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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 recommend you consider it. But if apps are important to you, we'd steer clear for now.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

CNET
8 January 2011
  • Summary: For international markets, the Samsung Wave is a nice, budget-friendly foray into the world of smartphones, but there are more affordable and more full-featured options for the U.S.
  • Pros: The Samsung Wave has a gorgeous, crystal-clear Super AMOLED touch screen. The 1GHz processor keeps the phone running smoothly, and the Wave has great call quality. The Wave also has a 5-megapixel camera and can capture HD video.
  • Cons: Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 user interface is much improved over its previous versions; however, it is not as intuitive as others are, particularly as you get deeper into apps. It doesn't merge contact information from various accounts together and the Samsung App store is not available in U.S.
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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. Technically Bada has been around for awhile, it’s the name for Samsung’s proprietary OS that runs most of their smartphones. Of course now it’s gotten a bit more sophisticated. So here’s a closer look at the S8500 Bada powered handset, better known as the Samsung Wave.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 8
8.0

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

Bright Hub
2 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Wave S8500 is the world's first smartphone powered by the new Bada OS. This is a very capable smartphone - is it the one for you?
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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. The relationship between the smartphone and its accompanying mobile platform is a closely knit one. Close, to the point that if one doesn't live up to its end of the bargain, the other suffers for it.
  • 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. 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.
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Overall 8
7.5

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

Phone Arena
4 June 2010
  • Conclusion: Using the Samsung Wave S8500 to place and receive phone calls is a terrific experience! 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 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
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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. With a good Internet browser, the Internet can easily be used on the go, although we do miss Flash support. Diverse applications are included for social networks.
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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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