Review Specifications Samsung Galaxy W GT-I8150

Samsung Galaxy W GT-I8150

Android smartphone from Samsung which currently occupies the position of the flagship is Galaxy S II with dual-core processor 1.2 GHz. Well, for the position underneath is Galaxy SL, but apparently Samsung is targeting this segment with the Galaxy W, where W is the "Wonder". This Android Smartphone is equipped with Android Gingerbread 2.3 and with enough features classy as 1.4 GHz processor, capacitive screens with a width of 3.7 inch WVGA resolution 800x480 pixels, 5MP camera with LED flash and video recorder 720P.

Design and Body

Design Galaxy W is similar to the Galaxy Gio, especially from the front. Materials that exist in the mobile phone consists of a variety of materials. As usual the front is glossy black panels for capacitive screen measuring 3.7 inches. ''Hood'' of the phone is made from glossy black metallic gray with a micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack. List that surrounds this phone is a plain rubber material, with the volume buttons on the left and power on the right. Meanwhile, back cover of the battery casing is a ridged rubber material, as on the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Ace. Looks like this was typical of Samsung. Even though the phone is quite high specs, but seen from outside the phone feel like a middle class only, even though the screen is large enough there is almost no middle class in the mobile phone output large vendors. Then the form is not too big, not too small, fitting comfortably in your hand but still comfortable to enjoy the 3.7 inch screen that owned this phone.


Galaxy W put on screen type TFT LCD measuring 3.7 inches, with WVGA resolution of 252.15 ppi. Quite sharply compared to the Galaxy S II but its dimensions larger, that is 4.3 inches. But for the beauty of color and contrast levels generated are not necessarily proportional to the Super AMOLED especially S.AMOLED +. Make no mistake, we think the color is reproduced Galaxy W is very good and unsightly eye, cool. Sufficiently high contrast levels, as well as the angle of vision, as very good when compared to other LCD sailing phones, even cell phones can still be compared to sailing Super LCD. For outdoor, screen of Galaxy W rather difficult to see, despite being put on the highest brightness level.


As Galaxy S II, this phone using the TouchWiz 4.0 UI. The interface is equipped with more customization, such as adding a wallpaper or widget. Besides those two things you can add shortcuts and folders. Home Screen can wear up to seven screens, depending on your taste. Widgets are available pretty much. Notification bar that rolled up at the top has several help buttons to WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, profiles and auto rotation.

Wallpaper that you display on the home screen is also displayed in the main menu background. The composition of applications you can set at will, with withstand and perform drag and drop icons on each application. Again the main menu edit screen is better than TouchWiz 3.0. If you get bored with the look of the application icons are arranged horizontally with a 4x4 field of application, you can select the List View as alternatives. Share is the latest app, but not a shared file .Apk from apps, but only recommendation your friends along with app link in the Market. This recommendation can be sent via Bluetooth, email, GMail and SMS.

For the Display settings on this phone, among others: Font style, Home Screen, Lock Screen. In addition of course there are levels of screen brightness, auto rotate, animation, time out, horizontal calibration and touch keys light duration, how long a touch key (touch buttons below the screen) turns on. To make a screenshot please press Home + Power.

Input Text

Text input methods provided by default there are 2, namely: Samsung Keypad and Swype. For Samsung Keypad portrait mode there are several types of keypads to choose from, among others QWERTY, 3x4 (ABC), handwriting box 1 and 2. For its own QWERTY keyboard, although screen of Galaxy W only 3.7-inch, but the horizontal diagonal screen the is roughly equal to iPhone 4, for an average finger size will not have trouble typing, but it's capacitive screens are used is also responsive. Moreover, the phone is quite comfortable and not slippery because materials of side and rear made of rubber.


Like other Android phones, you can merge contact with a Google account, synchronize with Facebook, Twitter (if the application is already installed) or through the Social Hub and your Google Mail account. From contacts, you can see the profile picture, update the status of the concerned, email addresses, and other information that he shared on your Facebook / Twitter. In fact, you can view media (photos and video) that he uploaded via Facebook. For new contacts, some additional fields that can be selected is a ringtone, IM, Email, Postal, Organization, Notes, Nickname, Website and Internet Call.


