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Samsung Wave S8500

Samsung Wave S8500
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Product Features:

  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB inbuilt
  • 1500 mAH Battery
  • 3.3 inches, 480 x 800 px display
  • 5 MP Rear + Front Camera
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 32 GB
  • Bada, v1.0
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Product Review:

  • Incredibly vivid Super AMOLED screen
  • Superb build quality
  • Fast overall performance
  • Beautiful HD video recording
  • Not very intuitive interface
  • bada OS needs more improvement and fine tuning
  • Samsung Apps has a very poor catalog
Samsung Wave S8500 is currently not available in any stores.
40
Specs Score
Very Poor
Group: Rs. 14,500 to Rs. 19,500
This Phone:
40
Average:
66
Maximum:
Group Rank:  #171 out of  172 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #1755 out of  2905 mobiles

Quick Specifications[See Full Specifications]

  • General:
  • Bada, v1.0
  • Slim
  • 1500 mAH Battery
  • Display:
  • Touch
  • 3.3 inches
  • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera:
  • 5 MP
  • AutoFocus
  • Flash
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • Video Calling
  • Technical:
  • 2 GB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card Support, upto 32 GB
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • Connectivity:
  • 3G
  • WiFi with hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Extra:
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • FM Radio with Recording
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Analysis Group Range: Rs. 14,500 to Rs. 19,500

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Technical

CPU Speed

worst
This Device:
1 GHz
Group Avg:
1.5 GHz
Group Best:
2.5 GHz
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RAM

This Device:
N/A
Group Avg:
2 GB
Group Best:
4 GB
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Memory Inbuilt

below average
This Device:
2 GB
Group Avg:
16 GB
Group Best:
64 GB
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Display

Display Size

below average
This Device:
3.3 inches
Group Avg:
5.5 inches
Group Best:
6.5 inches
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Display Resolution

below average
This Device:
480 x 800 px
Group Avg:
720p
Group Best:
1440 x 2560 px
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Display Ppi

average
This Device:
283 ppi
Group Avg:
312 ppi
Group Best:
534 ppi
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Camera & Battery

Camera Resolution

below average
This Device:
5 MP
Group Avg:
13 MP
Group Best:
21 MP
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Front Camera

This Device:
Yes
Group Avg:
5 MP
Group Best:
16 MP
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Battery Size

below average
This Device:
1500 mAH
Group Avg:
2750 mAH
Group Best:
10000 mAH
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General

Thickness

below average
This Device:
10.9 mm
Group Avg:
8.3 mm
Group Best:
6 mm
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Weight

above average
This Device:
118 g
Group Avg:
153 g
Group Best:
107 g
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Spec Score

below average
This Device:
40/100
Group Avg:
65/100
Group Best:
81/100
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Advantages

Display In Groups
Display
Has A Responsive Touch Screen
Capacitive, MultiTouch
Touch Displays offer a more interactive experience.
Has Super AMOLED Display
SUPER AMOLED Displays have better response, and consume significantly less battery like AMOLED but give better view in direct sunlight compared with AMOLED Displays.
Sharp Screen
~ 283 ppi
Images, videos will look amazing on this sharp and clear screen. Text will be easier to read.
Camera
High Resolution Camera
5 MP with AutoFocus
High resolution camera for taking sharp and clear photos.
Has Flash For Camera
LED
Having a camera flash allows you to take photos in low light.
Supports HD Video Recording
720p @ 30fps
You can record videos of beautiful moments, sceneries and watch them later.
Has Front Camera
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported devices).
Technical
Supports Memory Card
upto 32 GB
Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more songs, photos and videos.
Connectivity
Supports 3G
3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience.
Supports WiFi
You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.
Supports WiFi Hotspot
Wifi Tethering
Allows you to use your internet connection on your wifi enabled laptop.
Supports Bluetooth v3.0
Bluetooth enables you to wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets.
Supports GPS
GPS is used for determining your location. You can get directions to a place with the help of GPS.
Can Output To TV
Allows users to connect the phone, to a TV or any other composite video input to show photos and videos on a large screen.
Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.
Extra
Has Accelerometer
Detects motion as well as the orientation of a device (horizontally or vertically).
Has Compass
Determines direction facing relative to North, East, West and South.
Supports Video Player
Watch your favourite video songs and movies in video player. It supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV file types.
Supports Music Player
Listen to your favourite songs in music player. It supports MP3 etc. file types.
Supports FM Radio
with recording
Listen to your favourite radio stations on your phone. Enjoy music on the go with FM Radio. You can record your favourite song too.
Battery
Long Battery Standby Time
25 Days
With long battery standby time, phone battery can last more days without charging in idle condition.
Long Battery Talk Time
15 Hours
With long battery talk time, you can talk on the phone continuously without charging.

