Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

The Good Dual-core chip; Takes good photos; MicroSD card slot.

The Bad Android Gingerbread not Ice Cream Sandwich; Camera is slightly laggy.

The Bottom Line For pay as you go budget buyers, the Galaxy Ace 2 is a great all-rounder, with a dual-core chip and an excellent camera. It's not so competitively priced SIM-free or on contract so its appeal is limited. Android enthusiasts may be disappointed to hear it runs on Gingerbread software, rather than the newer Ice Cream Sandwich.

Editors' Rating
7.5 Overall

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

If you cast your mind back to 2011, you may recall Samsung dropping a Galaxy smart phone for the budget-conscious -- the Galaxy Ace. Well, déjà vu lovers, ace news: Sammy has done it again with this souped-up sequel.

If you're lusting after the super-powered Samsung Galaxy S3 but simply don't have half a grand to burn on a phone, point your peepers at the Ace 2 -- a device that promises to put a sprinkle of Samsung's galactic magic in your back pocket for a fraction of the S3's price.

The Galaxy Ace 2 is up for grabs for an affordable £180 on pay as you go, or a mid-range £240 SIM-free. It's also gratis on two-year contracts from around £18 a month.

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