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Samsung Galaxy Fame Review

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Now that's a nice surprise! Low-end phones usually come with cameras that are mediocre at best, but the 5-megapixel auto-focus snapper on the Samsung Galaxy Fame is actually quite usable. In fact, the images that it produces are very rich in detail, albeit somewhat noisy, and even the ones taken indoors look presentable. The only thing the camera really lacks is speed – it is slow to boot, lags prior to capturing a photo, and then needs some more time before it is ready to take the next shot. These, however, are all imperfections present on the majority of entry-level handsets.


Recording videos using the Galaxy Fame isn't recommended unless there's no other camera around. Simply put, they look pretty terrible when played on anything bigger than a smartphone display, partially because of the low resolution of only 640 by 480 pixels, but also due to the heavy presence of digital artifacts in the picture.

Samsung Galaxy Fame Sample Video:




The camera interface is pretty straightforward to use. It offers handy features like panorama and various shooting modes, and can be launched right from the lock screen with the help of a shortcut.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Fame Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Fame Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Fame Review

Camera interface



Multimedia:

The Samsung Galaxy Fame comes with the very same music player present on all of the company's recent Android smartphones. And that's not a bad thing since the app surely gets the job done. It can sort tracks by title, album, artist, or folder name, while playback controls appear in the notification bar for quick and easy access. A 7-band equalizer and additional sound enhancements, such as reverb and bass boost, are included as well. The built-in loudspeaker is of average loudness, but crackles when its volume is turned up all the way.

Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Fame - Samsung Galaxy Fame Review
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Fame - Samsung Galaxy Fame Review
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Fame - Samsung Galaxy Fame Review
Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Fame - Samsung Galaxy Fame Review

Music player of the Samsung Galaxy Fame


Most of the video samples we threw on the Samsung Galaxy Fame couldn't be played. We were only able to watch our MPEG4 videos in resolution no higher than 800 by 480 pixels. That shouldn't bother you much, however, as you'd probably not spend much time watching videos on the Fame's low-quality display, save for the occasional YouTube lolcat video.

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posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:40 3

1. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


For entry level it´s really good.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 11:47

2. trustory (Posts: 117; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I cant find anywhere to buy it

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 12:14

5. redrobin121 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


you might be able to find it at your local 02 store

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 12:22

3. predator93 (Posts: 122; 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.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 08:51

4. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


What about it's GPU...??

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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.46 x 2.43 x 0.46 inches
(113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm)
4.25 oz  (121 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 8.66 hours talk time

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