Samsung Galaxy Ace Hands-On and First Impression
Correct me if I’m wrong here but it seems that Samsung forgot to put the spotlight on one of its new and affordably priced phones called Samsung Galaxy Ace. As far as I can remember, Samsung only unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S II. I did a Google search to find if there are Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 reviews available for early adopters as I believe this phone is already out in some market. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a full review yet.
Anyway, while I was doing my weekly rounds of mobile shops near my location, guess which phone caught my attention on one of Samsung’s authorized store? – The Samsung Galaxy Ace.
I found out that the Samsung Galaxy Acer was already out in our local market for a week now. Good thing that the Samsung store personnel was kind enough to let me play around with the demo unit of the Samsung Galaxy Ace. And my first impression? It could be mistaken for an iPhone.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace has a full-touch screen and it runs Samsung’s TouchWiz ver. 3.0 user interface on top of the Android 2.2 Froyo OS. It’s a pretty impressive smartphone with all the bells and the whistles including 3G/HSDPA, WiFi, FM Radio, 5MP auto-focus camera, and GPS. At its current price point, you wouldn’t expect these kind of features in a smartphone.
Too bad I wasn’t able to to test the unit for a longer period of time. I would have love to try out how the 3G speed and Android 2.2 would have performed on such a smartphone.
At any rate, if you’re looking for a inexpensive Android phone, consider giving the Samsung Galaxy Ace a try. That is of course, a mobile carrier will decide to bring it out in the U.S.
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