Samsung W2017: Specs, Price & Review

Samsung W2017 Price in Kenya Jumia

The Samsung W2017 was launched in early 2017. The dual sim phone comes with a screen size of 4.2 inches with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.

The Samsung W2017 price is around Ksh. 20,000 in Kenya.


Specs and Features

General Specifications

  • Sim Type: GSM+GSM
  • Dual Sim: Yes
  • Device Type: Smartphone
  • Release Date: February, 2017

As stated earlier, the smartphone comes with dual GSM SIM. So, you can choose from the currently available four carriers in Kenya.

Having been released this year, the device is still relatively new in the market.

Design Properties

  • Dimensions: 127.8 x 61.4 x 15.8 mm
  • Weight: 208 g

From the pictures, you should by now be aware that the Samsung W2017 is a flip phone. that is what justifies the thick dimensions. At 15.8 inches, the phone is twice as thick as some other Samsung Galaxy phones in Kenya.

Also, it is a bit heavy considering the metal body and hinges.


  • Type: Color Super AMOLED screen
  • Touch:  Yes
  • Size: 4.2 inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • PPI: ~ 525 PPI

The Samsung W2017 had a decent screen. It comes with a 4.2 inch Super AMOLED display. What this means is that you get one of the most vivid, sharp and clear displays in the market.


  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal: 64 GB inbuilt
  • Card Slot: Yes

For such a mobile phone, I was not expecting Samsung to go all the way when it comes to the performance. However, the W2017 has a RAM of 4GB. With that, you have the ability to run multiple applications at the same time without any performance issues.

Also, the device has an internal storage capacity of 64GB. This amount is more than enough for the average user.

However, you can expand it using a memory card up to a maximum of 256GB.


  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G: Yes
  • 4G: Yes

Due to the fact that this phone is capable of connecting to a 4G LTE network, you get yourself faster internet speeds and downloads. In fact, you can stream pretty much any video without it buffering.

  • Wi-Fi: Yes, with Wi-Fi-hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.1
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0

Also, you get Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 and micro usb 2.0 for charging the device.


  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS Support
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Fingerprint
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Extra:    NFC


  • Camera: Yes, 12 MP with autofocus
  • Features: Face detection, Touch to focus
  • Video Recording: Yes, 2160p @ 30fps
  • Flash: LED
  • Front Camera: Yes, 5 MP

The camera is one of the strongest features of the smartphone. In the primary rear camera, you get 12MP and in the selfie one you get 5MP.

There are some features to help you take better photos, these are autofocus, face detection and LED Flash.

The flash ensures that you are able to take pictures in low light conditions.

Samsung W2017 Technical Specifications

  • OS: Android, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • CPU: 2.15 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 Processor
  • GPU: Adreno 530


  • Size: 2300 mAh, Li-ion Battery

Why buy Samsung W2017?

  1. Unique design.
  2. Quality display.
  3. Good performance.
  4. Large storage capacity.
  5. Large amount of RAM.


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