Samsung Galaxy W I8150 - user opinions and reviews

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This phone's RAM is 512mb, but user available only 351mb becaause of samsung TouchWiz 4.0. If you want to up your user available ram, tru using another launcher, such as Go Launcher, Adw Launcher, LauncherPro, etc.... Or if you want the ram all for yourself, root your galaxy w and uninstall the TouchWiz launcher.

This phone also have 4gb internal storage divided to 2gb system storage and 2gb usb storage (internal sd). And support up to 32gb external sd. However, there's some bug in the earlier edition of this phone which are only read external sd up to 2gb even tho you insert more than 2gb sd (like 4gb or more). To fix this, try to update your firmware and this problem won't bug you anymore.

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  • 2011-11-30 05:24
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> In reply to TheArrrrt @ 2011-11-29 17:48 from K7cC - click to readTips to extend your batter life on Samsung Galaxy W:

1. install Advanced Task Killer, set Kill Level to Agressive and Kill Frequency to When Screen Off.

2. in Settings > Accounts and Sync, turn off Background Data.

3. in Settings > Location and Security, turn off "Use Wireless Networks" and "Use GPS satellites".

4. in Settings > Power Saving Mode, turn off all selections under "Power Saving mode settings" pane (wi-fi, bt, gps, sync). That way you have control over which connections to activate if you need them.

5. in Settings > Display, lower your brightness a little to extend more battery time.

6. upgrade your firmware. Kies will detect your phone and recommend an upgrade which is already available. The battery feature has been improved.

7. turn off your wi-fi connection when not in use. This alone will save about 5% of your batter life.

8. turn on Power Saving mode and adjust screen dim to a time most comfortable to you.

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  • 2011-11-30 01:46
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Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy W or the S Plus. I've heard the sAmoled screen can suffer from burn ins =/

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  • 2011-11-29 19:50
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-28 06:26 from wHr4 - click to readThanks bro! Last question, how is the phone's battery life? I'm a heavy user (texting and bit of apps) any suggestions?

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  • 2011-11-29 17:48
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BTW anyone here encountered the camera failed message when launching the camera app? Still figuring out what causes this error. Uninstalled the flashlight app maybe it is the cause. Will wait if it will occur again.

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  • 2011-11-29 14:36
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> In reply to boybawang @ 2011-11-27 01:53 from v0XM - click to readWell actually I based this on the ram manager. It's only 351. Not sure if the system is using the rest of the ram. But still if it does then it sucks to have only 351 user available ram.

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  • 2011-11-29 14:27
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> In reply to Gabs @ 2011-11-29 05:18 from t7UC - click to readThat's good.

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  • 2011-11-29 14:26
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> In reply to janelvl @ 2011-11-29 08:36 from wYD% - click to readTry to install some battery saving apps from android market or elsewhere then see the results.

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  • 2011-11-29 14:23
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-29 10:55 from v0qx - click to readThanks for the helping reply it will help me out in choosing this phone :)

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  • 2011-11-29 14:21
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> In reply to janelvl @ 2011-11-29 08:36 from wYD% - click to readTry to install some battery saving apps from android market then see the results.

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  • 2011-11-29 14:18
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What is the difference between this and Samsung Galaxy plus?

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  • 2011-11-29 14:09
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> In reply to cosay @ 2011-11-29 13:21 from v0qF - click to readYes it does.

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  • 2011-11-29 13:48
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Why is that so that "SKYPE" is not included in the "Social Hub" ??

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  • 2011-11-29 13:35
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Does samsung Galaxy W I8150 have swype on texting ??

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  • 2011-11-29 13:21
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> In reply to Berann @ 2011-11-29 07:08 from Kct9 - click to readHi, what abt cost?

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  • 2011-11-29 12:18
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> In reply to amberwhacky @ 2011-11-29 01:49 from t7Xi - click to readHi,how much of cost?plz reply

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  • 2011-11-29 12:17
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> In reply to NOkiAFaNn @ 2011-11-29 08:24 from vGif - click to readbattery life for me is just 13-15 hours a day... due to usage of wifi for facebook, browsing and watching tv shows through flash player in the browser, foursquare check-ins, call (i call a lot due to my job) and texts... its a decent battery life... i have galaxy SL before and battery life is o nly 6 hours...

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  • 2011-11-29 10:55
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Hi Urgent here my galaxy W having problems like sometimes i made call or receiving calls i couldn't hear anything, but after i restarted the phone and it works well, after a couple days the problem occur again, does anyone knows what to do with this?
Kindly Thanks For Your Reply.

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  • 2011-11-29 09:23
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> In reply to NOkiAFaNn @ 2011-11-29 08:24 from vGif - click to readit still gets warm despite.closing all apps. bummer to have to carry a charger because this unit loses battery charge by 7 hours.

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  • 2011-11-29 08:36
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-28 06:26 from wHr4 - click to readCan u plz tell me how's ur battery backup of this phone?

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  • 2011-11-29 08:24
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