Phone42.com / Smartphones / Samsung / Samsung Galaxy W
Samsung

Samsung Galaxy W (2014) review

Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Adreno 305
1.5 GB / 16 GB
7 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy W smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy W phone with 7 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy W comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery. The 7 inches phone comes with TFT display (720 x 1280 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

Add Samsung Galaxy W to your comparison

Samsung Galaxy W specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy W
ModelSM-T255S
Release date2014

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy W is about 8.64 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (7.55 x 3.92 x 0.35 inches).

Weight8.64 oz
Dimensions7.55 x 3.92 x 0.35 inches
Colorsblack, red, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy W comes with Android OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz
GPUAdreno 305

Display

The size of Galaxy W screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 7 inches TFT display of Samsung Galaxy W with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size7 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy W (1.5 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1.5 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy W is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy W supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Galaxy W comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy W phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Galaxy W is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 3200 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
Add Samsung Galaxy W to your comparison

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Samsung Galaxy W, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

Samsung Galaxy W pictures

Samsung Galaxy W photo Samsung Galaxy W photo Samsung Galaxy W photo Samsung Galaxy W photo Samsung Galaxy W photo
Samsung Galaxy W / SM-T255S

Please let us know if you find incorrect information or something isn't working, or if you have a suggestion for improvement. Our e-mail address is webmaster@phone42.com.