Samsung Galaxy Ace review
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Last updated April 2013
In a nutshell: The Samsung Ace is a smart-looking Android phone with a larger-than-average 3.5 inch display, a decent 800 MHz processor, and a good camera. Other highlights include GPS with Google Maps, high-speed internet, and Wi-Fi. But its battery life and reliability are questionable, and it can't compete against the best Android phones.
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The Galaxy Ace is a little like the Galaxy S's little brother. It certainly has a premium look and feel, with its metallic looks giving it an iPhone-like appearance. The display is a decent size at 3.5 inches and with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels it has exactly the same size and resolution display as the iPhone 3G S. But that demonstrates how far smartphone displays have improved over the past two years, as rivals like the Galaxy S and HTC Desire now offer substantially larger and higher resolution screens.
The camera is a decent 5 megapixel job with autofocus and an LED flash, but once again it's trumped by rivals offering HD video recording. The 800 MHz processor is comparable with mid-range Android phones rather than high-end phones with 1GHz processors, and sometimes just isn't quick enough. We're also disappointed by the minimal 150MB of onboard memory.
Certainly there are many, many good features about the phone. The aGPS with Google Maps is a favourite, not to mention the 100,000 apps available from Android Market. For email and messaging the Galaxy Ace is brilliant. The Social Hub integrates contacts with facebook and twitter apps really well, and we like the Android virtual QWERTY keyboard. There's also SWYPE, which lets you drag your finger over the keyboard and then works out which keys you "pressed". Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 interface works well too.
Battery life ought to be good, with a reasonably heavy-duty 1350 mAh cell installed. But in practice, the Ace doesn't seem to deliver on its potential, with many users struggling to get through the day.
The web browser is good and fast, although there's no support for Flash video. Connectivity is excellent though, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and HSDPA offering downloads at up to 7.2 Mbps.
Despite its high-end feel look and feel, the Ace isn't really a high-end phone. At launch it was priced over-optimistically at £25 per month on contract. Now that the price has fallen to £15 per month it seems like a much better buy, but read the user reviews below carefully, as some users seem to be having trouble with this phone.
Better options might be the Sony Xperia E1, Motorola Moto G or even the Nokia Lumia 520.
Samsung Galaxy Ace features include:
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and 2x digital zoom
- Video recording (320 x 240 pixels)
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 320 x 480 pixels (3.5 inches) touchscreen with auto-rotate
- Music player
- FM radio RDS
- MP3 ringtones / 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, instant messaging, email
- GPS with Google Maps
- Personal organiser functions
- Memory: 158MB plus MicroSD memory card (up to 32GB supported)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
- Internet: Layar Reality Browser, Android browser, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- Quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900), dual band 3G (900/2100)
- Size: 112 x 60 x 11.5 mm
- Weight: 113g
- Battery: 1350 mAh
- Talktime: 390 - 660 minutes
- Battery standby: 420 - 640 hours
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Samsung Galaxy Ace user reviews
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Average rating from 473 reviews:
Reviewed by Gareth Evans
on 20th Nov 2014
Hate it with a vengeance, very slow, poor memory, temperemental, rings
itself for no reason, rings other people for no reason!
Reviewed by John
on 15th Nov 2014
This phone is absolutely useless on account of it's pathetic 158mb
memory, mine came (secondhand hand) with pre-installed apps and as
some of them got updates there was only 20mb left, I could not remove
the pre installed apps which were mostly a waste of space and so could
not install any new ones myself, it was a complete waste of money, now
I have to sell it again at a loss.
Reviewed by mark
on 4th Nov 2014
It was a good phone at first untill I lost all my music. But wait
theres more, I found it BUT it wont let me make a playlist or even let
me do anything while playing the songs. I am very disapointed with
this as its not rocket sience for the people who made the phone but
whatevr, I hope you guys can make a MASSIVE screen that looks stupid
but can also take a photo of another stupid product you make for
Reviewed by cas
on 24th Oct 2014
within six months gone from loving this phone to hating it. despite
deleting all ap's it still says memory is full. It constantly tells me
inbox is full and message waiting despite deleting all messages will.
precious pics have disappeared from the gallery and it's about as
reliable as a chocolate fireguard. If there was a no star rateing
that's how I would rate it
Reviewed by Noreen O
on 4th Oct 2014
What a pile of rubbish!!! I have had the Galaxy Ace for a year now and
have had nothing but problems. I was in to my online provider within 2
days of buying it to get a replacement phone. I only got this phone So
I could download and listen to music as I don't have a PC, and it has
broken 3 memory cards (32gb 16gb & the free 4gb it came with) so I
hardly use it but for the odd text and call. How can a phone download
about 6 songs, then just cut out and decide it can't download any
more?? Its not like it was hundreds which I could understand, but 6!!!
Even now when I go into the 6 songs and try to play one it comes up
with a message "not compatible with this phone" when they played when
I first downloaded them. So basically I worked out, the message is
code for "I broke another one of your memory cards". I should have
just bought an MP3 player, it would have been alot cheaper, but I
havent got the internet so that's why I opted for this cr@p!!! All the
pics I took have disappeared as they would have been stored on the now
broken memory card. Can't wait for the contract to end, paying money
for nothin, really gutting. Please do not buy this junk, unless its
for texts & calls only. Minus 100 Stars
Reviewed by rebekah
from great Britain
on 21st Sep 2014
Kinda good phonr however i have 3 apps all with low mb of data
(instagram kilidoo and bill angel) however it is not letting me
download any app over 10mb i want to get 94 degrees it wont let me
help what shall i do
Reviewed by Kelli
on 23rd Aug 2014
I regret buying it. not enough memory, cannot update anything. Battery
life is poor, keeps going dead. Don't waste your money.
Reviewed by George Shepherd
on 21st Aug 2014
I have the Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i I regret buying it. It is slow, google
apps keep stopping unexpectedly, the keyboard is pathetically slow.
It has put me off Samsung completely.
Reviewed by May
on 20th Aug 2014
had phone 18 months and loved it till recently
disappeared from gallery, ie all files except camera files
was ok as they were still in MY Files so could be loaded onto
However, and this doesn't make sense, the photos which
ARE in the Gallery Camera file are not accessible to put on computer.
In My files all my most recent pics do not have thumbnail pics down
the side but have an artist palette symbol and when I try to open a
pic the phone freezes.
