Samsung Galaxy W (i8150)

samsung galaxy wDesign

Plastic material, candybar, touchscreen, 115.5 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm, 114.7 gram, touch/push button, compact

Samsung Galaxy W Has a light features, fits on palm on in pocket. Samsung Galaxy W dimension not too wide and thick made it portable gadget in any condition.
With rough contour made Samsung Galaxy W convenience to handled even in wet palm. Still dominate with touch screen, Galaxy W design concept simply elegant and lux.

Screen & Menu

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches, Multitouch, SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass, Touch-sensitive controls, Samsung Apps, SNS, Swype

Samsung Galaxy W doesn’t have any difference with other Samsung smartphone, this device support with enough facility. Even still play in medium diagonal on screen performance.
User doesn’t have any trouble for enjoying all Galaxy W features, the sensitivity run smooth. Some unique features lies in 3 pages default menu, more you download the pages will increase.
On some widget, you can resize perform. At a second look Galaxy W screen, it seems similar with Galaxy Note.

Operating System, Memory, & Processor

Android gingerbread (v2.3.5), chipset Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon, CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion, GPU Adreno 205, 1.7 GB Internal memory storage, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM, microSD up to 32GB

Connecting with performance, user must not doubt about galaxy W processor, fairly stable in every section. Unfortunately, it not support with dual-core. Nice performance support with good chipset, and also big internal storage.
Because of that Samsung doesn’t give external memory bonus, but user can add memory capacity up to 32 GB.

Camera & Video

5 megapixel, auto-focus camera, face detection, touch focus, image stabilization, HD (720p) video recording at 30fps, LED flash, front facing camera (VGA), video-calls

Good enough for camera and video section, photo and video result can share via SNS, email, or chatting application. Samsung Galaxy W image contrast not quite good as dual LED flash device.


Audio multi player, video multi player, radio, audio recording, 7 digital music store, Video HD

In this section, user will find new menu which is synchronize with music audio needs. Also has music store application which is could direct download with the content, Samsung called it “TouchWiz Music”.
You could explore music, character, sharing needs and fuction. It has enough format file in it.

In Video section, Samsung Galaxy W support multi videos format and also has HD for recorder


HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, multi-tab, youtube

With fast connection, user could not find trouble in this section. You can open few page in the same time and doing pinch zoom.
User could save opened web page, share to other device, bookmark it, or making shortcut on homescreen.

Samsung Galaxy W providing brightness page setting, so no problem in surfing page brightness. Default connection not bad, especially if needs to open youtube or social network.


Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, microSD hotswap, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack

As mid-class payer, Samsung Galaxy W has less connection. It doesn’t have HDMAI and DLNA connection, but if you want to optimize mobile device connectivity Samsung Galaxy W fits for it.

The advantage and disadvantage from Samsung Galaxy W


  • Fast Processor
  • Updated version of Gingerbread


  • Still single core
  • Without MicroSD bonus

Samsung Galaxy W Conclusion

When exploring Galaxy W, it reminds to Galaxy S plus. Meanwhile for homescreen it reminds of Galaxy Note. With mid level price, this mobile device give different sensation on speed, even in some point seems not optimize.
But for battery durability, this is one of the winner, because it has lasting Lithium Ion type battery with 1500 mAh capacity.

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