Review of the Samsung S8500 Wave

Review of the Samsung S8500 Wave

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Look, Design, Feel (8/10)

Samsung S8500, measured at 118 x fifty six x 10.9 mm is compact, slim and may well easily be placed in a pocket. It is four.64 inches lengthy by 2.2 inches extensive by 0.42 inch in depth. It weighs 118 g that is ascribed by its metallic physique and scratch-resistant glass that protects the visual display unit. The handset is straightforward to grip due to the its swish design.

Features (7/10)

Samsung S8500 Wave's display boasts of 480 x 800 pixels, presented on a three.three inch visual display unit. This involves of an accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate that features a multi-touch input technique, proximity senor for auto flip-off, scratch-resistant surface, sensible unlock feature and a handwriting core of attention characteristic.

Its family key, camera lens, and LED flash are diamond-shaped which makes it very Samsung in external aesthetics. Below the visual display unit are well-designed Send and End keys, besides since the Menu key. This brings approximately a multi-tasking Menu. The quantity rocker may well also be came across on the left aspect while the lock key and camera shutter are located on the right aspect. The thin quantity rocker makes it very cushy to operate while the camera shutter is terribly delicate and straightforward to use by urgent it 1/2-way. At the choicest is the microUSB port, hidden under a plastic lid that glides softly in and out. The concealed three.5mm audio jack and the loudspeaker with DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) ability  be came across there. The mouthpiece is strategically located on the bottom. At the again of the phone is the 5megapixel camera with 720p video recording supremacy and LED flash.

Its camera has Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, picture stabilization and touch core of attention.
The smartphone's aluminum battery canopy may well also be opened by urgent a tiny knob on the bottom of the phone. Under it truly is the 1500 mAh Li-on battery which may be expected to closing up to 450 hours of stand-by, up to 8 hours and 30 mins of talk-time and a non-cease track playback of up to 35 hours. Its battery life has been proven to have lasted over three days.

Below the battery is the microUSD card slot besides since the SIM compartment. Any person of this phone won't be able to swap its memory card. This phone holds a 16GB microSDHC card bother-free.

In its entirety, Samsung Wave S8500 is constructed with style and sturdiness, due to the its metallic chassis design.

Samsung S8500 Wave is admired for its marvelous touchscreen, with a three.three unit of WVGA resolution. The 16M-shade touchscreen is without doubt shocking.

The Super AMOLED display is without doubt shocking and runs very well to reproduction over tens of millions of colours, with its 480 x 800 pixel visual display unit. The TouchWiz three.0 UI is terribly responsive and elegantly lets in a straightforward person interface experience. Smartphones with TouchWiz feature design touchscreens choked with widgets. The homescreen seems to be to affix up a breathtaking desktop within which scrolling icons is terribly crisp and clear.

Connectivity (8/10)

This smartphone has a 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, a media player and proximity sensor. Samsung's constructed-in Dolfin 2.0 browser, with assisted GPS, multimedia and textual content messaging, an RSS reader, voice commands, email and voice commands make it such an brilliant over the higher-conclusion recognize-how accomplishment by Samsung. Its Bluetooth three.0 feature makes info transfer quicker than other smartphones.

Its Dolphin browser enables the person to play Youtube movies; but it, playback has a bent to lag as zoom in feature is used while viewing the video.

With Samsung's enjoyable inbox feature, seeing all emails in a single place is terribly spectacular and straightforward. Different shades are designated to numerous emails in your phone which makes it very straightforward to distinguish one and all of them.

Facebook and Twitter apps may well also be obtainable through Samsung S8500 Wave, but it, there's a bent that it starts to get slow when looking to load new contents. Also, some photographs of chums on Facebook are resized when viewing them. Worse still, there isn't really any way photographs of chums on Facebook may well also be zoomed.

As for the gaming apps of Samsung Wave S8500 and the bada, the functionality is poor, let alone that it truly is the use of a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset. Now we might love to say a few words approximately the gaming competencies of the Samsung Wave S8500 and bada OS as an whole.

The Samsung Wave S8500 uses Samsung LBS Navigation app operated by Route 66 that has a advantageous over the higher quality application through its pinch-to-zoom capabilities. However, downloading maps for GPS feature to the phone is far too slow. It suffers difficulty in pinpointing places irrespective of whether the GPS has been grew to be on.

Samsung Wave S8500, with its Super AMOLED Screen, has the wonderful strength to playback HD video documents in formats like H.264, DivX and Xvid. It is just flawless! Watching a movie in HD is just marvelous!

Performance (8/10)

It is a fabulous experience receiving calls the use of the Samsung Wave S8500. The voices are just amazingly crystal clear! Its voice over the higher quality feature is just remarkable! The longevity of its battery life of up to 15 hours of talk time in 2G is spectacular.

In terms of recognize-how and design, this bada phone is out of the recurring. It is swish, lengthy lasting and cozy with a snug grip. The three.three-inch visual display unit renowned a bright and vivid appearance. Its 5mp camera captures 720p video, and playback of movies is advantageous.

Although it truly is a new advancement in Samsung Electronics, particularly in its smartphones, the bada operating gear just isn't really yet handiest as of this time; hence it wishes some suggestions to make it run quicker. Bada is too ancient in contrast to Android and iPhone OS through range, leisure potentialities, over the higher quality and other applications. It seems that the Samsung Galaxy S's Android operating gear is more awesome within the meanwhile, with the 50,000 apps bought within the industry.

Value for Money (7/10)

Samsung Wave S8500 has been released within the US, UK and Canada opening February 2010. This phone is in fact over the higher-priced brought about by it has just been released within the industry; but it, when you've got the additional money and your busy strategy to life matches its hyper tendencies, then by all means it truly is a brilliant alternative.


– 3G connections
– Bada Operating System
– Fast info transfer
– High-speed Wifi 802.11 connectivity
– TouchWiz three.0UI makes the touchscreen do multi-tasking
– 2GB internal garage and a 1GB microSD card
– Phonebook with limitless strength
– QWERTY keyboard makes texting and intern
– Its Bluetooth 2.0 makes info and multimedia sharing straightforward and immediate
– 5.0 camera with LED flash
– Well designed hardware – slim, over the higher quality build
– It has a trackpad which could navigate lists or messages immediate without the use of the touch visual display unit
– three.three" AMOLED capacitive multitouch display
– three.5mm headphone jack
– MicroSD garage expansion
– Has strength to playback HD video documents in diversified formats like H.264, DivX and Xvid
– Crisp and clear audio over the higher quality in calls
– Long battery life


– Poor GPS connectivity
– Sometimes it receives sluggish to download new contents the use of its Dolphin 2.0 browser
– Photos in Facebook is straight resized by the phone
– Slow playback of Youtube movies
– New Operating System (Bada) makes it inaccessible to other applications
– Touchwiz UI keeps lagging

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