Review of the Samsung S8500 Wave

Review of the Samsung S8500 Wave

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Look, Design, Feel (eight/10)

Samsung S8500, measured at 118 x 56 x 10.9 mm is compact, slim and can indisputably be placed in a pocket. It is 4.sixty four inches long by 2.2 inches wide by zero.42 inch in depth. It weighs 118 g which is ascribed by its metallic body and scratch-resistant glass that protects the screen. The handset is effortless to grip due to its sleek design.

Features (7/10)

Samsung S8500 Wave's demonstrate boasts of 480 x 800 pixels, presented on a 3.3 inch screen. This contains of an accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate that positive factors a multi-touch input formula, proximity senor for auto flip-off, scratch-resistant surface, sensible unlock feature and a handwriting recognition attribute.

Its living key, camera lens, and LED flash are diamond-shaped which makes it very Samsung in external aesthetics. Below the screen are well-designed Send and End keys, to boot as the Menu key. This brings a couple of multi-tasking Menu. The quantity rocker would possibly possibly be observed on the left side while the lock key and camera shutter are placed on the correct side. The thin quantity rocker makes it very cosy to operate while the camera shutter is very comfortable and effortless to make the most of by pressing it half of-way. At the whole is the microUSB port, hidden under a plastic lid that glides softly out and in. The concealed 3.5mm audio jack and the loudspeaker with DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) energy may also be observed there. The mouthpiece is strategically placed at the backside. At the back of the cellphone is the 5megapixel camera with 720p video recording supremacy and LED flash.

Its camera has Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stabilization and touch attention.
The smartphone's aluminum battery canopy would possibly possibly be opened by pressing a tiny knob at the backside of the cellphone. Under it is the 1500 mAh Li-on battery that is expected to last up to 450 hours of stand-by, up to 8 hours and half of-hour of talk-time and a continual music playback of up to 35 hours. Its battery life has been shown to have lasted over 3 days.

Below the battery is the microUSD card slot to boot as the SIM compartment. Any person of this cellphone aren't capable to swap its memory card. This cellphone holds a 16GB microSDHC card bother-free.

In its entirety, Samsung Wave S8500 is constructed with classification and longevity, due to its metallic chassis design.

Samsung S8500 Wave is admired for its amazing touchscreen, with a 3.3 unit of WVGA resolution. The 16M-color touchscreen is completely stunning.

The Super AMOLED demonstrate is completely stunning and runs very well to duplicate over millions of colours, with its 480 x 800 pixel screen. The TouchWiz UI is very responsive and skillfully permits a clean person interface knowledge. Smartphones with TouchWiz feature design touchscreens full of widgets. The homescreen turns out to be a section of a panoramic computing machine wherein scrolling icons is very crisp and clean.

Connectivity (eight/10)

This smartphone has a 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, a media player and proximity sensor. Samsung's constructed-in Dolfin browser, with assisted GPS, multimedia and text messaging, an RSS reader, voice commands, email and voice commands make it such a decent high-end technology accomplishment by Samsung. Its Bluetooth feature makes data transfer turbo than other smartphones.

Its Dolphin browser enables the person to play Youtube videos; nonetheless, playback has a tendency to lag as zoom in feature is used while viewing the video.

With Samsung's exclusive inbox feature, seeing all emails in a single place is very impressive and effortless. Different hues are designated to quite much of emails in your cellphone which makes it very effortless to distinguish each of them.

Facebook and Twitter apps would possibly possibly be available via Samsung S8500 Wave, nonetheless, there is a tendency that it starts to get gradual when trying to load new contents. Also, a considerable deal of images of pals on Facebook are resized when viewing them. Worse still, there is not any way images of pals on Facebook would possibly possibly be zoomed.

As for the gaming apps of Samsung Wave S8500 and the bada, the performance is poor, not to mention that it is making use of a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset. Now we wish to assert a pair of words nearly the gaming skills of the Samsung Wave S8500 and bada OS as a full.

The Samsung Wave S8500 uses Samsung LBS Navigation app operated by Route 66 that has an sincere quality software program in terms of its pinch-to-zoom capabilities. However, downloading maps for GPS feature to the cellphone is a long way too gradual. It suffers difficulty in pinpointing destinations even if the GPS has been turned on.

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

Performance (eight/10)

It is a beautiful knowledge receiving calls making use of the Samsung Wave S8500. The voices are only amazingly crystal clean! Its voice quality feature is just remarkable! The longevity of its battery life of up to fifteen hours of talk time in 2G is impressive.

In terms of technology and design, this bada cellphone is extraordinary. It is sleek, durable and comfy with a comfy grip. The 3.3-inch screen displays a bright and vivid visual appeal. Its 5mp camera captures 720p video, and playback of videos is tremendous.

Although it is a new trend in Samsung Electronics, particularly in its smartphones, the bada operating system is not yet perfect as of this time; therefore it necessities a considerable deal of inventions to make it run turbo. Bada is too historical unlike Android and iPhone OS in terms of diversity, leisure selections, quality and other applications. It turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S's Android operating system is more advanced immediately, with the 50,000 apps offered obtainable interior the market.

Value for Money (7/10)

Samsung Wave S8500 has been released interior the u.s.a., UK and Canada starting February 2010. This cellphone is highly costly as it has just been released obtainable interior the market; nonetheless, if you've the further coins and your busy tradition matches its hyper positive factors, then by all means it is a sensible choice.


– 3G connections
– Bada Operating System
– Fast data transfer
– High-pace Wifi 802.11 connectivity
– TouchWiz 3.0UI makes the touchscreen do multi-tasking
– 2GB internal storage and a 1GB microSD card
– Phonebook with unlimited capacity
– QWERTY keyboard makes texting and intern
– Its Bluetooth makes data and multimedia sharing effortless and fast
– camera with LED flash
– Well designed hardware – slim, quality build
– It has a trackpad that can navigate lists or messages fast without making use of the touch screen
– 3.3" AMOLED capacitive multitouch demonstrate
– 3.5mm headphone jack
– MicroSD storage enlargement
– Has ability to playback HD video files in quite much of formats like H.264, DivX and Xvid
– Crisp and clean audio quality in calls
– Long battery life


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

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