your expectation. Well, that si after I have updated its software.

8.5out of 10

this is an underated phone!!! i tweaked this following people's comments and it really did the trick! it's much better and much useful than before! thank you guys!

8out of 10

There is much I could do about this phone and that is why I like it a lot. The display is amazing and the features are really wonderful.

9out of 10

Galaxy Ace is a new rave for people who loves to tinker around. I'm one of those people. I'm not an expert and I've just learned how to do it. Well, all I can say about this phone is it's good for everyday use. If you want to install games, applications and what not. This phone is also good with that. It's a nice phone for practice. hehe Go buy it, I recommend it.

9out of 10

It's not that bad on the pocket and its also efficient. That is all I ever want to find in a phone. Something that I could depend on. And the Galaxy Ace really delivered in this aspect.

8out of 10

This phone has 3.5" screen display, smooth running processor, and it has a feature where you can swipe it to type.

8out of 10

An affordable android phone, its features are good. Its best to buy this phone if you cant afford expensive phones.

8out of 10

Looks really stunning and cool.

8out of 10

It has the same design with Apple’s iPhone 4.

8out of 10

The microphone has poor performance, many complaints of noise heard when calling.

6out of 10

I thought that highend phones have camera with flash. I am so sad that this handset has none.

7out of 10

Sometimes it is laggy but compared with other smartphones, this is better.

8out of 10

Fast charging and I think because of its charger. I’m not waiting for hours for the battery to become full.

8out of 10

this galaxy ace is very handy , because of its light weight and it feels good to handle. its like you are holding a toy phone, the design is very common.

8out of 10

this phone has a low quality screen , the screen is very resistant and annoys me sometimes when i scan my phone.

6out of 10

this phone is not good in terms of internet connection. it has slow internet it takes me 30 minutes before i got to see the one i am searching.

6out of 10

the Samsung Galaxy Ace features no unsightly seams or unnerving spaces between components, but does suffer from a selection of poorly placed buttons. very frustrating phone.

5out of 10

The resolution was fine for a midrange phone, but it had a very poor viewing angle. I recall though, that I was amazed at how quick the phone was.

8out of 10

Samsung Galaxy phone is a great smart phone with a reasonable price, I bought this phone 4 weeks before, its really a good phone at its price range. Good camera comes with an LED flash but you cannot zoom the camera in 5 migapixel resolution, and that’s what I wanted to do into my camera to make or to get a good shot.

8.5out of 10

I am considering this phone because of a good deal at a local shop. I do not play a game, I only want whats App, Google maps, speech recognition for sending a text message when I am driving the car, wi-fi for checking my emails. I have 2 email accounts both are Yah0o, not gmail. I also have a gmail calendar, so mainly for checking email, sending text, making phone calls, chatting on whats app, and sometimes using a map if I am lost.

8out of 10

Im typing this message from the phone. Its internal memory is ridiculously small for smartphones. The phone cant take many applications as android applications inflate their contents all the time. Camera quality is not good also. To open word document takes a while. In all this is not the best of phone for anybody most specially for me.

6out of 10

Buying this phone is like throwing money out for the thieves to pick. One cant download applications as the memory full prompts continue to take you back to delete those applications you have installed already. Its also very slow in response, hanged and can take more than 3 minutes to dial a number.

5out of 10

Been using my white Samsung galaxy Ace for the last 4 weeks. It comes with a 2gb in the box but still I went for a 16gb card for my Ace. Use it for music, reading and taking pictures and in that respect it works like a charm. The speaker is not too loud but descent enough. The camera was good enough for my needs.

8out of 10

I took this site's deal and so far i'm satisfied with the purchase. I use this phone for Emailing, voice recognition and stuff that matters to me which is office matters. I don't play games on this phone. Buy it if you're after basic smartphone capability.

8out of 10

Internal storage is small.. I'm writing this review on the Galaxy Ace. It becomes slow after a while. Opening documents takes a while to load. Just make sure that you free some of the memory because smartphones use up internal memory for vram.

8out of 10

Totally ripp off! I hate myself for buying this. Don't buy it!

6out of 10

Camera works just fine. You just have to know how to use it.

8out of 10

I have been using this phone for a month now. Have used many other smart phones including android. Till now this has given me the value for money. I use it for checking mails, social networking sites, news reading, music, games calls and texts. With the internet on I get on an average of 16 hrs on one complete charge.

8out of 10

I bought this mobile in the beginning of this month nov2012.The problem I faced that the display get automatically off while doing any work, I set the display time out as 2 minutes but it get off with in seconds and I approached my dealer he told me that just send for repair unfortunately I don’t have enough time for that.

7out of 10

Also the phone is not a fast one. Compared to other phones like galaxy S, it lags a lot. Browsing is okay with opera, stock browser is slow for me. A lot of games are not compatible with the phone or lag like hell. If I were to buy a new phone today I definitely wouldn't buy it, because there are newer faster phones for almost the same price.

7out of 10

The phone fits right in your hands, It would be the best buy if it cost a thousand less, feature wise it is bang-on. The only drawback to me is the internal memory and RAM, the phone starts lagging very fast, probably after you’ve downloaded 5-6 of your favorite apps. Nice camera, light in weight.

8.5out of 10

A great smart phone for a reasonable price , I bought this phone 4 weeks before its really a good phone at its price range, good camera comes with an LED flash but you cannot zoom the camera in 5 megapixel resolution.

8.5out of 10

I am considering this phone because of a good deal at a local shop. I do not game. I only want What’s App, Google maps, speech recognition for sending a text message when I am driving the car, wifi for checking my emails. I have 2 email accounts both are Yahoo.

8out of 10

I can confirm that this deal is long dead. After sndneipg an hour on hold (the online help on the BestBuy site was anything but) I got a guy to try and look it up and he couldn't find anything on it. I'm going to give it a shot tomorrow when the store is actually open and see if it works. If not, then there's a good selection of retailers who are pimping the GSIII for around $50. I'd much rather see a good deal on the GalaxyNote II ($179 $269 isn't a deal $79 would be a deal). The G-Note seems to be what everybody actually wants but nobody seems willing to set the market on fire by dropping these bad boys under a C-Note, even for 24 hours.I still think the best deal out there is Amazon's current HTC EVO4G LTE for $.01 for new lines of service.

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