Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy W's screen is 3.7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8255 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 22 days standby time, 330 minutes (2G), 500 minutes (3G).

Its dull looks do it no justice as software-wise, the device is identical to the current Galaxy S II lineup.

- GSMArena Team , GSMArena 

Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)


A fast and capable Gingerbread smartphone but a little chunky though

from Recombu
To call it a budget Galaxy S2 is selling the Galaxy W short. With a 1.4Ghz processor, decent camera and great screen, it can hold its own in the mid-range handset market against the HTC Desire S and HTC Explorer. While offering all the customisable features you expect from Android. It's a shame the phone itself feels a bit chunky and lacks the quality feel of rivals like the HTC Desire S and HTC Rhyme... Full review

Thin and light, DNSe sound enhancement technology, Fast processor

from GSMArena

We've had enough time to form impressions of these inexpensive smartphones. They're classic midrange packages with solid feature sets but the goal is clearly to stay within budget rather than impress anyone with specs.

For a few bills more, users are getting better performance (especially in games) and a better camera (both stills and video) out of the Samsung Galaxy W I8150. But they'll have to install a custom ROM if they want Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and at the time of writing there isn't one).

Of course, the Samsung Galaxy W is not for geeks only, but they're usually... Full review


An impressive offering for its price point

from TechRadar

Strong in some areas, weak in others, the Samsung Galaxy W is a mash-up of the best and slightly below par offerings on the mid-range smartphone market for those users not yet ready to make the jump to the high-end and costly Samsung Galaxy S2. A very impressive battery life far exceeds those of its higher-end, higher-priced rivals, while the intuitive interface and speedy processor offer a strong introduction to the smartphone scene for those who are adopting the well-priced Samsung Galaxy W as their first trip away from feature phones. With the numerous benefits outweighing the negatives,... Full review

Tracy and Matt

Runs smoothly and does everything you need it do do

from Tracy and Matt
The Samsung Galaxy Wonder very much surprised me when I began using it; for my conclusion I am going to use the quotation I used to describe it to my brother: "it's like the Galaxy Note is the powerful dad, the S2 is the athletic son and the Wonder is the hench baby." This phone is a VERY good phone to buy if you can't quite afford the Note or the S2 as it works very smoothly and I really couldn't find many things wrong with it (except the stupid power/unlock key.).. Full review

Its dull looks do it no justice as software-wise, the device is identical to the current Galaxy S II lineup

from GSMArena
The Samsung Exhibit II 4G’s main goal is to bring people into the T-Mobile fold by offering them access to the Magenta’s “4G” network and affordable plans, at an acceptable price. In this aspect, it has no alternative in terms of functionality and price. If this is what you are after, it will do the job for you. Otherwise, it is a tough sell... Full review

It's a pleasure to use thanks to its great screen, nimble processor and good quality camera

from TrustedReviews
The Samsung Galaxy W isn’t perhaps the prettiest Android phone out there, but it turns out to be a pretty nifty handset to use. It's comfortable to hold, has a good screen and camera, and its 1.4Ghz processor keeps things moving at a spritely pace.  Add in the fact that it's available at very modest price either on PAYG or contract and you've got a very appealing package... Full review

A reasonably priced smartphone that's equipped in handling most basic needs

from PhoneArena

After giving it a good rundown, it's blatantly obvious that the Samsung Exhibit II 4G isn't the shiniest thing out there, but if you're able to overlook some of its inconsistencies, you'll find a reasonably priced smartphone that's equipped in handling most basic needs. Even better, it's not going to drain your pockets thanks to its $29.99 on-contract price – plus, you can pick it up for $199.99 as a prepaid option too. And if you choose to go with the latter option, it'll go perfectly with T-Mobile's new $30 per month prepaid unlimited plan, which offers 100 voice minutes, unlimited text... Full review


Below average call quality in the earpiece and camera is rather slow to focus sometimes

from PhoneArena
Overall, the Samsung GALAXY W lives up to the expectations for its category with its comfortable design, decent pictures and video, rich codec support, strong loudspeaker and plenty of preinstalled goodies like Polaris Office and AllShare. The 3.7-inch LCD display should be commended as well since it delivers some eye-pleasing graphics thanks to its high pixel count. On top of all that, the internet browsing experience is complemented by Adobe Flash support meaning that you can enjoy the web to its fullest, powered by the 1.4GHz processor... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date October 27, 2011
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, Asia
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8255 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.74 W/kg
Body: 0.76 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
330 minutes (2G)
500 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 6.0 x 1.1 cm
(4.5 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 116 grams
(4.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-portrait, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Latitude, Android Market, YouTube, Yelp, Zinio Reader)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-i8150, Samsung Ancora, Samsung SGH-T679, Samsung Exhibit II 4G, Samsung SGH-T679M

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