If you are looking for some nice high end or higher middle end Android phones, you don’t have many choices. Everyone would have suggested the Samsung Galaxy S, for it has been a very good seller throughout the world in the recent days and also the Galaxy Ace, which falls in the middle end price bracket and outperforms every other mid end phone in the market which has a 800Mhz processor. While you decide the budget and choose your pick, take a look at the comparison here:
The Galaxy S comes with a 4 inch Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy Ace comes with a 3.5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen. The Galaxy Ace’s screen has a 320×480 pixels resolution and is made up of Gorilla Glass, but the Galaxy S has a higher resolution of 400×800 and also is made of Gorilla Glass. The Super AMOLED display certainly wins over the TFT display in this section.
Both the phones have two touch sensitive below the display along with a physical button.
Galaxy S has a 5 Megapixel camera in the rear and does not have an LED Flash. It records HD video at 720p and has a secondary VGA camera for video calls via 3G, Skype or Google Talk but the Samsung Galaxy Ace has 5Mega pixel camera but does not record video at 720p resolution. The camera cannot do HD recording and it records video at 480p. It also comes with an LED flash in the back and does not have a secondary camera.
The Galaxy S has 16GB/32GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which supports upto 32 Gigabytes of storage, making a total of upto 48GB.
Out of the box, it comes with a 8GB memory card. On the other side, The Galaxy Ace has 160MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which supports upto 32 Gigabytes of storage. The Ace has a 2GB card inside the box.
The Galaxy S has three HSDPA bands: 900 / 1900 / 2100 and gives maximum speeds upto 7.2Mbps while the Galaxy Ace has only two HSDPA bands 900 / 2100 . Wi-fi bands are the same on both the phones supporting the latest band of Wi-Fi, the 802.11n and 802.11b/g as well.
GPS is available on both the phones and Bluetooth is 3.0 enabled on the Galaxy S while the Galaxy Ace has Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support.
Operating System and UI:
Samsung Galaxy S i9000 has a latest version of Gingerbread, 2.3.3 with Samsung’s User Interface, Touchwiz 3 and the Galaxy Ace comes with 2.2 Froyo but the 2.3.3 Gingerbread update is coming soon. The User Interface is the same on both phones though the Galaxy S provides an overall better experience on Gingerbread, thanks to some minor tweaks and improvements for the larger screen.
Battery and Processor
The Galaxy S has a 1500mAh battery. The Galaxy S claims to have around 14 hours of talktime and 713 hours of standby time on 2G while the Galaxy Ace has a 1350mAh battery and around 11 hours of talktime and 640 hours of standby backup.
The i9000 has 512MB of RAM along with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and a Hummingbird chipset while the Ace S5830 has a 800 MHz ARM 11 processor powered by a Adreno 200 GPU and Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset.
There is a price difference of a few dollars but the Ace is the best bet if you’re keen on the budget and looking for a portable phone which can perform really well. The Galaxy S, slightly bigger in size comes with a more powerful processor and a better Android experience overall. Stretching your budget a bit and going for the Galaxy S i9000 would be the best option as the software updates and overall media enhancements and features will only keep becoming better as time progresses but Samsung might not be keen on the Ace.