Samsung Galaxy Fit review

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

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Contacts are brought into the Samsung Galaxy Fit's phone book from external accounts, and you can configure Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Microsoft Exchange and Google.

Samsung galaxy fit review

There are various options depending on what you're synchronising, so you can be quite picky about the level of information you choose to download.

Samsung galaxy fit review

When you've pulled contacts in they are neatly presented alongside little thumbnail images. Four tabs give you access to Info, History, Activities and Media, (although the names are a little confusing).

Info gives you some basic contact data drawn from the source, such as email addresses. History brings together text messages and any Facebook communication, but voice calls aren't integrated.

Their history is stored separately in the call log. Activities is a list of Facebook news feeds nd Media, we assume, draws down Facebook media, but it didn't want to do so on our review handset.

The Samsung Galaxy Fit makes a reasonably good job at automatically joining contacts if their names on Facebook and Twitter are the same, but if your friends use a strange Twitter handle, then there'll be some manual joining to go through.

Samsung galaxy fit review

You can also go down the old-fashioned route and add contacts manually by filling in data on the screen. There's a fair amount of flexibility with the level of information you can add about each contact. Any field with a plus sign by it can be expanded for more related fields to be filled in.

Samsung galaxy fit review

Making a call is really straightforward, and you can do it either from the contacts area or from the dialler.

No smart dialling option from the dial pad, though, is really annoying. You can set up nine speed dials, which helps a little, but really, smart dialling is a basic requirement, we think.

Samsung galaxy fit review

Call quality is fine for a handset of this price. We found the volume was loud enough for us to hear in all but the noisiest of situations. The speaker could do with being a bit louder, though.

At this price you don't get fancy features such as noise reduction, but we didn't really feel we were being undersold on voice call capability.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
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
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameGalaxy Fit Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Product LineGalaxy
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-S5670HKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
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