the screen is lcd but is it scratch resistive/proof? please galaxy w owners reply
the samsung ph confirmed that it has gorilla glass screen when i ask it via email..
Buyer, 07 Dec 2011Yes, it was from Kies :) Perhaps it has got something to do with your location? I am from the ... moreThanks for your response! Just checked and got the upgrade to 2.3.6 via Kies. Seems pretty zippy but I'm still not certain what changes it brought. The autobrightness option still missing!
adil, 07 Dec 2011gs+ lasts much longer! have used both devicesIts a good phone...I am happy with Galaxy W
Propective Buyer, 07 Dec 2011I see...
Thank you very much for your response...
I think I'll be going for Galaxy W...not b... moreIn fairness, though, the Galaxy W is not much of a looker (looks rugged to me, but that's how I like it anyway... less noticeable, as thieves also very much like shiny things as much as we do :). If you're after something sexy to look at with decent specs and a not-so-large phone size, you might want to consider the HTC Sensation S instead.
Given that all other items are almost at par, I'll still prefer my Galaxy W due to its power for its smaller form factor compared to similar phones, but of course, each to his/her own preferences.
Buyer, 07 Dec 2011The Galaxy W's front camera, you mean? You can take pictures with it, believe me I have tried. :)I will also confirm, you CAN take photos from the front camera (the one facing you). Not as clear though, but if you're on travel and don't have a mirror, this will do. :)
Gabs, 07 Dec 2011PS. it would be better if you actually see the two in comparison when you visit a local shop (... moreI see...
Thank you very much for your response...
I think I'll be going for Galaxy W...not because I have a small hand but I'm really into crisper images...
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2011front camera can used only in video call not in taking picrureThe Galaxy W's front camera, you mean? You can take pictures with it, believe me I have tried. :)
AnonD-33254, 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.
AnonD-33168, 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.
AnonD-33253, 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. :)