Samsung Galaxy Fit review

What's new about this low-cost Android 2.2 smartphone?

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Samsung galaxy fit phone review

The Samsung Galaxy Fit is a £150 Android handset, and for that kind of outlay you really can't expect a fantastic smartphone.

What's important is that the compromises that have been made to meet a price are the right ones, and that no cheap corner cutting has gone on that diminishes the handset's potential.

To that end, we think there are some plus points here, but also some compromises we aren't too happy with.

We liked

The little settings area you get when you drag down the notifications bar gives quick access to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, silent mode and screen rotation, which is very handy.

The task manager widget and access to the task manager via a long press of the home button makes it relatively easy to shut down power and processor-hogging apps.

We disliked

Screen resolution is simply too low for some activities to be rewarding. Web browsing at 320 x 240 is never fun, because text looks fuzzy, and the similarly priced Orange Monte Carlo manages a 4.3-inch WVGA display for the cash.

The lack of Flash support makes using the Samsung Galaxy Fit for multimedia a much less rewarding experience than it should be, thanks to the impossibility of viewing much embedded video.

The lack of a flash on the camera also annoys us. We know smartphone flashes are never wonderful, but they can be useful at times.


The Samsung Galaxy Fit doesn't do much for us, we're afraid. It doesn't do anything spectacularly badly but it doesn't do anything spectacularly well, either, and the low res screen seems, well, too low-res. It has no particular USPs over many other similarly-priced lower-end Android smartphones.

We still can't get away from the fact that if you are strapped for cash and want an Android phone, the Orange San Francisco is one of our favourite handsets.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory160 MB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyGalaxy
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourMetallic Black
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time10.33 Hour
Product ModelFit
Screen Size8.4 cm (3.3")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)108.2 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution240 x 320
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height110.2 mm
Width61.2 mm
Depth12.6 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time640 Hour
Product NameGalaxy Fit Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Product LineGalaxy
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-S5670HKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Life takes on new levels of fun and efficiency with the Samsung Galaxy Fit. Packed with loads of features like Mobile Office for working while on the go and Social Hub for simple social networking, the Galaxy Fit is all about getting the most from your time. Access to the ever-growing Android Market ensures that the latest and coolest must-have apps are easily downloaded. And it isn't all work and no play. The Galaxy Fit comes with fast Wi-Fi connections for browsing the web and also a built-in 5megapixel camera for capturing life's precious (or random) moments.

Package Contents
  • Galaxy Fit Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Travel Adapter
  • User Manual
Limited Warranty2 Year