Samsung Galaxy Fame Review
Although it is just an entry-level smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fame comes with a relatively recent version of Android – 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Layered on top of it we have Samsung's great custom interface with its numerous visual and functional tweaks. These include motion gestures, such as shaking the phone in order to refresh whatever information is displayed on all active widgets and flipping the device face-down to mute an incoming call. We can't imagine ourselves using the former often, but we find the latter useful.
Speaking of widgets, there's a ton of them pre-loaded, including Samsung's weather and clock combo, a very handy widget for taking down quick notes, and an alarm clock widget. It is also nice to see that a broad range of toggle switches for various features are placed in the notification bar for convenience. In addition, by holding down the home button, one can access all sorts of up-to-date information provided by Google Now and the built-in task manager.
The on-screen keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy Fame feels tiny, which comes as no surprise since the display is pretty narrow. Getting used to typing on it takes time, but at least the built-in spell checker will take care of the typos that you'll surely make. Alternatively, you can use the swiping input method, which can be very effective once you get comfortable with it.
Processor and Memory:
With its 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Fame ranks rather low on the benchmark scoreboards. Its real-life performance isn't out of this world either as delays are occasionally present when launching or switching between apps. These lags aren't too annoying, to be honest, but they do hurt the overall experience somewhat. On the bright side of things, the Samsung Galaxy Fame has enough power to handle a variety of games that don't require a high-end device in order to run. Titles like Angry Birds Star Wars and Temple Run 2 can be played just fine at decent framerates.
|Samsung Galaxy Fame||2045|
|Sony Xperia E dual||2424|
|Samsung Galaxy Ace 2||1953|
|LG Optimus L5||1470|
You get 4GB of internal storage with the Samsung Galaxy Fame, out of which only 1.95GB are available to the user. Chances are that's going to run out before you know it, so equipping the smartphone with a microSD card is highly recommended. Otherwise you can pretty much forget about storing music or other media on the device. But in case you're okay with relying on cloud storage, there's 50GB of it included for free for 2 years, courtesy of Samsung and Dropbox.
There's nothing new to see on the stock web browser present on the Samsung Galaxy Fame. It's pretty much the same application found on all of the company's recent Android devices, with its support for multiple tabs, incognito mode, and saving pages for offline reading. The browser itself gets the job done when it comes to web surfing, but it gets choppy when viewing content-rich pages. What really spoils the experience, however, are the low resolution and size of the smartphone's display.
5. redrobin121 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
you might be able to find it at your local 02 store
3. predator93 (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
If this is going to be available at the same price as xperia miro in my country (India), then it is going to be a tough sell with heavy competition from much better handsets like xperia sola, desire x, lumia 520, desire v and galaxy s duos.