Samsung Galaxy series smartphones have become a rage among Android fans due to their impressive features. The company has made sure that its range of Android phones cater to the needs of every segment of the market. For mid-range buyers, it has the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, a dual-core Android smartphone. It is an ideal choice for users who are in search of an affordable Droid which doesn’t compromise too much on hardware and features.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 requires a Mini-Sim for network operations and can be used on any 2G network over quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 frequencies and 3G network over dual-band HSDPA 900 / 2100 frequencies. It has solid build and slots in comfortably into your hands thanks to its grippy surface and rounded corners. With the dimensions of 118.3 x 62.2 x 10.5 mm and a weight of 118.5 grams, the handset is easily pocketable and lightweight as well.
At the front, you’ll find a 3.8 inches PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 X 800 pixels which gives it a pixel density of 246 ppi. The display isn’t as sharp and crisp as the AMOLED displays found on the top-end Samsung smartphones but less demanding mid-range buyers won’t be too unhappy with its performance.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 rolls out with a 5 megapixel back camera with features like auto focus, face and smile detection, geo-tagging, different shooting modes and much more. You can use it to take high quality pictures of 2592 X 1944 pixels as well as record videos of 720 pixels at 30 frames per second. A LED flash accompanies the sensor to help you use the camera even during night time or in low light areas. Additionally, there is VGA camera at the front which gives you the option of video calling.
At the core of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, is a NovaThor 8500 chipset with a dual-core 800 MHz processor paired with Mali-400 graphics. It also has 4 GB of embedded memory, 768 MB of RAM and a microSD card slot where users can slot in memory cards of up to 32 GB.
The phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which is topping the popularity charts of low-end and mid-range smartphone buyers. The OS is skinned with Samsung TouchWiz user interface 4.0 which looks gorgeous and most of its features are easy to use.
The range of pre-installed apps on the phone include a music and video player, calculator, Google Maps, Youtube, Facebook, document viewer and editor, E-mail, web browser, FM Radio and much more. Furthermore, buyers can upgrade the software on the phone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which is much more advanced and smoother than previous versions.
The Sim-free version of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is priced £129.99 in the UK market. You can also get it for free with monthly plans starting from £10 per month.