6
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 2015: The Galaxy Fame is a cheap way to get Jelly Bean

About Video Transcript

Mobile World Congress 2015: 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

Hisense's Chromebook is portable, light and only $149
1:48 March 31, 2015
This new budget Chromebook is perfect for students.
Play video
What is the Turing Test?
1:54 March 31, 2015
You've probably heard of the Turing Test for artificial intelligence, but how does it work? And what does it mean if a robot passes...
Play video
On the road: Mercedes F 015
5:53 March 31, 2015
Brian Cooley rides in the Mercedes F 015 self-driving concept vehicle and explains how we'll live with cars in the future.
Play video
New Microsoft Surface 3 cuts the price, keeps the killer keyboard
1:16 March 31, 2015
The non-Pro version of the Microsoft Surface 3 is smaller and costs less, but uses an entry level processor.
Play video
Mega Tiny Corp's Zero G Nano Suction iPhone 6 case defies gravity
1:35 March 30, 2015
This upcoming iPhone 6/6 Plus case incorporates NanoSuction material that emulates the adhesive qualities of gecko feet to stick to...
Play video
Playing Super Mario 64 in HD makes us want official Mario game remasters (Tomorrow Daily 152)
26:59 March 30, 2015
On today's show, Ashley and Khail discuss NASA's wacky plan to give the moon its own tiny asteroid moon, one programmer's excellent...
Play video
Top 5: Affordable cars
3:47 March 30, 2015
Brian Cooley runs down a list of the top five CNET-rated affordable cars.
Play video
Open up to LG's premium door-in-door fridge
2:29 March 30, 2015
The LG LMXS30776S warrants consideration despite its 4000 price point.
Play video