Samsung Galaxy Ace

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Galaxy Ace
GT-S5830
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Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series Galaxy
Compatible networks 3G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz;
3.5G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps 900/2100 MHz (Canada HSDPA 850/1900 MHz)[1]
First released UK March 1, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-03-01)
Predecessor Galaxy 3
Successor Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 112.4 mm (4.43 in) H
59.9 mm (2.36 in) W
11.5 mm (0.45 in) D
Weight 113 g (4.0 oz)
Operating system

Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) unofficially upgradable to 4.4.2 KitKat via CyanogenMod 11 (androidarmv6.org & maclaw.pl), GT-S5830

Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread) unofficially upgradable to 2.3.7 Gingerbread via CyanogenMod 7.2, GT-S5830i
CPU

800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227-1 Turbo, ARMv6 (GT-S5830),

832 MHz Broadcom BCM21553 ARMv6 processor (GT-S5830i)
GPU

Adreno 200 GPU (GT-S5830),

VideoCore IV GPU (GT-S5830i)
Memory 384 MB RAM (accessible: 278 MB)[2]
Storage 512 MB (accessible: 180 MB)[2]
Removable storage microSD up to 32 GB
Battery 1,350 mAh, 5.0 Wh, 3.7 V, internal rechargeable Li-ion, user replaceable
Data inputs Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
Accelerometer
A-GPS
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Push buttons
Capacitive touch-sensitive buttons
Display TFT LCD, 3.5 in (89 mm) diagonal.
320×480 pixels HVGA (165 ppi) with Gorilla Glass
16M colors
Rear camera 5-Mpx 2560×1920 max, 2x digital zoom, autofocus, LED flash, VGA video recording 640×480 pixels MPEG4 at 30 FPS
Front camera No
Connectivity 3.5 mm jack
Bluetooth v2.1 (v3 in S5830i) with A2DP
DLNA
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Micro-USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Other Gorilla glass display, Swype keyboard
SAR 0.84 W/kg

The Samsung Galaxy Ace (also known as Samsung Galaxy Cooper in some territories[3]) is a smartphone manufactured by Samsung that runs the open source Android operating system. Announced and released by Samsung in February 2011,[4] the Galaxy Ace features an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor with the Adreno 200 GPU. It is available in black, with back covers in three different colors: black, purple and white.[5]

In January 2012, Samsung announced its successor, the Galaxy Ace Plus,[6] and have since released as successor models the Galaxy Ace 2[7] in May 2012, the Galaxy Ace 3 in July 2013, and the Galaxy Ace Style in May 2014.

The Galaxy Ace is a 3.5G smartphone, offering quad-band GSM and announced with two-band HSDPA (900/2100) at 7.2 Mbit/s. The display is a 3.5 inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with its protection by a Gorilla Glass and has HVGA (320x480) resolution. There is also a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, capable of recording videos at QVGA (320x240) resolution and VGA (640x480) resolution with the Gingerbread update, and a 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery. Recently, an update of the Galaxy Ace, Ace Style, has been released and has the traditional Samsung Galaxy style and an Android 4.4 "KitKat" update.

Camera[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy Ace has a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels.[8] It has a LED flash along with the camera for low-light scenes. It also has face and smile detection and geotagging, but does not have a shutter key. The contrast and brightness can be adjusted through on screen menu. The Samsung Galaxy Ace's camera is also capable of up to 2x camera zoom.

Video recording[edit]

Gaming[edit]

Having an Adreno 200 GPU, and a lower processor with a lower screen resolution, the Galaxy Ace cannot run high-definition games; however, third-party developers can port some games to work on the Galaxy Ace. As in the GT-S5830i model, the device uses VideoCore IV which may introduce some improved characteristics[9] but has major issues with games since neither Broadcom nor Samsung shares the source code; 3D games that work in original model might have incompatibilities with GT-S5830i. Games and Applications that are ported for the ARM6 do work on this phone.

Firmware upgrade[edit]

On August 31, 2011, an update to Android 2.3.4 'Gingerbread', was rolled out for India.[10]

The Galaxy Ace received an update to its firmware and its current version is Android 2.3.6 'Gingerbread', which is available via Samsung Kies.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500[L/T/W]) is a later generation of the Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830), which was released in 2011. It features a 1 GHz processor and it also includes the upgraded GUI and TouchWiz 4.0 interface.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telus Samsung Galaxy Ace Details". GSM Arena. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Samsung GT-S5830T Galaxy Ace Specs". Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Cooper S5830 Officially Announced |". Samsung. 
  4. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Officially Announced | Mobile Phone Tips and Review". Nokiafanboy.com. 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  5. ^ "White Samsung Galaxy Ace announced (in South Korea)". Unwired View. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Play and Share Faster and Smarter with the GALAXY Ace Plus". Samsung View. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  7. ^ "Samsung introduces the new GALAXY Ace 2 and GALAXY mini 2". Samsung View. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  8. ^ "GSMArena Samsung galaxy ace - camera". 
  9. ^ "Broadcom BCM2835 SoC has the most powerful mobile GPU in the world?". 
  10. ^ Nagy, Anton D. (2011-04-22). "Samsung Galaxy Ace Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM Leaked". Pocketnow.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 

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