So you want a smart phone that sits pretty in your pocket, it should have a nice touchscreen and most importantly it needs to be Android based? Samsung brings to you Galaxy Fit that might just be the right fit phone for you and your purse if you are looking for a budget smartphone.
Galaxy Fit is part of the Samsung’s new Galaxy siblings along with Galaxy Pop and Ace. If Ace is the little cousin of the popular and impressive Galaxy S, we can say Fit and Pop are the younger siblings of Ace. Today let’s talk about Fit and give space for Ace and Pop another day.
The Vital Stats:
- Full touch smart phone with capacitive 3.31 TFT inch screen
- 320 * 240 pixels
- 600 MHz processor
- Android 2.2 Froyo OS
- Android browser
- 5 MP camera with 3x digital zoom with 2592 x 1944 resolution, geo tagging, and auto focus
- 160 MB internal memory with microSD slot that can be expanded upto 32 GB. (the box comes with a 2 GB memory card)
- 3G connectivity and includes wireless connectivity features in the form of Wi-Fi , microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v2.1
- Swype text input method
- The display has Accelerometer sensor for auto – rotate
- multi format Music player with DNSe sound enhancement and 3.5 mm jack, Wi-Fi access, FM radio.
Galaxy Fit with the above mentioned features is neatly packaged phone aimed at the entry level smart phone buyers who want a decent performance and features without hitting their purse hard. The round edged phone with a 3.31 inch screen sits pretty well in one’s pocket and is quiet an eye candy too. Though personally, I liked Galaxy Ace when it comes to the design factor but Fit will definitely appeal to many with its shining white and black colored panels.
With Apps becoming more power hungry and 1 Ghz processors finding place in upcoming models, the 600 MHz may be a bit let down but still with most regular usages, the the user interface felt smooth and responsive.
Though the 3.31 inch screen is pretty impressive, the 320 * 240 pixels resolution dents the euphoria. For an average user it can be lived with the easy to zoom in option with the pinch of the fingers.
The 5 MP camera may not be very impressive and it neither has an LED flash.
With the Android market with tons of free apps and also Samsung apps to dig upon, you will never get bored with Fit in hand. 3 home screens in the phone is a happy note to fiddle around and pack widgets. Samsung has pre-loaded some of its own widgets to kick start the usage.
It comes pre-loaded with Samsung Social hub. The hub helps to initiate SNS, IM and email all from your Samsung Smartphone’s phonebook with just a single touch. The phonebook seamlessly integrates all of your SNS, IM, email, and calendar accounts. So for both business users and social networking users, you get a steady stream of communication inintegrated from your e-mail, text messages, calendars, and social networking feeds. A smartphone must be smart enough for your office needs. Apart from the emailing functions, Fit is bundled with quickoffice. You can open your excel, word documents though you cannot edit them. You can also open all your e-books you have stored in pdf formats.
GingerChai verdict: In spite of the drawbacks or letdown we had mentioned, the good looking Fit does manage to impress us with its customized Android 2.2 OS and goodies like Swype text input method, accelerometer, good touchscreen with Samsung’s Touchwiz 3.0 interface, 3G , GPS navigation and business and social networking features etc. At the current selling price of Rs.10,700 it is definitely worth a buy. If you can stretch the budget by couple of few thousands, look forward to our review of Galaxy Ace.
Fit is indeed a Mr.Fit for those who want a decent smart phone for a decent price.