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Samsung S8530 Wave II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1356 reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S8530 Wave II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S8530 Wave II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S8530 Wave II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Wave II GT-S8530

 

New Wave was cool in the 80s. Is Samsung's new Wave II stuck in the past?

Quality build, Decent camera, Excellent video skills

Bada is behind the times, Poor app selection

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Samsung Wave 2 review

 

Outstanding battery and a great screen, but poor browsing experience

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Wave II

 

Samsung's original Wave from last year was an attempt at a high-functioning smart phone at a lower than usual price, thanks to Samsung's Bada OS, which is supposed to be cheaper to implement than the likes of Android. It did a pretty good job too, and...

Sharp Super-clear LCD screen, Social Hub and social networking widgets, HD video

Can’t add shortcuts to home screens, not much of an advance on the original

The Samsung Wave II is more of a tweak to the original than an overhaul, though that means it’s still a very decent smart phone at a good price. The bigger screen is nice to have but you’ll only want to upgrade from the original if you’re desperate for...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Samsung Wave 2 review

 

The Samsung Wave II comes with a new hardware overhaul

Long battery life ; Great build ; Smashing screen ; Good text entry ; Nice web browser

Understocked app store ; Not enough widgets ; Poor navigation software ; No smart dialling ; Poor linking of Twitter and Facebook contacts

The Samsung Wave II follows up an earlier device of the same name, the original Samsung Wave. The first Wave launched a new operating system on the world, Bada, and we saw it again in the Wave 723.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Nikhil Pradhan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Wave II S8530 review

 

The Samsung Wave II S8530 is a Bada OS smartphone with a 3.7in SLCD and a 5Mp camera. Here's our review.

There is no reason why at £244 the Samsung Wave II S8530 shouldn't be top contender for your next mid-range smartphone. Yes, it may not have a widely accepted mobile OS and the benefits that come with it but on its own, the Wave II is a very good...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Mat Smith (recombu.com)

Samsung Wave II Review

 

The original Samsung Wave was the first phone to feature Samsung's own phone system, Bada and their own app store. Now, the Wave II is here, and although it doesn't look that different to its older…

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Griffin (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Wave II review

 

We review the Wave II, a Samsung smartphone that features the Bada operating system

Excellent build quality, clear display

Bada feels dated, lacks support of Android, pricey

The Samsung Wave II feels great in the hand, but it's not enough to stop it from feeling a little dated in a world filled with cheaper Android handsets that offer more functionality

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Samsung Wave II

 

Nearly every recent touchscreen handset that we've seen has featured Android, so the affordable Samsung Wave II makes a pleasant change. This device runs Samsung's own Bada operating system – read on to find out if it has what it takes to beat more...

The Samsung Wave II is a decent feature phone. Sure, it can't match the best smartphones for apps, but it doesn't try to. If you just want a simple touchscreen handset for texts, calls and browsing the web, the decent screen and battery life make it...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Chris (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Samsung Wave 2 Review

 

This is quite a rarity these days, a Samsung phone that doesn't have the Galaxy brand name. The Samsung Wave 2 is the successor to the relatively popular Wave from last year. It has a few really nice improvements that are evident from the...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

The target market I think is anyone looking for a simple, lovely to use phone without the heavy contract costs every month and for those who don’t like other platforms.

May, 2011

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