Here is another phone from Samsung called the Galaxy Ace Duos S6802. Users can use two GSM SIM’s simultaneously and with dual active mode they can receive a call on the other SIM even when the phone is in use.

This is different from the dual SIM phones that usually come with the dual Standby option. On the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos (S6802) if you are busy on SIM1, you can still receive calls on SIM2, unlike as on the dual standby phones where the SIM 2 becomes unreachable. This is the reason why the phone is priced at a bit higher range.

The Ace Duos S6802 is powered by a single core 832 MHz processor, not as powerful as the 1 GHz one, but does the work pretty well. Thankfully the screen resolution is much better, an HVGA @ 320 x 480 pixels with 262 K colours, so what you get are near to perfect pictures/icons/text with hardly any pixels around it.

The capacitive touchscreen display is 3.5 inches, plenty of touch space with 3 dedicated buttons following it. The S6802 runs on Gingerbread also called Android 2.3. The handset is 11.5 mm thin with a weight of 122 grams.

This Duos phone comes with 512 MB RAM and internal storage of 3 GB along with microSD card slot (32 GB Max cards supported). There is no secondary camera but there is a rear side 5 MP camera, good enough, but it is without LED flash. Outdoor photos will be better than the ones taken in low light environment. Camera features are geo-tagging, auto-focus and with an image editor app.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802

Ace Duos is a 3G phone (HSDPA – 7.2 Mbps), also supported GPRS / EDGE networks, there is built in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) with hotspot, a micro USB port, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5 mm jack, GPS with A-GPS support, Multi format media player and FM radio. The handset is loaded with Proximity, Compass and G-Sensors. The battery is 1300 mAh that lasts for about 17 days in standby mode on a 3G network and talktime is about 6 hours.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos [S6802] price is Rs. 11,900 with 1 year warranty.

Yes this phone comes with Active dual SIM mode but still the price seems too high. I think a price tag of under Rs. 10,000 would have made it a good buy. The handset comes with good features but when you look at the price it doesn’t seems worthy especially when you know that there is no flash and front camera.

I checked the handset to see if you can receive a call when the other SIM is in use, it did not. Samsung says its dual active but its related to 3G data only. For example if you are using 3G from SIM 1 the other SIM will still be working. But if you are calling or have received a call on SIM 1 then another person calling on SIM 2 will get a not reachable message. Even the hybrid dual SIM work in the same way. I really don’t understand why its called Active, the dual SIM features are similar to the dual Hybrid phone called Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos (B5512). Its a waste of money, price is too high, just look out for another model.

By Rajeev Rana

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