Reviews and Problems with Samsung S5250 / Wave 525 / Wave 2
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Video: Quick look at the upcoming Samsung Wave
9 May 2014
Excerpt: The Samsung Wave is coming to Canada soon (via Bell) and we got a very quick walk through of it today. The video is below but the one of the major highlights is the 3.3-inch Super AMOLED display. Samsung is hammering home the screen quality and the Wave has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and is incredibly bright… even in bright situations.
Summary: For the price this phone packs in a lot of features, be it multitasking, GPS, multiple home screens, widgets, and social media integration. Yet there are lots of minor irritants in almost each aspect. Overall, this is a phone for those who like to (more or less) use their phones with whatever it comes with, rather dabbling with customisation. If you are that sort of a user it's not a bad deal at all for Rs. 7,500 approx.
Pros: Lots of in-built features, Wi-fi 802.11n, Powerful image editing options on phone, Call clarity
Cons: Clunky apps, App store still growing, Lags under heavy task multitasking, No 3G
Summary: One more phone from Samsung joins the wave of smartphones aptly named S5250 Wave 525. Keeping itself attuned to its predecessors’ capabilities, it structures itself around the bada operating system with a 3.2” touch screen to match the web experience offered by Wi-Fi connectivity. Pre-installed instant messaging, social networking, games and widget apps plus more downloadable from Samsung Apps Store connect you to your friends and family on the move.
Cons: Image and video editing capabilities, Music recognition service, Low screen resolution, Lack of DivX/Xvid support, No dedicated gallery app
Summary: I have no complaints to the connection quality, ringtones sound loudly, while the vibro is not always felt. Speech communication is always good, even in noisy conditions.
Wave 525 costs €210-220, while 533 fetches €240. The models are positioned as accessible solutions for those who need feature rich handsets.
Conclusion: The Samsung Wave 525 is a decent low-end handset, mainly due to bada OS offering much built-in functionality that until recently was only reserved for the iOS/Android devices, like image editing and music recognition apps integrated into the platform. We still don’t have any pricing details for it, so it is hard to judge if it overshoots or underestimates its respective market niche, but we’d be willing to wager that Samsung will be charging decently for the device.
Pros: Image and video editing capabilities, Music recognition service
Cons: Low screen resolution, Lack of DivX/Xvid support, No dedicated gallery app
Summary: I will not dwell on issues of connection quality and signal reception, because my sample had no problems with it. The loudspeaker of Wave 525 sounds great and sometimes can even be too noisy if you choose an annoying and loud ringtone. The speaker is also loud enough and you can always hear an interlocutor. The vibro is medium. Sometimes you feel it well, but on occasions you can miss it.
Summary: Overall, Samsung really isn't bringing anything new to the table with Bada: Its features are really no different on what you'd find on the iPhone, webOS phones or Android phones. But suspect that is not Samsung's main focus here. Samsung sees Bada phones as being accessible to everyone, no matter what your income or tech experience may be.
Excerpt: Что такое bada? Это новая мобильная платформа компании Samsung, перспективная и интересная. Что такое Wave? Это семейство смартфонов на данной платформе, в котором уже есть модели на любой вкус. В данной статье внештатный эксперт "Розетки" Андрей Лукаш познакомит нас с одним из самых доступных «умных телефонов» для bada: Samsung Wave 525 (S5250) .
Summary: обладает отличной функциональностью для своего ценового диапазона - всего за 1500 гривен покупатель получает телефон с поддержкой Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, отличным MP3-плером и радиоприёмником с возможностью записи эфира, а также возможностью установки дополнительных приложений из магазина Samsung Apps. Откровенно говоря, с учётом цены к телефону довольно сложно придраться. Wave 525 станет отличным выбором для нетребовательных пользователей.