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Samsung GALAXY W Review

Samsung GALAXY W

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Samsung GALAXY W Review
Voice quality in the earpiece is below average, with muffled voices, hollow sound and insufficient volume. On the other end things were a bit better, but we were told our voice sounded artificial and not clear enough. The handset is rated for 7.83 hours of talk time in 3G mode from the 1500mAh battery.


Conclusion:

Overall, the Samsung GALAXY W lives up to the expectations for its category with its comfortable design, decent pictures and video, rich codec support, strong loudspeaker and plenty of preinstalled goodies like Polaris Office and AllShare. The 3.7-inch LCD display should be commended as well since it delivers some eye-pleasing graphics thanks to its high pixel count. On top of all that, the internet browsing experience is complemented by Adobe Flash support meaning that you can enjoy the web to its fullest, powered by the 1.4GHz processor.

The things that we didn't like about the GALAXY W were the below average call quality in the earpiece, and the sometimes slow to focus camera. The first flaw especially might be a hindrance, since the handset will fight for attention in an overcrowded Android category.

It is standing up against the likes of the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo and the HTC Desire S, which come with more distinctive design, but a pretty similar set of features. Not only that, but it also stands against phones in its own maker's portfolio, such as the Omnia W with Windows Phone and a Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy W, however, has the backing of Android Market behind it, and its pricing will play a big role in the market positioning.

Software version of the review unit: CL604835

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Pros

  • Rich media codecs support
  • Good LCD display with decent pixel density
  • Comfortable to grip and operate with one hand

Cons

  • Below average call quality in the earpiece
  • Camera is rather slow to focus sometimes
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1400 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.55 x 2.36 x 0.45 inches
(115.5 x 60 x 11.5 mm)
3.93 oz  (112 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 18.33 hours talk time

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