This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Mobile World Congress 2014: The Galaxy Fame is a cheap way to get Jelly Bean
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

Mobile World Congress 2014: The Galaxy Fame is a cheap way to get Jelly Bean

1:21 /

If the basics is all you need, this phone could be what you have been looking for

I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm here at Samsung stand in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy Fame. With their 3.5-inch display, the Galaxy Fame is a lot smaller than the rest of 5-inch plus phones that are out there. That does mean that it's quite a bit easier to hold. It's got the wide plastic design. It's basically been lifted from the Galaxy S III. It has the Chrome speaker and this single physical home button. It's got very rounded corners and it is quite fat, but it still is comfortable to hold and will fit in your pockets fairly easily. The display has a 440 x 320 pixel resolution so it's really not eye-poppingly sharp but it does at least get the job done. Inside is a 1 GHz processor together with 512 MB of RAM. Swapping around Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is mostly fine, but how it handles more intense tasks like photo-editing and high-definition gaming remains to be seen. Samsung hasn't announced pricing yet, but we are expecting it to be fairly cheap. But we'll find out more about that when it goes on sale in quarter 2 of this year. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is a Samsung Galaxy Fame.

New releases

Brainwave tech could help ALS patients...
2:32 August 30, 2014
Patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease can become paralyzed, and technology is now being developed that could...
Play video
ALS patient more independent with...
3:12 August 30, 2014
Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology,...
Play video
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring...
22:01 August 29, 2014
25 years of Miata: Why it still works. How your commute is worse than just boring, read the secret information...
Play video
Google tests drone delivery, iPhone...
2:54 August 29, 2014
Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and...
Play video
Make your Chromebook more PC-l...
1:58 August 29, 2014
Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to...
Play video
Nvidia Shield Tablet: Best tablet...
2:49 August 29, 2014
The 8-inch Shield Tablet boasts Nvidia's latest powerful Tegra K1 processor and graphics, and plugs into a...
Play video
Indie Games of Summer
3:14 August 29, 2014
Five indie console games that you should check out right now.
Play video
The Lumo Lift is a fashionable...
1:34 August 29, 2014
Track your posture, step count, and calorie burn with this small magnetic fitness device.
Play video