Samsung Galaxy W I8150 is another android that is part of the original galaxy family albeit a few ladders down the droid chain. The reason is Samsung aims at providing a performance android at a budget for different groups of people.
If you can live without the 4.0 inch Super AMOLED screen that is found in the Galaxy S and S Plus then this is the device for you because it features the same powerful hardware that is found in the Galaxy S and S Plus so you can expect the same performance at a lower cost.
Looks And Feel:
Samsung Galaxy W I8150 is reasonably compact and is also designed beautifully that is sure to attract quite some customers. The all plastic body is also made quite sturdily which can handle quite a few beatings at the same time keeping the weight down.
Galaxy W comes equipped with 3.7inch LCD screen that has the same WVGA resolution as that is found in the S-line but since the screen is smaller you get a higher pixel density of 252ppi as compared to 233ppi.
The front side features the same hardware and capacitive buttons as that is found in any other galaxy line up. The rear of the phone features a 5MP camera with LED which performs splendidly.
Due to the all plastic body the phone is pretty light and due to its compactness along with rounded corners the phone is very comfortable to hold. You can be assured that phone is not built to look cheap and it can make a statement of its own.
Hardware And Performance:
Galaxy W is powered by 1500mAh Li-Ion unit which according to Samsung is able to provide 18 hours of talk time in 2G (3G talk time is just down to 8hours) and a standby time of 570 hours in 2G (3G standby time is 420 hours)
This device runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 and along with the TouchWiz 4.0 launcher you will be looking at a user interface that provides similar features as that are found in the Galaxy S2.
Galaxy W performs very smoothly and flawlessly due to the presence 1.4 GHz CPU with Adreno 205 GPU which is based on Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset. The same chipset is currently in powering the Galaxy S Plus and Sony Ercisson Xperia Arc S. So in terms of hardware it’s not behind the top single core contenders.
The camera on galaxy W captures 5MP image and features the same camera UI that is present on Galaxy S2. The image produced by this device is similar to the image quality found in Galaxy S or Galaxy S Plus.
Despite being a budget phone Galaxy W has all connectivity options covered. Along with Bluetooth v3.0 and WI-FI you will also get Flash 11 support in the web browser. So you can open desktop sites right in your mobile web browser and due to the beefed up processor the entire process is smooth and seamless.
Flash support will allow you to view Youtube videos up to 720p right in the browser and also you can play flash enabled games.
Galaxy W I8150 falls a few steps behind from the top android monster but still it manages to give you the performance and user experience as that you would expect from a top class android phone.
If you’re on a budget and looking for a performance phone then galaxy W is the ideal device for you as it will give you a high performance that you won’t be expecting from a phone available at such a price range.
- 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 205 GPU based on Qualcomm MSM 8255Т chipset
- 512MB RAM and 1GB ROM
- 2GB storage (1.7GB user accessible), can be expanded by microSD card support up to 32GB
- 3.7 inch LCD display of WVGA (800 x 480) resolution sporting 252ppi pixel density
- 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash featuring face detection, touch focus and image stabilization and HD (720p) video recording at 30fps
- Front facing VGA camera for video calls.
- Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with TouchWiz 4.0 launcher
- Wi-Fi b/g/n; Hot-spot and DLNA connectivity
- Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
- GPS with A-GPS
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Stereo FM radio
- DivX/XviD/X264 video support