Now features, the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5380 is filled with all sorts of fun and interesting features to make sure there are no dull moments while you're swiping or tapping away on it.
Let us start off with connectivity as is the tradition in our reviews. For international roaming we have a 2G GSM network with the following frequencies supported; 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900. For high speed connectivity we are also treated to a 3G HDSPA network with the following two frequencies supported, 900 and 2100. In the local connectivity department we have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with AD2P and finally microUSB v2.0 that can charge the phone via a PC.
Under the hood of the Ace S5380 we have a 800 MHz ARM 11 processor, the Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset and the Adreno 200 GPU to deal with graphics based performance. So no slow-downs here at all with that kind of firepower in the Ace’s arsenal. Internal memory is capped at 158 MB.
In the audio entertainment section we have a fully fledged MP3 player skinned in the traditional Froyo music player theme. Audio formats supported are MP3/WAV/eAAC, the player also comes with DNSE. Music can be organized in Most played, Album, Playlists and various other filters to suit your taste. Also available is an FM radio with RDS so it automatically switches frequencies of the current radio station while you're traveling.
In the video entertainment department we have a video player capable of playing MP4 formatted videos that are encoded in either H.264 or H.263, the only other video format playable is 3GP. The player can support up to a 640x480 framed video without any hassles. No 720p HD video watching here unfortunately.
In the photography and home video departments we are equipped with autofocus 5 MP camera with a maximum resolution of 2592x1944 pixels, it is also capable of Geo-Tagging and Smile Shot. It also has a rather weak but adequate LED flash and a video recorder capable of capturing motion at a measly 15 frames per second. Picture quality is clean and crisp, if lightly hazed when snapping a multitude of bright colors.
Other miscellaneous, but important features include -- complete Google integration with Google maps, Picasa, Gmail, Calendar, and YouTube. We're not done yet, also along for the ride is GPS with A-GPS support, a Document viewer, Image editor, Organizer, Voice memo/dial, Accelerometer, Swype text input and finally an HTML/xHTML web browser with... no Flash. The YouTube app does not count as Flash support, sorry.