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Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview

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Our Samsung GALAXY Fit Review is now published - click here to read it.

Interface and Features:

Similar to other phones manufactured by the Korean maker, the GALAXY Fit has the Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of Android. This is only a preview, and we won't go at length about this custom interface, and yet it's worth mentioning that it offers 7 screens, a 3 x 4 menu grid rather than horizontal list (which is the norm with the green robot), some widgets and a few more perks.

The interface of the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
The interface of the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
The interface of the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
The interface of the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview

The interface of the Samsung GALAXY Fit


One thing we're pleased about is that the 600MHz processor gets the job done, and the Samsung GALAXY Fit executes all processes in a quick manner, which is even more pleasing given the fact this is only a prototype. Sadly, the build-in memory of this phone is only 160MB, so a microSD card is a must

Dialpad - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Phonebook - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview

Dialpad

Phonebook



Messaging:

The Samsung GALAXY Fit keypad looks a bit passe, but we don't really mind that. What we do mind, though, is that typing a message on the keyboard is one very irritating experience. Even though the screen is a responsive one, the virtual letters are way too small and occasional typo mistakes are unavoidable. Moreover, Samsung didn't leave any room for numbers, so the only way to type "1" is to hold the "r" letter. The same applies for dashes, hyphens and so on. This is to say that if your password is (for example) we-217-gotta_12, it would take a lot of time (and cause a massive amount of irritation) to type it properly. Nevertheless, we hope this issue will be addressed in the retail version of the phone.

Luckily, Samsung added Swype support, which works just fine, and is a cure for the above-mentioned problems. However, if you are not much of a swyper, you will surely face a few problems with the virtual keyboard.

Swype keyboard - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview

Swype keyboard



Internet and Connectivity:

The Samsung GALAXY Fit offers all the connectivity options we have come to expect from phones like this one - 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS.

The overall browsing experience with the Samsung GALAXY Fit suffers considerably from the low resolution of the 3.3-inch screen, and text is not very legible. You have to zoom-in considerably to read a web page comfortably, but at least pinch-to-zoom is supported.

The Samsung GALAXY Fit takes advantage of the stock Froyo browser, which seems to offer all  basic features you actually need. What's even more important is that everything runs smoothly on this phone.

Web browsing on the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Web browsing on the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview

Web browsing on the Samsung GALAXY Fit



Camera and Multimedia:

The GALAXY Fit packs a 5MP camera that doesn't offer flash and in our prototype unit some features like white balance were missing. Despite that, we're pleased with its performance, and in good conditions this camera produces photos with vivid and natural-looking colors.

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung GALAXY Fit


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview

Strong

Medium

Low light

Indoor samples


The same can't be said about the video recording capabilities of the Samsung GALAXY Fit - it shoots videos in 240 x 320 with a fps rate of 15 or to put it in another way - the end result is some truly appalling videos. Still, we've tested a prototype unit so the final one might put up a slightly better performance.

Samsung GALAXY Fit Sample Video:




There are no surprises with the music player, as it's the standard Android one - it doesn't excel with some amazing features or UI, and yet it covers all standard needs. As this is not a retail unit, earphones weren't included in the package, but nevertheless we tested the GALAXY Fit with our own earphones - and the music experience was of average quality. Of course, this is not a final verdict, so things may change a bit when we test the final version of this phone.

The GALAXY Fit's gallery is a good one as it offers an easy-to-use interface and some features like slideshow and pinch-to-zoom options.

Battery life is definitely one of the Samsung GALAXY Fit's strong points - even though the unit we tested was a prototype one, we are delighted it got us through a full day of heavy usage and still wasn't in a desperate need of juice.


Expectations:

Samsung GALAXY Fit Preview
Our bet is this handset will position itself between the low and mid-end segment of the market. Its quality construction, good camera for its class, the lack of lag and great battery life are all pros, but on the other hand, the low resolution, the uncomfortable virtual keyboard (this one may be sorted out in the final version, though) and the awful video recording capabilities make us wonder whether the Samsung GALAXY Fit will be able to stand its ground against the competitors in its class.

Furthermore, it may be a bit hard to differentiate this handset from the other budget GALAXY phones that were launched at the same time (the Ace, the mini and the Gio), but as this is only a prototype unit, we would wait a little bit longer before we give the final verdict on the Samsung GALAXY Fit.

Samsung GALAXY Fit Video Preview:



Our Samsung GALAXY Fit Review is now published - click here to read it.

