Samsung Galaxy AceSamsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is one of the best performing mid-range smart phones from the South Korean handset maker on the global scale, and the Kenyan market has not been left behind either. When compared with other mid-range devices, Samsung excelled in selecting potential compromises on the Galaxy Ace S5830 in an effort to maintain its affordability; vital features were preserved as least important specifications were eliminated. Although it has a low screen resolution compared to its peers as one of the major compromises, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is crisp enough to afford normal web browsing experience with clear and readable text. Inability to play flash video clips was also compromised at the expense of affordability; however, it packs serious specifications and features that make it look even dearer than its retail price. Playing video clips via web browsers shouldn’t be a real issue since the Youtube application can still accomplish same tasks smoothly.

Apparently, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is Galaxy S2 trimmed in half to achieve a low price tag, but that is debatable especially if you’ve owned one. The handset looks stunningly stylish in relation to the price bracket, though some may argue its undisputable similarity to the iPhone 4. Galaxy Ace S5830 comes in a simple but sophisticated design featuring an attractive glossy front panel and a stylish grippy back cover. As of now its already available in major retail shops across Kenya such as Safaricom and GBS home shopping going at competitive bargains, Kshs.30,000 and Kshs.25,800 respectively. It has a 3.5inch screen just like the iPhone 4, but housed in a completely plastic body rather than metal as it’s typical with current Samsung devices. Despite the plastic body, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 still feels sturdy enough to assure some degree of protection. The display panel is reasonably average at 320×480 pixels resolution compared with dearer siblings and peers; in fact, its pixel density is half that of iPhone 4.
The screen is LCD as opposed to super AMOLED used on its expensive siblings though responsive enough not to disappoint. Furthermore, the screen still looks stunningly vivid under bright colors, a major drawback on AMOLED units. The most amazing positive aspect of Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is battery life which is insanely good compared to its peers; it cloaked 2 days of use. It comes with Android v2.2 froyo and is powered by an 800MHz processor which is attributed to its lack of flash support. Other features considered vital such as WiFi, WiFi hotspot, 3G and MicroSD card support were all taken care of including other Android goodies.
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Features/Specifications;
  • Android v2.2 froyo (Upgradeable to v2.3 Gingerbread)
  • 800Mhz ARM 11 Qualcomm MSM7227 Processor, Adreno 200
  • 3.5inch (320×480 pixels) LCD Capacitive touch screen, 16m colors
  • 5.0 Megapixel (2592x1944pixels) camera, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Up to 32GB MicroSD card (2GB included), 158MB storage, 278MB RAM
  • 7.2Mbps HDSPA, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, DLNA
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS support
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Price in Kenya: Kshs.30,000 (at Safaricom retail stores)
Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 Price in Kenya: Kshs.25,800 (at GBS home shopping)