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Samsung has gone from nothing to everything there is in the mobile phone world. They have made one of the best phones in every price range category to do so. And since Dec 2012, they have cranked up the quality for a lesser price. It is amazing what Galaxy Music Duos and Galaxy Star had achieved for such a small price and the latest addition to this is the Samsung Galaxy Fame. It is a little more costly when you compare it to the 2 but that brings you a lot of features and better specs that the Music Duos and Star. What I question is, why would Samsung bring out a phone whose price is same as Nokia Lumia 520 but no where in spec comparison on paper. Lets see how the phone fared through.
Talking about the design first, no surprises that it looks similar to the previously released siblings – Samsung Galaxy Star and Samsung Galaxy Music Duos. Curved at the corners and almost literally flat on the back. But, it certainly looks better than the two, having the same thickness and larger size. It measures 113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm and weighs about 120g which is more on the bulkier side of phones with 3.5 inch screens. The fingerprints collect quite easily on the phone especially in the blue version whereas in the white version they are less visible because of the color of course (only on the back side).
Samsung Galaxy Fame has a standby up to 420h on 2G and 380h on 3G. on the run, the 1300mAh battery can sustain up to 8h and 40 mins on 2G and 6h 10m on 3G. That is not something you would expect from Samsung, it should have had more hours up their sleeve. Like the younger siblings it has got the volume rockers on the right and lock/power on the left. Still no dedicated camera button. This is getting serious now. They should have given a dedicated camera button on a 10,000 INR phone.
Samsung Galaxy Fame has 3.5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 256K colors which better the 64K on the Galaxy Star and Galaxy Music Duos. The screen resolution is 320×480 pixels with 165 ppi pixel density, which I would say is good enough for a 3.5 inch phone. It supports multitouch. Colors are bright but not realistic, they are vivid but not vivid enough. All in all a very decent screen.
Running on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it is an instant attraction for people who want to get their hands around 4.1v of Android with a powerful backup in terms of processing power and great hardware to go along. The Andriod 4.1 brings you immense customization, lots of widgets and a lot of applications to play around with. Android is also a great base for mobile developers. You get Google Now app that helps you staying updated with things you care about without actually doing anything at all, gives you insight on traffic, your bookings etc and in the latest Google I/O they announced movies, tv shows, music, books and lots more.
Memory and Data
The internal memory on this phone is 4GB which is expandable to up to 64GB using microSD cards. It has a main memory of 512MB sufficient to run light apps and manage your work. You get both 2G and 3G networks on this phone but no 4G LTE. It supports 3G only till 7MBps HSDPA. You can also connect to the internet via wifi. It has inbuilt v4.0 bluetooth which is so much faster than the v2.0 on the previous batch of Samsung budget smartphone (duh, obviously). It also supports NFC!
Just like the other aspects that has made this phone overpower its opponents, the camera adds on to this. The phone has a brilliant 5MP Camera, it is just so much better than the 5MP cameras we have seen in the Samsung S Duos, Samsung S Advanced etc. It also has a front camera! That is one place you might seem to choose Samsung Galaxy Fame over Nokia Lumia 520. The video recording quality is that of VGA. The secondary/front camera is also a VGA Camera. The main camera has features such as geo tagging and face detection. The resolution of images are 2592х1944 pixels. You also get led flash and autofocus capabilities.
Samsung’s amazing new device runs on a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM. The single core is a turn off. Today all phones in this price range (new) are running dual cores 1GHz+ but here it has compromised a bit. It is good enough to handle small light apps but some serious problem regarding heavy games. All in all this phone does not disappoint at all.
It has you covered in every part, except for gaming. Believe me, you would be a fool to let this one go. You get NFC, 5MP Camera, Bluetooh 4.0, Android Jelly Bean and endless things. Buy it!
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GT-S6810|
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GT-S6812 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|SIM||Optional Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, March|
|BODY||Dimensions||113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm (4.46 x 2.43 x 0.46 in)|
|Weight||120.6 g (4.23 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|Size||320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 64 GB|
|Internal||4 GB, 512 MB RAM|
|Speed||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
|NFC||Yes (S6810P model only)|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration|
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 420 h (2G) / Up to 380 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 8 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 10 min (3G)|
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