SMS displayed in a threaded mode. To change your SMS to MMS, you enough to attach the media to be sent. Quite varied settings, including font size, background color, limit text message, delivery reports, SMS settings, and ringtone and notifications.

Email from Google Mail with version completing this Android phone. Of course the Google Mail application on the Google Android mobile phone no need to doubt their reliability. Push email running smoothly without any problems, its use is quite simple and similar to the display on the PC. Also this application supports multiple GMail accounts at once. Not only is Gmail, email application was fairly reliable, Yahoo accounts can be supported, not as usual that require more detailed settings. but, not please as Google Mail, although you can download Yahoo Mail application itself.

Default instant messenger that is always there in the Galaxy S and all Android handsets are GTalk. Notifications can be arranged, can be raised or not, when raised so that incoming messages will adorn the screen on the notification bar. Vibration and ringtone notification can also be arranged. Only Galaxy W unfortunately not equipped with such notification LED lights like some other Android handsets as well as on the Blackberry handsets.


The camera user interface is different with Samsung Galaxy S. As usual, Samsung give quite a lot of features in its Android smartphone camera, with a maximum resolution of 5MP (2560x1920 pixels), LED flash, autofocus and arrangements such as: flash, shooting mode, scene modes, exposure value, timer, effects, resolution, white balance, ISO, metering, auto contras and GPS tag. Also you can define shortcuts which will be incorporated into the initial interface of the camera. There are 4 shortcut access to features you use most frequently. To make your focusing only need to touch on the screen (touch focus), but unfortunately the phone is not equipped physically camera shutter button. Front of the camera you can use to take pictures, with VGA resolution.

The images is pretty good, for in the room if a little pale but still captured images with a clear and sufficiently detailed. Flash is quite helpful to add a little color to the images in the room. For the outdoors was already quite good, the colors look fine, so did the level of detail, perhaps because the file that generated quite large, for the room only can be 1 MB more, for outdoors with very bright lighting conditions could be 1.6 MB.

Video Recorder

Just like the interface on the camera, in the video recorder, you can also add shortcuts to the 4 icons that are available. These features certainly not as complete as the video recorder camera, among other things: flash, recording mode, exposure value, timer, effects, resolution and white balance. Unfortunately there is no touch focus on a video recorder, so that the video recording like the fixed focus camera in general.

The results of 720p video recording is pretty good and detailed, not broken. Framerate tends to be stable without frameskip. Produced good color while the level of image sharpness is quite good. The resulting bitrate large appertain ie 12300 kbps, that is make the video recording much bigger.

Photo Gallery

Gallery images using gallery style with a touch of 3-D Android when tilting the phone. Gallery displays each folder that has images and video files supported by Galaxy W. Images can be viewed as thumbnails or as of the date. The weaknesses of Android also in here that is do not display the title of the file. In the photo may not mean anything because thumbnailnya still appear, but the folder containing the video a different story. Images can be shared, used as wallpaper. Besides that, the setting is complete including: copy, print, edit, crop, rotate left / right, slideshow, rename and details.

Video Player

To test the default video player Samsung Galaxy W, we include three types of video, video. Mp4 720p resolution of the downloaded Youtube video. Mkv 720p bluray-rip, and xvid videos .Avi with quality dvd-rip and subtitles .Srt. Mp4 720p video from YouTube of course running smoothly, as well as with xvid video, smooth and subtitle were able to serve with smooth and synchronized properly. To play. Mkv 720p file is playable, but his voice disappeared. The video was not very smooth, no lag every few seconds. Bizarre as it causes in the previous generation Samsung smartphone Samsung Galaxy S (Super AMOLED version) file read smoothly, no problems. Perhaps due to the type of processor and GPU are different (Galaxy W using Snapdragon and GPU Adreno 205, whereas the Galaxy S using Hummingbird and Power VR SGX530)

Videos can you share as well as pictures. Setting the display brightness level exists, as well as 5.1 channel sound effects (requires headset). Subtitle has its own setting, ie, active / absence, size, and synchronization if the video with subtitles out of sync.

