Samsung Galaxy Fame, in-depth analysis

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The Samsung Galaxy Fame climbs a step a bit above its companion, the Samsung Galaxy Young , presented in one go by the Korean firm Samsung . It is, as you will see, a smart mobile phone with a touch screen, designed for an audience that still prefers to opt for more basic range devices. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Fame is the perfect candidate for those users who want to renew their mobile phone to launch into the world of smart mobile telephony , but who want to do it with reservations, touching with their feet on the ground to get a powerful but economic. It comes equipped with a small screen(just 3.5 inches ) but it has everything we would ask of a powerful smartphone in the connectivity section.

Despite being a basic phone, the Samsung Galaxy Fame is perfectly compatible with 3G, Wifi and Bluetooth networks and has a connection to the GPS system to use the device as if it were a browser. It has a simple single-core processor and operates at a 1 GHz clock frequency . How could it be otherwise, this is a smartphone equipped with the fashionable operating system, Android, in version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) . Its photographic camera reaches five megapixels, a detail that will be liked by users who are most fond of capturing snapshots. Here's an in-depth analysisof the technical sheet of this smartphone , with photos and opinions that will help you choose well.

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Design and display

The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a phone very similar to the rest of the basic range smartphones that the firm has presented in recent times. We refer, for example, to the Samsung Galaxy Mini , for its compact design and rounded appearance. At the bottom, just below the screen, we will not find the buttons that the Samsung Galaxy Young does . In this case we will only have a single central button to access the main menu. Its final measures, detailed in the data sheet of the terminal, are 113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm and weight of 120.6 grams (including battery). As you can see, this is not a very heavy phone, although it is a little wider and thicker than usual. It will be presented in two different colors: pearl white and metallic blue , identical combinations to those of the current Samsung Galaxy S3 .

The display panel is a capacitive TFT 3.5 inch , with a maximum resolution of 320 x 480 pixels . It has a depth of 256,000 colors and a pixel density of  165 ppi . It is a small screen that, despite everything, will be useful for the vast majority of actions: writing a message, publishing content on our favorite social networks and even enjoying video games.

Photographic camera

The potential of the camera is one of the advantages added to this device, if we compare it with the Samsung Galaxy Young presented with this proposal. In this case, the Galaxy Fame has a five megapixel camera ( leaving just three behind) to offer the user a much more pleasant experience when capturing quality images. The camera will facilitate the capture of 2,592 x 1,944 pixels , the results may be reinforced with interesting features such as geotagging , the touch focus , the face detection , the autofocus orLED flash , a tool that will allow us to capture images in situations with poor lighting or even at night. The user will be able to record video, even in low quality (VGA @ 25fps) . A second support front camera, capable of recording in VGA , will be doubly useful for making video calls or capturing self-portraits.

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Memory and power

The Samsung Galaxy Fame has a 4 GB user memory , ready to host all kinds of content (including images, videos, documents, applications, etc.). In case this space falls short, we will have the option to expand it with microSD memory cards of up to 64 GB . The device also has 512 MB of RAM . It is a somewhat tight capacity, but valid for a low-cost smartphone like the one at hand. Combined with a 1 GHz single core processor it can give good results when running applications and games.

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Operating system

How could it be otherwise, Samsung has chosen the Android operating system to nurture this device. The edition presented here is Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) , although no one says that in the future users will not be able to upgrade to a more current version, such as Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) , already operational on some smartphones and tablets . As a good terminal manufactured by Samsung , it has the classic Samsung Touchwiz interface that gives character to the device and offers a more exclusive experience on board a terminal from the Korean firm. In addition, users will be able to directly access allfree Google services , pre-installed on the device in a native application. They are: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation and Google Downloads .

From the application store ( Google Play ) they will be able to download thousands and thousands of applications (the firm offers a total of 600,000, between free and paid ) to improve and expand the functions of the phone, in addition to video games, videos and books.


