Last year Samsung launched Galaxy Ace a mid-range droid in Samsung’s android portfolio. It was highly popular because with its specs it could easily pass as a high end droid phone. But this year it just got better with the launch of Galaxy Ace plus.
It improves upon the original Galaxy Ace and also provides much better android experience than the previous model. The only thing a previous Ace user will miss out on will be the increased horsepower and larger screen size.
Galaxy Ace plus is built solidly and compared to the original Galaxy Ace its little wider due to the increased screen size of 3.65 as opposed to 3.5inches. The LCD screen is average with normal viewing angles and contrast but the colors are tad bit dull.
Below the screen there is one hardware button and on either side are two touch sensitive keys which is typically found in Samsung’s high end droids. Touchscreen is very responsive and thanks to the increased processing power the user experience is very smooth and fluid.
At a very affordable price you will be getting almost the same specs that were available in the highly popular Galaxy S. Moreover the latest processor and increased RAM would mean that all the apps that are available in the android market will run the in this device.
Galaxy Ace plus has decent features for a good price:
- 3.65inches (~158 ppi pixel density) TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors.
- Multi touch input along with TouchWiz UI
- 3Gb of internal storage which can be expanded with microSD card up to 32GB
- 1 GHZ processor, along with 512Mb RAM which is more than adequate to run any and all apps.
- 5MP camera offering 2595×1944 pixels with autofocus and LED flash which takes pleasing pictures.
- WI-FI 802.11 b/g/n along with DLNA support and the capability to turn the phone into a WI-FI hotspot.
- Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
- MicroUSB v2.0 which can be used for data transfer as well as for charging the device.
- 3.5mm audio jack which will allow you to plug in any headphones of your choice.
- Android OS v2.3(Gingerbread)
- Accelerometer, proximity sensor and compass
- GPS support with A-GPS
- JAVA support
Additional features are document editor, image editor, Google search, maps, gmail, YouTube and picasa integration.
There is some downside to owning a mid-range droid because not all the feature will be as that is found in the high end droids such as:
- Below average video recording
- Poor video codec support only supporting MP4/H.264/H.263 coded files. So you cant play divx or xvid encoded video files.
- Crisp color representation
- Improved viewing angles
All these downside can be overlooked because of the price at which this droid is offered. And let’s face It we can forgo video playback in our device in favor of owning an android because it offers tons of customization that isn’t available with other OS.
If you really want codec support for your video files then you shouldn’t be worried because there are tons of apps that plays all kinds of video files and offering very large codec support.
So here we go another mid-range affordable droid from Samsung that will be assuredly welcomed by android fans.