I've whatsapped them to my son's phone.
Going to try a new SD card, he can then send them back and we'll see
Reviewed by marcus
on 6th Aug 2014
My first and last Samsung, it does everything poorly and has deleted
contacts and photos without any input from me. It can only receive
WiFi within 15 feet of the router and struggles to stay on any mobile
internet connection let alone 3G. The camera has virtually no zoom and
only makes clear pictures in strong sunlight.
I cant wait for my
contract too end. Two years of misery.
Reviewed by Phil
on 3rd Aug 2014
This is a rubbish phone. Switches itself on and off, pictures and
video record and disappear. Asks me to insert a memory card when
there's one in. Camera, when it works, is rubbish quality. Icons and
apps disappear randomly. Voice mail often unavailable. Completely
unreliable. The last Samsung I will ever buy.
Reviewed by Martin
on 28th Jul 2014
I had just switched to this from a standard handset, I started getting
used to it (apart from disliking virtual keypads) until my first
incoming call. However many times I swiped and tapped the screen the
phone kept on ringing until it tripped to voicemail, I also cut one
call off by accidentally pressing the side button when taking it out
of my pocket (a poor design surely?), it is really annoying and I have
already lost two important calls. I have now gone back to my Nokia
handset and am considering a Blackberry.
Reviewed by rosey
from united kingdom
on 26th Jul 2014
Worst phone ever!! Some of my home icons have disappeared im really
worried!! Pllz someone advise me!! HELP ME!
Reviewed by Jill
from United Kingdom
on 17th Jul 2014
I have had my phone for about 1 year and I am very disappointed with
it! I have taken photos on it but when looking at them in gallery,
they have either disappeared or the picture itself is out of focus! I
have tried taking the battery out and putting it back in but this
doesn't help. Also my phone switches itself off for no reason, but
when I want to switch it off myself it won't.I clearly won't be taking
any more photos or videos as I cannot view them successfully. I will
have to put up with it though as I cannot afford a new phone at the
present time, but I will not be buying another one of these.
Reviewed by Dave
on 19th Jun 2014
My first smartphone and initially I was pleased at the novelty and the
fact that it was easy to use. Then the problems started.
internal memory is way too low. Once Facebook is loaded you can forget
about any other app. I'm not a big app user but it would be nice to
have the option.
The phone rings for no apparent reason and
cannot be answered nor stopped. When I turn off and on again there is
nothing in the call log.
After a year it has become really slow.
There is a 2 or 3 second delay between pressing the shutter and the
picture being taken. Web access is incredibly slow even with a good 3G
signal. I've stopped bothering accessing the web as it's just not
Lastly the battery life is nowhere near what the
manufacturer says. If you are going out all day you will be lucky if
it lasts until you get home again.
Reviewed by Maria
on 2nd Jun 2014
I have had the galaxy ace phone for15. Months now and I really got
into using it at xmas we went to london and I took lots of photos.
After about a week I thought I would show these photos to friends but
they was,t there. I searched through my gallery and no photos of my
holiday could be found. I blamed my husband as he had turned it on.
Anyhow just recently a friend of mine was leaving so I took some
photos of her and to my horror these are not in the gallery. I have
read other reviews and it looks like the memory is at fault. I have
taken 67 photos which are still okay but I,m frightened to use the
Can anyone out there help.
Reviewed by adele
on 24th May 2014
Worst phone i have bourght
Reviewed by Harry
on 13th May 2014
Absolute rubbish don't ever buy this phone. Has little internal memory
and wont let you transfer to SD Card. If I take a photograph phone
freezes and only way to get restarted is to take battery out. If I
clear my logs it also deletes some of the photographs in my gallery.
Phone freezes when making a call and cannot get back to end the call.
Battery life pathetic.
Reviewed by Aine
on 27th Apr 2014
Please don't buy this! Had this for about a year now, great at the
start but constantly freezes. It deletes my photos when I turn the
phone off and it is not compatible with many apps. Very slow and
highly irritating, cant wait to get rid of it.
Reviewed by Chris
on 23rd Apr 2014
At first, this phone seemed quite an exciting little piece of
technology: it was the first smart phone I had owned and I was excited
to experience the android operating system that I had heard so much
about. However, the excitement of this 'honey-moon' period soon wore
Within a year the phone became slow, and
unresponsive. The majority of apps crashed upon opening, and would
have to be 'force quit' before being opened successfully at a second
attempt. The poor internal phone memory meant that all-too-often I
would be prompted to clear space on the phone because the memory was
almost full. This was despite the fact that 90% of the apps I had
downloaded were stored on my external memory card, itself nowhere near
full. Rather annoyingly, certain apps were unable to be moved to the
external storage, which exacerbated the internal memory problems. I
found myself having to trawl through text messages, deleting the
largest in order to make room for incoming messages (even though I had
turned on the alleged 'delete older messages' setting that should have
done this for me automatically).
I thought the above was
something that I could live with, as was just a minor inconvenience
rather than a serious issue for me: I am not a big app-user, but those
that are should think twice before purchasing this phone. However, 6
months after this, the phone has become unbearable:
phone frequently turns itself off for no reason. It goes from 90%
battery to 0% in the space of a second. If I try to turn it on again
15 minutes later, or even try to charge it up again, the phone
miraculously has regained 80% battery - as if to say 'why are you
charging me?'. This could be a battery issue, but I've also been told
it could be a software problem. Whatever it is, it is infuriating, and
highlights that this phone was not built for longevity: it couldn't
last the 2 years of my phone contract.
If you want a
phone to last, don't buy this phone: time only brings with it a host
of problems. Although having said that, this is admittedly in an age
of ever-changing smart phones, where most people will want the latest
phone as soon as it comes out or will want a change after 6 months at
most anyway. I'm not one of these people. Before I bought this Samsung
Galaxy Ace, my previous phone had lasted me almost 3 years before I
dropped it and it broke. I had hoped this phone would last a similar
amount of time (it hasn't been damaged in anyway), but was massively
let down. This is not a good phone for people on 2-year contracts as
it won't see you through to the end. Don't buy unless you want a cheap
thrill for a short period of time.
