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Samsung Wave

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Samsung Wave. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation and apps. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

usability, performance, screen, design, size

apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Wave is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Wave

 

Samsung's Bada OS makes an impressive debut on this touchscreen smartphone.

Competitive price ; Good build quality

OS lacks polish in some areas

difficult to reach but rather that no other button allows you to unlock/activate the phone, as on most other competitors, so you always need to reach round slightly to get to it, no matter what you're doing.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

Samsung Wave review

 

Samsung debuts its own breed of smartphones with the heavily-specced Wave

We’re glad to see that Samsung has created a phone that is aimed at challenging the likes of the iPhone and the HTC Desire, but it comes off second best in nearly every category.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

With an eye-grabbing screen, HD video and a catwalk-slim design, Samsung's first Bada OS phone has the iPhone 4 in its sights

Slick and slinky with a stunning screen, the Wave is a highly desirable smartphone, though the Bada OS is far from established

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Wave review

 

Samsung offers its most powerful phone yet

Superb screen ; Sleek design ; Fast operation ; Huge number of home screens ; top end camera ; Long battery life

Poor navigation experience ; HD video recording slightly grainy ; On-board keyboard a little slow ; Poor predictive text ; Lightweight internet experience

We've finally managed to get our hands on a final release unit of the Samsung Wave - and the good news is it's a darn sight better than the pre-production version we tested a few weeks ago, so read on to see the updated and final Samsung Wave review.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Samsung Wave Review

 

The first handset to feature Samsung's very own bada platform, the Samsung Wave is available now on Vodafone and soon to make its way to O2. Samsung's high end handset hopes to give the illustrious Android…

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies, pcworld.com/article/189310 (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Wave review

 

On the eve of Mobile World Congress, Samsung launched its first Bada OS phone, the Samsung Wave, in what can only be described as a splashy event.

Overall, Samsung really isn't bringing anything new to the table with Bada: Its features are really no different on what you'd find on the iPhone, webOS phones or Android phones. But we suspect that is not Samsung's main focus here. Samsung sees Bada...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Samsung Wave

 

Samsung will be working inconjunction with DivX on HD Certification, along with working on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S, which is a new Android powered device.

The Samsung Wave will wear with pride its DivX Certified logo but only time will tell if it will live up to the standards expected.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Casper van der Kaaij (letsgomobile.org)

Samsung Wave review

 

The Samsung Wave is a sleek cell phone and the first in the Samsung Wave series. The Samsung Wave S8500 is versatile, with a super fast 1Ghz processor, a 5.0 megapixel digital camera, GPS-antenna, and of course, HSDPA and Wi-Fi. The crystal clear...

S amsung makes a daring move with the Samsung Bada operating system, considering the already established operating systems. It could be a smart move that they have their own system next to the other famous systems. With a good Internet browser, the...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Wave S8500 - An Ocean of Possibilities

 

Taking its first step to fully utilize the mobile ecosystem, the Samsung Wave and its accompanying bada OS is the company's answer to the rise of Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Here's our findings on the potential from this new kid on the block.

Slim and compact; Good screen clarity from Super AMOLED; Intuitive user interface

Limited 3.3-inch screen size; Battery life could have been better

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (wired.co.uk)

Samsung Wave review

 

With the Samsung Wave, the Korean consumer electronics giant brings to the smartphone market something everyone agrees we don't really need -- a device running Samsung's own smartphone OS -- Bada. This means that with Samsung using Android on all its...

Fast and responsive with an excellent screen, great video compatibility with a decent camera and video recording capabilities

Widgets based OS is quirky, inconsistent and lacks polish. The Samsung apps store is limited, no HTML email

Aug, 2010

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