We were browsing at our usual haunts and were surprised to see the Samsung Galaxy Ace for sale at CMK Cellphones for Php14,700. The Galaxy Ace is a very nice low cost Android phone with sports a 3.5-inch 480x320 screen. This is bigger than usual 3.2-inch screen you will find in the lower end Android phones.
The Galaxy Ace runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) and not the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) which will disapoint many. Inside is an 800MHz ARM 11 processor and Adreno 200 GPU. The ARM 11 processor means no flash support. Internal storage is a scant 158MB but you do get a 2GB MicroSD card with the package. You get all the usual wireless connections. At the back, you get a 5MP auto focus camera with a LED flash.
With its specifications and price, it is set to be a HTC Wildfire/Hero/Legend and Apple iPhone 3GS killer.