Nepal Telecom is bundling Samsung Galaxy Ace 4. This is not ordinary GSM model with HSDPA support but it is rather a handset that supports both GSM and CDMA card. That means both SIM Card and RUIM card can be used as it is a also a dual SIM. This model is specially targeted for users in Nepal that have problem in network. The use of both cards can help in situation where coverage one can’t be found but other is found. GSM network don’t have coverage in areas where CDMA has. CDMA has a bit good coverage and user base in rural areas actually.
Ace 4 is new model in old Galaxy Ace family The GSM model was released on August 2014 but this offer just came out. NTC is working with IMS Samsung Nepal to provide this offer. In Rs 11490 you will get this mobile with free NT CDMA Card. The smartphone is a powered by 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor and it has 4GB internal memory. The RAM is 512 MB and you can install external SD card up to 64 GB in this device. It has a 4” display with resolution of 480X800 with 233 ppi pixel density which is greater than that of Galaxy Grand Prime, thus the display is good.
The handset has 5MP back camera capable of recording videos at 720p at 30 FPS and capturing pictures at 2592×1944. There is LED Flash, geo-tagging, auto focus which is good. The device also has WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot feature, GPS , Bluetooth 4.0 and Accelerometer. In this device also we can’t find Gyroscope. They are now only coming on flagship devices.
The battery is only 1500 mAh which is pretty disappointing because even Galaxy Y had 1200 mAh battery and this phone has double the processor and point to note dual SIM card so it should have had more battery in our view. The display is quite good and the camera is standard for the specification. For GSM there is 3G so you can always use faster internet and remain in faster spectrum.
This is a special type of phone that most popular brands don’t manufacture. If you really need a device that supports two types of dual SIM then this is it. You will get a package of Rs 3900 free which includes a free RUIM Card(Rs 200), free talk time of Rs 100 and Data Card (Rs 300 x 12 Months= Rs 3600). To claim a free Card a photo and a identity card’s photocopy(Citizenship, Passport or License) must be submitted during purchase of handset. To activate RUIM Card and data plan dial 1415 and follow the instructions and to know more about free data send SMS to 1415 by typing FR.
The phone could have been great with the front camera, bigger RAM and battery because even Galaxy Core Prime comes at the same price. Only thing that is different is the network capability and SIM card support.