Samsung Galaxy Fit review

Samsung Galaxy Fit

The Samsung Galaxy Fit seems to be an update from Galaxy Mini but it isn’t. It has some minor upgrades but it is still a mass-market low-end smartphone. Take a look at its main features:

  • Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • 3.3” 65K-color QVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • ARMv6 600MHz processor, 280MB RAM
  • Android OS v2.2.1 Froyo with TouchWiz v3.0 UI, Gingerbread coming up
  • 160MB of internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot, 2GB card included
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with geo-tagging, smile detection
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Document viewer
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Swype text input
  • MicroUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth 2.1
  • Social network integration
  • Good build quality

Full specs on the official site.

www.mobilephonedeals.com

Above the screen it has the proximity sensor and the earpiece speaker. Under the screen there is the hardware home button and the touch sensitive controls: menu and back. At the top we find the 3.5mm jack and the microUSB port which is hidden under a sliding plastic lid. On the right side it has the power button while on the left side it has the volume keys and the microSD card slot covered by a plastic flap. At the bottom the phone has only the mouthpiece and the lanyard eyelet.

The TFT display has 3.3 inches. It has a pixel density of 121ppi and a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The resolution is QVGA. The displayed image is grainy and has poor contrast but the users need to accept this in a low-end smartphone.

The 5MP camera has autofocus but lacks a LED flash. The user interface is as on the Galaxy S with built- in features such as scenes, panorama and smile detection. The photos quality is decent with pleasing colors and contrast. Recorded videos have only QVGA resolution at 15 fps which is quite disappointing for a 5mp camera.

At connectivity the Galaxy Fit is quite good. It has 3G HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi with b/g/n protocols, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and a microUSB 2.0 port. The phone doesn’t have support from Adobe Flash but the browser does a good job.

On the hardware part we find a 600 MHz processor powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and helped by 280 Mb of RAM memory. The Android version can be updated to v2.3.6 Gingerbread. Internal memory has 178 Mb and it can be extended up to 32 GB through a microSD card. The phone has accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors. It also comes with stereo FM radio with RDS and GPS with A-GPS support.

Battery life is good. The 1350 mAh battery can keep the phone on for about 2-3 days of normal use. It can stay in standby for 642 hours and in talk time for 10 hours and 40 minutes. If you use 3G data the battery will drain very fast.

The Samsung Galaxy Fit is one of the best choices for a low budget smartphone. You can check good deals for it and other phone on www.mobilephonedeals.com.

 

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