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Samsung Ace SPH-i325 review

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Samsung Ace SPH-i325
Samsung Ace SPH-i325

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The Samsung Ace SPH-i325 currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Combine a world-capable phone with a Blackjack tablet form factor and you get the Samsung SPH-i325.

The Samsung SPH-i325 should appeal to a segment of business customers who enjoy the Microsoft Windows 6.0 OS and Direct Push Technology that sends emails to your device automatically. The overall feature set speaks to productivity, including a PDF viewer, conference calling, voice dialing, speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.0, along with the base feature set now expected on most devices (notepad, contact customization, etc.).

Boasting an impressive 2.3 inch 320x240 pixel display, there is plenty of room to enjoy surfing the net and you won’t need to squint to view documents.

As with other tablet phones, the keyboard is a prickly subject. While the keys are spaced close together, Samsung did play the navigation array above the keyset, so accidently hitting the wrong key while using the directional keys is considerably reduced.

On the left spine you will find an AC adapter/headset connection port (proprietary), and on the right spine you’ll find the microSD slot, scroll wheel and escape key. Having the scroll wheel on the side instead of on the face arguably reduces confusion. The camera lens, self-portrait mirror and speaker are on the back.

Aside from being a world phone the Samsung SPH-i325 is largely Sprint’s version of the Blackjack.

The Samsung SPH-i325 is a CDMA phone by default but it also has GSM support so that you can use different SIM cards when traveling in other countries. Do note however, the SPH-i325 will not work on 3G networks overseas.

If you like the tablet form factor and the Window OS, the Samsung SPH-i325 is one to consider.

Windows Mobile
Operating system
Operating system
Windows Mobile
416 MHz
416 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
1+ MP
1+ MP
1300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


Okay, let's make one thing clear before we start out: Apple's iPhone is the handset of the moment - maybe even the next few moments. While this isn't exactly news to anyone, it may come as a surprise (to even the most pretentious gadget hound) that there is a healthy second-tier of business-savvy PD...

- Erik Malinowski , Wired
Mobile Tech Review
Mobile Tech Review

Really liked the Samsung BlackJack and BlackJack II but wanted to stay with Sprint? The Samsung Ace is finally your chance to have your cake and eat it. On top of that, the Samsung Ace is a world phone with support for both US CDMA and international GSM. The phone’s specs are competitive among...

- Tong Zhang, Mobile Tech Review

The Samsung Ace has pretty much everything that a good business phone needs to have these days. It has a nice keyboard, a good form factor, and the ability to run all sorts of specialized, 3rd party applications.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn

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Samsung backs up the Ace SPH-i325 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Ace SPH-i325's screen size is 2.3 inches with x pixels resolution.

416 MHz

There is a PXA270 416 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Ace SPH-i325 Specs

Release Date February 18, 2008
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor PXA270 416 MHz
Internal Storage No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.36 W/kg
Body: 1.28 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1300 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 10 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 5.9 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 111 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, Yahoo
ROM: 192MB
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Any Key Answer: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Auto Answer: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, AAC
Video Playback Formats: Unknown
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: -
Included Software / Apps: Internet Explorer Mobile, Windows Media Player Mobile
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Currency Converter, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Samsung i325
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