While every entry-level smartphone launch is triggering lot of buzz in the market, South Korean tech giant Samsung unleashed three such handsets without much fanfare. One of the handsets in the trio is the Galaxy Ace NXT that was circulating in media reports lately regarding its availability. Now, the handset has been released for Rs 7,400 and it comes with basic specifications for its pricing. Let us take a look at the specifications of the Samsung offering in detail.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The camera features sound pretty basic with a meager 3 MP rear snapper with LED flash for average low light performance. Also, this will not be the right cup of tea for the selfie lovers as it foregoes the front-camera. Considering the advancements in the this price bracket, the lack of a front-facer and the basic primary camera will definitely make the handset a less capable one.

The internal storage is 4 GB, similar to what the other smartphones in this price bracket. This storage capacity can be expanded externally by another 32 GB by means of an external memory card support.

Processor and Battery

One of the big let-downs of the Galaxy Ace NXT is the presence of a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. While the handsets crowding the sub Rs 7,000 price bracket are trying to come up with dual-core and quad-core chipsets, this one becomes a weak contender. Moreover, it cannot be used for moderate gaming as well as it will slow down the device. To aid this processor, the handset again incorporates a paltry 512 MB of RAM.

The battery capacity of 1,500 mAh is pretty less when compared to the battery in its rivals, hence we cannot expect the device to last for a day under mixed usage. But, it should suffice carrying out the basic tasks with its basic specs.

Display and Other Features

The Galaxy Ace NXT utilizes a small 4 inch display that packs a low screen resolution of 480×800 pixels which undoubtedly cannot render clearer and sharper content. Samsung could have given the handset at least an average qHD or HD display to boast the pixel count and increase the usability of the device.

The device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and come packed with connectivity along with 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. Likewise the other two smartphones that were launched alongside this one provides support to 12 Indian languages and comes with free 200 MB of Vodafone data per month for six months.

Comparison

The handset will have to compete with devices such as Moto E, Panasonic T31, Asus Zenfone 4 and Xolo A500s Lite.

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT
Display 4 inch, 480×320
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 3 MP
Battery 1,500 mAh
Price Rs 7,400

What we Like

  • Support to 3G connectivity
  • Indian languages support

What we Dislike

  • Lack of front-facer

Price and Conclusion

For the price tag of Rs 7,400, the Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT is definitely not a value for money offering has it comes with only basic specifications. Except for the Android KitKat platform the device does not have any specific positives, but even that will not deliver only moderate user experience. In this price bracket, the Moto E, Micromax smartphones and the new Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4.5 are the hot favorites. Hence, the Galaxy Ace NXT will have to struggle hard to push itself high against the competition.

1 COMMENT

  1. Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT / Samsung Galaxy V’s display is H O R R I B L E! Pixel count / density is okay but the viewing angles are B A D! If you tilt it to the left everything sort of fades – which is annoying to the eyes. Stay away from it if you’re looking for good display.

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