Samsung Galaxy Ace is an Android-based smartphone manufactured by Samsung. It was officially released in February 2011 and is available in three different colors i.e. black, white and purple. The basic model of Samsung Galaxy Ace is S5830, with successors in line including the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500 and Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.

Design & Specifications

Boasting an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 weighs 113 grams (4 oz.) with dimensions of 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm. It has a 3.5-inch TFT LCD display with 320 x 480 pixels, supporting 16M colors and has touch-sensitive controls with TouchWiz v3.0 UI. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone has a slim design with a glossy, black body and round edges. Below the display, there are three keys only with a home key in the center and touch-sensitive menu and back keys on either side.

It is a 3.5G smartphone with an Adreno 200 GPU, standard Li-Ion 1350 mAh battery, providing talk time up to 11 hours and standby up to 640 hours, and offers quad-band GSM. The phone runs on Android 2.3 operating system, which is upgradable to Gingerbread and has 158 MB internal storage, 278 MB RAM and supports up to 32 GB in the form of removable storage (microSD).

Key Features

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Ace has a 5 Megapixel camera with a number of features including auto-focus, face and smile detection and geo-tagging, which has a resolution of 2560×1920 pixels. Talking about video recording, Galaxy Ace has QVGA video recording capabilities with a resolution of 640×480 pixels.

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Ace supports EDGE and GPRS and features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Other connectivity features include: Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, a standard microUSB v2.0 port and GPS with A-GPS support.

Other Features

Other miscellaneous features include: a built-in accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi-touch input FM radio with RDS, a 3.5mm audio jack with DNSe sound enhancement, MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player, MP4/H.264/H.263 player and various pre-installed applications including document editor, organizer, image editor, YouTube, Gmail, Google Search, maps and Google Talk.

Samsung Galaxy Ace supports all sorts of messages including SMS, MMS and e-mail and provides e-mail support in the form of Gmail and E-mail applications. The Swype text input by Quicktype allows you to quickly and easily input text on the screen simply with a continuous slide across the keyboard. With this revolutionary technology, users can easily enter over 40 words per minute. This smartphone is a treat for social media buffs as well, who will find its level of content integration quite pleasing.

Models

Samsung released the successors of Samsung Galaxy Ace, namely Galaxy Ace Plus and Galaxy Ace 2 in January 2012 and February 2012, respectively. Both these models possess advanced features than their predecessor with slight changes in design and outlook.

The responsive software operates smoothly except for extended periods of loading at some places. Otherwise, it poses no problems whatsoever. With its extensive range of features and a size that comfortably fits in your hand, Samsung Galaxy Ace is a promising and pocket-friendly smartphone that has an uncanny resemblance to iPhone.

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