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posted on 21 Feb 2011, 08:19

1. pauldmps (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


It is already up for pre-order in India for about 12000 INR ($270) which makes it totally unjustified buy. It has poorer resolution & features compared to the LG Optimus One. Totally fail.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 01:10

2. enigma165 (unregistered)


I just bought this phone for 9900 INR here in India. LG Optimus One sells for 11700 INR and is currently not readily available. So, the LG Optimus One is about 20% more expensive. Going by the budget limits (10000 INR) and my requirements (some online work at workplace mainly like looking up for drug dosages etc. with no special interest for games or videos), Samsung Galaxy Fit was the best buy for a low range smartphone. Till now, experience has been very good.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 03:23

3. Ankit Kumar (unregistered)


Excellent fone in the budget range of Rs.10,000.
Fit for mr and also the assurance of Samsung..

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 01:02

4. Rozer (unregistered)


I bought samsung galaxt fit.One small doubt is there,anyone can help me,
In my mobile wi-fi is in on,but after getting IP address remenbering immediately showing 'DISABLED' so im unble to use Wi-fi, can I change any settings?

Thank you,

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 04:59

37. PratikTrivedi (unregistered)


Set the WEP Password setting of your router to 128 bits and then, your password should be exactly 13 characters .. ex. abcdefghijklm
your wifi Should work then....

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 15:31

43. mak (unregistered)


hello
just restart your phone
AND FOLLOW SOME SIMPLE STEPS
1 GO TO SETTINGS
2 CLICK WIRELESS AND NETWORKS
3 GO TO BOTTOM AND CLICK MOBILE NETWORK
4 DISABELED THE PACKET DATA
5 THEN GO TO MAIN SCREEN AND CLICK WIDGETS
6 CLICK PROGRAM MONITOR AND CLICK CLEAR RAM OPTION
7 RESTART YOUR PHONE AND THEN CLICK THE WIFI
and enjoy

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 00:04

5. anup (unregistered)


I have samsung galaxy fit i don't know how to forward messages from ma mobile. Please help me.

Thanks.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 03:31

32. avindtp (unregistered)


it is very simple yaar.Just press the message button.Then you can forward messages

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 23:18

6. rakesh.s (unregistered)


Dear Anup
when ever you want to forward a particular msg, press and hold your finger on that msg for 2 secs and you will get the option to forward .i hope my answer will help you.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 02:47

34. pp (unregistered)


thank you

posted on 25 Apr 2011, 23:45

7. miwa (unregistered)


does its can save unlimited sms in inbox? depends on memory..

posted on 12 May 2011, 02:21

8. dlphsharma (unregistered)


I bought galaxy fit for just rs 10760 INR rs from MOBILE Store India , And found great experience with this phone,At this range it's top of the andriod phones : -

With Andriod 2 froyo,
capacitive touch screen (with good touch response),
great sound quality (with or without headphones,
5 MP camera.

But the only issue is why samsung not provided a flash with camera because camera is nice and take very good snaps & videos if flash is their then this is one of the top est phone in "andriod 2 foryo budget phone".

posted on 14 May 2011, 08:41

9. Katie (unregistered)


i just bought the phone today, and looks very flash. it has a really sensitive screen for a low budget phone, and so far i am really inpressed with it. the camera is a touch screen which i was worried about, but its self focus is good and i am impressed. there is no real good zoom, but it didn't bother me, unless you use it below 5 megapixel. it has message conservations which is good as weel. all in all for the price i would rate it very well.

posted on 27 May 2011, 02:47

10. jacksparrow (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 May 2011)


when it will be available in nepal and what will be its cost

posted on 30 May 2011, 02:45

11. shane054 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 May 2011)


the only thing i need To know To decide buying between the galaxy mini and fit IS which one has better loudspeaker and sound quality . can you please help me out with that? so i can regain sleep again ha ha p.d so far in those two reviews i rode that galaxy mini calling quality IS supreme than fit's IS that also true?? Thank you.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 23:09

12. samani (unregistered)


suddenly my keypad gravity sensor...as in horizontal keyboard across the phone is not working...can anyone help with the settings ?

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 02:13

13. javed (unregistered)


I brought Samsung Galaxy fit but there is some problem with its keypad light. The keypad light remains off all the time. kindly help me by providing solution to it. how should i proceed?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 00:56

14. Balu (unregistered)


Can the samsung galaxy fit be upgraded to Android 2.3 (gingerbread) from 2.2 (froyo)??

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 01:56

27. BALLI (unregistered)


yes. the galaxy fit can be upgraded from android 2.2(froyo) to android 2.3(gingerbread). just type in google-'how to upgrade samsung galaxy fit to gingerbread' and search it. then go to ur desired link and follow the instructions of upgradation.

