The Samsung Galaxy Fame employs a 3.5" capacitive touchscreen, and as this is a budget smartphone, there are no special display technologies included. The brightness is acceptable, but the viewing angles are sub-par, and the display is very prone to fingerprint smudges.
The HVGA resolution on the Fame results in a pixel density of just 165ppi, but it's hard to expect much more in this price range. it's by no means too bad to look at. Of course, those 720p and 1080p monsters of a screen look way sharper, but this one is pretty crisp, too.
The contrast ratio is not among the best, but is on par for this class.
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Samsung Galaxy Fame||0.30||243||812||0.54||489||906|
|LG Optimus L9||0.13||128||981||0.47||477||1019|
|Samsung Galaxy S III mini||0||221||∞||0||385||∞|
|Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III||0||174||∞||0||330||∞|
|Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance||0||185||∞||0||326||∞|
|Samsung I9103 Galaxy R||0.51||407||806||0.92||785||858|
|Sony Xperia J||0.22||289||1290||0.41||562||1359|
|HTC Desire X||0.18||226||1273||0.33||421||1275|
|HTC Desire V||0.33||340||1027||0.48||506||1054|
|Sony Xperia tipo||-||-||-||0.75||561||751|
|HTC Desire C||0.23||186||814||0.5||360||723|
|HTC One X||0.15||200||1375||0.39||550||1410|
|Sony Xperia U||0.35||287||831||0.55||515||930|
|Samsung S7500 Galaxy Ace Plus||0.27||239||873||0.6||528||888|
|Samsung I9001 Galaxy S Plus||0||251||∞||0||408||∞|
Sunlight legibility is nothing short of great, too. Check out how the Galaxy Fame did in our dedicated test.
We also put the Samsung Galaxy Fame's screen under our microscope to show you its display matrix.
You can find more information on our display tests here.
Overall, the Samsung S6810 Galaxy Fame is a phone of commendable ergonomics. Reasonably thick and not too heavy, it's pretty easy to handle and slips comfortably into pockets. The arguably more up-to-date styling of the current Galaxy generation means that the paintjob might get overly slippery in some cases, but the curved back panel lets the device rest comfortably in your palm.