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Samsung Wave 578 Review

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Samsung Wave 578 Review
Introduction:

Samsung Wave 578 Review
The Samsung Wave 578 is another entry level bada OS phone, with a 3.2” display and 3MP camera. It has just one difference – the Near Field Communication (NFC) chip inside.

Is this a reason enough to get the Samsung Wave 578 or there are better offers out there? Read on to find out...


Design:

The left and right sides of the front are curvy, indeed making for a more pleasant experience when holding the phone or manipulating its touchscreen. The sides and back also have tapered edges, adding to the holding comfort. The volume rocker on the left, as well as the power/lock and camera keys on the right, are small and unobtrusive, but still easy enough to press.

The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design - Samsung Wave 578 Review
The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design - Samsung Wave 578 Review
The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design - Samsung Wave 578 Review

The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design


Samsung Wave 578 Review

You can compare the Samsung Wave 578 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The 3.2” LCD screen sports just 240x400 pixels of resolution, which is the main drawback of Samsung's cheap bada handsets, since the majority of smartphones with a screen of this size sport at least 320x480 pixels. The display also has weak viewing angles, but is bright enough under direct sunlight to offer decent visibility.

Front - The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution - Samsung Wave 578 Review
Speaker and front facing camera - The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution - Samsung Wave 578 Review
Buttons below the display - The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Front

Speaker and front facing camera

Buttons below the display

The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution


Overall, basic, but pleasant design, thanks to the curves in the chassis and the faux metal battery cover and sides, plus the phone is also very light, at less than 4oz (100 grams).

Left - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review
Top - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review
Right - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review
Bottom - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Left

Top

Right

Bottom

The sides of the Samsung Wave 578


Back - Samsung Wave 578 Review
Rear camera - Samsung Wave 578 Review
Battery compartment - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Back

Rear camera

Battery compartment



Samsung Wave 578 360-degrees View:



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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 03:18 1

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


biased rewiew from phonearena...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 04:13 2

2. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


why exactly is it biased?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 04:59 2

3. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Because if you are fen of something that is crap ... and somebody tells you it is a crap ... you will troll because you are probably the only person who thinks that is the future or whatever ...

P.S. IT IS CRAP ... so the review is not biased ...

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 04:47 1

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


It is not crap, it is an entry level phone. Phonearena gives it a lower rating than it deserves, just because it has bada. Had this phone been running android it would likely have gotten a better rating.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 22:00 1

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Thats because Android is better. Way more apps, better user interface, much more customization, etc etc.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 05:23 2

4. IfromEarth (unregistered)


Bada UI sucks..

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 11:54

5. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


sorry but bada just not good to us

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 04:48

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


maybe it is because you in the US think all american OSes are the best ???
IOS, Android and WP7 is what you like. Symbian and bada you don't like, even though they are just as good if not better than those american OSes.

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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core
Size4.25 x 2.16 x 0.49 inches
(107.9 x 54.9 x 12.5 mm)
3.52 oz  (100 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 12.5 hours talk time

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