Customer Review

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pocket computer that happens to be a phone as well, 17 April 2012
This review is from: Samsung I8150 Galaxy W Sim Free Smartphone (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I love gadgets but for some years thought I could really do without a smartphone. Then recently I upgraded my Virgin Media land-line contract to give free calls all day. This move was followed a couple of days later by an offer from VM of various mobile phone contracts that I had then become eligible for. One of these was for a Galaxy W with 100 mins, 500 texts and 500 mb downloads for £12.99 per month over 24 months, a total of £312 for two years of smartphoning so I went for it! How did I ever survive without it?! I had read criticisms of the battery life so I bought a spare battery that I keep fully charged, but I have never needed it. I fitted a 32 gb card which means it is now my mp3 player, and a very good one. I use it as my satnav and it works very well, immediately responding to any errors of mine. With Maverick I use it as my walking and cycling guide (you can download all the OS maps for the UK, find out exactly where you are and record your journey). I take pictures and high quality video with it, not as good as my dedicated devices but perfectly acceptable and much easier to carry. I listen to the radio on it, any channel in the world so long as I am in 3g contact. I browse the net, check my emails, look at Youtube videos, read the Guardian, watch TV on iPlayer and myPlayer, check things on Wikipedia, Skype my grand-children and when I go skiing I recorded all my runs and keep a check on where I am via Satski. Fantastic! And what is more I am continually introduced to new possibilities as new aps become available. Heaven knows what I will be doing through it in a year's time. I have to pinch myself occasionally when I realise that I am getting all this functionality for at least two years for a total of £340 with the micro-sd card (despite all this use, by making sure I wi-fi whenever I can, I have never used up any of my monthly allowances in the three months I've owned it). I cannot recommend this device highly enough. Oh, and by the way, you can make phone-calls with it!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.1 out of 5 stars (42 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (23)
4 star:
 (8)
3 star:
 (6)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (4)
 
 
 
£85.00
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Bristol

Top Reviewer Ranking: 979,637