Samsung Galaxy W review

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

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Samsung galaxy w

One of the often maligned features of modern smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy W's battery is highly impressive, with the handset breezing past the hump of a single day's heavy use and easily getting through a second day without the need for further charging.

Thanks to its 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery, the Samsung Galaxy W touts a claimed eight hour 20 minute talktime life, with 3G enabled, and up to 420 hours standby time. Both figures ring true, with a day's regular use across calls, web-based activity and media features leaving the phone with around half of its juice still to spare.

Despite landing at roughly half the price of some of its top-end competitors such as the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-packing Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Apple iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy W features a far superior battery life, thanks to its more conservative feature offerings.

Samsung galaxy w review

On a connectivity front, the Samsung Galaxy W boasts a vast array of options, with the standard Wi-Fi and GPS offerings further bolstered by the integrated USB connector and Bluetooth 3.0 options.

While the handset is fast to access wireless networks and boasts strong connectivity once signed up, the phone can also be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot, to offer wireless internet connectivity to a number of further Wi-Fi-hunting gadgets. Simple to set up, the personal Wi-Fi hotspot feature is intuitive to manage, with resulting connectivity providing strong, speedy coverage.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
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
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 Address
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