Conclusion: Okay, back to shore – we had a fun time cruising with the Samsung S7230E Wave 723. Let’s get the negative impressions out of the way first – there is only a couple of those. The screen is the biggest disappointment. We can justify the switch to TFT, SuperAMOLED is much too limited in quantity. But we’ve seen better LCD units on other Samsung phones plus the low resolution ruins the Bada experience for us..
Pros: 3.2" 256K-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, WQVGA (240 x 400 pixels), multi-touch input support, Solid 11.8mm-thin metal body with detachable protective flap with leather texture, Bada OS with Samsung Apps, Quad-band GSM support with dual-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity with WPS support, Wi-Fi tethering app, Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support, digital compass, Samsung Mobile Navigator, 5 MP autofocus camera with touch focus, geo-tagging, s...
Cons: Low resolution screen, Limited number of available applications, No lens cover, No DivX/XviD video support, Web browser performs poorly with Flash, Card slot is under the battery, Preinstalled SatNav software is a trial only, No ambient light sensor to change screen brightness dynamically, No secondary video-call camera
Summary: Samsung Wave 723 handset includes some exciting features such as wide touch screen display, 5 mega pixel camera, Wi Fi connectivity, Bluetooth® 3.0, A GPS support and a lot more. The device will be out in various colours but as of now the pictures are showing the black shade. The metallic back cover looks attractive and the design is simple. You can easily access the social networking sites and the application store of Samsung.
Cons: 3G, Wi Fi, 5MP camera, 16 GB memory support, QVGA video recording
Excerpt: Mediocre build quality and a low-res screen make for a disappointing experience While it is simple to use Bada, it fails to be as intuitive as any of the Nokia phones or a lot of the better smartphones While the phone has a decent set of features, the app store is disappointingly stocked The best thing about the handset is its responsive touch-screen A fully charged battery will see you through a couple of days, unlike many of the costlier smartphones The Wave 723 is the...
Excerpt: Samsung’s initial attempt with their very own OS, Bada, – Samsung Wave – had too many first’s to it making it an instant hit among users, thin aluminum chassis, a 1GHZ Hummingbird handset, for the first time ever Super AMOLED screen, were some of the “firsts” to name a few, making their debut. The Wave [...
Conclusion: There are a few places where the Samsung Wave 723 lets itself down. Although it is a budget handset, and some compromises can be accepted, it’s the strength of the competition that really leaves the Wave struggling for air. It covers most bases and we found that it was a respectable phone to use, displaying better than average build quality for its price, but it isn’t exciting.
Pros: Great build quality, responsive screen, good level of connectivity for an affordable phone, camera pretty good
Cons: Some Bada oddities, none of the excitement of being part of a grander system like Android, poor video capture and playback, Samsung Apps can't compete with rival stores
Excerpt: With the Samsung Wave 723 we see a reprise of Samsung's proprietary Bada operating system. Coming up with your own OS is a brave move in these days when Android and the iPhone dominate. But like these two OSes, Samsung hopes to make hay with its OS and, not least, offer its own app store.