Samsung Galaxy fit, my father's latest purchase was with for unboxing and about an hour after that so I decided to give it a "mini-review".
Cost: Rs. 10,000
Display: QVGA, 8.41cm TFT LCD
The box is little long than others.
On cutting seal and opening flap/cover, this phone is revealed, packed in plastic.
After removing the cardboard under the phone, the accessories are revealed.
A 2GB microSD card with microSD-to-SD adapter.. thats something new I have seen to come with a mobile..
The earphones, pouch/cover and regular manuals.
The battery was "hidden" in side of box.. , but it was not difficult to pull out the battery.
The data cable and charger on other side of box.
The plastic laminations on phone are not of good quality.. I was trying to remove back cover of the phone when the plastic of back got removed completely and front plastic started to get off! Although these plastics are not of much use, but I like to keep them on the phone atleast for 1 day after purchase
The Optimus one is little thinner than this one.
On left: Optimus one Right: Galaxy Fit
The pattern on back side(battery cover) of the device is very nice:
I also like the way USB port is revealed. The cover slides out instead of popping out, which is how micro SD slot is revealed..
The phone has one physical button and two touchpad buttons:
There's no backlight for buttons, but the touch is very responsive!
The app tray shows applications in different screens..
Another good point is that the phone has swype installed, but there is no default android keyboard.. but who uses it, there are lot of keyboards in market
The phone can have upto 7 home screens:
To test the sound quality, I had no song in the phone so I decided to run FM:
I first connected my HD 408 with these phones, but the quality was not good. The sound quality here was 5/10, whereas on O1 sound quality is 7/10.
The FM app automatically detects the name of FM and the song playing.. but its not always correct...
It has an auto-rotation option on task tray, which when disabled locks view in portrait mode.
The device is very fingerprint friendly, but a nice screen gaurd can help in this..
The earphones looks nice..
It also comes with different connectors.. or whatever they are called
But these only "look" nice, when I listened to FM using this, the voice was even crappier than earlier! This time its 4/10!
The speaker is also located in rear, which makes the sound from speakers really low.. To listen songs at full volume, you will need to keep it with screen side below, which can harm the screen..
It takes really much time to power on the phone, but turns off really fast. Also, the phone is loaded with some nice applications like a file manager and a quick office. I was about to post pics taken from its camera, and I even transferred the images to laptop using Bluetooth but it looked very slow and after a minute showed that file has been successfully sent, but I did not receive any file on laptop.. I didn't try to send the file again, my one-hour time was over so will try this some other day..
This is a nice phone, which lacks in some features like sound. This is a nice phone for people going to use it for non-multimedia purposes like making calls(didn't test it), texting etc. For those who want to play games, listen to songs, watch movies and do all things mentioned for Galaxy fit, then under 10k Optimus one is much better.., but O1 lacks a nice camera and battery life.. so its almost a tie
I hope you like this review.. please post your views about the review or Samsung Galaxy fit..