Samsung’s addition to its Galaxy range is the £100 Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy Fit. The phone’s specification suits its budget price – it has a 600MHz processor, a small 160MB of on-board storage and a 3.3-inch 240 x 320-pixel display. However the phones poor resolution does not let the screen responsive and highly sensitive interface down. There is not hammering of buttons or slamming of icons when trying to load a page.
At 110x61x12mm and weighing just 108g, it’s a compact and lightweight handset. The phone feels well made. However to pick a fault on the sleek well-built design it would have to be the poor plastic door that hides away the SD card slot and the USB plugin slot, these both feel like they are about to snap off when opening.
The Galaxy Fit features a 5-megapixel camera capable of taking above average quality pictures and recording standard-definition video. The camera application on the Galaxy Fit has a range of different features such as autofocus, scene mode, brightness controls, a timer, white balance, ISO and image quality. The camera is definitely one of the products most highlight able and well established features.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Fit sports a 600MHz processor, although it is not equipped with the most efficient and powered full processor the phone runs extremely smoothly and when playing games the phone is highly responsive and doesn’t lag or stutter at all.
The battery life of the phone is rather like most smart phones on the market today and can last for up to around a day in full average person use. The phone doesn’t get as hot as many of the other phones we have tried out when playing games or surfing the internet which is a huge positive as the heat can get sometimes very irritating.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit runs Android 2.2, which is quite out of date to begin with seen as though 2.3 was released quite some time ago and can be seen in many of the newer phones. This doesn’t have such a big draw back as the software has been customized to fit the phone and its features. One downside with the android 2.2 software is that while browsing the android market we could not download some of the latest games and apps. Despite the efficiency cuts, there are still plenty of apps installed, such as Task Killer, Music, Social Hub and Quick Office, as well as all the standard Google applications that come pre-installed
We are positively pleased with the touch screen and with Samsung’s choice to go with the capacitive buttons instead physical ones. These buttons are again very responsive and good to work with.
If you are on a budget when looking for a smart phone and want a phone that does what a phone should do best. Then this might be the phones for you. The Fit has many pros and many cons but with the features such as the responsiveness and well-built camera this is definitely a phone to consider buying. It may not be the best in technical terms but if you are not into all of the technological details and want a phone that runs well, feels great and is overall responsive and powerful. Then maybe you should buy the Fit
The phone is around £100 on contract and can be bought SIM-free for around £150, or $200.