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Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus – A good balance between quality and price

As is well known, Android is a democratic operating system, meaning it can be found on a wide range of mid-range smartphones. One of the peasants in sales here in the country, Samsung. Last month, we brought two reviews of mid-range devices from South Korea, the Galaxy Y Duos and the Galaxy S Advance – popular in Brazil as the Galaxy S II Lite – and now the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. This smartphone can be purchased for $ 499, unlocked, at electronics stores.

Galaxy Ace Plus was introduced earlier this year as the evolution of Ace, so it's the plus. Considering that its predecessor was a best seller in Brazil in 2011, I am convinced that many Android users are interested in balancing the specifications and price of this device. The main difference between Ace and Ace Plus is that this device is much faster and allows you to zoom in on the pages, the famous "pinch-to-zoom". In this article, you look in detail at the features offered by this device.


The design of this handset is very similar to that of the original Ace, with slight modifications. The more rounded shape of the handset and metallic cover leaves the device with a stylized design, reminiscent of the case of the Galaxy S II Lite. On the other hand, longer and wider than the original, thinner and lighter. Another difference is that the camera is located in the center, as in the Galaxy S3 Mini. Like the vast majority of mid-range Samsung smartphones, the back cover is made of black plastic with a matte texture, which provides better grip.

In addition, the fact that the phone has only 115 grams counts in your favor. With just one hand you can activate applications and type messages without problems.

Device Specifications

  • 3.7 Inch Screen (Original Ace 3.5 ") HVGA TFT with 320×480 Resolution
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 3GB internal memory
  • Support for micro SD cards
  • MP camera and WVGA video capture
  • 1300 mAh Battery (Original Ace 1350 mAh)
  • Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread (possible update for ICS)
  • Samsung TouchWiz interface
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HSDPA


The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus proved to be fast and flush during the test. The single-core 1 GHz processor was capable of rendering advanced 3D graphics games like Riptide GP. At this point, I must also note that the 3GB of internal memory was sufficient to store various applications. A negative point that deserves highlighting, that the screen was very small. But it was enough for me to have a decent gaming experience, but with respect to larger screens, the difference is quite noticeable.

This smartphone can very well be used to surf the Internet and access social media. I tested different relatively heavy web content pages, ie many photos and flash videos, and experienced no interruptions or blockages. By the way, this phone supports Flash content.


The quality of the images are generally satisfactory. To give you a better idea of ??how your photos will look using the camera of this device, below are some examples made under different circumstances:

Outdoor photos


Indoor photos without flash

Photos indoors with flash


The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus does the basics well. These include surfing the Internet, playing popular titles like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, accessing Facebook and Twitter, editing text, reading and replying to emails. If you are a user who is looking for multi-tasking devices and doesn't want / can spend a lot of money, this is your smartphone. I also recommend Galaxy Ace users to switch to this terminal as the differences, even if minimal, make a difference. So if you are considering buying Ace, I advise you to go directly to Ace Plus.

What do you think of this device? Would you buy? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Images: Isabel Valencia / AndroidPIT

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