Samsung Galaxy Ace

AKA: Samsung GT-S5830, Samsung S5830

Available at: Koodo Mobile, Telus

6.9/10 AVG.
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Ultimately, if multimedia isn’t important to you, then the Samsung Galaxy Ace offers the flexibility of Android effectively and in a clear and hassle-free package.

- Chris Hall , Pocket-lint 

Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy Ace's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM 11 800 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo (Update Available: 2.3 Gingerbread) operating system (OS).

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a 1350 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time, 660 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

UNLOCKED Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830D Google Android Phone, 5MP Camera, 3.5" NEW

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: Canada

UNLOCKED Samsung Galaxy Ace II 2 X GT-S7560M Google Android Phone, 5MP,BLACK,NEW

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: Canada

Samsung galaxy ace II 2 x gt-s7560m (Telus / Koodo)

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: Canada

Samsung Galaxy Ace II GT-S7560M - 4GB - Black (Telus/Koodo) Smartphone

from eBay

  • Condition: For parts
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: Canada

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830D - Black (Unlocked) - Very good condition!

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: Canada


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Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)

It has limitations of weak hardware

from TelecomTiger (3 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy Ace is a good phone in this price range. The 3.5 inch screen size is attractive, the 5 mega pixels camera works well, the battery life is amazing and the features embedded are rich and abundant. But there are few options that could have make it best in this segment like, front cam... More


No HD-ready video recording, grip-friendly, good snapper

from Techsmart (4 years ago)

Samsung's Galaxy Ace is a well-rounded budget contender with its 800 MHz processor that allows it to manage daily OS tasks with ease, up-to-date Android 2.3.3 mobile OS, snazzy 5 MP snapper and grip-friendly dimensions. The R2999 pricetag of the Samsung Galaxy Ace comes in slightly higher than that... More

Smart design, colourful screen and decent camera

from Expert Reviews (4 years ago)

The Ace's iPhone-like design is smart, it has a decent screen and camera and the operating system feels snappy. We found it for £20 per month with an unlimited data plan, and you can buy it SIM-free for just over £200, making it great value, as long as you don't plan on installing a lot of apps. How... More


A midrange Android smartphone with plenty of high-end features

from Tracy and Matt (4 years ago)

The Galaxy Ace could have easily been lost in the ever rising sea of Android smartphones. Even if it isn't a benchmark blazing superphone, it does have a lot going for it. The interface is snappy, and the phone itself is nice to hold. It may be made of plastic, but it doesn't feel like it's going to... More

Isn't as spectacular as the name suggests

from TrustedReviews (4 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy Ace isn't as spectacular as its name suggests but it is a competent budget smartphone. As ever, the Orange San Francisco makes for a compelling alternative thanks to its larger, higher resolution screen, but the Ace has a nicer design, faster processor and better camera.


The Galaxy Ace doesn’t really offer up anything truly distinctive outside its good looks

from Pocket-lint (4 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy Ace doesn’t really step out of its remit as a budget smartphone. It has many rivals in this area: the INQ Cloud Touch offers a similar range of specs but with a stronger leaning towards Facebook, then there are the likes of the HTC Wildfire S or the Orange San Francisco, which fin... More


An attractive device with a decent Android overlay

from TechRadar (4 years ago)

If you want to use this phone as your media hub, you're not in for much luck with the small memory and mid-range features.But for the price point it comes in at, The Galaxy Ace certainly does stack up against the competition - we're not sure if it can weather the forthcoming budget Android storm (an... More


A nice looking Android smartie that that punches well above its weight

from Stuff (4 years ago)

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is strong mid-range Android smartphone that offers lot of bang for the bucks. If you grabbed the Ace on a £10-£20 a month contract, you would go home a very happy camper indeed.


A fast, handy mobile that stood up to the rigours of everyday use

from Digital Versus (4 years ago)

The Galaxy Ace is a nice little smartphone for anybody who wants to give Android a go without breaking the bank. Apart from the camera, which did better than we'd expected, it's rather limited in multimedia features. But overall, this is a fast, handy mobile that stood up to the rigours of everyday... More


Packed with fun features and looks much more expensive than it is

from Cnet (4 years ago)

Thanks to its sleek, squarish looks, the Samsung Galaxy Ace feels better than its low cost suggests. Except for its lower-resolution screen, it could easily pass for the latest top of the line smart phone, and it has many of the same features. On the surface, it looks much like an iPhone 4, but unde... More


Very dissapointing

(3 years ago)

This phone worked well for the first few weeks.... then the quality started to somewhat diminish. Problems: -randomly turned off and on 1-5 times a day -dropped calls constantly -had a very very hard time sending any sort of sms, picture message, etc. -glitchy For this price you can get other ph... More


You get what you pay for.

(3 years ago)

I had an LG Optimus One and the biggest problem was the back button failing probably due to having it in my pocket doing construction for a year. Everything else worked great. Got the Galaxy Ace and it's definitely a downgrade from the Optimus One. USB connection doesn't work very well, the screen... More


Awesome phone for the price.

(3 years ago)

I have used this phone for 4 months. I have to admit I am a cheap Consumer and this phone fit into my budget. The speed of the phone may vary due to carriers. I bought it from Koodo and tried to update a custom firmware to correct the lag issues and "Force Closings". Basically I messed up my phone... More


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