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Samsung Galaxy Fame

Announced
Feb 5, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • NFC

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Here's a new smartphone that is shaping up like a decent entry-level Android offering. It is known as the Samsung Galaxy Fame. Dressed in pearl white or metallic blue, the handset comes with unimpressive, yet passable hardware specs and Android 4.1 with Samsung's nature-inspired interface on top, so all the device now needs is a reasonable price tag. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT screen, 512MB of RAM, and a 1GHz processor of unspecified make and model. There's a 5MP auto-focus camera on its back paired with an LED flash, and a front-facing camera is located above its screen. Other notable specs include a smallish 1,300mAh battery and measly 4GB of storage, which can be expanded with the use of a microSD card. The handset weighs 120 grams, has a thickness of 11,6 millimeters, and will come in NFC flavor as well. Out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy Fame will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a handful of UI tweaks added, courtesy of the smartphone's maker. These include motion gestures, such as a shake to refresh information displayed on all active widgets and flipping the device face-down in order to mute an incoming call.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.1.2)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.46 x 2.43 x 0.46 inches (113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.25 oz (121 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Blue, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 165 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 52.17 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupAutofocus, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (25 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardwarebenchmark

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Broadcom VideoCore IV
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 8.66 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.16 hours
      the average is 15 h (911 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.8 days (380 hours)
      the average is 23 days (542 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk, ChatON

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Public Area Network (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 14 Feb 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTS6810 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.01 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.73 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.86 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.32 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 05 Feb 2013
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This device is also known as Samsung Galaxy Fame DUOS, Samsung S6810


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6812


Differences:
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 Feb 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTS6812I link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.78 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.19 W/kg

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