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Samsung Galaxy ACE 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3234 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and value for money also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the features.

responsiveness, value for money, usability, screen, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review: Flying high


With the Galaxy S III busy grabbing the headlines, a midrange smartphone has been making its way to a number of markets without much fanfare. But you can bet the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 won't settle for the role of just another sequel. It has a chance to...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.8" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit PLS TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels), Scratch-resistant glass ; Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread, planned Android...

No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box ; All plastic construction ; NovaThor U8500 is the least powerful of the dual-core offerings on the market ; No screen and capacitive key haptics

At the end of the review, we think we are ready to answer the two most important questions about the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160. The first one's "Is it worth the asking price?" and it couldn't have been a more resolute "yes".

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 preview: First look


The original Samsung Galaxy Ace is now an entry level device at best, pushed down the ranks by the weight of two sequels. The Galaxy Ace 2 is next in line and we're talking a proper mid-range device this time. This dual-core smartphone will win no...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review


The original Ace was a very decent phone for its bucks last year, and the Ace 2 is quite on the way to cover that ground this year as well. It has a decent size screen with good resolution, slightly underclocked yet dual-core processor, and 5MP cam...

Excellent call quality ; Easy one-hand operation

Camera is very slow to focus ; Only about 1GB of user-available memory

The Galaxy Ace 2 could have become a bestseller for Samsung, with the notable exception of a more distinctive design. The compact size and good PLS LCD screen will be a boost for the everyday interaction with your smartphone, whether you are in or...


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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Review: Specs, Features and Price


Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 ReviewIf you are willing to buy a new Samsung Smartphone and that too Samsung Galaxy S3 but does not have that much in your pocket so here's the good news for you all, the new Samsung Galaxy Ace ...

3.8" display touchscreen without LED, dual core 800 MHz processor, Android Gingerbread which is one of the disadvantage of the phone, 5MP rear camera along with front camera for video chats. Overall the phone is a perfect choice for those who...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Galaxy ACE 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy ACE 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

value for money, responsiveness, usability, screen, camera

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 International Version, Factory Unlocked (Black)Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 White Factory Unlocked 4GB 5MP DroidSamsung Galaxy Ace 2 i8160 Black Factory Unlocked 4GB 5MP Droid

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High-up the mediocre catagory


I am not a heavy app user. I have no data plan. I only use WiFi. I got this to replace my MP3 player, for TouchOSC, a video/still camera, Angry Birds. This is plenty sufficient hardware for me for a price that it reasonable (two-fifty). If the upgrades...

Inexpensive dual-core, expandable to 32GB microSD, decent screen, size, mass. Does what it should. Is stable

Description states that the OS can be upgraded, but that is only a rumor. This phone seems to be a non-US market phone, as there is no record of it in the Samsung US site (it shows up in UK and UAE). If you are fine with Android 2.3.6 (as I am) then...

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nice phone


don't let the fact that it comes with 2.3 keep you away, because samsung announced it eventually will be upgraded to 4.1. all in all a really nice budget phone

nice camera,great screen resolution,unlocked,NFC

ships with 2.3,VGA front camera

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review


Updated Samsung has reignited its Galaxy Ace sub-franchise, with the Galaxy Ace 2 tackling the space between the entry- and mid-market handsets.

intuitive, friendly UI ; impressive 5MP camera ; zippy dual-core CPU ; attractive, strong build

Android 2.3 not 4.0 ; speaker placement ; Samsung Apps offering ; limited browser

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review


If you're about to buy a mid-range phone, then you'll more than likely be glad of the help from sites such as Pocket-lint, because it is, without doubt, the most confusing part of the market. At the high-end, with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III,...

Decent price, sturdy, responsive, good battery life

Average camera, very limited internal storage

It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive and it's not the worst performer, nor is it the best. The Ace 2 is middle of the road, but that's a good thing. It's solid, works well and lacks the nonsense that drags other phones down. If you're...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Android phone


The Galaxy Ace 2 is the successor to the original Galaxy Ace and comes with a more powerful processor and a better screen.

Improved screen ; More memory and bigger battery ; Dual-core processor

No Ice Cream Sandwich software ; No Australian release details

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:PLS / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email:No / Yes
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