If you are looking for some good middle end or lower end Android phones, you don’t have many choices. Many would have suggested the Galaxy W, for it has been a very good seller in the recent days while the Galaxy Y, which falls in the lower end of the price bracket is the cheapest Android smartphone from Samsung. While you decide the budget and choose your pick, take a look at the comparison here:
The Galaxy W I8150 comes with a 3.7 inch Super LCD while the Galaxy Y comes with a 3.0 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen. The Galaxy W’s screen has a 480×800 pixels resolution but the Galaxy S has a screen resolution of 240x320pixels.
Both the phones have two touch sensitive below the display along with a physical button and support Multi-touch.
Winner: Galaxy Y (if you like a small yet powerful device)
Galaxy W has a 5 Megapixel camera in the rear and has an LED Flash too. It records HD video at 720p and has a secondary VGA camera for video calls via 3G, Skype or Google Talk but the Samsung Galaxy Y has 2 Mega pixel camera at a maximum resolution of 1600×1200 pixels and the camera cannot do HD recording and it records video at 480p. There is no LED flash in the back and does not have a secondary camera on the Galaxy Y.
Winner: Galaxy W
The Galaxy W has 2GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which supports upto 32 Gigabytes of storage, making a total of upto 34GB.
On the other side, The Galaxy Y has 160MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which supports upto 32 Gigabytes of storage.
Both the phones do not have any microSD card inside the box in most of the regions, however Samsung’s box contents and packaging may vary country to region. So do check in your area before purchasing for it.
Winner: Galaxy W
The Galaxy Y has two HSDPA bands: 900/2100 and gives maximum speeds upto 7.2Mbps on HSDPA while the Galaxy W has similar bands on HSDPA as well and has a support of upto 14.4Mbps on HSDPA and 5.76Mbps on HSUPA . Wi-fi bands are the same on both the phones supporting the latest band of Wi-Fi, the 802.11n and 802.11b/g as well. Also note that GSM bands 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 are available on both the phones making it available to a wide range of countries.
GPS is available on both the phones and Bluetooth is 3.0 enabled on the Galaxy Y as well as Galaxy W and comes with A2DP support.
Winner: Galaxy W
Operating System and UI:
Samsung Galaxy W has a latest version of Gingerbread, 2.3 with Samsung’s User Interface, Touchwiz 4 and the Galaxy Y comes with 2.3.5 Gingerbread on it too. Both the devices come with Samsung;s Own TouchWiz UI which has just received a lot of improvements over its predecessor, the TouchWiz 3.0 .
Looking at it from the User Experience and from a normal man’s perspective, both the phones have a similar User Interface to operate through it.
Winner : Galaxy Y
Battery and Processor
The Galaxy W has a 1500mAh battery while the Galaxy Y claims to have around 17 hours of talktime and 6 hours and 20 minutes of standby time on 2G while the Galaxy W which is a pretty powerful device in terms of its hardware.
The i8150 has 512MB of RAM along with a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor powered by the Adreno 205 GPU and a Hummingbird chipset while the Galaxy Y has a 832 MHz ARM 11 processor powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset.
There is a price difference of a few dollars but the Galaxy W is indeed the way to go forward, for the excellent specifications it contains and coming to the mobile phone segment, the Galaxy W has very few competitors in its price segment while the Galaxy Y is priced really low in India and has been selling really well. Do make sure you check out the phone before buying, especially when you are going for a middle-low end device.