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Samsung Wave 3 stuffs 4" Super AMOLED display and 1.4GHz processor in an aluminum chassis

0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2011, 02:11 posted on

The third high-end Wave boasts a 4" Super AMOLED display with 480x800 pixels, 1.4GHz single-core chipset, and a five megapixel camera with LED flash plus VGA front facing one. Nothing terribly exciting, but decent internals nonetheless, that are wrapped up entirely in an aluminum...

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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 02:13 9

1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Yeeeeees !
This is the phone i've been waiting for, awesome specifications !
Gonna get this phone the same day it is available !

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 07:09 7

26. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Ya know, since you started posting, I have noticed a lot more Phone Arena articles on Bada than ever before. Pete, you have a ton of influence around here...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 07:15 5

27. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Yeah, keep those bada articles coming PhoneArena : )

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:18 5

47. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well he is pretty much the only bada fan...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 02:14

2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Reminds me of the cappy with the edges and back.....specs are pretty good, not the greatest, but looks like a good phone.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 02:23 3

3. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


I am kinda disappointed with the design. Nothing new. Nothing innovating. Well, I just have to stick with my S8500 then. I hope that the firmware update rolls out immediately when the trio hits the market.

PS.
The back looks sexy though.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 11:55 1

45. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


yes wave 2 looks better than this

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 02:26 3

4. kreneo (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)


I bet Peter is the happiest man on Earth! You should shift to IOS, kinder rules!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 02:50 6

7. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I'm really happy : D

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 02:32 3

5. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


nice specs, not the best resolution. im happy for ya peterfromsweden

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 02:50 3

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


the resolution is 800 x 480, which is the standard resolution...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:19

48. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


its not up to par with high end standards... i.e. qhd retina etc...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 13:47 3

49. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


theres only 1 phone in sweden with that resolution, the sensation.
800 x 480 still is the standard right now, and that is a fact !

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 04:43 5

19. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


anyway, thanks for being happy for me !

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:03 4

8. N.P.M.G (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Peter I'm so happy for ya!!!
Because you have three choices:)
Have a very good day:)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:05 3

9. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


thank you, i'll choose the Wave 3 thanks : )

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:09 1

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i think it's a good looking phone, reminds me of the Captivate. if Samsung made their high-end Android devices this well i would consider them a little more seriously and they're already getting pretty close to surpassing Motorola with me.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:15 1

11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


How about buying this phone with bada then ?
Samsung seems to be pushing bada more than Android now, since all of them have metal bodies, and no Android Samsung phone has metal body.
Or what do you think ?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:24

13. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's not really an option for me on Verizon being that it's a CDMA network and besides i don't know what the appeal is with bada. why do you like it?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:49 2

16. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Ok, CDMA i have heard of it but it is never used here in europe, whats the difference between CDMA and GSM ?
And why i like bada ?
Well, first bada is a really fast OS. With the 1 Ghz processor on the Samsung Wave s8500 it is really fast and smooth, as you probably know, WP7 is really fast and smooth. Bada is as fast and smooth as WP7. Imagine how fast bada will be with a 1.4 ghz processor !
Bada has a very nice UI. It looks a lot like touchwiz, but has some differences to the better compared to the Android touchwiz.
There is a lot of high quality apps for bada. Now there is only 6100 apps for bada, but in fact about 6000 of them are high quality apps, compared to android where 50-70 % of the android apps are low quality.
So in short words, i like bada because it is fast, has a great UI, and has lots of quality apps.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 08:12 1

31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


pushing bada more? lol. when I see bada phones on TV we can talk. The "premium" materials are to give it a little flair. I dont get why people go gaga over aluminum bodies. your choices are plastic and tin... is one really better than the other? lol

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 09:38 2

39. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


don't know how much samsung will advertise bada in the USA at the moment. but i'm 99.9 % sure that samsung here in europe will have lots of advertisemnts for the Wave 3 on tv

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 15:34

56. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


metals make it feels sturdier and well put together.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:25

59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


bah, if you put a case on your phone like most do, then what its made of doesnt make a difference. you are more than likely wrapping it in plastic anyways invalidating the whole "feels sturdier" part.. lol.

maybe its just me because every phone i get has a case and screen protector (im dangerous!). 90% of hard cases are plastics so why even care?

For that reason i care more about weight and thickness more than i do about "materials" since its about to be wrapped in a case anyways.. I guess its just me.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 22:00

62. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


well i don't really want a thick, hard plastic case on my phone. lol. i probably need to at this point though
if i had my way there'd be a fairly thin, snug rubber bumper around the top sliding part and a rubber enclosure on the bottom half on my Droid 3 but good slider cases are a bitch to find. if i don't find something like that soon i'll probably just get a Body Guardz skin for it.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 03:41 1

64. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I really like phones made of metal and glass. I don't really want a phone anymore thats made of plastic, since i bought my first phone made of metal and glass, the Wave...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:23 1

12. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Does anyone know about the RAM on the Wave 3, couldn't find it in the specifications ?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:34 3

14. the (unregistered)


this thing needs to run android...bada sucks.....nice design

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:43 2

15. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


i have used both android and bada, and i can say that i think bada is a better OS than android. It is much faster and has a better UI.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 04:15 2

17. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


We're all happy for Peter. His excitement is pure and he deserves at least one Bada device for free from Samsung.There's enough Android fans, now we have a great Bada fan, we need only "PeterFromFinland" guy to praise WP7(+Nokia)!

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