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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.