Samsung Galaxy W, a lighter version of Galaxy S Plus

Samsung Galaxy W

The Samsung Galaxy W is the light version of the Galaxy S Plus. It was made for those which don’t have money for a Galaxy S or a Galaxy S Plus but it still offers quite good features. Take a look at its main features:

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU; Adreno 205 GPU; Qualcomm MSM 8255Т chipset; 512MB RAM; 1GB ROM
  • 2GB storage (1.7GB user accessible), microSD card support (up to 32GB)
  • 3.7” LCD display of WVGA (800 x 480) resolution; 252ppi pixel density
  • 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with face detection, touch focus and image stabilization; HD (720p) video recording at 30fps, LED flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video calls
  • Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with TouchWiz 4.0 launcher
  • Rich video format support out of the box
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n; Hot-spot and DLNA connectivity
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS; Digital compass
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Stereo FM radio
  • DivX/XviD/X264 video support
  • Office document viewer/editor
  • Web browser with Adobe Flash 11 support

Full specs here.

Because it has smaller dimensions it has a smaller screen too. It measures 115.5 x 59.8 x 11.5mm and weighs 114.7 grams. The display has 3.7 inches in diagonal. It supports multitouch, a resolution of 480×800 pixels and a pixels density of 252ppi. It have more pixels because the display resolution is WVGA with the proper RGB colors and it isn’t PenTile matrix Super AMOLED. Unfortunately we don’t have any Gorilla Glass here.

The Galaxy W has the same amount of ROM memory as the Galaxy S, 2GB. But the internal storage has been cut to 1.7GB. Don’t worry because the phone supports a microSD card up to 32 GB so you will have plenty of storage. The RAM memory is the same 512Mb found on the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S Plus. Also the Galaxy W has identical hardware configuration as the Galaxy S Plus: a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T chipset, the Scorpion CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 205 GPU. With the Adobe Flash 11 support the browser runs flawlessly.

The camera has the same features as the Galaxy S line: autofocus, touch focus, face and smile detection, geo-tagging but the 5MP sensor is not the same and Samsung has attached a LED flash which could be very useful on the Galaxy S line too. Video recording is made at 720p and 30 fps. The secondary camera has VGA resolution.

On the connectivity side we have 3G HSDPA speed up to 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi with b/g/n protocols and Hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0 slot.

The battery has 1500 mAh and it seems to keep the phone awake more than the battery from the Galaxy S Plus. Maybe because the screen is smaller and it isn’t Super AMOLED, because Super AMOLED’s are consuming more energy when browsing on the internet. The phone can stay on for more than two day of normal use.

Overall the Samsung Galaxy W is a good choice if you can’t afford the Galaxy S Plus. It has good specifications and good quality materials are used. You can find deals with the Galaxy W or other phone on


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