Samsung GALAXY Fit Review

Performance:

Right when we thought that the low-resolution display was going to be the only major flaw to plague the Samsung GALAXY Fit we were struck by the smartphone's poor in-call sound quality. Sure, we could mostly understand what the other party was saying, but voices sounded very muffled and were accompanied by a fair amount of crackling noise. The situation was not any better on the other side of the line as voices sounded quite distorted.

The Samsung GALAXY Fit comes with a 1350mAh battery, which is rated for 6 hours and 45 minutes of 3G talk time or 421 hours in stand-by mode. These figures are nothing out of the ordinary.

Conclusion:

What we like about the Samsung GALAXY Fit is that it is comfortable to use and feels good in the hand. Besides that, it has every connectivity feature that a novice smartphone user would ever need. Photos taken with the GALAXY Fit look surprisingly good as well, and the TouchWiz UI runs smoothly on top of Gingerbread.

Unfortunately, its low resolution display is quite unpleasant to look at. It makes reading text a painful task and turns surfing the web into a tedious process. The poor in-call sound quality is yet another major disappointment that needs to be pointed out.

One of the alternatives that we would recommend is the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini, which comes with both a faster processor and a better display, yet falls into the same price category.  The Samsung GALAXY Gio is another smartphone that needs to be taken into consideration as it offers better hardware specs, but bears a similar price tag. Furthermore, both the HTC Wildfire and the Samsung GALAXY Mini can offer similar performance without breaking the bank. Last but not least, if having a smartphone running Android is not a priority, the Samsung Wave S5750, powered by Samsung's own bada platform, comes cheaper, but doesn't lag behind in terms of features.

Software version of the reviewed unit: 2.6.35.7
Android version: 2.3.4
Build number: GINGERBREAD.XWKQ2

Samsung GALAXY Fit Video Review:



Pros

  • Comfortable to use
  • Takes good photos

Cons

  • Low resolution display
  • Poor in-call quality

PhoneArena Rating:

6.0

User Rating:

7.8
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