Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review

Tackling the space between the entry- and mid-market handsets

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Yet another example of the handset benefitting from its simple to follow, easy to master Android innards, the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones plays host to the standard collection of messaging options with SMS and email options proving easy to setup and even easier to use to craft and send communications.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review

Unlike many touchscreen based handsets on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2's digitally rendered full QWERTY keyboard is surprisingly strong and easy to use with well sized keys reducing the risk of accidental presses and unwanted typos.

Switch the handset from the standard portrait stance to a widescreen landscape form and an even more pleasing QWERTY offering is available with individual keys increasing in size and spaces between buttons becoming more defined.

For those not appeased by the impressive standard tap-to-enter method of input, thanks to the handset's Samsung flavoured TouchWiz 4.0 user interface the Ace 2 plays host to Swype technologies allowing you to seamlessly swipe your finger between keys to spell out desired words.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review

Fast and functional, Swype methods of input further enhance the handset's messaging abilities with text based communications, in all their forms, benefitting from the speedy input option.

Whilst it is quick and simple to select desired recipients for text and emails based messages, accessing friend's communications details via the contacts book opens a broad selection of new messaging abilities with users able to send the likes of Facebook messages direct from the contact storage system.

For those looking to spice up their standard stoic SMS text messages with a bit of added content, be it picture, video or audio based, users can utilise the Samsung device's MMS features simply by clicking the paper clip shaped icon that accompanies all text input screens to select the desired content to be attached to the message.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderOrange
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value0.50 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyGalaxy Ace 2
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported2
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time16.30 Hour
Screen Size9.7 cm (3.8")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)118.5 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density246 ppi
Height118.3 mm
Width62.3 mm
Depth10.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time670 Hour
Product NameGalaxy Ace 2
Processor Speed800 MHz
Processor TypeNovaThor
Product LineGalaxy Ace 2
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeProximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberORGGALAXYACE2BLK
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Samsung GALAXY Ace 2

GALAXY Ace 2 showcases upgraded smartphone features and premium usabilities in a highly desirable device with massive appeal. Powerful dual core processor and faster HSPA-driven downloading facilitate higher performance to satisfy multimedia / web users and social networkers alike. Large 3.8" display and slim form factor in a stylishly minimalist, comfortably portable design. Huge 4GB memory capacity and powerful battery also support extensive and extended usage. Outfitted with Full TouchWiz 4.0 UI including Motion UX, GPS / GLONASS combo for full global coverage navigation and smart NFC-enabled contactless transactions - incredibly cutting edge but entirely accessible.

Limited Warranty2 Year