Music Player

The music player with a menu consisting of 4 menu: All, Playlist, Albums and Artist. Not only that, you can also add another menu such as composer, year and others. The music player also can split playlists into quick lists, most played, recently played and recently added. Such as pictures and video music files can also be shared, used as a ringtone. For any equalizer settings (normal, pop, rock, jazz etc.) and sound effects like other mobile-phone Samsung (wide, concert hall, music clarity and others). In addition there are 5.1 effect can be activated but the equalizer and sound effects must be switched off (in normal conditions). Speaker sound loud enough in most conditions although it sounds a bit hoarse. Stereo headset output is certainly more good.

FM Radio

To play your favorite broadcasts must plug your headset. Region can be selected, and can show information that is currently playing a radio station if it is available.


Galaxy W running on the network Quadband 850/1800/1900/2100 and HSDPA 900/2100. Then the local connectivity is a-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi (802.11 b / g / n) and the micro USB (as mass storage, PC sync via Kies, modems, and debug mode). This phone can use the WiFi tethering.

Web Browsers

The default browser of Galaxy W can be open up to 8 tab. For playback of flash went very smoothly even though we play the video with 720p resolution, with a record not many tabs opened. Besides the performance of a desktop browser when opening the site quickly, seemed to open the site via a desktop PC. There is a setting screen brightness level so that you do not need back to bother with the Settings menu again. In addition there are a variety of settings in default browser such as history, cookies, javascript and others.

Default application

Default Applications in Galaxy W, among others: Social Hub (Combines SMS, Facebook, email and your social networking), Music Hub, Game Hub, My Files, AllShare (sharing multimedia files to other devices that have a DLNA ), Kies Air (allowing connection PC to a mobile with a WiFi connection), Latitude, Places, Photo Editor, Mini Diary, Samsung Apps, News & Weather, Task Manager and Polaris Office.

Third Party Applications

Mobo Player
Third party video player application with a selection of codec is able to play the file .Mkv 720p that's having problems with sound when playing video player in default application of phone. But must use software decoding, and it looks not so smooth though still can watchable.

Lane Splitter
Game 3D simple-race speeding motorcycle on the highway it uses accelerometers in the Galaxy W and everything runs smoothly without any problems on this phone.

Go Launcher Ex
With this third-party launcher applications we use a variety of transition effects on the homescreen and the main menu, but it all could be handled by Samsung Galaxy W, even if not smooth, but the performance is pretty good.


Neocore: 56.7 frames per second
Quadrant Standard: 1147
MultitouchTest: maximum 5 touch

Battery Life

Lithium Ion battery that is used for the Galaxy W 1500 mAh capacity. We turned it on during the hours of 9:00 to 16:00 and can continue the next day at 9:00 to 11:00 until the battery indicator shows 10 per cent. Use enough weight to keep connected to WiFi, a 10 minute timeout screen, and other uses for the purposes of review.


With a price range to be installed between 2.5 million - 3.5 million rupiah, this latest Android smartphone has many advantages over competitors in the same price range, especially on the side of the processor which have clocked 1.4 GHz. The design even though no impression exclusive / expensive but quite appropriate for Android users MidEnd youthful.


- 1.4GHz processor with good performance
- The camera has an LED flash
- Although only the LCD screen but is quite good and nice views
- Front camera for video calls


- No notification LED lights
- No camera shutter button

Specification :

2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA
Announced: 2011, August
Status: Available. Released 2011, October

Dimensions: 115.5 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm
Weight: 109.9 g

Type: Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~ 252 ppi pixel density)

Type: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Customization: yes
Vibration: yes

Phonebook: unlimited
Call records: unlimited
Internal: unlimited
Card slot: micro SD up to 32GB

GPRS: yes
HSCSD: yes
Edge: yes
3G: HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n Wi-Fi hotspots
Bluetooth: Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared Port: no
USB: USB micro

OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
CPU: 1.4 GHz processor Scorpion, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8255T
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Browser: HTML5
Games: yes
Camera: 5MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Battery Type: Li Ion 1500 mAh
colors: Black, White

Samsung Galaxy W GT-I8150

Samsung Galaxy W GT-I8150

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