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Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830, GT-S5830I) Review & Specs

Samsung Galaxy Ace is an outdated cellphone launched back in 2011, which features a powerful 800 megahertz CPU, a medium sized 3.5-inches screen and a 5 mega-pixels back facing camera. Let’s take a better sight of what this phone can give us.

Samsung decided to build the Samsung Galaxy Ace using a quite powerful processor speeding at 800 megahertz, packed into a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 system chip. Helping with graphic rendering, it also has an Adreno 200 graphic processing unit ticking at 128 megahertz. This phone comes with a little 161,79 MB internal storage, which might be enough for some users considering that the Samsung Galaxy Ace also has a slot for SD memory cards to store photos and videos and even some apps that allow external memory installation.

The Ace is quite thin, but it’s not close to being one of the thinnest phones on sale, with a thickness of 0.45 inches. It appears that Samsung decided not to care much about the weight in this 3.99 ounces cellphone.

The Ace is equipped with an average 480 x 320 3.5-inches screen, which makes everything look quite vivid. This screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

The Ace counts with WiFi connection (but it can’t be provided to other devices around, acting as a wireless modem or router) or the fastest 3G internet connection, over HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Ace uses a SIM card for GSM networks.

The Ace only features a 5 MP back-facing camera. It can also shoot 320×240 QVGA videos at 20 frames per second. In addition, the camera features a couple of useful characteristics: auto-focus, flash, smile detection shooting and fast burst mode.

This cellphone has a 1350 mAh medium sized Li-Ion removable battery providing this cellphone with an awesome battery life. According to Samsung, this cellphone has an estimated 640 hs stand by time and a 11 hours talk time.

This phone also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS and NFC (Near Field Communication), and some sensors likeProximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 2.3, 2.2
Product code:GT-S5830, GT-S5830I
Dimensions:4.43 x 2.36 x 0.45 inches
Weight:3.99 ounces
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2011-01-26


Screen Type:TFT
Size:3.5 inches
Resolution:320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density:165 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
Processor:ARM11 (Single-Core 800 MHz)
RAM Memory:
Graphics Processor:Adreno 200 (128 MHz)
Internal Memory:161,79 MB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1350 mAh
Stand-by Time:640 hours
Talk Time:11 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:320 x 240 (20 fps) (QVGA)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Fast Burst Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:900, 2100
Technologies:HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass and Proximity Sensor
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