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Samsung Galaxy W I8150 – A Winner In A Different Way

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Physique

Quite A Different Galaxy

In the past months, we have already seen Samsung’s various iterations of its current Galaxy lineup. We have already seen the two extremes of it in the form of the flagship Galaxy S II and the mass-friendly Galaxy Y S5360. Between these two extremes, the Galaxy portfolio is interspersed with other models to cater to the needs of different consumer types. Amid these handsets is the Galaxy W I8150 which offers a balance of a decent physique, above-average performance, and a fairly affordable pricing.

A momentary look at the Galaxy W I8150, you might easily judge that it is barely different from other Galaxy-labeled smartphones from Samsung. However, looking closer at the details of the Galaxy W I8150, you will notice that the left and the right side of its uppermost portion are not totally rounded, unlike the base. The phone’s design partly reminds us of the Nokia N8’s form factor.

In front, the Galaxy W I8150 incorporates a 3.7-inch touchscreen display. It is neither Super AMOLED Plus nor Gorilla Glass-paneled, but it retains the 16 million colors and the 480 x 800 display resolution of the Galaxy S II. Hence, the TouchWiz-enhanced Gingerbread environment looks smooth and vibrant on the Galaxy W I8150. Located above the display is a VGA front-facing camera, whereas the lower side is occupied by the metallic Home key flanked by the capacitive Menu and Back keys.

Inspecting the rear side, you will find that the Galaxy W I8150 comes with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. Removing the smartphone’s textured plastic back cover reveals its SIM and microSD card slots which are both easily accessible and do not require you to remove the battery module. Sitting on the handset’s virtually flat top are a microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The sides, on the other hand, host the phone’s power button and volume rocker.