Samsung Wave 

Released April, 2010
  • bada 2.0
  • 3.5G
  • 3.3"
  • 1 GHz
Interface: On top of bada OS, the Samsung Wave S8500 uses TouchWiz 3.0, which looks a lot like what we have previously seen from Samsung's touchscreen devices, bringing some nice visual improvements.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
Interface: The Samsung Wave S8500 uses TouchWis 3.0, which, of course, looks a lot like what we have previously seen from Samsung's touchscreen devices, bringing some nice visual improvements.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)

Features Key features of the Samsung Wave

screen size

Samsung Wave
3.3"
LG G3
5.5"
Moto G
4.5"

screen resolution

Samsung Wave
800 x 480
LG G3
2560 x 1440
Moto G
1280 x 720

camera resolution

Samsung Wave
5 MP
LG G3
13 MP
iPhone 5s
8 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Wave


7.5
The resolution is 480x800 pixels - very good for this screen size, although things do not appear crystal clear.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The 3.3-inch screen is incredibly bright and vivid, with some pretty nice detail to it.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
We compared the Wave's screen with the LCD one of the iPhone 3G and it was better in almost every respect.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)
The speakerphone is bearable, with good loudness and much sharpness.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)

Apps

That said, it appears that the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S for example is a much more delicious piece of technology right now, with the 50,000 apps available in Android Market.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
For example, texts have an obvious pixelization to them, and you might also experience some not very accurate color representation.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
The first one is great, because it displays your correspondences in threaded view, while the second one's layout is very similar to the email app's interface.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)

Operating system

The bada operating system is far from being perfect right now.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
So now that we've got a prototype unit of the Samsung Wave S8500, we are eager to present you our impressions of the new software platform and, of course, of the nice and shiny phone the Wave is.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)
We don't know that yet, but we are dying to see what will become of the new bada OS, and how it will evolve with time.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)

Video

The HD video we captured however was nothing short of great, with high frame rate of 29.97.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)
The HD video we captured however was nothing short of great, with high frame rate of 29.97 fps and very good detail and overall quality.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)
Although not as spectacular in the photo department, the 5MP camera shoots awesome 720p video, and when you throw the Wave's prowess at playing back high-resolution video in various formats, we really have a true multimedia powerhouse at our hands.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)

Type

Like every AMOLED, it delivers great contrast, blacks are really pitch black, and colors are incredibly vivid.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)
When indoors, the Super AMOLED provides a lot more clarity and saturation, while its viewing angle is incomparably wider.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2010)
And boy the Super AMOLED screen is just fantastic for watching movies!
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 3.3"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 282 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system bada 2.0
Multitasking No
Adobe flash support No

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Weight 116 g
Thickness 10.9 mm
Size 56 x 118 x 10.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz
Internal storage 2 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G
Networks
  1. Unknown (3.6 Mb/s)
  2. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. HSDPA (3.6 Mb/s)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 900 min
Talk time (3G) 420 min
Standby time 36,000 min
Standby time (3G) 32,976 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h
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