Another letter of the Galaxy alphabet has come to visit us today – the Galaxy W a.k.a. I8150. It sits in the middle (size-wise) between the entry level Galaxy Y and the high-end Galaxy S.
The Samsung Galaxy W I8150 is in the middle in terms of performance too – the Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon chipset packs one 1.4GHz core and Adreno 205 graphics that offer pretty good performance.
The Samsung Galaxy W I8150 doesn’t really stand much from the crowd. The 3.7″ screen with WVGA resolution has good viewing angles, but the contrast seems quite low even to the naked eye. The phone’s body isn’t particularly thin or made of high-end materials, but it seems comfy and durable.
Samsung Galaxy W I8150 visits our office
What did impress us was the software. Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and TouchWiz 4.0 might seem standard fare, but the preloaded Office document editor is pretty neat and the music player offers DNSe and wide codec support. 720p DivX and XviD videos played smoothly in our preliminary tests and 720p YouTube videos in the browser weren’t a problem either.
So, the Samsung Galaxy W I8150 focuses on wits rather than looks, which is what we’d expect of a phone that promises lots of bang for the buck. Check out the following unboxing video to see what’s in the box and see TouchWiz 4.0 in action.
We’re almost done with the review – it will be published later today and all your Galaxy W related questions will be answered.