Samsung GT-I8150 Unlocked Cellphone – No Warranty – Soft Black
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- 3.7-inch Touchscreen display
- 5MP Camera
The Samsung Galaxy W I8150 is a full touchscreen, Android OS v2.3 phone with a 3.7 inches display screen. It feature enhanced touch sensitive controls, auto rotate, auto turn-off and multi touch input. It also has a 5MP camera, MP3/MP4 and AGPS
- GSM 2G / Edge Dual-Band 850 / 1800
- 156 MHz Processor; 1.52" TFT Display
- Extreme Battery Life (Li-Ion 800 mAh Battery), Talktime: Up to 7 hours, Standby: Up to 720 hours
- Speakerphone, USB Port, 3 Embedded Games
- Mobile Tracker, MP3 Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtone, Organizer, Voice memo
Samsung Keystone 2 increases the durability of its battery with super long standby time up to 30 days. Plus euipped with variuos useful features - FM radio, Converter (Currency, Length, Weight, Volume, Area, Temperature) and Calculator. Moreover,the device also has MP3 ringtones for full and nice-ringtones that alert you to incoming calls and messages.
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The main reason for the purchase was the price vs. feature content. At the moment this unit is selling for $100 more than what I paid when I got it a month ago. (And it is currently out of stock at the moment.) There was nothing close to this kind of hardware for the money (under $300) which was my max budget for a phone.
So far it has been a learning process being new to Android. Getting used to the OS aside the phone itself so far has been great. Nice sleek styling. Not too big like the Galaxy S and those large HTCs, but those are way out of my league price wise anyways, as I needed an unlocked phone to use anywhere. Comes with basically everything you need I would say and then some. And if there is anything left out there is the Android Market a click away.
The only thing I have noticed is that the battery is not as great under heavy usage, but then again what modern Smart Phone is. Figure on charging at least once a day. Or just hook it up to the computer while you are in front of it. And that will keep it ready for you at all times.
Final thoughts... there are bigger more powerful units out there, but for the price, this one is pretty darn good.
I paid $279 for the Galaxy I8150 (11,500php). Anyone who'd pay $999 for this phone with or without a warranty needs to see a psychiatrist.
For some months before purchase, I studied Smart phones and settled on two candidates, the Nokia N8 with it's fabulous 12meg camera and outdated Symbian operating system and the Samsung Wonder Android phone. Both were priced at nearly $400, When the price on Samsung's I8150 dropped by $100, I jumped and bought the Samsung.
Now six months later I wish I'd bought the Nokia.
1. The Samsung Galaxy W I8150 consumes battery power voraciously. 2-3 hours of web surfing, gaming, or calling and you are ready for the battery charger.
2. My Samsung Galaxy W I8150 spontaneously goes into sleep mode several times a day when not in use, requiring repeated pressing of the main key and a 10-15 second delay before you can use the phone for texting or a call. A local Samsung retailer assured me this was a "feature", not a defect.
3. Samsung's 5meg camera sucks in taking sharp photos inside or in low light situations, even when using the inadequate LED flash. Between 30-50% of my inside photos are unsharp from camera movement or too dark. Like most phones, the Samsung does not have a dedicated shutter key and tapping the screen causes camera shake.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a phone with reliably long battery life and a dependable camera, do not buy this model.
1. Samsung didn't update Android to 4.0 and even did not deliver the promised value pack, at least in my region. Shame!
2. A battery is dead just after 10 months.
3. The phone is not very popular, that means it's not easy to find spare battery in a store when you need it ASAP
I'm on a serious doubt whether I'm going to buy S3, or out of Samsung.