Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 review: In shape droid

GSMArena team, 09 August 2011.
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Introduction

You may have a hard time finding this one in the deluge of entry-level smartphones, for which Samsung is in no small part responsible. Don't worry, it will find you. The Samsung Galaxy Fit will be ready and set well before the thought of upgrading ever crosses your mind.

The times are long gone when smartphones were scary and complicated. Little green men were a hoax, the little green robots are the real deal. And Samsung are busy carrying out their plan. Match every touchscreen feature phone - every Corby and every Star - with a droid smartphone.


Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670

The Galaxy Fit is the next in line of mass-market smartphones as Samsung look to simply outnumber the competition where they cannot outplay or outsmart it. The Fit might seem like a minor update of the Galaxy Mini: a tad bigger screen and a 5 MP autofocus camera, but in that price range those are still significant arguments to have on your side.

Key Features

  • Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • 3.3 65K-color QVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • ARMv6 600MHz processor, 280MB RAM
  • Android OS v2.2.1 Froyo with TouchWiz v3.0 UI, Gingerbread coming up
  • 160MB of internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot, 2GB card included
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with geotagging, smile detection
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Document viewer
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Swype text input
  • MicroUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth 2.1
  • Social network integration
  • Good build quality

Main disadvantages

  • Low screen resolution
  • No touchscreen haptics
  • No Flash support in the web browser
  • No video-call camera
  • No flash, no camera key
  • No DivX/XviD support out of the box
  • Poor QVGA video recording @ 15fps

The styling is a little bit subtler, but not in a way to expect it to appeal to business users or an older audience. That said, dropping the original working title of Galaxy Suit makes sense. It just sent the wrong message about the dress code.

The Galaxy Fit doesn't have the features to be considered as a business tool. It's a bottom-of-the-food-chain kind of smartphone and it knows it. The friendly little gadget is on the cheap side of smartphones, but keen to deliver complete connectivity and above average imaging. The low-res screen is the flip side of the coin.

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