Samsung Wave II User Reviews

Overall user rating

8.9

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Internet
8.8
Call quality
9.2
Battery
8.1
Reception
9.4
Display
9.6
Build quality
9.4
Text input
9.0
Everyday usage
8.8
UI speed
9.1
Camera
9.4
Multimedia
9.3
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hritikbhimani posted on Jan 08, 2012, 10:06 AM
Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

9.0

Wave @

hritikbhimani has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Awsum Phone...Now with Bada 2.0 even better.......expecting a lot of new apps ...the hardware is good n overall its a great value for money phone......looks very polished n feels really classy ....great phone

Build quality
9.0
awsum build...feels lot more premium den its competition
Reception
8.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • Looks,Screen,Harware,Camera,Multime​dia,Upcoming Bada OS 2.0

Cons

  • Lack of Apps

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PeterIfromsweden posted on Aug 15, 2011, 3:46 AM
Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

10.0

Very good phone

PeterIfromsweden has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Very good phone with bada OS. Very fast and smooth, with lots of functionalities. Very good build quality (glass and metal).
The battery lasts very long, about 2 days with normal use.
The camera is one of the best 5MP cameras around, with really good video recording.
Lots of phone, for your money !

Build quality
10.0
Made of glass and metal
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
8.0
Battery
10.0

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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gajendra posted on Feb 15, 2012, 10:01 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

10.0

I GOT is yet

gajendra has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Guys I still Got This Handset And posting just to let others know about it & it Keeps On Getting Interesting....., With An Amazing 1500 mah Battery Life Every Task Seems To Be Easy..., I Use Net 24\7 And Data Usage And Sync Is On. In Morning After I Charge It Fully Here Is My Usage..., 3 To 4 Hrs Of music An Hour Of Net Not Fixed But packet data ill be on..., And after my college in eve i go for gym without charging And Finaly When I am Home around 8 At night battery ill be still more than 40%..., As Far As MultiMedia Is Concerned I Don Have Any Problems Comparing It With Nokia N8 And Samsung Galaxy SL. IGhz Is Faster Allowing multi tasking...., Best Part Is It Never Hangs Up Like nokia..., Lolz

Build quality
10.0
perfect for pocket with 3.7 inch display
Reception
10.0
I gOt College In A Village Where We Cant get a network but still i can use internet...,
Call quality
10.0
No problems in handset aswell as bluetooth..., I got IBALL groovy with it
Internet
10.0
got up to 451KBPS
Multimedia
10.0
Its mentioned above
Camera
10.0
impressed by its HD recording and high bit rate 252 ppi
UI speed
10.0
With 1 Ghz No probs
Everyday usage
10.0
I Can Give 10 oN tEN
Text input
10.0
You Got Lot Of OPtions Even swype with Predictive input
Display
10.0
Super Clear Lcd With 3.7 No Probs
Battery
10.0
With Regular Internet A day Easily without net 2 days....,

Pros

  • battery
  • display
  • camera
  • design

Cons

  • Software Version Is 1.2 But After 2.0 NO PROBS

gajendra alternatives:

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farisibakir posted on Dec 08, 2011, 12:18 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

10.0

wave 2

farisibakir has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

this phone is the best.buy this one belive i have it more than one year camera is awesome.bada is quite good.in 2012 it will update to bada 2.0.i use it every day.it is fast and it has a great battery life.it is almost like galaxy s 2.display is the best feature it is just like amoled.metal body and the other features are just a bonus.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • 3.7" 16M-color Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, WVGA (480 x 800 pixels), multi-touch input, scratch-resistant glass surface,Slim and solid metal body,Bada OS 1.2 with Samsung Apps
  • ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU,Quad-band GSM support with dual-band HSPA,Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity with WPS support, Wi-Fi tethering
  • Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support, digital compass, Samsung LBS powered by ROUTE 66,5 MP autofocus camera with touch focus and LED flash, geotagging, face, smile and blink detection ,720p video recording at 30fps
  • 2GB internal storage, microSDHC card slot,Standard microUSB port and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Standard 3.5mm audio jack, TV out
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording,Webkit-based Samsung Dolphin Browser 2.0 with Flash support
  • YouTube client, Facebook and Twitter integration,DivX/XviD video support,Good audio quality
  • Latest Bada OS 1.2 Swype-like T9 Trace text input Over-the-Air software updates Larger 3.7" touchscreen

Cons

  • No lens protection
  • Card slot under the battery
  • No ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness automatically

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dhruba17 posted on Aug 09, 2011, 5:22 AM

9.0

wave 2

dhruba17 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Awesome phone i really loved it..........display is very very good. support 3d gaming, sound is good. looks greats..........................................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
9.0
Display
10.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • Everything is great, nice and beautiful

Cons

  • 1-1.5 days of battery life......thats the bad thing about the phone

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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c0ng posted on Jul 31, 2011, 10:35 AM

9.0

great phone

c0ng has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

best smartphone for its price. it has very nice cam 5mp unlike other 5mp its like the same like 3.2mp of nokia phone. it has HD video recording HQ camera shots. i have many movies in my wave 2 and its performance still like the same, no lag. AMOLED is so good but Super Clear LCD is better. its the best type of LCD after the Super AMOLED. and the best part wave II support MKV formats. no need to convert unlike other smartphones.

