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Samsung Galaxy W First Impression, 7 Inches Powerful tablet

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

 Samsung always tries to give the best to the users and this is the reason mostly people love to use the Samsung products. Samsung builds their trust among the users with quality. Time to time Samsung reveals the tablets and the smartphones with the different hardware and software combinations and according to the configuration the company fixes the price of the revealed products. Here we have a Galaxy W 7 inches tablet for the discussion.  The Galaxy W is also known as Galaxy W SM-T255, the latest tablet announced by the Samsung. Let us see in detail what Samsung combines in this new tablet. Hope fully the table has a good software and hardware combination as always we get from the Samsung. However the price of this tablet is still under the cover but it is expected after looking the hardware configuration that the tablet is going to be the mid range tablet.





Operating System

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Weight & Dimension

245g, 191.8 x 99.6 x 8.8 mm

Display Type

TFT capacitive touch screen

Size & Resolution

7.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels


Quad-core 1.2 GHz


1.5GB RAM , 16 GB On Board,  Extendable up to 64 GB


Primary 8 Mega Pixel, Secondary 2 Mega Pixel



Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Talk Time  (2G) / Up to 21 h (3G)



2G Network       GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network       HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network       LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600


Black, White, Red

















Design and Display

Samsung always tries to launch the slimmest smartphones and tablets because it is now the fashion. The demand of larger screens with slim body is increasing day by day amongst the users. Users always want a compact technology with a light weight and large screen. Samsung makes the difference possible. The Galaxy W is not the largest tablet from Samsung. According to the specifications this is going to be the mid range slate with the limited variety of hardware. Galaxy W measures 191.8 x 99.6 x 8.8 mm dimensions which mean the tablet has a slim body and weighs 245 grams which is quite enough for this size of tablets. The Galaxy W has a 7 inches display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolutions. The pixel density is well enough for the tablet according to the display size of the tablet. This wide display gives the full area of working to the users and they enjoy the features of this 7 inches tablet easily.

Software and User Interface

 Recently Samsung launches the tablets and the smartphone with the latest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat and mostly Samsung combines their own design TouchWiz user interface with Android Operating System. But in the case of Galaxy W Samsung uses the Android 4.4.3 Jelly Bean, a bit older version of Android Operating system. What is the reason behind the usage of older version? Only the company has the answer of this mystery, other interesting thing Samsung does not combine their own designed TouchWiz interface. The tablet runs only Android Jelly Bean interface. Although the interface is not complicated in use and consumes low power for running the windows and to run the applications but still the interface does not support the latest in built applications. Anyway this is supposed to be the mid range device so the users do not have any objection with the interface. The users only have a concern that the interface and operating system run perfectly and give them a trouble free environment and in this aspect the tablet is well enough and good for the economical usage.

Processor and Memory

The slate is embedded with 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor. The processor is not super fast as Octa core but it is enough for the working and provides the sufficient speed to the users. Company offers 1.5 GB RAM, the ram is also less in capacity as compared to the other Samsung devices but is not too much low in capacity; users can easily perform multi tasks in limit without facing any hassle. The handset has a 16 GB on board memory which is sufficient for downloading large games, books and movies as well. This is  enough for saving the data, users think the memory is not sufficient for their working they need to extend the memory externally. The tablet is able to support the 64 GB external memory via SD card. Users can easily enjoy the programs of this tablet and save their data in the given memory easily as well as the external memory.


Galaxy W has a primary and secondary camera. Primary camera based on 8 Mega Pixel and secondary camera has a 2 Mega Pixel resolution capturing power. The camera has a 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution which gives the balance to the camera and users can capture the images in fine quality. The snapper has a autofocus feature with the help of this feature users don’t need to face the trouble to focus and capturing the object, camera automatically adjusts the focus and users can easily take the picture of the moving objects as well. Another interesting feature is LED flash light which is located beside the camera with this flash light users can take the pictures in the dim light as good as in bright light. 2 mega pixels camera helps the users in video calling.



 In the battery selection Samsung always tries to make the wise decision. Samsung knows that the most of the users face the battery problem due to various reasons. Samsung gives the powerful battery with their handset and tablets. Galaxy W is powered with Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery. However the standby time of the battery is still not known but the battery provides the 21 hours talk time in 2G and 3G both networks. Talkative person like the battery with this long talk time. The other main benefit is the battery is non removable. If users lose the power of the tablet while using and battery does not allow them to work, the users have the option, they are able to remove the battery and replace it from the new one and continue their work without any problem. Removable battery is convenient rather than the non removable.

Price and Users Expectation

The tablet is still not available anywhere and users are keenly waiting to have this tablet as soon as possible. Specifications make the tablet a mid range tablet, but users expect more from this tablet because they have a built in trust in Samsung. As users expect the tablet is good in working and facilitates them completely by providing a complete and easy working interface. The other main issue is price. The price of this tablet is still unknown but users expect that the tablet should not be sold in higher price and must be in the range of normal users who don’t want to spend an accumulation of money in tablets or in smartphones. 


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