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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 (opens in new tab); 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.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.