Samsung Wave 578

Announced:
Feb 13, 2011
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

6.0
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.2 inches

Resolution:

240 x 400 pixels

Pixel density:

146 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

49.21 %

Features:

Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

3.2 megapixels

Video recording:

320x240 (QVGA) (20 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.25 x 2.16 x 0.49 inches (107.9 x 54.9 x 12.5 mm)

Weight:

3.52 oz (100 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core

Internal storage:

0.1 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 16 GB

OS:

bada (1.1)

Battery

Capacity:

1200 mAh

Talk time:

12.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

29.2 days (700 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G):

6.83 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Other:

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Radio:

FM

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 27, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LGTS5780 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.73 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.86 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

This device is also known as Samsung S5780

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.49 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Low pixel density screen (146 ppi)
  • Lacks GPS

Description

Samsung Wave 578 is a mid-level smartphone that has a 3.2" WQVGA screen with 240x400 pixels of resolution, 3MP camera with video recording, 100MB of memory, 1200mAh battery, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0 as the rest of the lowly bada brethren. The usual goodies coming with Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI on bada can be found here too - Samsung Hub, Dolphin 2.0 browser, and image editing capabilities. The news is that the Samsung Wave 578 will come with a built-in NFC chip.

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