Reviewed by ken
on 7th Apr 2014
had phone for 3 months. its my first smartphone. as other users say
the memory is not great but it does tend to stop me loading rubbish
apps. have put in 16gb card and have about 500 photos and several
films stored. overall I am well satisfied with this phone. my wife has
an identical one. black one is better buy as it comes with spare back
and bigger sd card.
we have 4 batteries for our 2 phones and
just take a spare with us if going out, snd also a seperate charger so
the phone doesn't have to be tied to the mains. the batteries were
about £ 3 each and the charger the same.
camera is good
imo and I don't tend to take my big camera out with me now. when
bluetoothed to my tablet the photos are really nice quality.
connectivity is excellent, it works well as a mobile wifi or thethered
unit, and fot the £ 99 that I paid I really have no major
complaints. I have little experience of other smart phones but I use
this as a phone a computer a satnav and diary and it performs these
functions very well. my wife just uses hers as a phone, but its a
shame because it really is just so much more. neither of us have had
any reliability problems and I really cannot unddrstand how anyone who
uses this phone can call it rubbish.
Reviewed by June
on 3rd Apr 2014
I think it's a brilliant phone had it for 4 years now. No problems at
all with it. I must be lucky.
Reviewed by Dave Black
on 20th Mar 2014
This is the worst phone i've ever had. I got it as part of a deal
carphone warehouse were doing in which i got a free tablet with the
phone (galaxy tab, which has been brillant).
My list of
problems with the phone include..
1. Turning itself on and off
2. Taking pictures with the camera causing it to
3. Showing full bars for signal strength and then not
being able to connect to a network (may not be the phone but the
network to be fair)
4. Small keyboard.
5. The latest
(which i haven't solved yet) not being able to answer incoming calls.
No-swipe icons or anything.
I hate this phone and i have
6 months left on my contract. If i could give negative stars i
Reviewed by Kristina
on 18th Mar 2014
Today my phone has been playing up! When I want to text someone the
keyboard won't work until after 2 minutes and also my messages take
bout 5 mins to send and that just happened today!! I was very annoyed
with it today and because of that it is useless
Reviewed by chantelle
on 17th Mar 2014
I've had this phone since August and it tells me sometimes to delete
apps just to listen to music and you can't get much apps on this phone
its daft the only good thing about this phone is the battery life
Reviewed by Kristina
on 17th Mar 2014
This phone is a very good phone, sometimes it is quite slow but other
times not so much!! I have had this phone for 4 months now and I
haven't had major problems with it! I would recommend it for defo!!!
Reviewed by dave
on 8th Mar 2014
Rubbish phone since when have developers not tested these products for
usability? every time i make a call afterwards loads of apps have
opened, settings changed and screens modified! Complete waste of my
time and don't get me started on the amount of calls dropped or
loudspeaker turning itself on! Avoid avoid
Reviewed by Keith Robinson
on 2nd Mar 2014
Had the Galaxy Ace for 2 years now and been a great phone. Only
problem I've had is with the amount of memory, so can't download any
more apps. Due for upgrade in 2 weeks time and intend to get the
latest Galaxy Ace 3, hope i'ts as reliable as this one has been
Reply by Sheogorath
on 7th Aug 2014
Keith Robinson said: "Due for upgrade in 2 weeks time and intend to get the latest Galaxy Ace 3."
I wouldn't. I have that phone and I can tell you it's also broken by default. You want to switch your user agent in the browser? Good luck with that when everything is preceded with chrome:// and you can't shut that off.
Reviewed by Maria
on 20th Feb 2014
The phone is really good but at times can be VERY annoying...
tried 2 download gmail and didn't let me because of my age group. So I
called my brother to help. We tried selecting a diff age group, but it
didn't let us... We tried and now there isn't much help...
Reviewed by Ellie
on 19th Feb 2014
this phone is a pile of junk its one of the worst phones I've had and
its broke loads of times and at the moment i feel like smashing it to
pieces i will never buy this phone again and i advise no one else to I
HATE SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE!!!!
Reviewed by Jen
from Staffordshire UK
on 11th Feb 2014
I have had my Galaxy Ace for a couple of years now and I love it,
until today! My camera decided it didnt want to work, its thrown my
pics out and replaced with a weird symbol! I have asked Samsung for
help but can wait 48rs for that. Apart from that the phone it FAB,
though the battery life is rubbish online and radio!! Shame that
Reviewed by Jools Thomas
on 5th Feb 2014
The problem with this phone is clearly the lack of memory and it's a
big problem. Were you able to transfer the came with apps to the sd
card this would not have been an issue. I have been left with a phone
that rejects incoming messages with barely any other messages or pics
stored with a virtually empty sd card that you can't use to any
capacity. The camera is particularly bad I could go on however anyone
who manages to get a days use out of before having to charge is simply
not using it. The worst phone I have ever had. Best remember looks
aren't everything this phone is a case in point.
Reviewed by aiden
on 31st Jan 2014
this phone is the worst phone i have ever had
Reviewed by yonatan solomon
on 28th Dec 2013
i have a Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 and i liked it but it says internal
phone storage is full,incoming message rejected but i have only 7
conversation in my message.how can i solvethis???
Reviewed by commenter
on 26th Dec 2013
a few of my friends have it and they say it does every thing u need
from a simple smart phone, so I decided to get it its camera isn't
great but its qwerty keyboard is very useful so to conclude it's a
good smartphone and is about every penny worth
Reviewed by Kristina Broom
on 23rd Dec 2013
I have now had this phone for nearly 3 weeks. I think it is really
good. But there are a few faults in this phone such as: the camera
isn't properly focused and when u have taken a picture it takes a few
seconds to get into focus. Also the internet is really slow so I use
my ipad for internet instead. Plus the battery life is bad u have to
charge it every day. Other than that it is a good phone. I have only
one app I have downloaded because I have heard that the phone has bad
memory. So all the apps I want to download I do it on my ipad. Mostly
I just use the phone for calls and texts. I haven't had many problems
with it so far. But it can't compete against the best android phones.
It's is good for me and I won't be changing it any time soon.
Reviewed by matt
on 17th Dec 2013
ive had a nokia 6110 for the last 20 years everyone keeps saying why
dont i get an upto date phone so i can use whats app an face book ect
so i bit the bullet an got this phone i only have 3 contacts in the
phone and deleted some of the pre installed apps only to find
insuffiant memory even to update the pre installed apps or even
receive a text so its not even usable as a phone i know nothing about
phones only this is the most usless phone ive seen an now im stuck
with it for two years not even able to text anyone
Reviewed by Jon Crowley
on 16th Dec 2013
The most unreliable, and hence useless, phone I have ever had the
misfortune to use. Constantly freezing up and needing re-booting
(virtually once a day), constantly cutting out and needing re-booting,
constantly saying "mobile network not available" when it is, radio
reception poor, connectivity poor.
