512MB of RAM. These days, top-shelf Android phones have nothing less than 2GB of RAM on board. And we haven't even discussed the processor yet. Considering that the aforementioned 5 inchers all have a quad-core processor, the dual-core 1GHz processor on the Phillips device comes up woefully short. Add in the rather thick footprint of nearly 11mm, the 5MP camera in back and Android 4.0.4 running the show and you can understand why this device will probably be limited to a release in China. Also pointing to a limited release in China is the dual-SIM card capability of the device. This feature is often seen on low to mid-range smartphones in the country.
What we normally don't see on a low-to mid range handset is a 5.3 inch screen which makes the Phillips W8355 a good handset for those who need to have a large sized screen above all else.