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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but a few niggles, 3 Jun 2012
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This is my first venture into owning a touch screen phone.I was unsure whether to buy the Samsung S2 or the Ace plus? Ultimately it came down to price. Also when feeling the S2 in my hand it felt too big. So on that basis I opted for the Ace plus. I first bought this item a month back from Amazon. Sad to say it could do everything except make or receive a phone call......So within the month I sent it back. To their credit Amazon refunded the price plus p&p quickly and without any problems.I was unsure whether to buy this model again or buy a different model.The deciding factor was the price and that the camera has a flash, so I decided to purchase the Ace plus again.This time everything works as indicated AND I CAN NOW MAKE AND RECEIVE PHONE CALLS. What are my niggles? My one 'major' niggle is that you cannot see the screen in direct sunlight.The screen quality (pixels) is the major bug bear. Other minor niggles are that the product does not come with ear pieces and the manual only reveals the basics. Apart from that I'm pretty pleased for the price.Would I buy again? If I had a little more money to spare i might invest in a phone with a better screen.Otherwise I'm ok with this phone.
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Initial post: 10 Jul 2012 19:11:14 BDT
Your one 'major niggle' is that it doesn't look great in direct sunlight.
Ahem,,, there isn't a single lcd screen on the planet (and there never will be!) which looks fine in direct sunlight.

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 04:41:28 BDT
I would safely say that if you could get the Samsung S-II for the same very cheap Amazon UK price you paid for the ACE PLUS you would definitely go for the Samsung S-II with Super Amoled Display and twice the features the Ace Plus has, together with a decent Samsung S-II 4.3inch screen.

The only reason I mention this, if because you said it did not feel right in your hands well you must have very small hands, considering it was the most sought after phone last year by girls, and this year since the price drop, because of the release of the S-III Model & 4.8 inch screen nice to watch Netflix - iPlayer and Lovefilm on. The only Phone with enough Pixel density & bandwidth apart from the S-II to watch all these programs on the go, without losing bandwidth, due to there high speed broadband. especially on the (3)-Three Network.

Which is best value (consider next time) you buy a mobile Phone, as all these iPlayers & especially Netflix are getting very poplar. However you need a larger screen than the the Ace plus and much better pixel density, like the Samsung use the same "retina display" 2160p as the iPhone because Samsung made and developed it, in the 1st place, then sold it to Apple once it was ready on time. Now Apple want to take Apple to court because Samsung use their own technology in their own phones like the Samsung S-II and S-III. Apple are unhappy about this . .

Thanks for reading, David.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2012 00:41:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2012 00:48:41 BDT
T-800 says:
Now Apple want to take Apple to court ????????????????????????? I think you meant to say Apple wants to take Samsung to court.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2013 21:58:07 GMT
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Posted on 10 Jan 2013 00:32:14 GMT
Richard H. says:
Odd because mine came with some rather basic (made in Vietnam lol) ear pieces in the box. The GT-I8160 manual describes itself as a quick start guide and mentions (on the front page) the website for further information. To put your 'major' niggle into perspective I would like to know what touch screen phones you actually prefer for viewing in direct sunlight? What have you tried?

Posted on 14 Mar 2013 18:11:30 GMT
Hold your hand on the top of the screen and slide it left and right, this gives u instant adjustment of brightness levels. Manuals can be downloaded from samsung, I got one but not read it, I like to find things out myself, more fun. The phone has a brill torch on it (via flash) Use samsungs own settings to activate or download app, its so useful when u loose something. Screen res isnt the best but it not crap...

Posted on 17 Aug 2013 18:54:08 BDT
as I can't find an SII anything like the price of the Ace plus, I'm wondering if the screen quality is a problem if you don't use the phone for videos? Is it grainy and annoying all the time or is it just the sunlight that causes a problem? I know this is true with all phones. I currently have a Galaxy Ace and I like everything about it except the very low internal memory which is annoying. I live in Spain and can get the Ace Plus for €138, do you think it's worth it?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 19:45:03 BDT
MexicanWave says:
Hi.Personally I only found it a problem in direct sunshine.Apart from this I didn't have a problem.But it is a personal judgement call.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 22:00:13 BDT
Thanks, I've read a few reviews from magazines and they all say the graphics are grainy and that the browser renders badly. I find it really annoying that in shops they won't let you try most of the phones out, only the new models they have on display. I wouldn't buy a tshirt without trying it, so why a phone? I might buy one yet, though, it seems good for the price and most of the user reviews here are pretty good,

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2013 14:29:58 BDT
The S3 mini (still slightly bigger screen at 4inches) is available on amazon for less than £10 more currently in two colours.
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