I will never buy another Samsung product as long as I live. I am
looking forward to the end of my Contract so I can get a good phone.
Reply by Kate
on 23rd Dec 2013
I totally agree with John Crowley and feel very disappointed with my galaxy ace which keeps letting me down when I most need it. I am on a contract for another year and then I will ditch it.
Reviewed by Kristina broom
on 7th Dec 2013
I got the samsung ace yesterday for my birthday on December 6th I have
had it for a day and a half and I love it. There are a few faults in
the phone for example the camera is not completely focused sometimes
and also I was on the phone to my mum a few hours ago and the line
went dead, neither me or my mum hung up. Plus the internet is a bit
slo but other than that it is a good phone. Would I recommend it then
the answer is to that I don't know I will see in a few moths time, now
there haven't been many problems with the phone, I am not very very
high tech so the phone is just what I need, it is a good size and does
everything u need it to do. So far so good
Reviewed by Kristina Broom
on 4th Dec 2013
I haven't actually got the Samsung ace yet I have ordered it on amazon
it is coming next Tuesday a lot of my friends have the phone and they
think it is excellent. It is a cheap smartphone I mean do u really
want to pay 500 pounds for the newest iPhone rather than get a phone
that pretty much does the same thing but is 90 pounds alright the
iPhone is a bit better but 400 pounds better? If u are very very high
tech I wouldn't recommend it, but if u are child like me or want a
smartphone that isn't too high tech then it is the best phone for u.
Watch the YouTube videos and decide ur self. It is a great phone and I
can't wait to have it!
Reviewed by Lynne Jackson
on 2nd Nov 2013
Sorry I chose this phone would not recommend it. Mine freezes for no
reason - I am fed up turning it off & back on again. Also, camera
takes great photo's but only stay in Gallery for a couple of hours and
then dissapear !!!
Reply by Selena gomez
on 4th Dec 2013
Oh well that is a shame I have that phone and I think it is great
Reviewed by Archie
on 27th Oct 2013
I was due for a new contract phone on Vodaphone. I said that I wanted
something really simple like my Nokia 6510 Navigater. So they sent me
a Samsung Galaxy Ace 11. This is an absolutely awful phone. No
instructions came with it. I found it extremely difficult to use,
especially as it was a voyage of discovery on my own. Vodaphone
did'nt want to know about it, as they had made a sale. So I have
purchased a new Nokia 6510 Navigater on Ebay, I shall never purchase
another Samsung as long as I live.
Reviewed by Annabel
on 26th Oct 2013
I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830 can someone tell me why the keypad
disappears when one does texing? this is the only problem I have with
Reviewed by Sheila
on 19th Oct 2013
Refuse to waste any mor time on this piece of rubbish. Memory full
after a week of using it.disgraceful
Reviewed by Jacqui Copsey
on 16th Oct 2013
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH BEEN BACK TO SAMSUNG TWICE ONLY HAD IT SINCE AUGUST ,
BREAKING UP ALL THE TIME WHEN MAKING A CALL AND COMPLETELY CUTS OFF AS
WELL. VERY POOR USING OLD PHONE.
Reviewed by Bob
on 7th Oct 2013
Totally agree with John - endorse totally his comments...the phone is
mega rubbish. So slow, takes 20 minutes to send an email. Had it
checked by the retailer 3 times, reset to factory defaults 10
times...and it is still rubbish!!!!! DO NOT BUY!
Reviewed by John from UK on 11th Sep 2013
Absolutely lousy memory made worse by preinstalled crappy apps on the inbuilt
memory that cant be deleted. I have a sd card fitted but that only helps on
apps you install. What happens is the unwanted apps get updated over time which
gradually fills your memory. I have kind of got it under control by adding Clean
Master to get rid of some junk.
Battery life is appalling so buy a spare battery.
Battery life on standby (Not using it at all) is about 3 days, NOT up to 640
hrs as advertised.
Reviewed by russel from uk on 1st Sep 2013
battery life is not good
Reviewed by Lorraine from UK on 28th Aug 2013
I have had this phone for 18 months and its my first ever touch screen. Absolutely
brilliant. I have very few problems apart from the rubbish battery life, but
I had already read the reviews and knew this was so before purchasing. Very
impressed, easily access internet, added memory card so lots of space. No problems
at all. Perhaps Im just lucky to have got a good one!
Reviewed by ch from uk on 21st Aug 2013
Had phone for just over a year. Not had any of the problems mentioned. Re ending
a call, the poster who said they had issues ending the call with on screen red
button. You can end calls using the on/off switch on the side of the phone.
Reviewed by Mrs Mia Wallace from La La land on 18th Aug
I'm glad to see others are as lacking in love for this phone as me. I though
the call drop off thing was just my crappy reception and come to think of it,
I'm often getting answer messages without the phone ringing. Anyway, that's
not what annoys me. The worst thing is battery life. I mean, you have to charge
it every twelve hours or so. Rubbish! And the typing...god. I just can't type
on this thing. Come back Blackerry, all is forgiven!!
Reviewed by saud khan from pakistan on 15th Aug 2013
I like galaxy smart phone
Reviewed by lim from Malaysia on 15th Jun 2013
Bought my samsung galaxy ace 5830 a year ago. Just slightly a few days after
the warranty period the screen went blank. Sent it for checking .Was told that
it wasn't the LED fault but it was the faulty hardware ...something like the
IC. Was told that it is beyond repair. Kind of disappointed cos was so unlucky
to buy a faulty set. I took very good care of it not letting it to fall etc
yet the set has failed me. Very disapointed with samsung . Need to look for
other brands for my next phone.
Reviewed by Sam Davey from UK on 8th May 2013
Agree with Katherine it is definately not a smart phone - I have been back to
O2 and spoken to the in store guru at least 3 times and it has been back to
O2 as it is less than 6 months old.My photos disappear the memory gets full
even though I have not downloaded anything and am only using what it came with.
Gutted I am in a 24 month contract but really not fit for purpose, rejects calls
or you can't answer them.
