Samsung Galaxy W review

A mid-range Android 2.3 smartphone one step below the Galaxy S2

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Quick and simple to connect to a wireless internet network, the Samsung Galaxy W is a joy to use as a source for internet browsing and online content perusal.

With strong connectivity and fast load times over both Wi-Fi and 3G connections, the Samsung Galaxy W hosts a well-sized URL input box and a handy bookmarks tab.

Enhancing the user experience and cutting down on irritating lag, the Samsung Galaxy W's browser features extremely quick image and text rendering, enabling you to pinch to zoom in on desired content and have it available in an easy to absorb manner in a fraction of a second, for an uninterrupted browsing experience.

Requiring no unnecessary user input, the full web experience is open to you, with the phone's integrated browser capable of handling both HTML 5 and Adobe Flash content, including Flash videos, direct from the box. This further bolsters the handset's already impressive web credentials.

Easily navigated via the standard touchscreen controls, the handset's Android-necessitated back button acts as further navigation through previously viewed web pages.

Unlike most computer-based browsers, however, the Samsung Galaxy W offers no means for scrolling forward through pages if users have already skipped back. Although not a catastrophic omission, this feature is sorely missed when required.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.52 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyGalaxy
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourSoft Black
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time17.83 Hour
Product ModelW
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)114.7 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), Email, MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density252 ppi
Height115.5 mm
Width59.8 mm
Depth11.6 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time570 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameGalaxy W Smartphone
Processor Speed1.40 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineGalaxy
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-I8150FKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing InformationPowerful Performance

With a 1.4GHz CPU, this mobile operates rich applications and tasks with ease. Applications load quickly and multi-tasking is easier than ever with no lag time! Faster, better and more powerful.

Rich Contents Service : Social, Music, and Game Hubs

Enjoy easy access to socialising, music entertainment and gaming directly from the mobile. Each hub is a centralised hub allowing you to compose messages from one location, do more on Facebook, LinkindIn and Twitter, stream songs before you purchase, download over 12 million DRM-free tracks, access to premium HD-quality games with social network interaction, and gaming news.

Package Contents
  • Galaxy W Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Quick start guide
Limited Warranty2 Year