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Samsung Galaxy W review

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

Samsung galaxy w review

Featuring less than 2GB of available internal storage, the Samsung Galaxy W hasn't been created with high-performance, storage-heavy media in mind. Although these storage limitations can be easily overcome with an additional microSD card, up to 32GB in size, some of the handset's other media pitfalls are harder to overlook.

The biggest offender on the media front is the Samsung Galaxy W's audio abilities. An inbuilt speaker drastically lacks depth, producing audio and video playback that misses deep, bass-heavy tones. Instead it replaces rich, premium audio output with tinny notes and voices that are almost warped when watching video content with any amount of dialogue.

Furthermore, despite a number of handsets, such as the HTC Sensation XE, now coming boxed with a pair of impressive in-ear audio buds to further enhance your sound experience, the Samsung Galaxy W lands packaged with a pair of poorly constructed, tacky plastic buds. These offer no reassurance of quality at first glance, and their performance matches their unappealing physical appearance.

Aside from these audio issues, the Samsung Galaxy W's 3.7-inch screen offers a pleasant base on which to enjoy video content, with the Google-brimmed handset coming pre-loaded with the YouTube app, enabling quick access to hours of video content on the move.

Other media offerings on the Samsung Galaxy W include the incorporated FM radio and the ability to perform minor edits, such as cropping and simple contrast alterations to images shot with the device.

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