Reviewed by katherine chapman from uk on 8th Apr 2013
I have been using my galaxy ace for about 6 months now this is my first touchscreen/
smartphone and im not very impressed. i have only downloaded whatsapp and 3
games everything else that i have was already on there, and the memory is nearly
full. I always make sure i put everything that will go on the sd card on to
it, i delete photos and messages regularly i am running the latest software
but it is so slow its painful my old nokia was much quicker !! nearly everytime
i go to contacts or messages i get a black screen for 4-5 seconds and everytime
i see an app advertised and try to download it im told its not compatible with
my device !! in my opinion its not a very smart phone.
Reply by Annemarie Nel from namibia on 12th
My phone is doing the same!!! It is really very annoying and it feels like I
can throw it away!!
Reviewed by Zara from Chelsea on 3rd Apr 2013
I love this phone with a passion, Samsung continue inexorably bringing afordable
quality to the less well off such as me myself.
Why waste £500 on some other phone that is nearly the same as this apple of
Reviewed by Harry from England on 16th Mar 2013
I`ve took delivery of the Galaxy ace last month as an upgrade, I tend to think
its a down grade, I have missed numerous calls, the phone doesn't ring they
either go straight to answer phone or it appears to the caller I`m unavailable
its absolute rubbish, its connectivity is beyond poor, calls drop out as well
for no reason, and so does the internet, I took it in to Carphone Warehouse
on the advice of Talk Mobile, who say this is a problem with the ace, there
is an upgrade provided but Carphone warehouse will tell you that its only about
50% successful, so as a phone its rubbish I could think of better words to be
honest. Oh by the way the bloke at carphone warehouse said it was the seventh
one in this week with this problem.
I am now in argument with the phone provider that the handset is not fit for
You have been warned.
Sorry on the star rating it doesn't go lower than one
Reply by gina dee from england on 24th Jun
i am unable to view any videos taken they say because it has a nokia sd card
fitted from my previous phone. How are you progressing with your 'not fit for
purpose' I am considering goin down this road with my provider. Thanks
Reviewed by vicki from nz on 4th Jan 2013
I hate the galaxy ace gt, i cant lock picture folders, for some reason i cant
input anything into the calendar anymore and have yet to find a solution and
the swype input some of the words it tries to put in does not even make sense.
I would not recommend this phone n yip the battery life is rubbish and sometimes
it doesnt let me charge i have to keep at it till it lets me. Overall its annoying
Reviewed by james from Ireland on 10th Dec 2012
got 1 the other day it's the 1st android phone i've ever bought an also the
1st phone i've bought since the "samsung tocco lite" 3 years ago and i have
to say this phone is way better it's really good for the internet and it's fast
for downloadin apps and the camera is class aswell so anyone lookin a good android
phone for £100 or less this is the 1
Reviewed by marina from england on 16th Nov 2012
good mobile but battery goes so quick
Reviewed by Kyle Barton from England on 22nd Oct 2012
This phone is a decent mid level smartphone- true it has its faults but I piad
120 pounds and it has excedded my expectations.
The internet browsing is good, the gps is good, the apps work fine, calls and
texts are easy + it looks very professional and has a great feel in your hand.
Downsides: Poor battery and poor internal memory- both which are not too bad
considereing the price I paid
Summary: Great if you want a smartphone and don't want to pay over the odds.
Reviewed by Joanna from United Kingdom on 21st Oct 2012
I brought this phone with my mum and dad to day! It is a very good so far, but
it takes ages to connect to the network. I bought it because of the camera,
the easy texting, the radio and the music. So far it has impressed me! I think
that this is a great phone as it is only my second!
Reviewed by unitysounduk from england on 15th Oct 2012
RUBBISH YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
Reply by breakdown from manchester uk on 1st
have just bought galacy ace from argos its going back....what a complete waste
of money,the Samsung toco light is a masterpiece compared to this compilation
of errors,which are too many to mention. IT IS A CRAZY PHONE NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE
(pass me the anadin)
Reviewed by Gavin from Scotland U.K. on 27th Sep 2012
My first Android phone and we are not a match made in heaven, Not since 1993/94
have I owned a phone that the battery struggles to get through a long day, then
it just completely shuts down, whilst it suffers this problem I care not a jot
about any fancy stuff it cant do as with this battery this phone is worthless.
Reply by kneedown from england on 27th Sep
I guess when you say long or hard day you mean lots of calls ' text or lots
of web use or sat nav . I can gheck email few calls ' read the paper's a bit
and get 2.5 days to 3 days .Perhaps there is poor service where you are 'or
pehaps you are asking to much of it all smart phones are heavy oon the power
Reviewed by M from UK on 5th Sep 2012
Has anyone in the UK had a problem with Google Maps on their Samsung Galaxy
Ace? 9 times of 10, my phone is not able to locate my current location, even
when GPS is turned on. It's really, really frustrating. If anyone has a suggestions
on how to fix this, please let me know?
Reply by kneedown from uk on 5th Sep 2012
Great phone in many way 'i get 2-3 days out oof the battery with juice defender
. Ido find it keeps getting cut off useing google maps every few mins lost the
signal even in mid surrey where not far from towns etc
Reply by dave from england on 21st Oct 2012
I've had the same problem, sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt, but then
quite a lot of the phone works most of the time but not all. Other problems
include no sound sometimes very slow internet sometimes, screen disappearing
so very hard to end call. Had the phone for about 6 months and when it works
properly i quite like it, but its so unreliable and has a dreadful battery life
i cant wait to ditch it!!
Reviewed by Alan Burgess from scotland on 2nd Sep 2012
I am not one for spending megabucks on the newest and most expensive phones,
but decided as the Ace had been out a while and was down to £115 in Argos that
I would treat myself to it. I've got to say on the whole I am very happy with
it, once again however I am disapointed at the ridiculous internal memory that
a lot of the older mid to low range phones seem to have. I just don't get why
this problem has been allowed to continue from one model to another. Anyway
that aside I never intended to use this as an extension of myself, as what I
was really looking for was having something handy on me, that I could take photos
of the kids when out and about without having to always worry about charging
the camera, but with the added bonus of being able to check Facebook, email,
ability to check websites on the move, obviously having a phone and ability
to text...OK I'm stating most of the obvious here, but what I'm getting at is,
I have a tab at home that I use for most things and really just wanted the ace
to be a handy little companion ......and it just is. It does all I want it to.
