Samsung Galaxy W is a mid ranged android smartphone, a decent phone for you if you cant afford Galaxy S2 but still desire a handset like the latter. The Galaxy W comes from the successful range of Samsung’s mid-ranged smartphones which have already made a statement to the android phone market. The phone runs on Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) operating system and an over the top 1.4 GHz processor. The speed of the phone is not an issue as it is remarkably swift in performing tasks. Even if it does not look like the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy W built design is very much similar to other Galaxy range phones. The phone is rectangle in shape but with round corners. The edges are curved and the back is totally flat. The normal weight and rough texture of the back also makes it easy for you to handle the phone and prevent it from slipping. The construct is entirely plastic.
Galaxy W has a 3.7 inch LCD screen, pretty small compared to other high-end smartphones of its range. At a resolution of 480 x 800, your photos, web applications and videos will just look sharp. Coming to the camera quality a 5 mega pixel camera is sufficient enough to capture decent stills. Coupled with an LED flash, you can take snaps even in low light without worrying about the quality. The Galaxy W also has a front – faced camera, in case you have video calls enabled on your phone. Since the phone is an android, you have full access to all the fancy and super cool android applications. The phone’s interface is a TouchWiz 4.0 which allows you to have your own widget for browsing. The interface is also customizable which is another bonus to its superb functionality.
Some other key features of Samsung Galaxy W:
The Galaxy W has Wi-Fi enabled so that you can connect to your PC through Kies Air software.
It has Bluetooth 3.0 for fast data transfers to other devices.
Interestingly, it supports a highly rich video format. This feature is missing even in some of the best smartphones.
Comes with Adobe Flash Player 11. Now you can relax and stream high quality videos on your phone.
A GPS system enabled with a digital compass, so that you don’t get lost somewhere in the urban wilderness.
The memory storage of the Galaxy W can be a disappointment for you if you expect a large memory capacity like its superiors. The phone has only a 2GB internal memory which is not sufficient. Though there is the provision of expanding the memory upto 32GB, which comes as a relief. But that will cost you extra bucks as it is not provided with the handset. Overall a lovely smartphone which amasses many features of Galaxy S2 at a reasonable price.
Detailed Specifications of Samsung Galaxy W:
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|BODY||Dimensions||115.5 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm|
|– Touch-sensitive controls|
|DISPLAY||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– DNSe sound enhancement|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32GB|
|Internal||1.7 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS|
|CAMERA||Primary||5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, face and smile detection|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon|
|CPU||1.4 GHz Scorpion|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|Browser||HTML, Adobe Flash|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration|
|– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player|
|– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player|
|– Image/video editor|
|– Document viewer/editor|
|– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,|
|YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration|
|– Voice memo/dial/commands|
|– Predictive text input (Swype)|
|BATTERY||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh|
|Stand-by||Up to 570 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 17 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)|