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Samsung Galaxy Fit review

Richard Goodwin
30 Jul 2011
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
175
inc VAT

It may have a low-resolution screen, but the Galaxy Fit makes the most of its low specification hardware. It's a bargain

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Specifications

Android 2.2 (Froyo), 3.3in 240x240 display

Samsung’s latest addition to its Galaxy range is the £100 Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy Fit. The phone's specification suits its budget price - it has a 600MHz processor, a small 160MB of onboard storage and a 3.3-inch 240 x 320-pixel display.

At 110x61x12mm and weighing just 108g, it's a compact and lightweight handset. The phone feels well made and seems like a more high-quality proposition than HTC's significantly more expensive Wildfire S. The chassis may be completely plastic, but the combination of the device’s metallic edging and ribbed back panel save it from looking cheap.

Samsung Galaxy Fit left

One of the most obvious signs that the Galaxy Fit is a budget handset is its 3.3-inch QVGA display, which has a low 240 x 320 resolution. Individual pixels are obvious, and images and text can appear fuzzy, which means reading text on web pages is difficult without zooming in. For under £100 this is to be expected – high-resolution AMOLED displays don’t come cheap. It’s a similar story with the Galaxy Fit’s internals. The phone is powered by a slow 600MHz processor, and there's only 160MB of storage to play with, which doesn’t leave much room for applications. Fortunately the handset ships with a 2GB microSD card, which has plenty of room for programs which support Apps2SD.

Samsung Galaxy Fit

The phone runs Samsung’s custom TouchWiz interface on top of Android 2.2, but Samsung has cut it down slightly (the Kies Air App, which lets you connect your phone to your PC over Wi-Fi, isn’t present) to ensure it all runs smoothly. Despite the efficiency cuts, there are still plenty of apps installed, such as Task Killer, Music, Social Hub and QuickOffice, as well as all the standard Google applications.

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