Only complaints have to be battery life and internal memory (which is not specific
to this phone) its not the fastest, sometimes I have to wait a good 10 secs
for an app to open or gallery to view photos. Apart from that, I am very pleased
with this phone, and love the way it looks and feels in my hands. Its big enough
without feeling like I'm carrying a a small laptop in my pocket, but small enough
and light enough not to bother me when I'm out and about. I know this phone
was initially in region of £200 plus, and if I'd paid anything like that for
it, I would be left with a bitter taste in my mouth right now, however for just
over £100, I'm more than happy.
Reviewed by brendan from uk on 31st Aug 2012
my galaxy ace keeps saying that internal memory is full,but i have deleted everything
i can.i cant even recieve texts anymore as the phone keeps saying internal memory
is full! can anybody advise me whats wrong???
Reply by Alan from UK on 3rd Sep 2012
Try a factory reset
Reply by Mike from Holland on 3rd Sep 2012
Uninstall all your updates for Google Maps - it works fine without them. Delete
all the Cache from the applications. Also try downloading Autokiller Memory
optimiser from Google Play. It works at making the battery life longer and speeds
up the phone several times over
Reply by Ray from UK on 5th Oct 2012
Hi, have you cleared the "cache" for all your apps? & for your e-mail accounts?
Apps like Facebook/Twitter/Whatsapp & certain games store huge amounts of cache
on your phone! + e-mails & attachments/photo's need clearing from cache. Go
into settings, then applications, then "manage applications", then "All", select
each app one-by-one & clear data/cache etc... Hope this helps. Have you turned
the phone off & on again recently? this clears unwanted stuff too! Even apps
added to your SD card still add a small bit of data to your phone to make them
load quicker. After you have cleared all the cache, dial *#*#9900#*#* on your
keypad, select "dump to SD card" from the list & this will dump all unwanted
data onto your SD card. On your SD card look for a new folder called 'dump state'
or something like that & delete it. Good luck.
Reviewed by K from uk on 29th Aug 2012
NOT GOOD! i bought the ace yesterday and it is going back tomorrow. Wont recognise
my virgin sim even though it was from a virgin store. complete rubbish!
Reply by Poolio from UK on 4th Sep 2012
Not really the phones problem, sounds more like your service provider...
Reviewed by banks from Gb on 29th Aug 2012
Horrible battery life..
Reviewed by bernie from ireland on 29th Aug 2012
I have difficulty when ending a call, their is a red button which says END CALL
but it disappears off the screen before i get time to press it and i end up
being connected to my caller and sometimes it moves on to voicemail.
Phone is brilliant but needs charged every day.
Difficult to press keyboard letters when texting messages if u have poor eyesight
because letters are so small.
I love the camera, the internet, google maps, facebook etc. I just have to get
more familiar with using this phone.
It has a few problems but still I think it is brilliant.
Reply by peter from uk on 19th Sep 2012
the keyboard letters can be enlarged on the screen if you rotate the handset
Reviewed by Ann from England on 26th Aug 2012
So sorry I bought this phone, battery needs charging twice a day,keeps shutting
down by itself and I have to remove the battery and replace before it will work
again,internal memory a joke a lot of apps will not transfer to sd card,so I
can not have all the apps I want on my phone. Saving up to buy a new phone and
sell this one. People that say its an amazing and brilliant phone must not expect
much for their money, I on the other hand expected much more than I got from
Reply by Janet from England on 9th Sep 2012
Ann I thought it was me, after reading so many good reviews on this phone. I
totally back up everything you have said on the galaxy. I have only had my phone
6 months and this weekend I'm changing it. I just can't put up with it anymore.
I have really tried to like it but it just lacks so many features. Lots of apps
but quite a few say 'this is not compatable with your device'!! Grrr! After
being out for the day and taking lots of photos I went into a cafe with free
wifi. Seen I had an update for Facebook but the phone said I didn't have enough
memory to get the update. Can't wait to go phone shopping at the weekend.
Reviewed by Dave from U.K. on 24th Aug 2012
Had this phone for about a year now, it was good when i got it, but liked to
shut down for no reason, however one year on, i cant watch one youtube video
without the battery going flat. Shocking.
Reviewed by mickey from england on 18th Aug 2012
Apart from the battrie dying after a day its an amazing phone :)
Reviewed by Matilda from England on 10th Aug 2012
When I got this phone, I realised that it was basically the same as my htc.
I advice you to get it...
Reviewed by Lily from GB on 8th Aug 2012
Got my samsung galaxy ace (in purple) I think it's A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
Battery life brill,great camera very good touch screen. I would
recommend the phone to everyone looking for a brilliant smart phone :)
Reviewed by Azure from Arizona on 6th Aug 2012
Galaxy Ace is great but has a few flaws. For example, sometimes when I am using
it, it will shut down by itself. I freaked out the first few times but got used
to it irritates me greatly. It also has slow response but overall, good phone!
Reviewed by Richard from England on 25th Jul 2012
This phone is merely okay. It is my first Android phone and my feelings are
a mixture of good and bad. The phone generally works well BUT it can be quite
slow sometimes. Even a delay of a few seconds soon gets frustrating. My main
annoyance with this phone is the small internal memory. When I chose this phone
I did not think this would be a problem as I would install everything to an
If I had done my research I would have realised that there was a flaw in my
plan. On android, not all apps can be installed to sd card, and even when you
do install to sd card the apps still use some internal memory when they are
used. Since getting this phone I have been wanting to install loads of apps
from google play but the phone very quickly gets full up. I now have to be very
selective about the apps I install and have to leave so many off the phone I
am very fed up with it.
I even installed the android software development kit (in windows, not phone)
and altered the default install location to sd card but it doesn't help much.
I then tried rooting it and flashing the cyanogenmod 7 rom which freed a bit
of space by not being loaded with unwanted junk from the outset but you are
only saving a relatively small amount. I am now back on the default rom image
from my backup and I am counting the months to my upgrade (17 months to go).
I will get a phone with a much larger internal memory next time.
