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.
ofcourse this phone will get ics update if a lesser capable phones like xperia play,xperia neo can get ics update galaxy w is good enough for it.but its true ics update really benifit only dualcore phones
nicee, 06 Dec 2011i fell inlove with dis phone before the specs the features etc and i want to buy it immediatly... more...and when a new phone with ICS comes out, you hold again and wait for the next one with the newest Android upgrade once you get hold of some news. When will you stop thinking about buying a phone and actually buy one?
i fell inlove with dis phone before the specs the features etc and i want to buy it immediatly . But when i heard about android ics i start to doubt if this phone will get the updated . this phone has a gpu adreno 205 and a chipset with a qualcomm snapdragon these two was too old and slow for ics and its price here in the philippines is 17k thats almost a $400 are you kddin me ? thres a alot more better than this for its price it doesnt matter if it has a 1.4 ghz processor thats not enough to get the ics . If your planning to buy this phone thres 2things i wanna telyou . 1st wait for the samsung whethre this will get or willnt get the ics update 2nd wait for something better
but overall wat a smokin phone !
Kimbidi, 06 Dec 2011Does this phone come with free memory card?no , but it's big enough to save some of your photo and music without sdcard cause there is 1GB storage for app + 1,7 GB USB Storage memory to save your file + sdcard slot if you want to use it, i bought it yesterday the UI is fast and smooth moreover battery life is much longer than my ace.
Kimbidi, 06 Dec 2011Does this phone come with free memory card?No....
ann, 06 Dec 2011@gabs hi is skype in samsung galaxy w works ok? thanksYes, Skype works very well.
Dear GSMARENA team,
please make a full review of the Galaxy W asap.
Thanks in advance. :) xo
anntotskie, 06 Dec 2011is this good for skype or it is applicable for skype? thanksyes.. sure... just try skype on gw... work well even video call also work well
I see there is no gorilla glass on this phone. Is there any screen protection???
[deleted post]man!which store in uae, is it cheaper than galaxy sl
am i possible upgrade this to ice cream?can the samsung service doing it?i'm affraid if i doing it by myself.