Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Fame / S6810
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Samsung Galaxy Fame
9 August 2013
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 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: 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: 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.
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. It's a pretty good budget Android, but if you're not fussed about the camera, you might be better to save a few quid and plump for the Young.
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. However, while the Fame may look like it has the making of a first class budget phone, the screen and the hardware inside it quickly reveal its more modest capabilities.
Excerpt: Samsung has added a new member in its Galaxy range i.e. Fame S6810. This phone is a budget dual sim smartphone with latest Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) , superb multimedia and connectivity features and offers plethora of bang for its price.