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Samsung S8500 Wave
6.8 out of 10

Samsung S8500 Wave

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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Wave Review: In Depth

Recombu
21 January 2011
  • Conclusion: For a Samsung phone, this one is excellent. It's worlds apart from the deluge of mediocre mid-range handsets we've seen from them of late. The Samsung Wave's screen is wonderful, we can't praise it enough so if you spend a lot of time watching videos and using media functions, then we'd definitely...
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

hardwarezone.com.my
23 August 2010
  • Summary: Smartphones have become commonplace these days thanks to the uptake of various mobile platforms over the years - starting from the mature Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile OS, to the current Apple iOS and Google Android.
  • Pros: Slim and compact, Good screen clarity from Super AMOLED, Intuitive user interface
  • Cons: Limited 3.3-inch screen size, Battery life could have been better
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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
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
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
4 April 2014
  • 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

Samsung Wave

Trusted Reviews
16 January 2012
  • 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 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 review -

Mobile Choice UK
12 December 2011
  • 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

The Samsung Wave is a great debut for the Bada OS, although only a limited number of apps are currently available

Good Gear Guide.au
9 January 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung Wave morphs a mid-range feature phone into fully fledged smartphone thanks to the new open-source Bada OS. The Wave possesses excellent build quality, an outstanding display, great multimedia capabilities and impressive performance - all wrapped up in a slick, easy to use interface that...
  • Pros: Excellent build quality, zippy performance, Super AMOLED display, slick and intuitive UI, Samsung App Store, social-networking integration, flash support, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Cons: App Store is in its infancy, can't group menu items in folders, keyboard is a little small in portrait orientation, won't auto-merge contacts from multiple accounts
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Wave review

wired.co.uk
3 January 2011
  • 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 S8500 Mobile Phone

Tech2
2 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The Wave is the first handset that’s loaded with Samsung’s new Bada OS. The quest of the Bada (meaning Ocean in Korean) platform is to provide faster and cheaper smartphones to the mobile community.
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