Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Review

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Welcome to the 2013 Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus mobile phone review. The Galaxy Ace Plus is priced under $200 at most retail shops and an upgrade to the original Ace. This Ace Plus version is equipped with a faster but older 1Ghz processor and some other enhancements. However in comparison to the equally priced Nokia Lumia 520 the Ace Plus isn’t quite as good…

In terms of construction the Ace Plus is just like the original although it takes a side by side look to tell the difference which revels a larger screen and size. It is well made in an industry standard way for this price range.

In terms of specifications the low resolution screen is a turn off because its low resolution and hence washed out. It as an older 1Ghz CPU ¬†which works OK. Apart from that there’s is nothing really standout which is barely acceptable. There are better specified mobiles or even less that work better…

In terms of use the Galaxy Ace Plus still uses the old Android 2.3 OS which means not all the latest Apps will work but the majority o f the popular ones for social networks will. The smoothness of the interface is not up to the latest versions which shows how far Android has come in the space of a few years. Most of the features but a few key features like hotpots appeared to be missing.

Overall and in isolation the Ace Plus is an Ok sort of phone but when compared to others in the price range in particular the Microsoft OS based  Lumia 520 it shows its age. The Ace Plus needs the latest OS and a better screen for it to be any good and even then the 520 (as an example) is still better except for the number of 3rd party apps available for it.

Specifications

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Dual-band 3G 900/2100 or 850/1990
    HSDPA 7.2 Mbits data speed (download)
    384kpbs data speed (upload)
  • Design
    Touch screen
  • L114.7 x W62.5 x D12.2 mm
    Weight 115 grams
  • Display/s
    External 3.65 Inch TFT 320 x 480
  • Camera
    5MP
    LED Flash
  • Video Camera
    800 x 480 video camera 24FPS
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth V3
  • CPU
    1000Mhz
  • Memory
    Up to 2.7MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 32Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    A-GPS
    Proximity
    Compass
    Accelerometer (G-Sensor)
    Light Sensor
    FM Radio with RDS
    Music and Media player
    Organiser/Calender
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    FM radio
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Li-Po 1300mAh battery
    Up to 500 Mins Standby
    Up to 600 minutes Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $199 AUD June 2013 (Pre-paid)