The mid-range Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 has proven itself to be a good choice for those who don't want to spend too much on a smartphone and are looking for bang on their buck. It may not have the fastest multi-core processor, or even the latest version of the Android OS, but it somehow manages to shine amidst the great number of options available.
The Ace features a 3.8-inch 480x800 touchscreen display, 4GB storage, 768MB RAM, a 5MP camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Its wireless features include GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. The on-board “brain” which is supposed to keep things under control, is an 800MHz dual-core NovaThor U8500 CPU. Not the fastest, but capable enough.
Notably absent is NFC and wireless charging. And if you’re worrying about the default OS being a little outdated, you should know that an official upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is actually on its way.
The individual features may not be as great as some people might expect, but most reviewers agree the overall package is pretty solid.
Need to Know: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
1. Default operating system can be upgraded from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. (The Good)
2. Lasts for nearly 8 hours of talk time on 3G with the standard battery. (The Good)
3. Uses one of the least powerful mobile processors available today. (The Bad)
4. Limited amount of RAM may present problems during heavy multitasking. (The Bad)
What the Critics Are Saying...
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Samsung released the Galaxy Ace 2 on May 22, 2012.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 user manual here.
Samsung backs up the Galaxy Ace 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Galaxy Ace 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.