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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
21 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.
  • 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 7
7.0

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

CNET
21 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.
  • 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 7
7.0

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

CNET
21 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.
  • 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 7
7.0

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

CNET
21 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.
  • 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 7
7.0

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

CNET
21 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.
  • 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
20 December 2010
  • 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 7
7.0

Samsung Wave GT-S8500

CNET
6 September 2010
  • Summary: The Samsung Wave is a great-looking phone with a state of the art screen, that's fast and responsive to use. The new Bada OS improves on previous Samsung feature phones, but the advanced features aren't user friendly or powerful enough to match a true smart phone
  • Cons: Basic app store; no app shortcuts on homescreen; advanced features are hard to configure; social networking poorly integrated.
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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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