Hello everyone, for today’s post I finally have a decent review of my Samsung Galaxy ACE.
Inside are the following:
The unit phone, comes with 2 back covers one in black and white. The black cover is much more nicer because it has a rubbery matte texture, while the white one is a glossy type. As soon as I bought the phone, I had an ishield and jelly case installed, which is why I wasn’t able to take a picture of the back part. Also comes with, a quick start guide, 2 discs / drivers (which you will need) Samsung Kies, usb cable, memory card adaptor, headset (not in the picture) and a charger.
After hunting at every store (literally we went to each store one by one) at Cyberzone, Megamall, we found a competitive price for P13, 750. Eventually, the screen protector and jelly case that came with the package deemed useless since I bought another case and a screen protector.
Compared to low end android phones of Samsung, it has a 3.5 screen with 320 x 480 screen resolution. It may not look as sharp as, for example a 4th gen Itouch but almost comparative or close.
It comes with a few apps and widget for you to use. Here’s mine
And then you can customize it in the home screen just by touching the image for a few seconds and then dragging it in the home screen.
The battery life is average, using live wallpapers eats up the battery, which makes it last for half the day. I was able to find cute live wallpapers like sakura flowers, glitters but I had to sacrifice cuteness over longevity. Which is why I’m using a plain black wallpaper. I’m still looking for hello kitty wallpapers though. Another tip is to set the display to the lowest setting, and always turn off the GPS (when not needed). During the first few days, my GPS was always on, display setting was 50% and I had the live wallpaper, no wonder why I always end up low battery.
There are 4 icons below – calls, contact, sms and home. I will show you how the call feature looks like.
After dialing, you can choose from dialer or skype. The ACE does not support the video call from skype as compared to the Itouch and maybe the Iphone? But it’s better than none.
I love the touch, M hates it. At first it was quite difficult to text just by using the qwerty touch feature, but eventually I got used to it. The phone also features an auto rotate. You can also customize how the threaded conversation looks like (message skin). I chose the gloss type, but you can choose from default, edge, sticky note and memo.
Here’s how texting will look like
Phone book / Contacts
My facebook was synced with my phone book, so now I can see some of my friend’s number that is not in my list. Take for example my blogger friend J, haha~
For the camera junkies out there, here’s what you can expect. It has a 5MP camera with LED flash, which comes with different scene modes. It also has an auto focus so you don’t have to worry about blurry photos, not unless of course if you have shaky hands. Refer to picture below
If you’re not content with the scene modes, you can always download apps from the android market. I’m using the camera 360, which has different effects like lomo, japanese and a whole lot more.
I’ve already posted the phone’s specs so I won’t be posting that anymore.
After all the android phones that I said I wanted, from the Huawei Ideos, LG Optimus Me, I ended up with a much better Android phone. It suits my needs perfectly well. If you notice that I didn’t talk about the gaming feature well, it’s pretty good. But I don’t really use it for gaming since I have to consider the battery life. I’ve only tried playing angry birds, squash vs. zombies, and speaking of games (medyo sumesegue) M’s company is currently making a game for the android, I was their game tester the other day, although there were still a few bugs that needed to be polished it just might be ready soon. I’ll be making a review of that, anyway, going back to my verdict. The ACE is perfect for those who want an upgrade android device that won’t hurt your wallet. It may have a few shortcomings but this phone deems worthy.