Build quality
10.0
Nice!
Reception
10.0
Nice
Call quality
10.0
Nice!
Internet
7.0
it shows the browser bar everytime you touch the top on the screen. so embarazing.
Multimedia
10.0
Good.
Camera
10.0
Very Good
UI speed
10.0
Nice
Everyday usage
7.0
Battery life not so good.
Text input
9.0
Display
10.0
Battery
6.0
battery life not so good.

Pros

  • super clear LCD
  • 3'7 inch LCD screen
  • capacitive touchscreen
  • it looks like it has retina.
  • 512 RAM
  • 3 landscaping sensor
  • 1GB for file 500mb for multimedia 1GB for BADA APPS

Cons

  • memory card under the battery
  • 1day battery life if over use
  • i dont like the browser it shows and shows and shows the browser bar everytime you touch the top of the screen!

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Abhi123 posted on Jul 03, 2011, 2:21 PM

1.0

BADA is BAD - A

Abhi123 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Don't buy this phone. After buying this i am facing lots of problems. They say it has 512 MB RAM, but in BadaSI it shows only 73 MB available. If you run an intensive game it gives "Not enough Memory" error and you cant do any thing on it, You have to close the game. Even Without any other application or Widget running it gives "Not enough Memory" error. I have uploaded pictures showing it.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/wave2memoryissue.jpg/In that image you can see that only 1 game was running on phone, no widgets no apps, still it gave Memory error.
Also see below image, it shows 73 MB RAM.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/98/wave2ram.jpg/
Samsung is cheating us.
Sound is also poor as compared to Nokia phones. Default Nokia ear phoses are bad, but on professional ear phones, Nokia beats Wave 2 by huge margin. I have been ripped off by Wave 2. All that money in drain.

Compared to Windows XP (Full PC OS), which uses less than 100MB at start-up BADA is extremely Bad. BADA being a phone OS should have taken some 25MB for itself and kept over 450 MB for apps. But the design of BADA is so bad that it uses all available RAM for running itself. According to Samsung BADA devides RAM in 2 segments, 256 for itself and 256 for apps. But that's far away from truth. Its using all available RAM to run itself and just 73 MB for apps. Most 3D games will crash in between, as not enough RAM is left. Some wont even load on so little RAM. Very bad design by Samsung.

Build quality
6.0
Reception
6.0
Call quality
6.0
Internet
2.0
Multimedia
2.0
Camera
5.0
UI speed
2.0
Everyday usage
2.0
Text input
2.0
Display
10.0
Battery
5.0

Pros

  • Nice screen

Cons

  • Only hardware is good, OS extremely BAD.

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shifan posted on May 08, 2011, 3:23 AM

10.0

just maRvelous

shifan has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

1500mAh battery, 800x480 resolution display (still without amoled, this super clear LCD technology is awesome! you can see all clearly still from uncommon angles!) 1GHz Hummingbird processor,Real 720p camcorder like video recording, with crystal clear quality! You can look for yourself at youtube, where you find test videos and many more........it is just awesome.........

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • 3.7 inch LCD
  • 1 GHZ processor
  • video at 720p
  • touch screen reacts instantly
  • :-* :)

Cons

  • battery life
  • memory card slot under the battery

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Dr.Faiz Ahmad posted on May 05, 2011, 2:58 AM

8.0

good one

Dr.Faiz Ahmad has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

a good solid phone from samsung,good battery life,hassle free wifi,good phone functionality.great diary feature,superb camera,mind boggling video.fine screen.however the browser has a huge top bar which obscures the window whenever you touch the screen.other major disadvantage is that opera cannot be downloaded on it.multitasking is basic to poor.texting is a pain in the neck.loudspeakers are average.headphones provided also average.face book application is a nightmare which never ends.i recomend this phone to a smart person who desires a good phone,a good battery life,occasional internet use and great camera and video cam features.

