2g11, 07 Dec 2011I'd like to know was the update to 2.3.6 official via Kies? I haven't seen it at allYes, it was from Kies :) Perhaps it has got something to do with your location? I am from the UK, so maybe we got the official release earlier than other parts of the world? That is just a probability, though.
Prospective Buyer, 07 Dec 2011How would you rate the clarity of the screen? Can you compare it to Galaxy SL I9003 which has ... morePS. it would be better if you actually see the two in comparison when you visit a local shop (very hard to gauge just by description of reviewing owners such as me).
Coincidentally I was also choosing between these two exact models when I thought of replacing my old phone a month ago, and both looked very clear in demo (the SL though has deeper blacks and nicer contrasts than the W, while the W has crisper details than the SL).
Prospective Buyer, 07 Dec 2011How would you rate the clarity of the screen? Can you compare it to Galaxy SL I9003 which has ... moreConsidering that both are 480 x 800 in resolution, images on the Galaxy W looks crisper because of the higher ppi (points per inch) because of the smaller screensize (252 ppi vs. SL's 233 ppi). For those with smaller hands this is a better choice especially for one-hand typing/Swyping.
SL though has the advantage of easier manageability for those with larger hands because of the screen estate (ie. less mistakes when typing using the onscreen keyboard), and the larger screen has its perks especially when watching movies or browsing.
Gabs, 07 Dec 2011Not sure in your place, but here in the Philippines screen protectors are already available al... moreHow would you rate the clarity of the screen? Can you compare it to Galaxy SL I9003 which has SuperClear LCD?
Gabs, 07 Dec 2011If a camera flash is important to you then go with the Galaxy W. One plus that I found: in Sil... morewell...camera isn't super important for me, it's just that the phone has 5 MP camera...what a pity if i dont use it :)
but the internal memory is much bigger on the S+, so i probably will take the S+
[deleted post]I don't mean no disrespect but maybe you should fix the way you post your questions first before you could expect people to read your message. It's an eyesore to read your post, TBH.
octavia, 07 Dec 2011thank you for the reply...now it's getting harder to decide :D the only thing that i dont lik... moreIf a camera flash is important to you then go with the Galaxy W. One plus that I found: in Silent mode the camera doesn't make a sound, with or without the flash. If you need something as discreet as that, then this is the phone to get.
force, 07 Dec 2011there is no gorilla glass on this phone. I am thinking that screen will be scratched easily. I... moreNot sure in your place, but here in the Philippines screen protectors are already available almost anywhere in Manila. I immediately bought one for just Php100 (roughly USD2.50), and it was perfect.
My Galaxy W having no Gorilla glass is no longer an issue. :)
Buyer, 07 Dec 2011I bought this phone second hand from CEX for GBP165 in a very good condition - hardly any scra... moreI'd like to know was the update to 2.3.6 official via Kies? I haven't seen it at all
force, 07 Dec 2011there is no gorilla glass on this phone. I am thinking that screen will be scratched easily. I... moreI've used mine for a whole month now with no screen protectors and still not a single scratch. Its not Gorilla Glass but it definitely doesn't scratch easily. Heard a rumour that it uses Asahi Dragontrail but Samsung hasn't confirmed anything officially.
there is no gorilla glass on this phone. I am thinking that screen will be scratched easily. Is there any protection on this phone? Older models like galaxy Ace have gorilla glass!
I would like to clear up some misinformation that I've seen in this forum about the Galaxy W. Firstly, it CAN take photos with the front facing camera. Secondly, it DOES have the needed hardware to run ICS. This is obvious because Sony Ericsson is updating the entire 2011 Xperia line to ICS and the Galaxy W has identical hardware to the Xperia Arc S which is the top of the line.Whether or not the Galaxy W gets the update will be purely down to Samsung's commitment to this phone and how many people buy it.
Third, Phone Arena's review referred to poor call quality in the earpiece but I honestly haven't noticed. Call quality its decent in my opinion. There is no official word about screen protection on this phone but after a month there isn't a single scratch mine.In short it probably gives one of the best experiences on a single core phone and in terms of software nearly replicates the experience on the galaxy S 2. A few features like tilt to zoom have been left out but there's really not much you'll be missing. In my opinion, a great phone and a good job by Samsung. We're waiting for ICS Samsung!!
Gabs, 07 Dec 2011Technically AMOLED screens use less battery power than TFT LCD screens because of the way they... morethank you for the reply...now it's getting harder to decide :D
the only thing that i dont like from the S plus is there's no LED flash...that's why im comparing it to W
flicks, 07 Dec 2011may i know how is the phone call quality?
can someone post some photos taken by sgw?
thanks~ ^^,From my experience with my own Galaxy W, phone call quality is average, it's not great but it's not poor either. For voice calls there are better phones out there, though personally I will not hold this against the Galaxy W because I can hear my callers well and they can hear me too.
For texters/occasional voice callers this isn't much of an issue, so your decision to buy this phone will depend on what is more important to you (internet browsing? FB? gaming? texting? apps? voice calls?).
octavia, 07 Dec 2011sorry for my ignorance, but is amoled screen makes the battery last shorter or the contrary?Technically AMOLED screens use less battery power than TFT LCD screens because of the way they function. In real world situations this is just a part of what constitutes overall battery usage (there's apps running in the background, wireless connections that are active, etc.). In short, the more you get to know your phone, the more you'll be able to control it.