Like most of the company's latest handsets, the back casing is marked by subtle grooves that make for a secure in-hand hold. Beneath that removable cover lies the 1,500mAh battery and SIM slot. While the phone does come pre-loaded with 4GB of internal storage, users will have the ability to augment that capacity via a microSD slot located just below the volume rocker on the Ace 2's lower left side. A 3.5mm headphone jack resides up top, with a tiny power button off to the upper right edge.
If you're looking for the company's signature high contrast OLED displays, look elsewhere, the 3.8-inch WVGA display used here is moderately vibrant despite the lack of any over-saturation. That said, we did need to crank up brightness considerably to adequately view the screen in a well-lit environment. Keep in mind, however, that the Ace 2 isn't dressed up in high-end specs to impress; it's meant to be a workhorse for the everyday user, so we'll cut it some slack. It's slated to hit the UK this April, so if this middle of the road entry's caught your eye, you'll know where to find it.
Mat Smith contributed to this report.