Reviews and Problems with Samsung S6810 / Galaxy Fame
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Samsung Galaxy Fame Review: In Depth
27 May 2013
Conclusion: The design, camera and the inclusion of TouchWiz all help raise the Samsung Galaxy Fame above our initial expectations, but with a price tag of £130 and the fact that in practice the phone only truly excels at simple smartphone tasks like email, messaging and web browsing, we can’t recommend it without a little hesitation.
Pros: High quality design, Impressive camera, Premium features (TouchWiz Nature UX, NFC, front-facing camera etc)
Cons: Terrible screen, Disappointing battery life, Expensive, TouchWiz too heavy
Conclusion: The Galaxy Fame seems to take its design cues from, well, most any Samsung phone currently on the market. It’s a little curvier, but this is probably necessary due to its thickness. Still this makes the Fame a perfect fit for smaller hands. For me, it felt a little on the small-ish side, but it should be fairly usable for most people. One touch that seemed out of the ordinary was the gold-tinted faux metal surrounding the bezel.
Conclusion: It's been quite a while since Samsung has released a truly budget smartphone. The days of affordable Gingerbread devices running on single-core processors seemed like a distant memory until picking up the Galaxy Fame made us feel as though we're back in 2012. But after spending some more time with the smartphone we found that the picture is completely different, despite what the specs sheet suggests.
Pros: Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 3.5" 256K-color capacitive touchscreen of HVGA (320 x 480 pixel) resolution, Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Nature UX, 1 GHz Broadcom BCM21654G CPU, 512MB of RAM, 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, face and smile detection, 0.3MP secondary camera, VGA video recording at 25fps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support; Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS with A-GPS connectivity and GLONASS; digi...
Cons: Mediocre display, Feeble chipset, No dedicated camera key, Poor video codec support, VGA video recording
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Fame is attractive, cheap and has a decent camera. It's let down though by its sluggish processor and lacklustre screen. Unless you're desperate to put a Samsung Galaxy phone in your pocket, you can spend your money more wisely elsewhere.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Fame is budget by nature but not by price. It’s too slow and laggy and has a dire screen – unacceptable for the £150 price tag. Unless it comes down in price considerably, we advise you look elsewhere.
Summary: Samsung’s Galaxy Fame doesn’t really offer enough for the price. The small display is low-res, and performance is disappointing. Battery life is mediocre – and there are better handsets out there for the money.
Pros: Decent outdoor shots from snapper; Compact design; support for NFC.
Cons: Laggy performance; Low-res small screen; Keyboard gripes.
Conclusion: Samsung’s Galaxy Fame sadly offers too little for the asking price. Performance is laggy, the dinky screen is disappointingly low-resolution and battery life is barely average. Rival devices give you a lot more bang for your buck.
Pros: Camera takes good outdoor shots; Compact form factor; NFC support
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Fame is not a phone that will live forever, and it hasn't quite learned to fly. It is clear from the very outset that Samsung has used the ingredients to create a lower-end smartphone, such as the smaller internal chipset, the smaller screen and the low internal storage. In doing so the Samsung Galaxy Fame, in a continuation of the Samsung Galaxy range's design, feels a little underpowered.
Excerpt: Samsung lancerer her en billigere udgave i deres Galaxy serie - Samsung Galaxy Fame. En af de store fordele ved Galaxy Fame er, at den har indbygget NFC, Near Field Communication, der er en trådløs netværksteknologi, som fungerer på helt korte afstande. Med NFC teknologi er det eksempelvis muligt at benytte mobilen som betalingsmiddel i flere og flere forretninger.
Samsung Galaxy Fame review: uitblinker of meer van hetzelfde?
21 September 2013
Excerpt: Eén van Samsungs kenmerken binnen de smartphonemarkt was altijd het hebben van een grote collectie aan smartphones. De Samsung Galaxy Fame is een goed voorbeeld, aangezien Samsung naast deze budgetsmartphone nog meer vergelijkbare toestellen aanbiedt zoals de Galaxy Ace 2 of Galaxy Y. Is de Galaxy Fame een uitblinker of meer van hetzelfde? Na deze Samsung Galaxy Fame review zul je het weten. Het eerste wat aan de Samsung Galaxy Fame opvalt, is het design.