Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Android Smartphone Price in Singapore, Features, and Specs: If you are on a budget and are looking for a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 can be one of your choices. It is classified as a mid-range phone and was released by Samsung a year ago together with the lower-end Galaxy S5570 Mini and Galaxy S5670 Fit. The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 features all essential specs you would expect in a smartphone and it also runs the popular Android operating system. It has been in the mobile market in Singapore for some time and is one of the most popular smartphones at the budget sector.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is overall a pretty decent find for a budget smartphone. It may not be as competitive in terms of display and speed compared to the latest smartphones but it makes up for these with some nifty features for a comparably lower price.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is equipped with an 800 MHZ ARM 11 CPU and Adreno 200 GPU and has 280MB worth of RAM. Its operating system is Android Froyo or Android v2.2 that can be upgraded to v2.3 (Gingerbread). Internal storage is at 158 MB that can be extended up to 32GB via microSD. A 2GB microSD is already included in the package. However, the phonebook and phone records can hold up to practically unlimited entries and fields.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is 112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm in size and weighs 113 grams. Its outer design is reminiscent of the early versions of Apple’s iPhone in that the casing is rounded with chrome sidings and there’s a single physical button that functions as a homescreen button, and two touch panels for menu and back. There’s a volume racker, a 3.55 mm headphone jack, a microUSB port, a power/lock button and a microSD slot.
The TFT capacitive touchscreen of the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is a little smaller than an average smartphone at 3.5 inches and has a much lower resolution at 320 x 480 pixels (16 megapixel). The pixel density is only 164 pixels per inch. This means that reading the fonts on the phone will not be a problem but mobile Internet surfing may require zooming in on particularly small fonts. The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is made with the durable Gorilla glass and is multi-touch enabled. The phone’s display has touch-sensitive controls and has Samsung’s own TouchWiz v3.0 user interface.
The back of the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 has a rubbery texture that makes for an unusual yet easy grip. This and the phone’s size will surely appeal to those who do not want a bulky and heavy phone. The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 has a 5-megapixel camera at the back with autofocus and LED flash. The camera has Geo-tagging capabilities, and a face and smile detectors. The photo shots taken with the camera are pretty decent but the video may not be as satisfactory as expected at only 15 frames per second and can turn out to be a little flaky.
Another small inconvenience is that the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 isn’t a plug-and-play type in that it cannot directly function as a mass storage device once plugged into a personal computer. You need to install a Samsung USB driver that can be pretty troublesome when plugging into other computers.
Network connectivity of the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 can be through GPRS, EDGE, and 3G/HSDPA at 7.2 Mbps. It also has a built-in personal hotspot, which means you can easily share your mobile Internet connection to other devices. The phone is Wi-Fi enabled 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth-enabled with A2DP. It also has GPS support, and is JAVA-enabled.
Although the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 has Flash support because of its Android OS, it doesn’t feature Flash in its HTML web browser nor does it have Flash contents and games. It also doesn’t have support for DivX/Xvid videos. Videos can be viewed using MP4 format while music can be read in MP3 and WAV formats. Gaming can be a bit sluggish as well despite the 800 MHz processor and built-in accelerometer.
The battery of the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is lithium ion with 1350 mAh. Battery life is pretty much conservative and can last up to 640 hours on standby and 11 hours with continuous talk time.
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Android Smartphone Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 325.00
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