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Samsung Galaxy W I8150 – A Winner In A Different Way

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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.

The Galaxy W I8150’s display is neither Super AMOLED Plus nor protected with a Gorilla Glass panel, but we assure that Android really looks good on this smartphone.

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.

The angled top portion of the Galaxy W I8150 partly reminds us of the Nokia N8’s design. Also shown here is the handset’s volume rocker sitting on the left side.

The right side is solely occupied by the power button.

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.

Here is a closer look at the Galaxy W I8150’s 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash.

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.

Dismantling the Galaxy W I8150 reveals its very accessible SIM and microSD card slots. The bundled lithium ion battery is rated at 1500mAh.