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Samsung Wave 723 Review

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The 5MP shooter of the Samsung Wave 723 produced quite decent images. The pictures are with accurate colors and sharp focus, although lacking a bit in the detail department. Indoor shots with moderate lighting, and in full darkness with flash, were also very good. Images can be seen together with the captured videos in the Media Gallery app as a scrollable grid of thumbnails. The handset offers numerous ways to edit pictures on the handset and add effects. Videos can also be stitched together, and have background music added to them, straight from the gallery.

Camera and gallery interface - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Camera and gallery interface - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Camera and gallery interface - Samsung Wave 723 Review

Camera and gallery interface


The apps for editing pictures and video - Samsung Wave 723 Review
The apps for editing pictures and video - Samsung Wave 723 Review

The apps for editing pictures and video


Sample shots with the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Sample shots with the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Sample shots with the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Sample shots with the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Sample shots with the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review

Sample shots with the Samsung Wave 723


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Darkness - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave 723 Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Darkness

Indoor samples



Video capture is in QVGA resolution with 15fps, and the results are only good for attaching to an MMS, or a quick Facebook update - video taken with the Wave 723 can't fool anyone it is HD.





The music player
supports all bells and whistles like album art and sorting your track by playlists, albums, artists, and even genres, composers and years. The ability to recognize the song currently played around you, similar to Shazam, is built-in and called directly from the player, which is a very welcome feature. There are a bunch of visualization options, equalizer presets and music effects you can use to enrich the listening experience. The surround sound in headset mode that is present on the higher-end Wave, is becoming the norm in Samsung handsets. The loudspeaker produces weak, feeble sound, with the ubiquitous for such small speakers “tinny”effect.

The music player - Samsung Wave 723 Review
The music player - Samsung Wave 723 Review
The music player - Samsung Wave 723 Review
The music player - Samsung Wave 723 Review

The music player



Video playback is not that great in terms of format support, which is usually the case with Samsung's handsets. The Wave 723 supports the MPEG-4 format, but it hiccuped even on the default WQVGA resolution. We had to go lower for something to start showing on the screen, and the sound was sometimes lacking during playback. Codec support still needs work on the Samsung Wave 723, and we didn't see any application you can download from Samsung Apps to remedy that.

Video playback on the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Video playback on the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review
Video playback on the Samsung Wave 723 - Samsung Wave 723 Review

Video playback on the Samsung Wave 723



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. LeoKai (unregistered)


Design = F480 + iPhone

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 04:54

3. MaxABC (unregistered)


The top of the phone look more like star!

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 04:47

2. MaxABC (unregistered)


The screen's resolution is truly low... we can see it's clear pixel...

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 04:58

4. LeoKai (unregistered)


Multi Touch, 5MP Camera, WiFi - Going to be cheaper than the Wave 1, now i am really interested to buy one! .... 240x400 Resolution 3.2 inch Screen? Something must be wrong...

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 12:02

5. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


Ever thought about flipping the cover all the way to the back so it's not in the way when typing on the landscape keyboard?? Not sure why the review video has to be 16mins long when it can be summed up in 5mins. Bottom line is, Bada is basically Samsung's way of phasing out feature phone os. Review it as you would to a feature phone in the future.

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 13:05

6. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Okay, somebody explain to me why the Bada phones all have camera shutter buttons, but their Android phones don't. Wtf Samsung.

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 01:18

7. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


is that stupid gay little flip over screen cover removeable? i would hope so. i would throw that in the garbage as i walk away from the store after getting the phone..

posted on 08 Oct 2010, 14:49

8. jh (unregistered)


Leather cover is only additional one and you can change it whenever you want with provided(default) normal cover. Would like to recommend you to take a look in the nearest handset store(when it's ready for your region) for actual status.

posted on 23 Nov 2010, 07:56

9. DJ (unregistered)


is there any kind of error??
plz tell me, i really want to buy this handset as soon as possible......

posted on 13 Dec 2010, 11:42

10. gurpreet (unregistered)


hii...i want to buy this phone,plz tell me hw's its performance in touch and in screen resolution ?

posted on 16 Dec 2010, 09:23

11. vasgyuszi (unregistered)


LCD seems to be really bad looking the photos at this review. But, how looks with the video playback frame rates? Okay, the format choice is very very limited (3gp, mp4), but at least 25-30 fps is possible?

THX in advance,
vasgyuszi

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 19:18

12. ayesha (unregistered)


i have this phone , i have a problem that there is no call recording option . IF I AM WRONG PLS TELL ME SOLUTION,

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 02:27

13. azmie (unregistered)


i bought this phone on Dis.2010, i have a problem that can't switch on . but screen display screen saver only.tq

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:45

14. amy (unregistered)


i just bought thus yesterday. the problem is my phone always auto-off when it in a stand by mode. can somebody help me. i'm really dont know what to do. everytime i want to use it, i need to move the battery and put it back. and it always auto off. help me please... what is wrong with my phone.. now i really regret to have 1.. i wanted galaxy mini at the 1st place, but atrracted with wave 723 promotion. i thought its better tham galaxy mini. looks like im wrong..

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 05:35

15. sp (unregistered)


i ve bought that phone in january and i haven t noticed any serious problem...it has been very strong allthough i m really torturing it!

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 23:14

16. ali ghavami (unregistered)


zoom of the camera doesnt work good

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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.31 x 2.12 x 0.46 inches
(109.5 x 53.9 x 11.8 mm)
3.53 oz  (100 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 14.3 hours talk time

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