Android Powered Budget Smartphone; Samsung Galaxy Fit Review

While more and more people are opting for new mobile phones with all the latest and greatest features, not everyone can afford to pay top dollar. Many of the smartphones on the market today tend to range in price from $400 and higher. However, if you are a user who is on a budget, a fair option that is available is the Samsung GALAXY Fit. Among a sea of cheap mobile phones, the Fit from Samsung is a good choice for individuals who want to spend a moderate amount of money for a variety of features.

Powered by Android Froyo 2.2, the Samsung GALAXY Fit is aptly named due to the perfect, comfortable manner in which it fits right in the palm of your hand. It boasts a 3.3-inch display and is a touchscreen device that has a 600MHz single processor. The screen is made up of a material that is fingerprint proof. The volume and power buttons are located on either side of the smartphone, which measures in at 4.34×2.41 by .5 inches.

While any self-respecting Android enthusiast would go straight for a dual-core beast, such as the Samsung GALAXY S II or the HTC EVO 3D, for example, when picking their next smartphone, the budget-conscious smartphone user would pick something rather cheap and modest. If you’re looking to save additional funds by getting a phone without a contract, one of the T-Mobile prepaid phones is the Samsung Galaxy S, which is the precursor to the Galaxy S II.

If you are not overly concerned with an inordinate amount of mobile web browsing, the Fit is an optimal choice of smartphone. Due to its small screen size, the resolution is 240 by 320 pixels. Using simple data features such as social networking sites Twitter and Facebook are reasonable, but anything overly elaborate will not provide you with an excellent picture.

In general, the Samsung GALAXY Fit lacks sharpness in its overall display, especially in contrast with more advanced smartphones on the market today.

The Fit runs TouchWiz 3.0 over Android’s 2.3.4 Gingerbread version, offering the user efficient navigation. The onscreen keyboard is especially responsive and allows for you to type out a quick text message relatively quickly. They keys also have a good amount of space between them so that you can avoid accidentally hitting the wrong one.

One of the best features of the Samsung GALAXY Fit is its camera. Although it is only 5-megapixels, there is an autofocus feature that makes for some truly great quality photos. Colors are plentiful and sharp, with the maximum resolution of your images measuring at 640 by 480 pixels.

There is also a video capturing feature that gives you a playback resolution of 800 by 480. Unfortunately, the quality is subpar due to the low resolution display.

As far as in call sound quality is concerned, the Samsung GALAXY Fit ranks quite poorly in this area. While in the middle of a call, you can expect occasionally muffled voices and some crackling noises.

There is also no noise cancellation feature. In addition, talk time is only six hours and 45 minutes on 3G, yet a mere 421 hours while the device is in stand-by mode.

In conclusion, all in all, the Samsung GALAXY Fit may be a reasonable purchase for individuals who are seeking their first smartphone and don’t want to spend much money. For more experienced smartphone users, it would benefit you to continue shopping around for a better device.

Guest Author: This is a guest article by Jeremy Hayes is a tech junkie often blogging his opinions as well as experience with new technologies, especially new mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets.

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