The popular mid-range Android smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy Ace, got some update this 2012. First there is the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, which is more like an upgrade of the first generation Ace. This is now joined by the second generation Ace, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. There is also a dual-SIM model, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. This is an overview of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.Checkout Galaxy Ace 4 Lite.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is the second major iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Ace. It features a powerful processor, a more brilliant camera, a larger and crispier display, and better battery life than the first generation Ace.
Hardware & Software
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 introduces dual-core to Ace with an 800MHz dual-core processor. The first generation Galaxy Ace offered a single-core 800MHz processor, so you are getting twice the power on Ace 2. An improved performance is to be expected from the Galaxy Ace 2 with 786MB RAM.
It features Android 2.3 with latest Samsung skin, the TouchWiz 4.0 UI. The new TouchWiz 4 offers live icons/content which regularly updates so you can get an idea of the latest updates without having to open an app. You still get hubs for social networking, music and games, and whatever you can come up with. The Samsung ChatON mobile communication service is integrated. As is normal with Android phones, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 comes bundled with Google services like GMail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube, etc.
Display & Camera
Samsung Galaxy Ace features a 3.8-inch display, 0.3-inch larger than the display on Ace 1. The display was also upgraded to WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution, offering a crisp and bright view. It comes with a much better camera. Though still a 5 megapixels camera, you now get to record HD video with up to 720p HD recording. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 comes with secondary camera for video recording, which was absent on Ace 1.
Data and Network support
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 features fast internet access with up to 14.4Mbps data. It also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, USB, and NFC (optional). It also enables you share your internet access via a hotpot feature.
Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is currently not available in Nigeria. However, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is available in Nigeria at a price of N35,000. You can buy Galaxy Ace Duos at online stores in Nigeria like Konga.
Other Specs of Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160:
- Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
- TouchWiz UI 4.0
- Samsung ChatON
- Samsung Kies 2.0
- 830MHz dual-core Processor
- 768MB RAM, 4GB storage
- up to 32GB microSD memory, memory card included
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA) 900, 2100MHz
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Bluetooth 3.0 with AD2P
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA & Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot feature
- unlimited contacts phonebook
- Document viewer
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Facebook, Twitter
- Voice commands
- Navigation with Google Maps, GPS, A-GPS
- Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC)
- Video player (MP4, DivX, WMA, H.263, H.264)
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML Browser
- Battery capacity: 1350 mAh
- Standby: 640 hours
- Talktime: 7.5 hours
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