The Samsung Galaxy range might be pitched at the middle-to low end of the scale when it comes to smartphones but they certainly pack an almighty punch in terms of technology and user-friendliness. The Galaxy Ace Plus is the latest smartphone to hit the market and it carries a similar look of the rest of the Galaxy range; a thin design with rounded edges, full-touch parameters, Android OS, fast processor and a range of features that are akin to those of more expensive phones.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus allows you to connect socially to your friends and with a stunning user interface you can quickly browse the web, flick between apps at lightning speeds thanks to TouchWiz, and run multiple apps at the same time. The speed of processor is 1GHz but it seems to run much faster than others with a similar chip. Running on the Android Gingerbread 2.3, it seems to work in-sync with the phone, the apps and this brings the speediness with it rather than other smartphones which battle against apps and processing speeds.
Obviously, the Android Market is pre-installed so you can chop and change your mind on which apps you want to download, so you can customise and personalise your Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus to your needs. Using the touch controls, you can intuitively flick between screens and apps in a seamless way so your user-experience is always fluid from the continuity. The 3.65” display might be a little smaller than others, but there are varying versions of the Galaxy that tick the boxes if you prefer a larger screen. As it’s slightly smaller, it’s more portable.
The HVGA screen is super clear, although a little way of the Super AMOLED of Samsung’s top phones, but it suits the smaller screen. Backed up with 512MB of RAM, there is plenty of memory to utilise when you’re pushing the Ace hard with multiple apps, and thanks to the microSD slot you can gain up to 32GB of space so you will never have to delete photos, videos or files ever again.
When it comes to connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is up there with the best. It features Bluetooth 3.0, which allows you to use Bluetooth headsets or devices that are in close range. The performance is so much more impressive than previous versions of Bluetooth and you can send files to other devices too in super-quick time, which saves you having to email or connect with USB leads. Larger files are best shared through the USB 2.0 port.
In terms of connecting to the Internet, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus features WiFI connectivity, as well as HSDPA, GPRS and EDGE. The built-in FM radio with RDS and the prebuilt Music Player app, as well as the 3.5mm jack for headphones means you can listen to your favourite songs without streaming direct from the Internet, so you can always have some tunes to listen to. The SoundAlive app allows the sound clarity to be close to a high-end hi-fi, too. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus fits the music-lover that wants lots of technology in their smartphone with a leaning towards audio features.