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 13:42

15. Rajesh l (unregistered)


Is Galaxy fit better than Galaxy 3

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 20:56

16. ankitpareek (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


hi.......!!!
m lkng forward to buy an android phone and m totally confused between 2 phone and that is: 1. samsung galaxy fit 2. dell xcd 35

plz tell me whch 1 is btr........plz.

posted on 10 Jun 2011, 11:48

17. byshcandy (unregistered)


aniki..
please do not go for the dell xcd 35 phone. the phone hangs automatically often. the app support and the battery life is very poor. all in all a great blunder by dell. the samsung is a better option. one of my frnd owns it and its going on great..

posted on 11 Jun 2011, 02:53

18. ankitpareek (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


thanks a lot buddy........!!!!!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 08:51

19. Dhivya (unregistered)


I have purchased samsung galaxy fit before 3days ago.but i dont know how to forward messages in my phone.Please instruct me...

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 04:13

31. rrr007 (unregistered)


hold your finger on the message for 2 seconds and a menu will appear.. there press forward.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 05:28

20. s (unregistered)


how to forward a msg in samsung galaxy fit

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 13:02

21. Rajesh I (unregistered)


Is Galaxy fit better than Galaxy 3 ?????????????????????

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 02:10

22. nish (unregistered)


i recently purchased galaxy fit
its battery life is not gud
even when i keep GPS wi fi off all the time, and clear RAM
also i keep all applications close when not in use
is there any way of increasing battery life

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 02:02

28. BALLI (unregistered)


Just go and upgrade ur galaxy fit to android 2.3 (gingerbread). u will find an increase in ur battery life. oOr the second option is to download the battery booster apps from android market.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 12:42

23. Tirtha (unregistered)


No permission to edit photo from computer teken with galaxy fit. Any one resolve the problem?

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 14:07

24. Mallikarjun (unregistered)


I am satisfied with everything in the phone but the battery "Bull s**t". I hardly speak for one hour a day and send messages about 50, i don't even use other apps. still i cant get the battery life of 1 day. Then whats the use, without battery.

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 14:12

25. an (unregistered)


press and hold your finger on that msg for 2 secs and you will get the option to forward

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 12:11

26. podakuppa (unregistered)


plz tell me wheather galaxy fit has ram and inbuilt memory and rom ,please provide me ... i need to buy a better phone in the budget of 13k

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 13:51

29. dineshvicky (unregistered)


which is best to buy? the samsung galaxy fit or samsung galaxy pop...

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 13:55

30. dineshvicky (unregistered)


which mobile is best to buy? samsung galaxy fit or galaxy pop

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 05:34

33. ian (unregistered)


please help, i have just got samsung galaxy fit, i have put my contacts into the phone but i cannot find where they have gone to i wont a list like on my old phone please help thanks ian

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 12:15

35. MANSI (unregistered)


should i buy fit or pop??
kya kya difference hai?
plz help
cz they vary in rs 2000

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 02:33

36. japs (unregistered)


hello evrybdy...
i want to buy a new phone within 10,000rs....can anybody suggest me which wil be beter???
i am confused between galaxy fit , pop and htc wildfire....kindly suggest me....thanx

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 06:55

38. mohan kumar (unregistered)


Hi, i bought galaxy fit, nice phone, i am able to connect it to samsung WEP450 bluetooth device, but not able to listen the music via the bluetooth device. Can anybody Please Help me to sort it out......

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 01:13

39. Bhatia (unregistered)


recently bought but are was surprised to see that it does not come with a operator manual. The PC Connectivity software given along with it extremely slow. Virtually no support from Samsung call center. Very bad decision to buy this phone. Don't recommend this to anybody.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 01:56

40. Dips (unregistered)


which is best to buy? the samsung galaxy fit or samsung galaxy pop...

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 07:54

41. govinda agrawal (unregistered)


hi ***s !
this phone is totally money west
so pl'z i recommend to all of u pl'z don;t buy this phone
09983098776

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 15:07

42. LOAC (unregistered)


Please help.... I am having problems with my Galaxy Fit when I send texts it is very hit and miss and it keeps saying failed SMS ... This is my second phone and was the reason the first phone was replaced as I had only bought it recently.... The first Fit had an older version software and there was no problem until I updated to the newer version .. I have tried another sim card and the problem was still there... There is no problem with the signal and I can call out and receive messages just not send them when I want !!!

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 05:17

44. Galaxyfitmail (unregistered)


I'm unable to set up rediffmail account on my Galaxy Fit.Every time I enter the userid and password,it says incorrect userid and password(they are correct,I checked many times).Also,gmail account is not updated regularly.Can anyone help?Thanks in advance

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:37

45. shravani (unregistered)


how to change swype format to normal format in samsung galaxy fit

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 03:04

46. anant (unregistered)


i wanted to know abt the camera clarity of samsung galaxy fit.
is the clarity good when we zoom and click the picture???
pls do help???/

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Samsung GALAXY Fit

Samsung GALAXY Fit

OS: Android 2.3.4 2.2
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Display3.3 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (121 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
Size4.34 x 2.41 x 0.50 inches
(110.2 x 61.2 x 12.6 mm)
3.82 oz  (108 g)
Battery1350 mAh, 10.45 hours talk time

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