Samsung Galaxy Fit review

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

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Messaging of all kinds relies on a good keyboard, and here the Samsung Galaxy Fit does quite well. Of course the screen is a bit squished, at just 3.3 inches, but even in portrait orientation we found it fairly comfortable to tap with two thumbs.

Samsung galaxy fit review

There's an option for predictive text and a great select tool for cutting and pasting. Just hold your finger down and up pops a select tool that you can drag around to decide what precisely you want to cut, copy or even share in an email or SMS.

Samsung galaxy fit review

If we have a quibble it is that in landscape you don't get to see very much of a text entry window. That's a factor of the size of the keyboard, of course, but if you need to edit a fairly long piece of text it could be irritating.

Samsung galaxy fit review

You've got a couple of keyboard types in portrait mode – a standard QWERTY layout and a traditional number pad-style one, as well as two handwriting recognition options.

Samsung galaxy fit review

You can also try voice input, which is activated by tapping a keyboard icon. We found this worked remarkably well, and it's quite a cool trick to show off to friends.

SMS messages sent and received are shown as threaded, and you can keep an eye on a few steps of a conversation quite easily.

Samsung galaxy fit review

Android keeps Gmail and other email accounts separate, and your Twitter and Facebook messages are kept separate too. You can get to them by using the Social Hub, which drops you into a window that enables you to view any accounts you've set up, as well as SMS text messages.

This is actually a bit of a trick, though, because all the on-screen widgets do is take you through to web apps.

Instant messaging fans will find Google Talk pre-installed, but nothing else in the same vein. If you want another IM tool, you'll have to download it from the Android Market.

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