The Korean company Samsung has just renewed its family of entry smartphones with the addition of five members. These include the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 , the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 , the Samsung Galaxy Star 2 and a couple of versions of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 , a true best-seller in the Samsung catalog . Today we want to talk about the latter. And it is that the owner of the Galaxy saga has presented two editions that are distinguished, among other characteristics, by being compatible or not with LTE networks . The Samsung Galaxy Ace 4It has certain advantages over its little brother, so that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 3G becomes a minor edition, developed specifically for those users who want to get their first smartphone without spending all their savings on the effort.
The new Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 3G comes equipped with a four - inch screen and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels . It works through a simple processor, with dual-core architecture, which will allow us to obtain a tight performance, but without excesses. This means that the user must be cautious when overloading the terminal with many content or applications that may slow down its operation. Next, we thoroughly analyze the technical sheet of the new Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 3G .
Design and display
Except for a slight change in design, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 looks quite similar to the previous edition. The back cover has a slightly rough texture that will allow us to hold the terminal in the hand in a more comfortable way. Despite that, rounded edges are still maintained that make it more ergonomic, complying with dimensions of 121.4 x 62.9 x 10.8 millimeters and a weight of 123.8 grams, with the battery included. But this is not all. The terminal includes the classic buttons to access the main menu , back and access to the applications just below the screen, in addition to the classic speaker, sensors and front camera in the upper strip. The terminal will be sold in two different colors: gray and white, although its availability in Spain will depend on the brand itself and its distributors.
The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 , as we said, occupies part of the front surface. It is a TFT panel multitouch capacitive 4 inches , with a WVGA maximum of 480 x 800 pixels . The resulting density is 233 pixels per inch . Either way, the device guarantees good quality when it comes to playing multimedia content, displaying images or even video games.
Photographic and multimedia camera
The two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 , both LTE and 3G , have the same camera model integrated. We talked about a 5 megapixel sensor that will allow users to capture images at a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum. To the usual functions we must add other tools such as Autofocus, LED Flash, Geotagging, Touch focus, Face and smile detector and Panorama , an indispensable tool for those who want to create panoramic photos. This same camera is the one that will help us to record videos in HD quality (720p @ 30fps) . Thesecondary camera , as always, is located on the front. It has a VGA quality , but we still will be useful for self - portraits (or selfies !) And video calls.
How could it be otherwise, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 is also a phone prepared for playing multimedia content. This includes music, photos and videos in the main most used formats. Within its technical sheet, the following are cited: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, H.263, H264 (AVC) and MPEG4. Logically, users can also connect to services such as YouTube or Spotify to enjoy the reproduction of streaming content , beyond the content that may be stored in the memory of their terminal.
Memory and power
The 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 does not present variations in the memory section. In fact, it is equipped with a capacity of up to 4 GB that the user can use to save all kinds of content, although if it stays fair (because it would not be strange) it can also be expanded with microSD cards of up to 64 GB , which is not little. . In the power section, we have to talk about a somewhat limited processor. And it is that at the heart of this terminal we only find a chip with a 1 GHz dual-core architecture . Unfortunately, it combines with a rather scarce RAM , which we have only been able to encrypt at 512 MB. The desirable thing would have been that, in addition to having a quad-core processor, the RAM capacity of this equipment reached 1 GB. We say all this because it will be important that the users of this Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 do not overload the computer with too many content and applications, since the memory will soon be left tight and they can easily see its performance deteriorate.
Operating system and applications
How could it be otherwise, the operating system selected for the occasion is the Google icons . Luckily, and despite being a fairly basic terminal, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 3G works through the latest version of Android . We are referring, logically, to Android 4.4.2 KitKat , equipped with the latest innovations, both in relation to aesthetics and functionalities, which the Mountain View firm has developed . It should be noted, on the other hand, that this platform has the TouchWiz Sense interface installed , a reduced version of the classic TouchWiz that integrates part of Samsung's own functions. This also includes the following: S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice, Easy Mode, Samsung ChatON, Pop Up Play, and access to Kies and Samsung Apps .
Finally, and as a good Android terminal , we have to mention the main Google services, installed as standard in this Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 as applications: Google Search, Google Maps with Navigation, Gmail, Google+, Google Talk, Picasa, YouTube and Google Play , the app store for Android devices .
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 3G is a phone ready for connectivity, even if it is not for LTE networks . It operates on HSPA + 42 / 5.76 850/900/2100 and EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 networks, so that users can enjoy a data connection through 3G technology , reaching maximum HSDPA transfer rates of 21 Mbps and HSUPA of 5.76 Mbps . Users who want to get a more prepared device, should take a look at the LTE edition of this same equipment or any other that also keeps compatibility with this technology. For the rest, we must indicate that this Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 3Git also gets along well with WiFi 802.11 b / g / n wireless technologies , WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP .
In the section on physical connections, there is a microUSB 2.0 input , useful for synchronizing content; a 3.5 mm output for headphones and a slot that will serve to expand the memory of the computer with microSD cards.
Autonomy and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 3G incorporates a lithium-ion battery with a somewhat lower capacity. Instead of having 1,800 milliamps , it boasts 1,500 , which should be enough for a full day at full capacity . However, it must be taken into account that the final battery life will depend, in most cases, on many other external circumstances such as the functions that the user keeps activated, the connections, the state of the battery, the temperature or the network status.
On its availability, Samsung has not yet offered specific details. We know the device will arrive within a few weeks or months (tops) , but no date has been specified. Its price has not been revealed either, but it is very possible that it could be over 150 euros , following the price pattern of the Korean.
|Standard||HSPA + 42 / 5.76 850/900/2100|
EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
|Weight and measurements||121.4 x 62.9 x 10.8 mm|
123.8 grams (including battery)
|Memory||4 GB internal memory|
Expandable with 64GB microSD cards
|Design and display||4 inch capacitive TFT|
480 x 800 pixel WVGA resolution
233 pixels per inch density
|Camera||5 megapixel camera|
2592 Ñ… 1944 pixels
Face and smile detector
HD720p video recording @ 30fps
VGA secondary camera
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
Supported formats: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, H.263, H264 (AVC), MPEG4
|Controls and connections||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
TouchWiz Sense interface
1.0 GHz dual-core processor
3G (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
aGPS / Glonass
3.5 mm headphone output
Sensors: accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor
Samsung Features: S Translator, S Travel, Smart Stay, S Voice, Easy Mode, Samsung ChatON, Pop Up Play, Kies, Samsung Apps
Google Applications: Google+, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navi)
|Autonomy||1,500 mAh battery|