Galaxy Fame - £70
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy Fame
The Galaxy Fame is an entry-level smartphone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. It sits alongside the Galaxy Young at the lower end of the Galaxy range. It targets first time smartphone users and offers the potential to own a big name brand at an affordable price.
This phone has a 3.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 165PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy Fame has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 640VGA and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 18 out of 100.
The Galaxy Fame has an estimated battery life of around 8 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1300mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Galaxy Fame comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Galaxy Fame has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It also has NFC which enables you to do things such as make contactless payments and share files with your friends via Samsung's S-Beam.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Samsung Galaxy Fame Duos) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Samsung Galaxy Fame has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
Samsung's Galaxy Fame is a steady device for the £50-£100 market and the inclusion of NFC gives it the edge over some of its rivals.