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Samsung S8500 Wave
6.3 out of 10

Samsung S8500 Wave

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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Wave

MacNN
14 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Good High build quality. Outstanding Super AMOLED display. Good camera for photos and videos. Bada has good UI, multi-touch and web. Fast processor. Cheap with at least some carriers. Fairly long battery life. The Bad Very limited app and widget selection.
  • Pros: High build quality., Outstanding Super AMOLED display., Good camera for photos and videos., Bada has good UI, multi-touch and web., Fast processor., Cheap with at least some carriers., Fairly long battery life.
  • Cons: Very limited app and widget selection., Poor built-in Facebook, media, navigation and Twitter apps., Little reason to buy over Samsung's own Android phones., No text auto-correction.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Recombu
15 June 2010
  • Excerpt: The first handset to feature Samsung's very own bada platform, the Samsung Wave is available now on Vodafone and soon to make its way to O2. Samsung's high end handset hopes to give the illustrious Android and iPhone platforms a run for their money.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Phone Arena
4 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Samsung's first bada phone - the Samsung Wave S8500 - is finally here. A few months ago we reviewed a prototype unit, which left us with rather high expectations for the final product. Now that it's here, we are ready to see what Samsung's latest and greatest creation has to offer.
  • Pros: Incredibly vivid Super AMOLED screen, Superb build quality, Fast overall performance, Beautiful HD video recording, Plays DivX and Xvid at high resolutions, Great call quality
  • Cons: Not very intuitive interface, bada OS needs more improvement and fine tuning, Samsung Apps has a very poor catalog, Heavy 3D games might overwhelm the 1GHz CPU, Photos of the 5MP camera are not good enough, Dolfin 2.0 browser is not really mature for this
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Samsung Wave S8500 in-depth review -

Mobile Choice UK
12 December 2011
  • Summary: The aluminium chassis is classic Samsung, but the updated TouchWiz 3.0 interface has had a much-needed facelift and is far more finger-friendly Setting up all your social networks and email accounts is a breeze.
  • Pros: Excellent social networking, universal calendar, phonebook that syncs with Facebook, Twitter and more, super-AMOLED touch-screen, and an HD video camera that also takes great pictures
  • Cons: Hardly any apps available for download, temperamental maps feature, user interface is a little unintuitive and restricted
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Samsung Wave

LetsGoMobile
13 December 2010
  • Summary: S amsung makes a daring move with the Samsung Bada operating system, considering the already established operating systems. It could be a smart move that they have their own system next to the other famous systems.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0

Samsung Wave

Trusted Reviews
21 October 2010
  • Summary: Samsung's Bada OS makes an impressive debut on this touchscreen smartphone.
  • Pros: Competitive price, Good build quality
  • Cons: OS lacks polish in some areas
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Wave review

wired.co.uk
9 August 2010
  • Excerpt: With the Samsung Wave, the Korean consumer electronics giant brings to the smartphone market something everyone agrees we don’t really need -- a device running Samsung’s own smartphone OS -- Bada .
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Wave review

TechRadar UK
8 August 2010
  • Summary: Samsung offers its most powerful phone yet
  • Pros: Superb screen, Sleek design, Fast operation, Huge number of home screens, top end camera, Long battery life
  • Cons: Poor navigation experience, HD video recording slightly grainy, On-board keyboard a little slow, Poor predictive text, Lightweight internet experience
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7

Samsung Wave S8500

PC Pro
8 July 2010
  • Conclusion: A great-value phone with all the features packed in, but Bada in its first outing doesn’t quite pull it all together
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Wave review

Stuff.tv
7 July 2010
  • Summary: Slick and slinky with a stunning screen, the Wave is a highly desirable smartphone, though the Bada OS is far from established
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