Samsung Galaxy Fit review

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

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Samsung galaxy fit review

The Samsung Galaxy Fit is based around Android 2.2, with a little help from Samsung in the form of skinning.

For example each of the three home screens has a fixed row of shortcuts along the bottom providing access to the dialler, contacts, messaging and the full apps list.

Samsung galaxy fit review

Adding shortcuts to any of the main screens is a simple matter of long-pressing and choosing whether you want to add a widget, shortcut or folder, or change the wallpaper.

There's not a huge range of widgets to choose from. On these lower-end smartphones Samsung doesn't generally go to town on these types of extras. But we did like the Program Monitor widget.

Samsung galaxy fit review

We've seen the Program Monitor before. It displays the number of apps currently running, and if you tap it you're taken into the Active Applications area so you can close any you don't need.

Samsung galaxy fit review

If you find the system starting to run slowly (and you probably will) this is a handy way of shutting down anything that is hogging memory resources.

Samsung galaxy fit review

You can get to this by long-pressing the Home button too. Then you see a list of recent apps, and there's a permanent link to the active applications area – Android calls it the Task Manager.

It is a good job you have such easy access to the Task Manager, because the processor runs at 600MHz and noticeably slows down as you have more and more apps opened.

Samsung galaxy fit review

The main apps menu is a very familiar-looking beast, with apps arranged across three screens. The shortcuts along the bottom of the screens remain intact and the way they are on the home screens, with dialler, contacts and messaging replicated and an additional shortcut out to the home screen.

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