Samsung seems to have mastered the formula of producing successful smartphones. Not only their smartphone are a major hit in the market but also come in a variety of price tag. Adding to its mid-priced range of smartphones, Samsung recently launched its “Galaxy Wide” smartphone. The phone is aimed to attract users searching for a mid-priced smartphone that offers a power packed smartphone. So, let’s see how this smartphone works in the real world.
The rectangular frame topped with smooth front panel gives a decent look to the smartphone. The back panel has a matte finish that makes the phone easy to hold. Overall the design seems a little fresh and little different from the signature Samsung design for mid-segment smartphones. The phone has 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm external dimensions and weighs 171gms. Talking about the display of the phone, the 5.5 inches full-HD IPS display provided in the phone offers a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The display looks decent and captures the user’s attention. The colour reproduction seems to be great, and the screen looks lively. The viewing angles are decent while the sunlight legibility is not bad.
The phone features a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor that is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset. It can be said that the phone has little old hardware compared to what other smartphone manufacturers offer at the same price tag. For general use of the phone, the processor seems capable enough, but the same can’t be enough for running heavy applications.
The smartphone offers 16 GB of internal memory, which could be expanded up to 128 GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone runs on Android platform and works on Android OS, version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow. The smartphone is backed by 2GB of RAM, which is more than sufficient for all the purposes. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks but only allows dual-SIM compatibility.
The primary camera features a 13 MP camera that is supported by autofocus and LED flashlight. The front camera sports a 5MP camera. The rear camera works great and captures decent pics; the rear camera also supports geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. The rear camera captures some detailed photos in broad daylight, while the images captured in dim lights are sort of mixed bag. The front camera captures decent selfies. Video recording is done frames like 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS. Talking about multimedia, the smartphone features loudspeaker and 3.5mm audio jack. The speaker seems to get loud enough and produces decent sound. The messaging sector comes with the general assortment of features like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM.
The battery provided in the Galaxy Wide is 3000 mAh removable Li-Ion battery but does not support quick charging or wireless charging. With the specified battery one can expect the phone to work for a complete day with moderate to slightly heavy usage. The smartphone offers a range of connectivity options, such as 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.1, A-GPS, Micracast, and microUSB 2.0. There are three sensors provided in the smartphones i.e. Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor.