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Reviewed on 2013-10-17
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is an elegantly simple smartphone with a 3.8-inch LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800p. This minimalist design leaves only a few external buttons and comfortable round edges, so it's easy to handle in your palm and it...
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Reviewed on 2013-03-14
The high-end smartphones from the big manufacturers are of course the most ground-breaking and exciting products. However, not everyone has the budget for buying them separately, and getting tied to a two or three-year subscription isn't always the most...
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Reviewed on 2013-02-22
Improved screen, More memory and bigger battery, Dualcore processorgood No Ice Cream Sandwich software, No Australian release detailsbad
Samsung's rumoured Galaxy S III Android phone is likely to steal most of the headlines this year but the company continues to expand its entire Galaxy range — even its budget models. The Galaxy Ace 2 is the successor to the original Galaxy Ace and comes w...
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Reviewed on 2013-01-10
Samsung isn't really well-known for its affordable range, but in any case, it is assuring that the company, well-known for quality phones like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II , has some in its lineup. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is one such option, comin...
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Reviewed on 2013-01-04
Decent battery life, Good performance, Affordable pricegood Limited internal memory space, Iffy white balance in photos, No news of update to Android 4.0 or 4.1, currently stuck on 2.3bad
Samsung isn't really well-known for its affordable range, but in any case, it is assuring that the company, well-known for quality phones like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II , has some in its lineup. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is one such option, comin...
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Reviewed on 2012-12-11
intuitive, friendly UI, impressive 5MP camera, zippy dualcore CPU, attractive, strong buildgood Android 2.3 not 4.0, speaker placement, Samsung Apps offering, limited browserbad
Adding to its expansive collection of Galaxy-branded, Android-filled smartphones, Samsung has reignited its Galaxy Ace sub-franchise with the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 tackling the space between the collection of dedicated entry-level and mid-market handsets.W...
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Reviewed on 2012-12-03
Good battery life, Nice screen, A comfortable size for hand and pocketgood Android 2.3, Bland design, Tinny sound through speakersbad
Samsung is one of the dominant forces at the top end of the smartphone market with its superb Galaxy S III, but the company has proved before that it also knows how to do things well at the mid-range, and that's where the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is positione...
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Reviewed on 2012-11-22
Samsung's Galaxy range of Android smartphones and Android tablets are hugely popular. But the three Samsung Galaxy smartphones we compare here are very different animals. From the budget Galaxy Ace 2 , through the iPhone-rivalling Galaxy SIII (or Galaxy S...
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Reviewed on 2012-10-28
The amount of smartphones that Samsung has on the market is huge. In every segment it has several different models, so it's not shocking if you can't keep up with each release. The Samsung Ace 2 is a smartphone for the middle segment, for an average pri...
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Reviewed on 2012-10-12
The sleek, lightweight Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a great successor to the original Ace, but can it compete with the HTC Desire and Sony Xperia range? Agent Emma gives the Ace 2 a thorough reviewing.The latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Ace family, the G...
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Reviewed on 2012-10-02
Decent price, sturdy, responsive, good battery lifegood Average camera, very limited internal storagebad
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,...
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Reviewed on 2012-09-12
Smooth TouchWiz UI, powerful budget chip, goodsized touchscreen, impressive fivemegapixel snappergood idering Windows Phone 8 Platform ?bad
There’s plenty on offer from the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, especially when you consider its low price. The dual-core chip can cope with most games and apps, and the 3-8in display is a good size for emails, texts and surfing the net. Throw in a decent five...
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Reviewed on 2012-09-06
Dualcore processor, decent camera,good Older version of Android, boring designbad
Samsung may have taken a bloody nose from Apple in the pair's ongoing legal dispute, but it continues to keep the smartphones coming at all ends of the spectrum. This mid-range update of last year's Ace offers an improved dual-core processor, larger sc...
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Reviewed on 2012-08-30
A worthy successor for the Galaxy Ace, TouchWiz interface is more responsive than the previous version, Good screen, Good battery lifegood Camera hasn't been updated, Design copied straight from the Galaxy S3bad
Samsung's Galaxy Ace 2 is an entry-level Galaxy mobile that's trying to make it big in an increasingly tough market. So is this pocket smartphone Ace by name and by... We weren't expecting any miracles from the Galaxy Ace 2's camera sensor, which is the
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Reviewed on 2012-08-21
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 brings an affordable Android device to the budget end of the market.The Galaxy Ace 2 features a 3.8-inch display in a compact smartphone measuring in at 118.3 x 62.3 x 10.5mm.The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 may not sport the large screen...
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Reviewed on 2012-08-16
Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Ace back in March 2011, the Korean tech giant has now managed to release its third version of the Galaxy Ace Android smartphone. Here is our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. At first glance, the S...
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Reviewed on 2012-08-10
While Samsung is still riding high on the success of the Galaxy S III, it also offers a range of affordable entry- and mid-level smartphones that provide great usability at a low price. The latest is the Galaxy Ace 2, an Android-powered handset that packs...
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Reviewed on 2012-08-02
Dualcore chip, Takes good photos, MicroSD card slotgood Android Gingerbread not Ice Cream Sandwich, Camera is slightly laggybad
In this review Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2? Processor and performance Design Screen and ports Android software and apps Camera Conclusion If you cast your mind back to 2011, you may recall Samsung dropping a Galaxy smart phone for the budget-...
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Reviewed on 2012-08-01
Only available for the last couple of months, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a mid-range Android Smartphone.A bit smaller but dumpier than, say, the Galaxy S2 it also has rounder corners, a lovely chrome surround and a flatter home button similar to the Gala...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-25
Decent screen, Good camera with solid macro skills, WiFi Directgood Uninspired design, Outdated OS version, Autofocus can be slowbad
What is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2? The Samsung Galaxy series has become the shining star in the Android smartphone firmament. And while the Samsung Galaxy S4 may have stolen all the attention there are plenty of cheaper options in the series, too. The Sams...
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Processor frequency

0.8 GHz

Processor cores



Display diagonal

9.65 cm (3.8")

Display resolution

480 x 800 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touch screen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


118.5 g


6.23 cm


1.05 cm


11.8 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

900,2100 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)


Compatible memory cards

microSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

32 GB

USB mass storage


GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Main camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Second camera resolution

0.3 MP


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

1500 mAh

Talk time (2G)

16.3 h

Standby time (2G)

670 h

Talk time (3G)

7.5 h

Standby time (3G)

640 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets

Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription