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Samsung S8500 Wave Complete Review & Specifications

Samsung has introduced there own Bada OS with its Samsung OS which is very different from normal smartphone OS’s like Android or Apple’s iOS. Bads is said to be a performance improvement from their older properitery OS’s on previous phones.

Samsung Wave is featured with all the best of technical specifications, one of which is its ARM 1GHZ processor which makes it very fast to operate. It is also blended with Touchwiz User interface 3.0 which is latest addition form Samsung which makes overall UI experience more friendly. Following is a small review in means of features some good & some bad ones.

But if you are not an android freak its a recommended phone in this price range. It’s major competitors would be HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Sony XPERIA and some Nokia smartphones with Symbian 60.


Very fast 1GHz processor

HD video recording (with 5 MP camera)

Very shard Super AMOLED display

Good looking cellphone


Touchwiz  3.0 is better than its older version, But if we compare it with HTC sense or other UI’s it is nowhere competetive.

No App store yet for Bada OS, and also there will be less and limited apps for BADA OS.

Many good HTC phone in same price range.

Our Suggestion about Samsung Wave:

It is a budget friendly smartphone with good multimedia capabilities & high speed. If you are not Android or apps freak it is best you can get in this price.

Samsung Wave Review Specifications

Samsung S8500 Wave Specifications

Operating System:- Bada OS

Frequency Bands: – Quad Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and 3G 900/2100 MHz

Physical Properties

Dimension: – 118 x 56 x 10.9 mm

Weight: – 118 gm

Resolution: – 480 x 800 pixels Capacitive Touchscreen,

Display : – AMOLED: 16M colors, 3.3 inch screen size

Colors Available: – Ebony Gray

Battery :- Li-Ion 1500 mAh

Talk Time :- 16 hours GSM & 7 hours 3G Talk time, 650 hours GSM & 570 hours 3G Standby time, Music play time up to 35 hours

CPU: – ARM Cortex A8 1GHz Processor

Multimedia & Internet

Entertainment: – Vibration, MP3 ringtones, Speakerphone, 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio with RDS & FM recording, Games

Memory: – Internal Memory- 1.5 GB system storage, Memory Card Slot- microSD, up to 32GB

Connectivity: – GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, microUSB, A-GPS

Camera: – 5 Megapixel Camera (2592 x 1944pixels),

Geo-tagging, face detection, smile detection, blink detection, image stabilization, touch focus, Autofocus, LED Flash, Secondary camera for video calling

Messaging: – SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email, T9

Browser: – WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

Audio Formats: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA

Video Formats : MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV/Xvid/DivX player

Features of Samsung Wave

Samsung’s well known  TouchWiz UI 3.0

Scratch-resistant surface

Handwriting recognition

Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

Multi-touch input method

Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Misc. Features : Samsung Mobile Navigator, Java, Call Records, Unlimited Phone book capacity, , Voice memo, Image editor, Organizer, Smart unlock, DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine), SamsDigital Compass

Price of Samsung Wave S8500 :

Samsung Wave is priced at Rs.24000 in India