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.
may i know how is the phone call quality?
can someone post some photos taken by sgw?
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2011I tested my GW after I have successfully rooted it. Before, it lasts for 19 hours before it's ... moresorry for my ignorance, but is amoled screen makes the battery last shorter or the contrary?
i'm considering this phone.. those had bought it can i ask you 2 questions?
how is the phone quality?
and is the camera good, sample pix?
I just bought mine yesterday in white.& i can say its
a good buy. THUMBS UP!
octavia, 07 Dec 2011guys, i have to decide whether to buy S plus or galaxy W. I need it only for internet (browsin... moreI tested my GW after I have successfully rooted it. Before, it lasts for 19 hours before it's totally juiced out with approx. 7 hours of browsing and a little music and texting. Brightness set to 50%. Yesterday, I tested it again but underclocked to 1ghz. Did the same exact thing as mentioned above and after 24 hours, battery still up at 10%. I dunno about S+ but I can only guess that it's AMOLED screen would deal a huge factor to it's battery life. Hope this helps.:)
i just buy it. It's awesome to use, there's no lag at all with a gingerbread v2.3.5 version and 1,4 Ghz processor. i had a thought that galaxy wonder would got an upgrade to ics. Can't wait for a new one!
I bought this phone second hand from CEX for GBP165 in a very good condition - hardly any scratch at all! I have had the Galaxy S before (being a little brother, I had to give that one up to my older sister) and this feels certainly faster! Perhaps that is because of the 1.4GHz processor, or perhaps it is the Gingerbread 2.3.5 (that I just now upgraded to 2.3.6!) or perhaps it is the combination of both! I think the camera is good compared to the Galaxy S (LED flash vs. no flash bulb!). Maybe the only thing that lets it down is the rather small internal memory (of course can be resolved by buying a memory card - which I had put on order, as CEX did not provide me with one) and the S-LCD unit not on par as S-AMOLED of the Galaxy S. It is up to your preferences, really. But for budget conscious people - this is it!
guys, i have to decide whether to buy S plus or galaxy W. I need it only for internet (browsing, Skype, email, YM, FB). I'm not a gamer, just an internet addict. and whose battery lasts longer? the S plus or the galaxy W?
GSMArena won't post my comment (apparantly if you mention their Phone Arena competitor then your message is "spam")
Anyway, I was thinking about getting this, but then I saw the Phone Arena review which said that it had bad call quality - something that I do not find acceptable in a PHONE.
(Can any owner confirm bad call quality?)
The Xperia Neo, Ray and Pro are all around the same price category, so I went for an Xperia Pro instead and am very happy with the better camera and excellent keyboard.
A relative of mine is still looking at this though, so would be interesting to know about the call quality.
PS: GSMArena - where is your review???
nicee, 06 Dec 2011i fell inlove with dis phone before the specs the features etc and i want to buy it immediatly... morehow about the LG Optimus Black. i heard news from LG that it will have the ICS update on LG Optimus Black...
Seriously, who needs ics anyway? Gingerbread looking dull and old? go with Launcherpro Go launcher. Problem solved.
rkoforever90, 06 Dec 2011ofcourse this phone will get ics update if a lesser capable phones like xperia play,xperia neo... morethat's right. if a firmware upgrade has no real significant benefit to the user in real-world use, then there's no sense in waiting out for the next new model if one's only after the upgrade. remember, the Galaxy W is only a few months old and the hardware specs are decent, so any immediate upgrades to the firmware will be available to the phone.