Galaxy Ace 4
The Galaxy Ace 4 is just about the hardest budget smartphone to evaluate. Its small 4 inch screen format is no longer of this time, just like the 800x480 pixel resolution, yet screen quality is good enough for a pleasant experience.
The 5 megapixel camera is worthless, like the VGA front camera, but the ease with which you scroll through menus, is amazing. The benchmarks show solid numbers, and yet the device cannot process an HD movie. Multitasking is no problem, but there is no light sensor to automatically adjust your screen brightness.
It's a roller coaster ride, which at the end of the day you don't really know what to think. This device is for a very select audience who loves small screens, a prime device, but today it's only a very small niche. Thanks to TouchWiz's light version, you still have 2.6 GB of the initial 4 GB storage, something that other manufacturers can learn from. But in its totality, the Galaxy Ace 4 scores poorly, given its price tag. In terms of autonomy, he performs almost as well as the ACER Liquid E700, excellent results.
In a market where cheap Android smartphones are getting grown up, you notice that Samsung still does not understand the essence. You can not just keep on the name of the Galaxy. For 199 euros, many interesting alternatives are available, unless you're looking for a compact, small, cheap smartphone. All in all, we find the device a few tens too expensive for what it offers...
199 euros (at time of writing) www.samsung.com
+ Quick; Compact format; autonomy.
- Camera quality; variable; price.