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Samsung Galaxy W / Samsung Galaxy W SM-T255

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Samsung Galaxy W / Samsung Galaxy W SM-T255. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and size. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and reception get negative opinions.

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battery, durability, sound, reception, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy W / Samsung Galaxy W SM-T255 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung GALAXY W Preview

 

The Samsung GALAXY W is among the latest batch of Android smartphones that the manufacturer introduced back in August, and on paper it is definitely the most potent of the bunch. In terms of specs it stands in the upper mid-range of Samsung's current...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Brand (mobile88.com)

Samsung Galaxy W

 

Samsung Galaxy W is a mid-end device powered by the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with a 1.4GHz single core processor. Samsung Galaxy W comes with touchscreen measuring 3.7-inches with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Other specifications include a...

Affordable; Decent specifications

Samsung Galaxy W; Power Plug; Charger; Micro-USB cable

As far as mid-range smartphones go, the Samsung Galaxy W does everything right on our checklist; decent specifications and hardware with a relatively modest price tag to match. For something under a grand, this device is hard to pass up, for the...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy W review

 

A mid-range Android 2.3 smartphone one step below the Galaxy S2

Speedy processor ; Compact, rounded, comfortable design ; Impressive camera results with flash ; Implements Android 2.3 well ; Fast, fluid browser

Narrowed display ; Slow autofocus on 5MP camera ; Poor VGA forward-facing camera ; Flimsy plastic back panel ; Poor speaker and audio output

Flying the Samsung-branded flag for the mid-range smartphone market is the Samsung Galaxy W, a handset also known as the Samsung GT-I8150.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy W pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

W stands for Wonder if you're talking the Samsung Galaxy talk, and the thing that Pocket-lint wondered, when we spent our hands-on time with it at IFA

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy W Review: In Depth

 

The Samsung Galaxy W is the latest Galaxy Smartphone to arrive in the UK. As the younger brother of the million selling, award winning Samsung Galaxy S2, it offers many similar specs but at a much more…

Bright and sharp screen ; Very comfortable to hold ; 1.4Ghz Processor ensures it feels fast

Chunky and plasticky ; Average HD movies

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Luke (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy W Review

 

Samsung have been releasing galaxy phones all over the place recently for all types of people; they've got the Note, the S2, the Ace, the Pro, the Gio, the Mini and the Wonder. The Wonder appears to be for those who can't quite afford an...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (somobile.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy W

 

The Galaxy W is one of the first handsets to debut Samsung's new naming strategy, and according to the alphabetical structure, the Galaxy W is a 'high quality' smartphone, perfect for those seeking a balance between style and performance.

The phone itself measures in at 115.8 x 59 x 11.5mm, and a 1.4GHz processor paired with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). This powers the handset's 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen, which will come dressed in Samsung's TouchWiz UI. With this custom Android skin...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: MisterTickle (reviewstream.com)

Samsung Galaxy W

 

by MisterTickle TRUSTWORTHY The Samsung Galaxy W actually isn't my preferred phone. To be honest, I don't like this phone one bit. I may actually be making it worse than it sounds, but I am actually very disappointed with this phone mainly because it...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Dobbie (productreview.com.au)

So far so good

 

Had an HTC Explorer before -it was aweful. The Samsung, so far, is considerably better. Much more intuitive and easier to work than the HTC. 5MP camera is much better than what I'm used to. Not bad for the money. I have only had it for 2 weeks. I'll...

Good camera, easy to operate, not too big - fits in a pocket, cheap, good battery life.

Has switched on a few times in my pocket - not sure what I did.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Unbiased Truth (productreview.com.au)

Galaxy W - awful

 

I have no idea why Samsung launched this phone? Unless I was given a lemon, because it is horrible. Admittedly I got one that was tuned into Vodafail and I unlocked and popped in an Optus Sim. Lets just say, do not bother. The Galaxy S is the beast of...

Size (wasnt too big)

Really hard to place on hands free, keypad errors when typing (due to phone not being intuitive). An awful phone - avoid like the plague.

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):11 / 12 / 6 / 7 / 9
Browsing time (4G):10 / 15 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 15 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2 / 2.1 / 5
Rear camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 3 / 5 / 8

Design

Curved Design: No
Kids tablet: No

Display

Pixel density:577
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,850,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac

Performance

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
MHL version:2.1
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.3 / 1.5

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR4