Samsung Galaxy W Price and Specifications

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
Weight 114.7 g
  – Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 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
EDGE Class 12
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
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon
CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
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
Colors Black, White
  – SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Organizer
– 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)

Price of Samsung Galaxy W is not yet out, but will lie in the bracket of 15000 to 20000/- Rupees.