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Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus: A Step To Improvement

19
Oct/12
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has been released in the UK last February of this year and it had gotten a lot of good reviews. The Ace Plus is the successor of the galaxy Ace which was released last year. Just like its predecessor the mobiles runs on Google's Android OS and in particular the 2.3 iteration of the system or in other terms the Gingerbread. Though it does not come with the latest OS, the mobile is actually upgradeable up to the newest one which is the Ice Cream Sandwich.

The mobile sports a rectangular unibody body with curved edges and comes in a black casing. The mobile features a 3.6 capacitive touchscreen display which has a resolution of 360 x 480 and a pixel density of 158 ppi. It really compact and measures only 114.5 mm in height and 62.5 in width. Depth is 11.2 mm which is thicker than most but no the thickest one that we have encountered. The Ace Plus weighs 115 grams which is slightly heavier than the 113 gram weight Galaxy Ace.

During its release, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has been made available by some of the major UK networks. These includes O2 which offers the mobile for free for a monthly cost of £36.00 for a 24 month contract. This includes unlimited monthly call minutes and text messaging and a whooping 1 gigabyte monthly Internet allowance. Orange UK is also offering the mobile for free for a 24 month contract with a £20.50 monthly cost. The users are then given 100 monthly call minutes to any network, an unlimited text messaging and a 500 MB monthly Internet allowance. T-Mobile is offering the handset for the same monthly cost just like of O2 which is £36.00 and still for a 24 month contract. Inclusions are 2000 monthly call minutes to any network, unlimited text messaging and unlimited Internet allowance. Other carriers which offers a contract for the mobile are Vodafone and Virgin.

Aside from those things, the handset sports a 5 megapixel rear camera and is capable of giving out decent shots. It could only record videos at VGA quality which is quite a disappointment since there are already a lot of smart phones that has the same resolution but could capture videos at high definition. It doesn't have a front camera which only adds to the disappointment. It has a lot of camera features such as geo-tagging, face and smile detection photo effects, shot modes and of course an auto focus.

The Ace Plus does exceed its predecessors internal memory. The said mobile has a 3 gigabytes worth of internal storage which is more than 10x larger than the 158 megabyte internal memory of the Galaxy Ace. Users could now enjoy storing a lot of media files and application on the mobile. On top of that, the hand set has an external memory card which caters microSD cards and is expandable up to 32 gigabytes.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has indeed been given a lot of improvements when being compared to its predecessors. It may be lacking in the video recording aspect but overall it is a pretty decent phone to have. Coupled with its flexible Android platform and a 3 gigabyte internal storage to boot, the users could do a lot of things which would rely soley on the pre loaded applications.

by Rushikesh Kamreja

Features

Camera
  • 5.00 Mega Pixel
Connectivity
  • BlueTooth
  • WiFi
Memory
  • Internal 3 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
  •  Card Type microSD, up to 32 GB
Battery
  • Type Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery
  • Standby Up to 670 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
  • Talk Time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 20 min (3G)
  • Music Play 
Multi Media
  • MMS
  • MP3
  • FM
Misc.
  • Touch Screen
  • 3G Phone
Dimension
  •  Size 114.5 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm (4.51 x 2.46 x 0.44 in)
  •  Weight 115 g (4.06 oz)