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Samsung Galaxy Ace II X review

4/10 AVG.
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4/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Ace II X currently has an Informr score of 4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 30 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Sitting firmly between entry-level devices and the mid-tier market, the Ace II X is a solid, though far from cutting-edge, mobile device. It features a 4-inch screen at 480-by-800 pixels, a 1-GHz processor, 4GB of storage and Android Jelly Bean. Support for lower bands of 4G LTE service provides snappy on the go browsing as well.

Luke Johnson of TechRadar said “Not the most media savvy of devices on the market, the Ace 2 makes up for small niggles and limited features by mastering what it offers” about the device.

While the cutting-edge phones fight for dominance of the high-end market, the budget- and mid-level markets are quietly transforming as well. The Ace II X is an offers the familiar Samsung Galaxy feel in a scaled-back form.

The TFT display offers crisp text and decent contrast, the 1-GHz processor keepings things fairly fluid and 4GB of internal storage (only 2GB accessible) provides room for snapshots from the 5-megapixel camera and a few of your favorite apps. If you’re looking for more storage space, microSD card support allows you to bring your favorite movies and music along as well.

When it comes to contract phones, it is likely there are better options for your money. However, as a pay-as-you-go device, the Ace II X offers great value and performance if you are willing to overlook the quickly aging internals.

If there was a major complaint to be found about the device, it would be the lack of processing power. A single-core 1GHz processor and GPU do their best to keep the device quick and fluid. However, you will notice a few delays and stutters. Fortunately, turning off some of the eye candy in Android’s options will improve this.

Most other aspects of the phone are average for the budget market. Natasa Lomas of CNET summed up the device well when she said “It's not a great looker but it's a solid performer, giving you a route to scores of apps on Google's Android platform.”

The Good: Pay-as-you-go price, low-band HSDPA support, crisp text display and microSD card support.

The Bad: Slower performance, low internal storage capacity, cramped on-screen keyboard and plasticky case design.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP



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Screen Size
4"

The Samsung Galaxy Ace II X's screen size is 4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Dual core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

Galaxy Ace II X Specs

Overview
Release date November 21, 2012
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Dual core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 768 MB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.46 W/kg
Body: 1.13 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 cm (4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 122 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, Cartoon, Scene mode, Exposure value, Metering
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Yes ()
Included Software / Apps Flipboard, ChatOn, Play Store, YouTube
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung GT-S7560M

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