Samsung GALAXY 551 vs Galaxy Ace | Full Specs Compared | Galaxy Ace vs Galaxy 551 Features and Performance
While every other major player is busy trying to be one up on others by coming up with the most advanced smartphone studded with latest features, Samsung, despite being in the race for the slimmest (read best) smartphone in the world has come up with two mobiles that seem to be rather moderate but try to provide complete Android experience to the users in down to earth prices. Yes, we are talking about Samsung Galaxy Ace and Galaxy 551, that have the name of Galaxy range from Samsung associated with them and appear to be sure shot winners.
Are you looking for a smartphone loaded with latest features and yet do not have the budget, Well, now you can have the Android experience in a smartphone at down to earth prices as Samsung have come up with Galaxy 551 that has all that one wants at affordable prices. It has an attractive slider full QWERTY keyboard that is sure to attract many. Galaxy has dimensions (111X55X16.3mm) to rival other advanced smartphones and it also weighs little (156g).
Galaxy 551 has a decent 3.2” screen that produces a resolution (WQVGA) of 240X400pixels that is nothing to write home about but produces enough brightness and vivid 16M colors. The smartphone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo that provides a nice experience coupled with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The phone is equipped with 667MHz processor that is good enough for all challenging tasks. The smartphone has standard features like 3.5mm audio jack, accelerometer, and proximity sensor. Though internal storage is low (160MB), one can expand it using micro SD cards. There is even stereo FM with RDS and smart dialing for ease of dialing. The smartphone has a solid 3.2MP camera with digital zoom and auto focus that can also record videos (QVGA) at 15fps.
For connectivity, Galaxy 551 is Wi-Fi802.1b/g/n with GPS and A-GPS, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and DLNA. It boasts EDGE as well as GPRS and has inbuilt social networking capabilities. It has many mailing options that come to the fore with the unique sliding QWERTY keypad. The phone is 3G capable and provides HSPDA speeds of 7.2Mbps.
If you are looking for a slightly better and slimmer phone with more capabilities, Samsung has launched galaxy Ace, a smartphone that has no pretensions to be in the race for being the best smartphone but it does provide full Android experience at affordable prices. Samsung has adopted a no nonsense trying to cut out frills studding the phone with all indispensable features of smartphone yet keeping the price tag low. The phone has a solid feel to it with rounded edges and a slim looking profile that rubs shoulders with other latest smartphones.
To begin with, Galaxy Ace has dimensions of 112.4X59.9X1.5mm and weighs just 113g. It does not have a slider like Galaxy 551 but has a virtual keyboard. It boasts of a large 3.5 inch HVGA (320X480pixels) TFT touch screen. It has an 800MHz Qualcomm processor with 278 MB RAM running on Android 2.2 Froyo. The smartphone has a decent 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash capable of recording videos at a resolution of 320X240pivels at 30fps. It has internal memory of 2GB that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi802.1b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and an HTML browser. There is a fully integrated social networking support with all mailing and instant messaging needs fulfilled via a single screen. With more than a hundred thousand apps available from Android app store, one can have unlimited fun on the move. You can surf and download apps easily, and also share media with friends without any difficulty.
One special feature of Galaxy Ace is QuickType by Swype, which is an intelligent interface that recognizes your finger movements and types what you want to write. It allows one to search numbers by speaking out rather than having to search manually.
Samsung Galaxy Ace vs Galaxy 551
• Ace has a bigger display (3.5”) than Galaxy 51 (3.2”)
• Galaxy 551 boasts of a slider full QWERTY keypad which is absent in Ace.
• Processor of Ace (800MHz) is faster than that of 551 (667MHz).
• Galaxy 551 has a lower resolution camera (3.2MP) than Ace (5MP).
• Galaxy Ace has bigger internal storage capacity (2GB) than 551 (just 160MB).
• Ace is much lighter (113g) than 551 (156g).
• Ace is also thinner (11.5mm) in comparison to 551(16.3mm).
|Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy 551 vs Samsung Galaxy Ace
|Design||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Form Factor||Slider (Landscape sliding)||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On-Screen with Physical slide-out keyboard||Virtual full QWERTY with Swype|
|Dimension||111x55x16.3 mm||112.4 x 59.9 x 11.5 mm|
|Weight||156 g||113 g|
|Display||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Size||3.2 inch||3.5 inches|
|Resolution||400x240||HVGA 320 x 480|
|Features||16M Color||Full touch|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor,||Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor|
|Operating System||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Platform||Android 2.2 (Froyo)||Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|UI||TouchWiz 3.0||TouchWiz 3.0|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Model||Samsung application processor|
|Speed||667 MHz||800 MHz|
|Memory||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|RAM||512 MB||158 MB|
|Included||160 MB||2 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)||Up to 32GB microSD card|
|Camera||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Resolution||3.2 MP||5 Megapixels|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, 3x Digital Zoom||Auto, 2x digital zoom|
|Video Capture||QVGA [email protected]||240p (320 x 240)|
|Features||Layer reality browser, White balance, Sepia photo effects||4 shot modes, Photo effects, White balance|
|Secondary camera||No||Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor|
|Entertainment||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Audio||Music player||Android Music Player|
|Video||Video player, Video streaming||Android Video Player|
|FM Radio||Yes with RDS||FM Radio with RDS|
|Battery||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion 1200 mAh||Li-ion 1350 mAh|
|Talktime||Up to 3 hours||Up to 660 min (2G), 390 min (3G)|
|Standby||Up to 250 hours||Up to 640 hrs (2G), 420 hrs (3G)|
|Mail and Messaging||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk)||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)|
|Connectivity||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|USB||2.0 High Speed||2.0 HS, native USB|
|DLNA||Yes with AllShare|
|Location Service||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Map|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes, 3rd Party Application Mylookout|
|Network Support||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSDPA(7.2Mbps)||GSM/HSPA|
|Applications||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Service, Samsung App||Android Market|
|Social Networks||Social hub||Facebook, Twitter, YouTube|
|Voice Calling||Standard - Speaker phone, Multi-party , Skype|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango , QiK|
|Featured||Voice mail, Voice memo, Airplane mode||Kies for PC Sync, ThinkFree document Viewer|
|Business Mobility||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Remote VPN||Yes; CICSO Anyconnect, Juniper Junos Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Kies Sync||CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO WebEx|
|Security||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|
|Third party application mylookout|
|Additional Features||Samsung Galaxy 551||Samsung Galaxy Ace|