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Samsung Wave Y Review

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The 2MP camera is your lonely shooter on the Wave Y, as there is no front-facing cam. The interface offers some nice surprises like a Panorama mode and smile recognition, sprinkling the experience with a couple of effects you can apply to your photos and videos.

Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review
Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review
Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review
Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review

Camera interface


The pics themselves could use a bit more saturation and sharpness, but are about what we'd expect from a basic 2MP shooter, no unpleasant surprises besides some extra softness. Indoors the shots are bearable only when there is strong light, and the phone is held steady.

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave Y Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave Y Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave Y Review

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Medium

Low light

Indoor samples


The HVGA video capture is not even worth the finger tips amortization we used to write this sentence, despite its “smooth” 30 fps speed, it’s just barely watchable even on the phone’s screen.

Samsung Wave Y Sample Video:




Multimedia:

The Gallery app UI has been redesigned, with cool page-turning effect when you switch on the slideshow function, for instance. There is, however, no picture or video editors embedded in the gallery, only a few basic functions, like crop and rotate. The music player has received an eye-candy boost in its turn, and sports one-touch DLNA streaming functionality, but no equalizer presets.

The Gallery app - Samsung Wave Y Review
The Gallery app - Samsung Wave Y Review

The Gallery app


The music player - Samsung Wave Y Review
The music player - Samsung Wave Y Review
The music player - Samsung Wave Y Review

The music player


The video player has gotten a nice visual upgrade, too, with a transparent interface, but it only plays MPEG-4 files, up to 720p.

Video player - Samsung Wave Y Review

Video player



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posted on 16 Mar 2012, 10:22 4

1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Looks are better than the Galaxy Y but the Galaxy Y is better soley because of Android.

posted on 17 Mar 2012, 06:41

2. mercorp (Posts: 974; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


great phone.i will take this over the galaxy y any day.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 09:37

5. chirag01 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


which is better samsung galaxy y or wave y

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 11:59

6. devark (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


i was checking the same and wave y is better than galaxy y
http://www.smartprix.com/compare.php?ids=1783,118,2002
see the above 5 points win by wave y

posted on 17 Apr 2012, 05:32 5

7. ruchi (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Samsung wave Y is definitely better than galaxy Y but too bad it doesn't have android. Here is the comparison between the two:
http://www.smartprix.com/mobiles/samsung_wave_y_s5380_vs_samsung_galaxy_y_s5360-c2002_1783.php

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 00:50

8. mvmnrao (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


I don't know about the galaxy Y much, so I couldn't compare these two.
But after I have gone through few reviews I bought Samsung Wave Y and I am very dissatisfied with this phone.
Apart from the disadvantage that, it doesn’t support more apps because of it bada operating system, I is not working in lots of situations as a simple phone.
I couldn’t answer the phone some time, the green bar get strucked; I had to restart the phone.
The micro speaker gives very bad quality in sound.
The signal goes off suddenly and after some time when I noticed that I am not getting call what I am expecting, then I used to realize that the phone is not taking the signal and I had to restart.
When I select network automatic mode, it can’t switch between GSM and UMTS (3G) properly, instead I goes to emergency calls only mode.
And I am not sure about the reason but I couldn’t open my office web mail in the browser in this phone, may be the browser is not sending a secured request (but I used to check my companies web mail in my last phone and the major reason I went for this smart phone is to access companies web mail which I am not able to do now.)
So like this I have faced issues with this phone, so guys please take a while before you buy this phone.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:53

10. navedahmed (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Never buy Samsung wave Y.. i m fadup with this smartphone, it hangs often and it is not supporting apps like whatsapp Wechat which is using by whole world, but i dont have it.. in few days i will buy another one but wont buy any samsung smart phone.. bye bye wave Y.. i have wasted my money on you..

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 22:21

9. spark00 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


A good phone and it's worth the money....

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:54

11. navedahmed (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Never buy Samsung wave Y.. i m fadup with this smartphone, it hangs often and it is not supporting apps like whatsapp Wechat which is using by whole world, but i dont have it.. in few days i will buy another one but wont buy any samsung smart phone.. bye bye wave Y.. i have wasted my money on you..

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 00:20

12. Price-Hunt (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


the mobile is gud, its resolution, front camera n a gud camera for this price. bada 2.0 is better than android phone and its peer Galaxy Y. superb touch. u must buy this mobile

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 00:23

13. Price-Hunt (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


Best mobile wave y n excellent touch better then galaxy y. Video calling is possible in this phone. front camera (Secondary) is available in this phone.
Cons: Camera only 2MP, dual sim is not here.

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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 832 MHz
Size4.33 x 2.29 x 0.48 inches
(110 x 58.2 x 12.3 mm)
3.61 oz  (102 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 6.7 hours talk time

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