Samsung GALAXY Fit Review
The Samsung GALAXY Fit runs the TouchWiz 3.0 interface on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Although its modest 600MHz chipset may not pack much of a processing punch, navigation is smooth and responsive. That is, of course, unless you have interface animations turned on or a live wallpaper running, which is when things occasionally get a bit choppy.
Samsung's Social Hub is what comes out of the box to satisfy your social networking needs. It lets you type a message on the fly and choose whether to send it as a text, an email, or simply post it online. Dedicated social network clients and widgets, however, are something that you will need to download separately from the Android Market should you prefer using them instead.
The on-screen keyboard on the GALAXY Fit is, in fact, pretty responsive and easy to get used to. It allows for text to be typed at decent speeds as the keys have a fair amount of space in between them.
Internet and connectivity:
The built-in Internet browser on the Samsung GALAXY Fit is smooth in general, but the low-res display makes surfing the web a painful process. Text is hardly legible, and once you zoom in, you have to constantly pan left and right in order to read the paragraph. At least the pinch to zoom function soothes the pain a bit as it works seamlessly. Needless to say, Adobe Flash is out of the question as the phone's hardware specs are too low to support it.
When it comes to connectivity, the GALAXY Fit offers all the goodies it should. A 7.2Mbps 3G radio is on board accompanied by a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The GPS unit managed to locate our position within 30 seconds from a cold start, which is actually an impressive figure.
We are pleased to say that the Samsung GALAXY Fit takes some very good photos with its 5-megapixel autofocus camera, considering that we have an entry-level smartphone on our hands. Images are rich in detail and the colors are pretty accurate. On top of that, you have a good amount of shooting scenes at your disposal including smile detection and panorama mode. The only drawback that we noticed was that the dynamics range is pretty low, but that is not really a deal breaker in our case. Unfortunately, when it comes to videos, the GALAXY Fit performs rather poorly. Even at maximum resolution, 640 by 480 pixels, videos look mediocre, with lots of artifacts.
Samsung GALAXY Fit Sample Video:
Even though the Samsung GALAXY Fit is capable of playing back videos in resolutions of up to 800 by 480, the low-resolution display takes away much of the detail that such videos are meant to deliver. DivX/Xvid support is lacking on the device, but that can easily be fixed by downloading RockPlayer or MoboPlayer from the Android Market.
The GALAXY Fit is equipped with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. However, you will have to provide your own pair of earphones as one has not been included in the set. In addition, you might want to get a bigger microSD card as the 2GB one that comes in the set will probably not be capable of holding your music collection.. As far as the built-in speaker goes, it is sufficiently loud, but audio gets distorted once you turn up the volume all the way.
1. jthiagesan posted on 13 Sep 2011, 11:30 0 0
this is a very old phone. it was released 6 months ago in asia
3. UltraElectroMagneticPOP posted on 14 Sep 2011, 01:30 0 0
Yes. This was released alongside the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Mini and Galaxy Gio a while back. Way before the SGSII hit Asia.
2. cheeseycheeser posted on 14 Sep 2011, 00:07 0 0
Why don't we get good Low-End phones like this in the US? This is actually a good phone!! :D
4. Shubh0602 (unregistered) posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:59 0 0
1) Very smooth touch.
2) Application's run like ease.
3) reasonable price
1) Battery backup is pathetic. For me it's 3 hour's if used conti. else it give's 8 hours, when i am using it normally.
2)The phone is Slow, once you compare it with little higher model like "Ace".
3) Automatic restart happens when it get's hanged .
6. sagar rathod (unregistered) posted on 22 Sep 2011, 01:22 0 0
5. mongza (unregistered) posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:57 0 0
Battery backup is horrible. Fully charged battery goes kaputt within an hour. When the battery is being charged the whole phone gets heated up. It actually gets very hot. So i am wondering if the fault is with my phone alone. I would like to know if you are facing the same problem before I go to the shop to ask for replacement.
11. Ratheesh (unregistered) posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:24 0 0
Yes, its a big defect.
7. ritika (unregistered) posted on 22 Sep 2011, 05:36 0 0
is samsung galaxy fit tht bad?? pls rply
8. ritika (unregistered) posted on 22 Sep 2011, 05:43 1 0
if i dnt use mch of internet thn hws d battry life?
lovd the phone shud i go for it?
17. Rehan posted on 06 May 2012, 10:16 0 0
i think you can buy it cause its not that bad!
besides it has a drawback of battery backup else its a damn good mobile.
9. Northy (unregistered) posted on 22 Sep 2011, 10:00 0 0
mongza,same on mine - very hot when charging,20 minutes on the internet reduced the battery from fully charged to 66%,I've heard androids use a lot of power but that's pushing it!My first android,all reviews say the display and resolution are poor - to me it's fine although I haven't seen a higher resolution phone to compare it to.The call quality is fine on mine,very clear and crisp with no background noise or distortion.I would recommend this phone,just bear in mind the battery is pretty weak.Nearly got a San Francisco,same price,better resolution.....just didn't fancy the Orange branding on the back and San Francisco on the front,fussy like that!
10. Aditya_1234 (unregistered) posted on 01 Oct 2011, 08:53 0 0
hi, I liked my galaxy fit here are pros n cons in every phone.
1) full touch screen n touch is faboulous.
2) Feels good while holdind and it has 2.2 android in it, every feature a smart phone can provide.
3) Good quality picture and video as well. You can gain acess of your mail accounts from this phone, as i am doin using 2g in airtel.
4) screen gurad is must if you want its screen to be good.
1) Poor battery backup if using some applications specially like internet or games.
2) Preety satisfied with the song playing .. Consumes less battery when on headphone but more when on loudspeaker.
3) Not great sound as compared to apple or erricson but comparatively good one...
4) Ya , i hangs for some applications n that application closes automatically . But you will get used to it :).
5) Some missing features : missing flash, front camera.
In all its a good phone, i like it and will recommend others if they go with this budget. (arnd 10k INR)
12. 13naser52 posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:53 0 0
I like it and best divoice that i see until time.
13. manish (unregistered) posted on 10 Oct 2011, 02:05 0 0
I have been using this phone.and even though poor display is a major flaw.it is efficient. The camera is amazing but lacks flash.hanging frequently lets u down sometimes.overall to start ur android world its a great and smart opening. .
14. shreeramkvn (unregistered) posted on 10 Oct 2011, 02:17 0 0
The phone is really awesome.
Processor runs fine
Applications work well and good
My battery stands for around 18 - 20 hours on a nominal usage basis
Runs perfectly on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
It doesn't have tactile feedback for all touch related works done on phone
Its a bit difficult to go back or use the menu key when using it in night since there is no back light for the touch pad
Compared to ace -> phone has a slower performance since it just holds a 600MHz processor
Installation of applications badly reduces memory of phone.
Naturally phone memory is very low, may be better if we would have had at-least 512Mb / 1Gb of space for phone.
15. mr_uzzo posted on 01 Dec 2011, 09:05 0 0
guys what do you think, it is ok to use the battery of this phone as a replacement to my battery?(i just bought a galaxy y last november 16 and im too disappointed with its battery life, i wonder if its ok to use some battery.))
16. coolkid12130 posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:23 0 0
The battery on this phone should last at least a day if not constantly using the Internet and GPS on it.
If the Battery is still playing up(It is a lithium iron battery, wat the hell man?) buy a new one or down grade its memory capacity from 3Gb to 2Gb.
hope this helps :-p