MWC 2013: Samsung Galaxy Fame hands-on preview

Ever so slightly larger than the Young, the Samsung Galaxy Fame also has ever so slightly better specs.


It looks almost identical, aping the design of the world-beating Galaxy S3. That’s where the similarities end, though.



There’s a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage and the design apes that of the world-beating Galaxy S 3. The screen is a fairly low-resolution 480x320-pixels, which is a costant reminder that while this looks like it’s related to the elder statemen of the Galaxy family, it’s really not.


It has a 1,300mAh battery, which should be enough to get you through the day, but will almost certainly need a mid-day charge if you want to watch much video.


The camera is better than the Young's, boasting five-megapixels, which is perfectly acceptable for a budget smartphone.



Like the Young, there is a cheap faux-polished metal band running around the outside which will attract fingerprints, dents and scratches, but in a nod to its higher value, the capacitive buttons either side of the Fame's home button are not always visible.


The Samsung Galaxy Fame feels solid for a budget phone,  and packs the latest software, but the screen and processor make us question whether it will do Android Jelly Bean justice.


In usage, it’s a little laggy, and we’re not confident it will meet the standards required by the more intensive games out there. We’ll investigate that further when we give it a full review later on.

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