The Samsung Galaxy Ace is quality budget smartphone with very nice design and better resolution screen. The phone has built-in 5MP camera. The phone supports Quicktype, which means, that you just need to swipe your fingers across the letters to type. ThinkFree office suite is part of the software for easy manipulation of MS Office documents. The phone has 1,350mAh Li-on battery, 3.31″ 320×240 QVGA TFT display, 160MB + inbox 2GB + microSD (up to 32GB) memory, A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 (b/g/n), Bluetooth technology v 2.1, USB 2.0 (High Speed), network support for HSDPA 7.2Mbps 900/2100 and EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900. The smartphone is running the Android 2.2 operating system.
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After success of Galaxy S line, Samsung announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelone, its new Galaxy S II smartphone.
Samsung’s Galaxy S II runs of course at Android platform, exactly at Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWiz UI.
“We’re pleased to see Samsung bring another Android-powered device to market to help grow the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.
Smartphone use the power of Samsung’s dual core processor. It has 1GB of memory and 16GB or 32GB internal storage memory.
The display is a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen. It has an 8 Megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash and a 2 Megapixel front camera for video chat.
For wireless communication, it has standard Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS/GPS support and WiFi 802.11b/g/n inside. It is suitable for quad-band GSM/EDGE and 3G/3.5G HSPA networks.
Micro USB connector, 3.5m jack and a microSD card slot are present too.
A dual core smartphone in your hand, not bad;)
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The phone is running Android 2.1 Eclair OS. The phone camera is capable to take shots at 5 megapixels with an LED flash support. A plus is of course a proximity sensor and GPS chip.
The phone is classical touchscreen-only device but not multi-touch like iPhone. The dimensions are 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm which is thinner that iPhone. As already said it runs the Android 2.1 operating system on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has 512Mb RAM with 512Mb ROM. New applications need to be installed to main 512 MB memory, which is Android limit for now. MicroSD card slot is present.
Here are the official specs:
- Qualcomm QSD 8250 1GHz
- Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)
- 512MB Flash
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32GB)
- 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen (no multi-touch)
- 800 x 480 pixels
- 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
- 1ms typical response rate
Camera & Flash
- 5 megapixels
- Autofocus from 6cm to infinity
- 2X digital zoom
- LED flash
- User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
- Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions
Cellular & Wireless
- UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- HSUPA 2Mbps
- GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- A2DP stereo Bluetooth
- Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
- Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
- Digital compass
Power and battery
- Removable 1400 mAH battery
- Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger
- Talk time Up to 10 hours on 2G; Up to 7 hours on 3G
- Standby time: Up to 290 hours on 2G; Up to 250 hours on 3G
- Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G; Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
- Video playback: Up to 7 hours;
- Audio playback: Up to 20 hours
Size and weight
- Height: 119mm
- Width: 59.8mm
- Depth: 11.5mm
- Weight: 130 grams w/battery; 100g w/o battery