Disadvantages

Display In Groups
Display
Small Screen
3.3 inches
Gives an unpleasant experience while Reading, browsing internet and watching videos.
Technical
Limited Storage Capacity
2 GB
Considering this phone's level of use, it has less amount of memory to store songs, videos, photos and applications.
Fewer Processing Cores
1 Core
More cores result in better parallelism, meaning more tasks can be processed in parallel without slowing down the User Interface.
Relatively Slower CPU
1 GHz
It has relatively slower CPU than the other mobile phones in this price range. You can get a faster CPU than this.

Full Specifications

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General
Sim Type:GSM
Dual Sim:No
Device Type:Smartphone
Release Date:February, 2010
Design
Dimensions:118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
Weight:118 g
Form Factor:Classic (Candybar)
Display
Type:Color Super AMOLED screen, 16M colors
Touch:Yes, with Multitouch
Size:3.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
PPI:~ 283 PPI
Memory
Phonebook:Unlimited
Internal:2 GB inbuilt
Card Slot:Yes, upto 32 GB
Connectivity
GPRS:Yes
EDGE:Yes
3G:Yes, 3.6 Mbps Download, 2 Mbps Upload
Wifi:Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth:Yes, v3.0
USB:Yes, microUSB v2.0
Extra
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS Support
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass
3.5mm Headphone Jack:Yes
Extra:TV-Out
Camera
Camera:Yes, 5 MP with autofocus
Features:Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Panorama
Video Recording:Yes, 720p @ 30fps
Flash:LED
Front Camera:Yes, supports video calling
Technical
OS:Bada, v1.0
CPU:1 GHz Processor
Java:Yes, MIDP v2
Browser:Yes, supports HTML
Multimedia
Supports:MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Calendar
Email:Yes
Music:MP3
Video:MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV
FM Radio:Yes, with FM recording
Document Reader:Yes
Social Networking:Facebook, Twitter
Battery
Size:1500 mAH, Li-ion Battery
Standby time:25 days, 22.9 days on 3G
Talk time:15 hours, 7 hours on 3G
Music Playback time:35 hours
78
Expert Rating
Good
Based on 9 Reviews
Positive:
6
Mixed:
0
Negative:
0
NA
June 1, 2010
Samsung S8500 Wave review: Hello, world!

The Samsung S8500 Wave is the first phone to run a brand new OS and this may look great on its resume but isnt what makes it worthwhile. The potential is all there and the UI user-friendliness is at its peak so even if Bada OS never takes off, the Wave would make a perfect feature phone nonetheless.



Now, how about the phone? We think the S8500 Wave is well worth its asking price and it would serve well the goal of paving the way to the mass market for a brand new OS. read more →

  • 3.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, WVGA (480 x 800 pixels), multi-touch input support, scratch-resistant glass surface
  • Solid 10.9mm-thin metal body
  • Bada OS with Samsung Apps
  • ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU
  • Quad-band GSM support with dual-band 3.6Mbps HSDPA, 2Mbps HSUPA
  • Limited number of available applications
  • No lens cover
  • Card slot under the battery
  • Inbuilt SatNav software has only a 30-day navigation license
  • No ambient light sensor to change screen brightness dynamically
NA
September 30, 2010
Samsung Wave

The Wave is a lot like a baby Galaxy S. What you lose in screen size and performance, you gain with better materials, build quality, battery life, and camera features (namely an LED flash and a dedicated 2-stage camera button). Bada, surprisingly, behaves a lot like a baby Android. It arguably provides the best feature phone experience currently available, but still leaves us craving for more. read more →

  • Great hardware
  • Surprisingly smartphone-like functionality
  • Solid camera
  • Not a smartphone
  • Built-in apps not great
  • No North American 3G
80
August 8, 2010
Samsung offers its most powerful phone yet

On paper, it would be easy to slate the Samsung Wave as nothing more than a tarted up Samsung Jet, with a bigger and glossier screen and a 25% more powerful processor.



But this phone is probably the most desirable on the market in terms of the complete package - the at-times average operation is offset by the beauty of the chassis and screen, as well as the pocket-friendly slim dimensions. read more →

  • Superb screen
  • Sleek design
  • Fast operation
  • Huge number of home screens
  • top end camera
  • Poor navigation experience
  • HD video recording slightly grainy
  • On-board keyboard a little slow
  • Poor predictive text
  • Lightweight internet experience
75
June 4, 2010
Samsung Wave S8500 Review

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. 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. read more →

  • Incredibly vivid Super AMOLED screen
  • Superb build quality
  • Fast overall performance
  • Beautiful HD video recording
  • Plays DivX and Xvid at high resolutions
  • 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
70
June 30, 2010
Samsung Wave GT-S8500 review (black)

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. read more →

  • 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.
  • 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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