Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
Roughly two years ago I bought one of these used, in mint condition, for $50 (Canadian). Today the same model, in the same condition, goes for $40 (Canadian) at the same shop. This would mean that it is currently worth roughly 26.80 euros, or a little under half of the 55 euro price posted by Anonymous.
Options for this phone are extremely limited by its age and hardware specs. Primary upgrades I would recommend are adding a microSD card to increase storage capacity, and purchasing a higher capacity battery (2000 mAh or more). Shell type cases can be difficult to find depending on location, but pouch type cases to fit it can be found almost anywhere. It is also important to note that some apps require a newer version of the Android OS, so this phone may not be a viable choice in some cases.
For light phone and texting usage, it does fine. For moderate to heavy phone and texting usage, look for a newer (2013 or later) phone.
As a backup camera, it does fine. For higher quality photos, look for a newer (2013 or later) phone, or get a camera.
As a web browser, it will get the job done if you are in a pinch, but you will find the larger and higher resolution screens on newer phones to be vastly better.
All that having been said, the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is still an excellent phone for travelers and/or emergency use. The (currently) low cost makes it almost disposable, yet it offers the basics of phone/texting/email along with the capability to play music/videos and run numerous apps. Mine is used mainly as a portable GPS (maps stored on micro SD), but it also sees use as a media player, wifi phone (SIP), and emergency cel phone.
- 2015-09-28 01:16
> In reply to Anonymous @ 2015-09-18 21:09 from nyA} - click to readI looked into buying this phone about 3 years ago. The RAM or storage space (either or both, I forgot) are a bit too cramped. It doesn't take too many apps to run out of it.
My advice, at least go one better. Like the Ace plus or Ace 2. They have room for apps, and while obviously it will not be a speed devils, they are more usable even if you have a few more apps. Do have a good look at whether Whatsapp is still supported though, if you find that important.
Other than that, I cannot tell you of 55 is a good price.
- 2015-09-23 15:40
very good phone to use battery.
- 2015-09-20 13:26
i want to buy it for 55 euros . i don t want a very good smartphone, just a phone for the basics :phone,message,camera and a little browsing
should i make this purchase or it isn t worth buying ? thanks you
- 2015-09-18 21:09
- menna z
a nice phone, been with me for 4 yrs now, has every thing u need in a phone just miss a front camera and a bit slow compared to new phones
- 2015-09-17 15:19
pocket data lost on my phone how do i recconect
- 2015-09-16 00:27
Why is my photos coming out sideways when previewing them. Also camera no longer zooming. Any ideas?
- 2015-09-11 22:14
Useless phone...too much hanging prblem....
- 2015-09-10 19:33
Good but only lacking front cam
- 2015-09-08 07:54
> In reply to Anonymous @ 2015-09-02 12:47 from uZa9 - click to readSorry. It doesn't have a front camera. That is only a sensor.
- 2015-09-07 20:57
is the phone upgradable to jely bean? thanks.
- 2015-09-06 16:13
- 2015-09-05 09:33
Its auperb .. But one thing i need thats is front camera ! : ( it has.... but i dont know its work or not
- 2015-09-02 12:47
> In reply to nick @ 2015-07-14 09:32 from 8kpE - click to readFacebook on social hub what is taht I have neer use Social Hub but still I think it is time to get rid of the phone as that phone can be considered ancient dont u think?
- 2015-09-01 17:15
> In reply to Anonymous @ 2015-08-06 17:08 from 8I9w - click to readInstead of rooting the apps to teh SD isnt cheaper to buy a new and better phone ? I mean literally this phone is a very outdated smart phone and with changing technology, you could say this phone is ancient.
- 2015-09-01 17:12
> In reply to Anonymous @ 2015-08-07 16:37 from HCdq - click to readYou have answered your own question. Time to ditch that phone and buy a better one. It also has small memory you cant install many apps perhaps just one. When it was launched the mobile applications had small memory so is why you could install more aps but in todays changing technology, updates today come with bigger memory storage and this phone is not the best one for internet usage. I still have this phone and I only use it for basic stuff and Whatassp but it is time for me to change it to a better one.
- 2015-09-01 17:09
> In reply to Bluekiller @ 2015-08-24 05:47 from uNVx - click to readFor small and simple taks still work but for internet usage is not the best one as it have small memory and you cant install apps. I have one and the only app I have installed is Whatassp I dont have more apps installed on the phone is the reason why I will have to buy a new one
- 2015-09-01 17:05
> In reply to Grof @ 2015-08-27 16:36 from s3BB - click to readI still have this phone up to this date and I have to change it now because it has little memory and the only app I have installed is Whatassp, I cant install other apps due to memory storage. Due to apps updates almost every second is why this phone is not the best one for memory storage as it only has 158mb. If you have this phone as I am itis better to change it and not keep it anymore.
- 2015-09-01 17:02
I used this phone for two years. He was great. He rocked four years ago, but his small internal memory couldnt keep up because apps were getting bigger and bigger with every update. But apps that i installed earlier, and which didnt demanded updates (not like Whatsapp) like Viber and Facebook are still running great. Updated Whatsapp is running good tho, but i had to uninstall some games. Pllot twist, very good phone with amazing camera. The fact that you can move some apps to SD card is big plus too. Cheers.
- 2015-08-27 16:36
it a nice phone
- 2015-08-27 11:31