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Key features

    • Enjoy multitasking with the dual core processor
    • Be ready to capture every moment with the 5MP camera
    • Perfect as a first phone

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    Camera quality Screen size Operating system Processor name and model Talk time (up to)
    5MP 3.8" Android Gingerbread 2.3 800MHz dual core NovaThor processor Up to 7 hours 30 minutes talk time

    Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

    The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 gives efficient multitasking and high-quality graphics for apps and games, all in a sleek & light body. There are 450,000+ apps too, so you’ll have all the socialising and games you like.

    The essential tech specs.

    Inside the Ace 2 is a 1,500mAh battery that’s good for 640 hours of standby and 7 hours 30 minutes of talk time. The Ace 2 runs Android Gingerbread but there is a free upgrade to the newer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The screen is excellent for the price – at 3.8” in size combined with a resolution of 480x800 gives a screen sharpness of 246 pixels per inch (PPI). The camera is 5MP and records 720p HD video, and there’s 4GB of on board storage. If that’s not enough pick up a microSD card up to 32GB in size for more space (card sold separately).

    No performance limitations.

    To be a great phone in these hi-tech times, a smartphone needs plenty of power. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is equipped with an 800MHz dual core processor, enabling it to multitask, display high quality graphics and power through even the most demanding apps all day long.

    5MP camera.

    You'll have a powerful 5MP camera with you at all times with the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, so you'll never miss those classic family moments. Your best mate on holiday? You can share video calls from anywhere with the built-in webcam. And if you fancy making a quick home movie, you can record in 720p HD for super crisp visuals.

    Smooth, slender and sleek.

    Like the rest of the Galaxy family, the Ace is a smooth and comfortable phone with a great finish so it looks, well, ace. 10.5mm thick and only 122g in weight, it feels good and solid to grip, and whether you shove it in the pocket of your jeans or throw it into your clutch handbag, it's super portable.

    Battery life and operating system

    Battery size (in mAh) 1,500 mAh This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.
    Operating system Android Gingerbread 2.3 The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.
    Standby time (up to) 670 hours The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
    Talk time (up to) 7 hours 30 minutes The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

    Body and screen

    Device size 118.3 x 62.2 x 10.5 mm

    The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.

    Device weight 122g The weight of the device in grams.
    Screen size 3.8" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.
    Screen resolution 480 x 800 pixels The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.
    Screen sharpness 246ppi The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.
    Screen technology LCD The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.
    Sim type Standard The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.
    Touchscreen Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.

    Call

    Frequency band Quad band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.
    Speakerphone Yes If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).
    Works in USA Yes Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
    Voice dialling Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
    Voice recognition Yes Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.

    Camera

    Camera quality 5MP The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.
    Flash type LED The type of flash that is used by the device for taking photos in low light.
    Front facing camera 0.3MP Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls. Generally, the more megapixels (MP), the better the quality of the images you’ll get.
    Video camera quality 720p HD The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.

    Connectivity

    3G Yes 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
    4G No

    With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
    Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

    Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.
    Internet data connection Yes The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.
    Mobile hotspot and tethering Yes This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.
    Other connectivity DLNA The other connectivity technologies that the device supports, allowing it to share to or control other devices.
    Positioning A-GPS The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.
    Wi-Fi Yes If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.

    In the box

    Charger Yes

    A mains charger is included to charge your phone.

    Earphones Yes

    Earphones are included. These feature a built-in microphone to take calls.

    USB cable Yes USB cable included in the box.

    Music and entertainment

    Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
    Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
    Radio Yes A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

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    Processor and memory

    Number of cores Dual core The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
    Memory card type MicroSD up to 32GB Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.
    Internal phone memory 4GB The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
    Processor name and model 800MHz dual core NovaThor processor The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.
    Processor speed 800MHz The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.
    RAM 768MB RAM is the memory used for running programs. Generally, the more RAM, the smoother everything will run, and the more complex apps you can run.

    Deliveries

    Free next day delivery (Order before 5pm)
    Saturday delivery is £7.50

    You'll receive a 1 hour time slot on the morning of your delivery. If it doesn’t suit you, just text or email to reschedule. Delivery date for out of stock items will vary and will not be next day.

    Free nominated day delivery

    Please note delivery and choice of dates for items on pre-order may vary.

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    • When you collect your order, you'll need a form of photo ID and the card used to pay for your order 

    For full details on your deliveries, please visit our Help site.

    The above services are available on all phones, Pay monthly SIM cards, free gifts and everything else over £50. Delivery is made by DPD. All non handset items under £50 are delivered by Royal Mail first class, and will not qualify for next day delivery guarantees or the above services.

    These services are not available in certain remote locations. For remote locations, you should allow up to 1-2 working days and you may be charged extra.

    These services are not available on Sundays and bank holidays.

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    For full details, please visit our Help site.

    Returns

    Product purchased online

    • Most items can be returned or exchanged within 14 days of the date we first try to deliver your product
    • If something's not working, give us a call on 0870 111 6565^. We will tell you whether you are eligible for a return, exchange or repair.
    • If you have no reception on your new network, you can return your device within 14 days of the date we first tried to deliver it to you
    • Online purchases can also be returned to your nearest store

    What do I need to return/cancel my order

    • Your product in its original condition and preferably its original packaging.
    • All the accessories and other content that came with the product.
    • Proof of purchase.
    • Any free gifts that came with the product.
    • Find your nearest store with our store locator.

    Full information on the above returns policies is available on our Help site.

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    £159.95 Plus £10 top-up
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    1GB data, 400 texts and 100 mins with a £10 Smart Pack. Valid for 30 days.

    Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

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    Big Talk Unlimited landline calls and 120 cross-network mobile minutes when you choose Big Talk

    Big Data and Texts 1GB internet and 3000 texts when you choose Big Data and Texts

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    Big Talk Unlimited landline calls and 120 cross-network mobile calls when you choose Big Talk

    Big Data and Texts 1GB internet and 3000 texts when you choose Big Data and Texts

    £139.95
    Product code: 18245835
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    O2 International Top up £10 - £14 for 50MB data per month or £15+ for 100MB data

    £149.95
    Product code: 18245829

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