Samsung Wave S8500

Samsung Wave S8500
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Product Features:

  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • Single Core, 1 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB inbuilt
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • 3.3 inches, 480 x 800 px Display
  • 5 MP Rear + NaN MP Front Camera
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 32 GB
  • Bada, 1.0
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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

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Samsung Wave S8500 Specifications

Specs Score
Very Poor
Group: ₹12,000 to ₹22,000
This Phone:
Group Rank:  #528 out of  569 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #2078 out of  4024 mobiles

Quick Specifications [See Full Specifications]

  • General
  • GSM
  • Bada, 1.0
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • Display
  • Touch
  • 3.3 inches
  • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera
  • 5 MP
  • AutoFocus
  • Flash
  • 720p @ 30fps Video Recording
  • Front Camera
  • Technical
  • 2 GB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card Support, upto 32 GB
  • Connectivity
  • 3G
  • WiFi with hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Extra
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • FM Radio with Recording
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Analysis Group Range: ₹12,000 to ₹22,000

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CPU Speed

Below Average
This Device:
1 GHz
Group Avg:
1.8 GHz
Group Best:
2.6 GHz


This Device:
Group Avg:
3 GB
Group Best:
8 GB

Inbuilt Memory

Below Average
This Device:
2 GB
Group Avg:
32 GB
Group Best:
128 GB

Display Size

Below Average
This Device:
3.3 inches
Group Avg:
5.5 inches
Group Best:
7.12 inches

Display Resolution

Below Average
This Device:
480 x 800 px
Group Avg:
Group Best:
1536 x 2560 px

Display PPI

Below Average
This Device:
283 ppi
Group Avg:
401 ppi
Group Best:
577 ppi
Camera And Battery


Below Average
This Device:
5 MP
Group Avg:
13 MP
Group Best:
25 MP

Front Camera

This Device:
Group Avg:
8 MP
Group Best:
25 MP


Below Average
This Device:
1500 mAh
Group Avg:
3080 mAh
Group Best:
13000 mAh


This Device:
10.9 mm
Group Avg:
8 mm
Group Best:


Above Average
This Device:
118 g
Group Avg:
160 g
Group Best:

Spec Score

Below Average
This Device:
Group Avg:
Group Best:


Display In Groups
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.
Has Flash for Camera
Having a camera flash allows you to take photos in low light.
Supports HD Video Recording
720p @ 30 fps
You can record videos of beautiful moments, sceneries and watch them later.
Has Front Camera
undefined, supports VideoCalling
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and also you can use videocalling feature (if videocalling is supported in this mobile).
Supports Memory Card
upto 32 GB
Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more songs, photos and videos.
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 mobile, 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.
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 mobile. Enjoy music on the go with FM Radio. You can record your favourite song too.
Long Battery Standby Time
25 days
With long battery standby time, mobile 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 mobile continuously without charging.


Display In Groups
Small Screen
3.3 in
Gives an unpleasant experience while Reading, browsing internet and watching videos.
Low Resolution Screen
480 x 800 pixels
Images, videos and text will not look very sharp.
Low Resolution Camera
5 MP, with AutoFocus
Considering this device's price, it should have come with a higher resolution camera.
Limited Storage Capacity
2 GB
It means you can only store limited amount of songs, videos, photos and applications.
Fewer Processing Cores
Single Core
More cores result in better parallelism, meaning more tasks can be processed in parallel without slowing down the User Interface.
Slower CPU
1 GHz
Slower CPU has trouble in running graphics rich applications.
Doesn't Support 4G
4G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience than 3G.

Full Specifications

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Sim TypeGSM
Dual SimNo
Device TypeSmartphone
Release DateFebruary, 2010
Dimensions118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
Weight118 g
Design TypeClassic (Candybar)
TypeColor Super AMOLED screen (16M colors)
TouchYes, with Multitouch
Size3.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
Internal2 GB
Card SlotYes, upto 32 GB
3GYes 3.6 Mbps Download 2 Mbps Upload
WifiYes, with wifi-hotspot
BluetoothYes, v3.0
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
GPSYes, with A-GPS Support
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
ExtraTv Out
CameraYes, 5 MP with autofocus
Dual CameraNo
FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Panorama
Video RecordingYes, 720p @ 30 fps
FlashYes, LED
Front CameraYes, supports video calling
OSBada, 1.0
CPU1 GHz, Single Core Processor
JavaYes, MIDP v2
BrowserYes, supports HTML
SupportsMMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Calendar
VideoMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV
FM RadioYes, with FM Recording
Document ReaderYes
TypeRemovable Battery
Size1500 mAh, Li-ion Battery
StandBy Time25 days, 22 days on 3G
Talk Time15 hours, 7 hours on 3G
Music Playback Time35 hours

Samsung Wave S8500 Expert Reviews

Expert Rating
Based on 9 Reviews
8 years ago

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 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
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity with WPS support, Wi-Fi tethering app
  • 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
9 years ago

Samsung S8500 Wave preview: First look

The Samsung S8500 Wave is an interesting device indeed. Performance is pretty good even at this early stage and we take it as a promise there will be little to complain about in the end. While the limited 3rd party software puts it to a disadvantage, the impressive display and the latest Bluetooth 3.0 seem the perfectly good reasons to give it a try.

So, users should hope Samsung S8500 Wave and Bada OS in general has better fate and receives the after-sale support that it more →

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