Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Fame / S6810
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Samsung S6810 Galaxy Fame: Review
19 July 2013
Summary: Young and trendy, like all Galaxy smart phones, the Samsung S6810 Galaxy Fame is a model of medium-low, which does not stand for any special characteristic that it provides good overall. The display is large, memory is not bad and the discreet camera.
Pros: Various photo features, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Webcam frontal Fair memory.
Cons: Battery, processor power and quality, No HD video.
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...
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: 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.
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 s...
Cons: Mediocre display, Feeble chipset, No dedicated camera key, Poor video codec support, VGA video recording
Summary: Little star? Affordable, stylish and handy: Samsung's Galaxy Fame is aimed especially at young customers. But perhaps it can also attract other target groups with features like a 5 megapixel camera and NFC.
Pros: Handy design, Solid casing, Screen's high brightness, Cool even during load, The well-built and handy casing.
Cons: Narrow viewing angles, Low contrast, Only middling performance, Preinstalled bloatware, Small screens could also do with a somewhat higher resolution.
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 comes out just ahead of its nearest rival the Galaxy Young because of its superior camera. But while its processor appeared better on paper, in practise the lack of RAM held it back and the larger screen actually has a slightly lower pixel count.
Pros: Good range of Android features, good camera for the price
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Fame is perhaps one of the most stylish budget Android phones around, as its smooth corners and tiny frame are incredibly well built and it's perfectly comfortable to use single-handedly.
Pros: Small dimensions, Cheaper price, NFC support, If we see it, we like it. We're talking about microSD card support. We put it in our "we liked" section a lot, but that is purely because it is omitted from so many modern smartphones. Having support for microSD cards really boosts the internal storag...
Cons: Difficult texting, Low-res screen, Poor camera for 5MP, Our biggest bugbear is the processor. We've used phones with a single-core 1GHz processor before, and it wasn't too long ago that they were gracing the likes of the HTC Desire or the Samsung Galaxy S . They have since popped up in the cheape...
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.