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I’ve been using this phone personally for quite sometime days now and following that here goes an in-depth review of Samsung Galaxy Ace GT- s5830.
Specifications; based on user experience.
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps Dual band
8.89 HVGA TFT LCD
5 MP Camera with LED Flash and smile detection
TouchWiz 3.0 for Android
Push Email, calendar, Contact sync and notifications
Comes with an additional white jacket
Gorilla Glass display
-Multi-touch input method
Bluetooth, 3G, Edge
Android Ginger bird 2.3.4
In built memory is 168MB
Expandable memory is upto 32 GB
Standard battery, Li-ion 1350 mAh
Android market along with Samsung apps
MMS,HTML, Youtube, Gtalk, ThinkFree, Document editor.
Disclaimer: – The author of this blog does not guarantee that the information mentioned above is 100 % correct.
This is a candy bar design phone which somewhat looks like iPhone and comes in classic black color along with a white jacket. It has a Gorilla Glass display, and multi touch capabilities. The Gingerbird operating system and a decent processor makes the navigation on menus and application execution work fine. Another feature that I really like most was Swype based Querty keyboard, it has an extensive dictionary of words inbuilt. The camera quality is good if not best in market. It has shooting modes like smile detection, auto focus; whereas the bad part is that it doesn’t have a camera shutter, which make the picture taking experience a little difficult. The video quality of this phone is poor; especially when compared to the picture quality. The music player of this phone works fine, it has a TouchWiz feature which adds to the whole experience of music listening. The palyer comes with basic tabs. They help you sort singers, songs, and album and play list. The sound quality is good but could have been better.
The inbuilt browser works perfect and is fast to load pages. It also has buttons which are usually missing in built browsers like refresh, back, forward and bookmark. The voice search feature is fancy but slow at times. It sometime takes more than 30 seconds to recognize the word ‘Dad. In order to edit MS word, excel and PPT files, this phone comes with ThinkFree office preinstalled, in addition to almost 1lakh applications on Marketplace.
I have not experienced any issues regarding phone hanging or so till now, it just that sometime some applications stop abruptly; especially Talking Tom. But I think this issue lies with application not with phone. One thing that I liked most about this phone was Sync feature. It stored all my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Picasa contacts and photos automatically, along with this it shows the recent activities of all those contacts under ‘Activities tab’.
The notification tab is on top of the screen; it displays new text message, tweet, Facebook comments and Email, but is delayed by some minutes.
Overall, the phone works fine but I will not suggest that whether you should buy this phone or not. That’s something for you to decide.