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 recommend you consider it. But if apps are important to you, we'd steer clear for now.
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. Poor built-in Facebook, media, navigation and Twitter apps. Little reason to buy over Samsung's own Android phones. No text auto-correction.
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.
Samsung Wave bada OS smartphone review - beautiful and powerful
23 June 2010
Summary: The Samsung S8500 Wave is the first bada OS powered smartphone to hit the market. It takes Samsung's TouchWiz user interface and slaps it on a new, more open version of Samsung's phone platform. And it does this on some of the hottest hardware to come out of South Korea ever.
Pros: Beautiful design, gorgeous display, great camera with top notch 720p HD recording, friendly UI, nice browser, data sharing over Wi-Fi
Cons: Memory management issues, few available apps, text input needs improvement
Conclusion: Using the Samsung Wave S8500 to place and receive phone calls is a terrific experience! Voices are almost crystal clear, while the loudness hits just the sweet spot. And this goes for both ends of the line. If we have to rate the phone quality of the Wave, we would give it a 9.5/10. Great job, indeed. According to the manufacturer, the Samsung Wave S8500's 1500mAh Li-Ion battery is capable of delivering up to 15 hours of talk time in 2G, and 25 days of stand-by.
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
Excerpt: Product Samsung Wave touchscreen smartphone Website wave.samsungmobile.com Specifications 3.3-inch touch-screen, Bada OS, Dolphin browser, 1GHz chipset, GSM, Wi-Fi, and HSPA, Bluetooth, 5-megapixel camera with fixed focus and flash Price £300 plus Vat SOUTH KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's Wave smartphone, announced at Mobile World Congress in February , is not going to have an easy ride in the market with Apple's Iphone 4 dominating the headlines.
Pros: Fast processor, attractive to use, simple and intuitive layout, good screen, excellent sound quality, good camera and video.
Cons: Some built-in applications lack complete functionality, small applications store, marginal battery life, vibrates when battery's low., Nothing.
Excerpt: The Samsung Wave is the first smartphone created by the Koreans using its own Bada OS. With super-slim dimensions and a powerful processor chugging under the hood, can Samsung create a super phone in its own image?
Excerpt: The look of the Wave is Samsung through and through, from the aluminium casing to the impressive screen. Luckily, TouchWiz has undergone an upgrade, which makes it far less clunky than it once was.
Excerpt: We've finally managed to get our hands on a final release unit of the Samsung Wave - and the good news is it's a darn sight better than the pre-production version we tested a few weeks ago, so read on to see the updated and final Samsung Wave review.
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