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iPhone 4 Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy S Successor Now Costs £228

The Samsung Galaxy W (also known as the i8150) can now be had, SIM Free and unlocked, from as little as £228 at Prepaymania; it is the direct replacement for the popular Samsung Galaxy S and comes with a few improvements and it costs less than the latter.

There's a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC (the MSM8255T) clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 2GB ROM, a microSD card reader, a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a five megapixel camera with flash and AF, a front facing VGA camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 1500mAh battery. Other built-in features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB, HSPA+, 720p HD recording,

Compared to the old Samsung Galaxy S, this model comes with a faster CPU, less onboard storage (cutting down the cost and allowing the user to add the desired storage amount subsequently), a normal TFT touchscreen rather than a Super AMOLED one (again to cut costs) and a bulkier design, to differentiate it from the more expensive Galaxy S2 range.

On paper at least, the Samsung Galaxy S is significantly better than the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS, both of which are way more expensive as well.