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Samsung Galaxy Fit review

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

Our Verdict

The affordable smartphone brings nothing new to the Android party

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 160 MB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 10.33 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 240 x 320

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For

  • Settings area on main screen
  • Small and light
  • Easy access to task manager
  • Camera quite serviceable
  • FM radio

Against

  • Poor battery life
  • Camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution screen
  • No Flash support
  • Short on internal memory

Samsung is churning out affordable Android smartphones at the moment. Recently we've seen the Samsung Galaxy Gio, Samsung Galaxy Mini and Samsung Galaxy Ace, and now along comes the Samsung Galaxy Fit.

There's not a lot to distinguish these mobile phones to be honest – the name often being the key differentiator. With the Samsung Galaxy Fit you might think Samsung has added some fitness-related goodness to the phone.

But no. There's not a pre-installed tracking app to take advantage of the GPS, not a calorie counter or weight tracker, nothing.

So is this a 'fit' handset in the looks department, then?

Well, er, no. It's a smallish smartphone, measuring 110.2mm x 61.2mm x 12.6mm and weighing 108.2g.

Samsung galaxy fit

It has a rather nice ribbed backplate (although a little on the flimsy side), and also a microUSB port sitting at the top edge is protected by a sliding cover.

Samsung galaxy fit phone review

But apart from that, things are fairly bland. The all-round black chassis has some shiny metal-looking elements in the shape of a surround to the giant Home button beneath the screen and edging to the front fascia, but it's nothing to shout about.

Samsung galaxy fit

There's a microSD card slot that is protected by a hinged cover on the left edge, and a volume rocker here too. The right edge houses the main on-off switch.

There's no shortcut button for the camera, but you can easily pop its application icon on the home screen if you want quick access.

Samsung galaxy fit

On the front beneath the screen, the massive Home button looks like a D-pad but isn't. To its left is a Menu button, to its right a Back button. These are touch-sensitive, but rather annoyingly they aren't backlit, remaining a fairly dull grey at all times.

The Samsung Galaxy Fit does feel quite comfortable in the hand, though, so while there are no standout physical features, there's nothing disastrous either.

Samsung galaxy fit phone review

Specifications-wise, we're talking average. This is a smartphone handset that'll set you back around £100 on PAYG or £150 if you buy it SIM-free, and from that bit of information you'll glean the level of specs you can expect.

Samsung galaxy fit

There's HSDPA, GPS and Wi-Fi, of course, and a 5MP camera. The screen measures a reasonable 3.3 inches but delivers only 240 x 320 pixels, and Samsung has opted for Android 2.2 instead of the current top spec 2.3.

So can it do enough to beat competitors such as Samsung's own cheap-as-chips Galaxy Europa i5500 or our favourite budget Android smartphone, the Orange San Francisco?

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