The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a fully connectivity-ready phone. It operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 900/2100 networks . In principle, users will be able to access 3G networks with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps transfer rates without any problem . They will also have the opportunity to connect to Wi-Fi networks through the Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n protocol to take advantage of any available wireless connection and save a good spike in data. The Galaxy Fame also has NFC connectivity (in some markets), Wifi Direct(for the most agile transfer of files between devices) and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP .

In the section on physical connections, users can enjoy the most basic features. We refer to its microUSB 2.0 input to connect the phone to the computer (synchronize data, recharge the battery, etc.) and the 3.5 mm headphone output (useful for those who want to listen to music through small headphones or speakers) . Finally, expanding the internal memory of the device will be easy thanks to the microSD card slot that the device has. In this case, the user can have cards of up to 64 GB , which is not a little. In some markets, in addition, Samsung will launch a special edition of the Samsung Galaxy Famebaptized with the Duos tagline , as it incorporates a double slot to accommodate SIM cards and carry two mobile lines in the same device.

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Music, FM Radio and Podcast, Video

All smart mobile phones have the ability to play multimedia content and in this case, the Samsung Galaxy Fame could not be less. We can state that, according to its data sheet, the new smartphone from Samsung can reproduce any image files, audio and video without problem most compatible formats. They are officially the following: H.264, MPEG ”4, H.263, VC” 1, Divx / Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8, MP3, OGG, AAC, AACï¼ ‹, eAAC+, AMR ”NB, ​​WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, IMY and AC3. For the rest, the phone complies with the most basic characteristics, incorporating a voice recorder and support for the JAVA language.. This will be great for us when executing certain applications, web pages or multimedia content that have been developed in JAVA .

Users who also have a good number of documents can manage them through Samsung Apps , Samsung Kies and Samsung Kies Air (essential for the correct reception of updates), Samsung Hub (Game Hub Lite) for video games and Samsung S Cloud or DropBox . It should be noted that the Korean firm has teamed up with the well-known cloud storage platform to provide an extra service to Samsung customers . The device also has FM Radio and Podcast support, so that users can enjoy their favorite radio content from their mobile.


Autonomy is usually a controversial data, since the actual experience does not always coincide with the forecasts offered by the company responsible for the device. In this case, we can indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Fame has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1,300 milliamps . The first estimates indicate that the phone can work with an autonomy of 420 hours in standby and around 7 hours in conversation . It is a more or less solid duration, which can be torpedoed by overly intensive use of video games and applications that generate a lot of wear and tear on the terminal, by the state of the network or by having too many active connections.

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The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a smart mobile phone developed especially for a user sector that wants to enter the world of smartphones and do so with lead. It boasts completely sober features, so its price - although not common knowledge yet - should be quite low, thus adapting to all budgets. Or the majority. Its low price and its flat and eminently good features could make this phone a real best seller. It should not be forgotten that there are still many users who prefer to get a simple telephone rather than an overly complex and expensive terminal.

Data sheet

StandardGSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSDPA 900/2100

Weight and measurements113.2 x 61.6 x 11.6 mm

120.6 grams (battery included)

Memory4 GB internal memory

Expandable with microSD cards (up to 64 GB)



3.5 inch capacitive TFT

Resolution 320 x 480 pixels

256,000 colors

165 ppi

Camera5 megapixels

2,592 Ñ… 1,944 pixels



Face detector

LED flash

VGA video recording @ 25fps

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: H.264, MPEG ”4, H.263, VC” 1, Divx / Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8, MP3, OGG, AAC, AACï¼ ‹, eAAC+, AMR ”NB, ​​WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, IMY, AC3

Voice recording

JAVA support

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air

Samsung Hub (Game Hub Lite)

Samsung S Cloud / DropBox

Controls and connectionsAndroid 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system

Samsung TouchWiz

1 Ghz single core processor

Integrated GPS with aGPS and GLONASS support

Accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass

MicroUSB 2.0

3.5mm headphone output

MicroSD card slot

Dual SIM (in some markets)

Document viewer

3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n

Wi-Fi Direct

NFC (in some markets)

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Battery1,300 mAh
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