The Galaxy Ace was once one of the main weapons in Samsung’s mid-range arsenal of Android smartphones, but it is time for it to make room for its successor. Everybody was disappointed, when Sammy announced Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. Although this was not the real successor everybody thought. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.
Seems like mobile manufacturers are stuck in Hollywood’ish kind of sequel fever. The real reason is obvious though: Nobody wants to abandon an established brand which is already doing so good!
|OS||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|SIM||Dual Standby SIM (GSM + CDMA)|
|Display||480 x 800 pixels, 3.8 inches (~246 ppi pixel density)|
|Processor||Dual-core 800MHz processor|
|Camera||5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1500 mAh|
|3G||Yes, 14.4 Mbps|
|Memory||Inbuilt 4 GB|
The advantages are apparent with a 800 Mhz dual core processor and 480 by 800 resolution. Not to mention the bumped up internal memory (4 GB) & the RAM. The stronger dual core processor means that 720p video recording is inbuilt & video playback will be possible too.
However the biggest drawback is on the OS front. Shockingly, Sammy is still sticking with Gingerbread. Whether Sammy will upgrade the device to ICS is still unknown.
Engadget went hands on with the device. Read their full hands-on review which is quite useful. Here is the hands-on video review from phonearena:
Here is the launch statement-
Launched in 2011, Galaxy Ace and Galaxy mini have been a huge success in the global market. Today, we introduce Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy mini 2 with upgraded features and services. Our goal remains the same-to continue to create new and improved mobile experiences that deliver something suitable for everyone. This is the hallmark of Samsung’s Galaxy range and what has made the Galaxy brand such a runaway hit with consumers around the world