In summary, not a bad phone. It does all the buit-in stuff well enough (web
browsing is better on my ipod touch though). If you keep things simple then
this phone will be fine. If you want to install loads of apps from the store
DO NOT GET THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by zap from UK on 25th Jul 2012
I've had my phone for a few days now and I have experienced no issues apart
from steep learning curve which I am happy to tolerate until I am familiar with
all the features. I instantly loved the look and feel of the device and sure
my stubby fingers are going to need accuracy training but that's what angry
birds is for surely? (lol) I've already pimped mine with a shell case and a
I shall definitely leave it on charge overnight as suggested although I'm hardly
surprised the battery goes flat I can't stop playing and fiddling with my new
Reviewed by Jim from London, U.K on 23rd Jul 2012
A total pile of useless rubbish.
I bought this phone a week before Christmas 2011. I'm not always after the latest
phone, but I thought I'd treat myself. I narrowed down my choice to a Blackberry
(I really wanted this) or the Galaxy Ace. Unfortunately I was talked into the
Galaxy by a friend and little did I know, I was about to throw £150 straight
down the toilet.
The screen has a mind of it's own while scrolling, and the most infuriating
problem is when it keeps cutting calls off. It can happen from 1 second to 5
minutes into a call. Oh yeah, when it rings you have to swipe the green button
on the screen and sometimes when you swipe, the phone goes to answer but then
keeps ringing. Now you have a ringing phone, while the caller on the other end
is talking to themselves and you have no buttons to answer it.
I'm very very disappointed in this phone. I should've kept my little LG Pop...
I urge people not to part with their money for this plastic contraption. At
the end of the day you can't call it a phone because you can't have a conversation
with anyone on it.
Reply by frankie from uk on 16th Aug 2012
the reason its like that is because ur lagging or your phone is a rouge malfuntionary
Reply by Sam from Britain on 18th Aug 2012
It's just your phone. The model is great. Swap it for a working model.
Reply by Paul from England on 23rd Aug 2012
Stop pressing the end call/hold button with your big ears and you won't get
cut off mid call.
Reply by Mike from Holland on 3rd Sep 2012
You must be doing something wrong. I've had mine for over a year and not one
of the problems you describe has happened. It's a touch screen phone so don't
be so manic.
Reviewed by the cod sweater from UK on 21st Jul 2012
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Reviewed by Immie from UkImmieU on 20th Jul 2012
I have just got the Samsung Galaxy Ace and I am very pleased with my buy.
Easy to use and good battery life.
A must buy!
Reviewed by hugh from uk on 7th Jul 2012
If you're having problems with this phone, either connect it to kies via a computer
and make sure you've got the latest updates. If your tech savvy, I recommend
rooting it and trying cyanogenmod 7.2, the phone flies then! Its amazing how
much rubbish service providers and manufacturers try to force onto your handset.
Read into it!
Reviewed by Ray Watterson from Isle of Man on 6th Jul
I think that I have been conned by Manx Telecom by buying a Samsung Galaxy GT-s5830
, the battery does not last 36 hours on stand-by never mind 420-640 hours. It
is permanently on charge.
Reply by chris from U K on 16th Jul 2012
i think you must be doing something wrong not had my ace long but it lasts 3
days + standby 3g on check email etc;did you give it long charge to start with
? i did 3 times 12 hours plus
Reviewed by Michelle from UK on 5th Jul 2012
This phone may look fantastic but it is very poor quality. My screen also freezes
when using certain applications, swipe is delayed and unresponsive quite often,
the touch is unrecognised on the first few attempts (not always but for a new
phone it shouldn't be doing this) and the worst problem of all is the fact that
it cuts off calls that are made and received. I have been waiting to get this
phone for ages and bought accessories for it too. Total waste of time. I just
hope o2 will offer me the S2 for the rigmorole of going through 5 brand new
phones with the same problems. There is also evidence of bad pixels underneath
the screen and occassionally the screen freezes. My last Samsung was a good
phone but broke in the end do to software malfunctions and no response to any
button being pressed. Is it Samsung that should be avoided in future, or is
it a case of bad luck for one and a bad design in the galaxy Ace?
Reviewed by Hollie from England on 3rd Jul 2012
This Phone is absolutely useless. The touch screen is slow and often unresponsive,
it freezes and can't seem to handle even the most basic of requests. The keyboard
is difficult and the phone doesn't remember any word choices, so keeps suggesting
ridiculous words in place of reasonable ones. The whole set up is infuriating,
it seems they couldn't decide whether they were making a phone or a computer
and ended up with a mish-mash of all of the wrong bits of both.
Reply by Mike from Holland on 3rd Sep 2012
Reviewed by Sue from UK on 2nd Jul 2012
I bought this phone recently, had it set up for roaming abroad, when I got to
Cyprus it wouldn't work, absolute nightmare. I had to buy a local sim card and
use that in the end. I have been back and forth to talk mobile and each time
get a different answer. I need to know that this phone is going to work when
I travel abroad, what am I doing wrong, any suggestions please. This is a quadband
phone which is why I bought it.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 2nd Jul
Sounds like your problem is with Talk Mobile, not the phone.
Reply by MAK from UK on 15th Aug 2012
I think your phone is not unlocked so it wont work abroad. Try buying an unlocked
version of it.
Reply by mike from uk on 15th Aug 2012
Its your providers fault not the phones fault. You better off getting a local
sim anyhow, usually cheaper. blaming the phone, fgs.
Reviewed by daniel from uk on 26th Jun 2012
I bought this phone 2 weeks age ago and am pleasantly suprised in how good the
ace actually looks. Its just the right size for a smartphone and must say its
a bargin for the price i paid. The battery life for this phone can be better
but there are things you can do to reduce battery consumption, such as turing
off gps, wifi, background application, changing to 2g mode, all can be found
I strongly recommend anyone to charge the phone for 8 hours for the FIRST TIME
OF CHARGING THE PHONE. even if the phone says fully charged on first time charging,
ignore and do so for 8 hrs. This is done so that the phone recognises its battery
capacity. The phone should be charged as normal after that..
i give this phone 3.5 stars. For a budgetphone, it has most things you need
in a phone though it lacks wmv and flash support, which annoyed me,that said
can watch most videos online such as you tube, overall good value for money.
Reviewed by EMO from MAURITIUS on 14th Jun 2012
Would recommend it to anyone,veeeeeeery awweesome phones,stylish beautiful looking
,5 star phoooooooone..........
Reply by Valerie
on 4th Mar 2014
Give it time, give it time and those stars will drop!!
Reviewed by Jennifer from United Kingdom on 14th Jun 2012
Great Looking smartphone and good for the money. The battery life is terrible.
1 full day on a good day. The down side is having to have a google account or
gmail to use the functions ie to connect to android market or Play Store to
use the apps and to access alot of the functions I definately wouldn't have
bought it if I knew that. My privacy rights go out the window while they store
every web page I browse or every utube video I look at.
Have factory reset and using only basic functions and going to sell it get an
iphone. I have nothing to hide but
I do respect my privacy.
Reply by darren from england on 15th Jun 2012
erm if u disslike the phone because it tracks u ( whcih u can disable ) iphones
have a tracking system and tracks peoples online browsing AND their physical
locations without telling them
Reviewed by Treese from Uk on 11th Jun 2012
Do not recommend this phone. Says phone good for gaming but keeps crashing and
freezing. Battery life uslesss if use the phone for anything. Have it plugged
in allto electric all the time just to use it.
Reviewed by Jeanette Mill from UK on 10th Jun 2012
I've had the phone for about 3 weeks and am still trying to get to grips with
it. No complaints about the battery but connection to the internet is very spasmodic
- sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Although I do exactly the same
thing one day it connects me to the site I want and the next day it doesn't.
One problem I have is trying to delete contact names from the messaging list.
The method suggested to me works perfectly with the contacts and phone lists
but not the list under messaging. I have tried asking Samsung and T-mobile but
my query has been ignored. Help!!!
Reply by daniel from uk on 5th Jul 2012
its true the internet connection over 3g can be patchy at times but this can
be down to the network provider,in your case, T- mobile. I had similar experience
too. I would suggest,to minimise the nrs of windows opened when browsing because
the ram can't handle too many windows simultaneously. I use a single window
to avoid slow down.
Reviewed by Mike P from UK on 7th Jun 2012
It seemed like a nice phone but integration with PCs is very poor so making
the phone all but useless as an organiser.
Reviewed by Natalie from UK on 5th Jun 2012
i absolutely love this phone! i would recommend it to anyone, the features are
amazing, and there are so many to choose from. I have it in white and i think
the design is amazing and stylish, i would not change anything about this phone
if i could. :)
Reviewed by Kelly from UK on 4th Jun 2012
Lovely phone but rubbish battery life it goes dead just after a browse and a
Reviewed by Carol from UK on 2nd Jun 2012
When I first got the phone, I loaded some apps on a and was very happy with
But after a couple of days it kept coming up with a notification which said
'sd card damaged or removed', when this happened, all the apps I had downloaded
disappeared from the screen.
I wasn't too bothered because I thought it was an sd card error and was planning
to replace the card with a bigger one anyway.
When my new (recommended) csd ard arrived, I mounted it in the phone as per
the instructions, loaded the apps onto it, and it worked fine.
But.... after about a day, it started coming up with a notification which said
'sd card removed unexpectedly' when this happened, my downloaded apps disappeared
off the screen, this was happening about 1 -2 daily, I had to turn the phone
off and on again for it to come back properly.
I went into store, and they supplied me with a new handset.
I mounted my new sd card into it and it worked fine for the first day, but now
comes up with a notification which says 'damaged sd card', and once again, all
my downloaded apps disappear.
What on earth is going on.
Don't want to keep going back to the store to get replacement, and was told
I'm now outside the 28 days to be able to cancel my contract.
Anyone else having the same problem?
Reply by Steve from UK on 19th Jun 2012
Carol: The contract exits between you and the store and they have provided equipment
that is not fit for purpose and you are therefore entitled to ask them to fix/replace
it. Although you fixed into the contract term of your line rental/call package
the phone itself should be covered by a 12 month warranty and if it's not operating
as it should your are entitled to repair/replacement. For your consumer rights
products must be: of satisfactory quality - last for the time you would expect
it to and be free of any defects fit for purpose – fit for the use described
and any specific use you made clear to the trader as described – match
the description on packaging or what the trader told you. If the store tries
to be difficult I recommend talking to your local Trading Standards Office.
Incidentally I've owned the Samsung Galaxy Ace since April this year and have
had no probs with it.
Reply by Alex from Colombia on 23rd Jun 2012
Im having the exact same issues with my handset. First few days were good, then
sd started failing. Seems as though it is not the sd card itself but the port
that isn't working properly. My friend bought the same phone some time ago and
has not had the same problems, I was thinking of having my phone switched for
a new one and now I see Im not the only one having problems with the phone.
Reply by Natalie Wraith from U.K on 25th Jun
I am having the exact same problem with the phone! Bought th phone 7 days ago
from an O2 shop, Since then i have had a new SD card which didn't solve the
problem. I took the phone back and got a replacement thinking this would fix
my problem only to find by the time i got it home and charged it was still doing
the same thing! Has anyone got a solution for this or is it a case of swapping
for a different phone. I really like this phone apart from the obvious!
Reviewed by m from m on 30th May 2012
Reviewed by ANGI from ENGLAND on 28th May 2012
I SIMPLY HATE THIS PHONE....IT CUTS OFF WHEN YOU CALL OR RECEIVE A CALL...SCREEN
GOES BLACK WHEN YOU NEED IT TO STAY ON .....TEXTING IS A NIGHTMARE...WHAT MORE
CAN I SAY...IF I COULD GIVE IT A MINUS 5 STAR RATING I WOULD...BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!
Reviewed by Alan from UK on 28th May 2012
I had this phone as a replacement for a Alacatel that packed up after 5 months.
This is not a bad phone but the software from Samsung is hopeless. It cauased
a mega crash on the p.c. and despite the phone been "new" the phone was not
compatable with the software it came with! According to Samsung you can update
the phone, but in reality you cant. Also if you just take out the SD card it
loses all your downloads unless you "unmount" it correctly. All these Android
phones are over hyped and despite the £100 or so diference in price it's identical
save for a better camera/video camera and a screen with loads of pretty colours.
Reviewed by Gail from England on 28th May 2012
I have this phone- would not recommend. Every so often the internet or email
will disappear but the logo doesn't go so you have no idea it's happening. Very
very very very disappointed
Reviewed by Maggie from EnGland on 21st May 2012
Very good phone, just a pitty I can't change the ringtones for messages. If
somebody knows it please tell me.
Reply by ashleigh from uk on 1st Jun 2012
just go on to your msg inbox. Press the menu key (bottom left) select settings
then scroll to bottom and choose select ringtone.
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