Build quality
9.0
best in class
Reception
8.0
sometimes clear,but weak on poor network coverage areas.
Call quality
8.0
same asabove
Internet
7.0
the browser has a top screen bar which obscure the scree around 1 cm everytime u touch it.
Multimedia
9.0
can play anything
Camera
9.0
best 5 mp camerain the market
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
9.0
good "smart" phone
Text input
7.0
Display
8.0
amoled is better,but this isalso nearly as good
Battery
9.0
betterthan all phones except i phone and atless than half the price

Pros

  • great battery life.
  • great camera and video cam.
  • good screen
  • good document viewer.
  • snappy and fast

Cons

  • browser is poor.
  • facebook application is ??????
  • cannot download all software.
  • cannot edit word documents

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Nikhil Babu posted on Apr 05, 2011, 7:33 AM

10.0

The best phone at its price range.

Nikhil Babu has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Samsung Wave II is frikkin awesome guys....no lagging...very smooth performance.
I am using a 16GB micro sd filled with 8 GB of songs and around 3 GB of HD videos, and it works just fine without any sorts of hickups that you find on other smartphones, mostly nokia. All this thanks to the 1Ghz ARM A8 processor and Hummingbird chipset.
The 5MP camera quality is very good, and the HD video recording is top notch.It also includes face, smile, blink detection, and geotagging.
Bada OS 1.2 works really good and is user friendly.
The screen is the best I've seen, sporting a Super LCD tech and a bigger screen than the original wave.
The only downside is that you have to wait till June for flash player 10.1 support that comes with Bada OS 2.0. The update will also include true realtime multitasking like a pc.
In one word this mobile is AWESOME. It has the best futureproof features like Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, Wifi, video calling and many more.....Its definitely worth it.

Build quality
10.0
The metallic body finishing.
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
It has the best media player than any other phones out there. Supports a wide range of video formats including mkv and Divx/Xvid.
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • 3.7inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen
  • Scratch-resistant glass surface
  • Very fast
  • 720p video recording at 30fps
  • 2GB internal storage, microSDHC card slot
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack, TV out
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • Slim and solid metal body

Cons

  • Card slot under the battery
  • Battery backup not upto the mark

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Anoob posted on Mar 20, 2011, 9:54 AM

10.0

Mr.

Anoob has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

this is a nice phne.
excellent to see ,even in sunlight.
moreover disply is scracth resistant.
the internet is so speed.that i got 300kpbs in india...
only problm is d battry ..
for me it lasts only 1.5 days
camera is good....file manager doest not support .flv files as N8.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • Display
  • Camera
  • Speed

Cons

  • little bit heavy
  • slippery
  • volume wil interfere while in landscape mood due to its position

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spanther posted on Mar 18, 2011, 9:05 AM

9.0

Awesome!

spanther has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

For this price it is the best power you can get!

1500mAh battery, 800x480 resolution display (still without amoled, this super clear LCD technology is awesome! you can see all clearly still from uncommon angles!) 1GHz Hummingbird processor, which is faster than the Snapdragon (2D and 3D rendering) which is used in HTC Desire HD (which is much more expencive too!). Real 720p camcorder like video recording, with crystal clear quality! You can look for yourself at youtube, where you find test videos! And at least, it has this beautiful metal case and a really loud musik speaker! :)

Wave 2 just rocks!

Build quality
10.0
Because it is all very good and solid built
Reception
10.0
Because for this price, you can't get something similiar
Call quality
8.0
It is a little bit morphed, but you still hear and understand it clearly.
Internet
9.0
Really fast browser, including flash support (you have to enable in phone settings first!) but only 9, because the url bar is a little bit too big
Multimedia
10.0
Crystal clear lagfree 720p Video playback! lag and tearing free 720p Video recording, camcorder like! Very good music player and loud speaker without distortions in highest settings! :)
Camera
9.0
In darker places, you have a lil bit snow. On bright places, you get really good pictures and you have touch-autofocus! Video recording works crystal clear for a phone this is just awesome and compareable with camcorders!
UI speed
9.0
Only very little times it moves a bit behind, but mostly everytime, it is fast as hell! Just sometimes, (like while the browser loads), scrolling isn't smooth. But after the loading time, it is! :)
Everyday usage
10.0
The user interface is very easy to use and has a nice look :)
Text input
10.0
This phone uses T9-Trace, which is the same as "Swype" for Android. Means you can type super fast! :D
Display
9.0
You can see everything at nearly every angle! In sunlight it is a lil bit darker, but still very good readable! :)
Battery
7.0
It has a 1500mAh Battery. Sure this is awesome much and this phone is average, between others! But for me, I wish it had still some more battery :( But it easily can manage a whole work day with browsing, music and some gaming without reloading! :)

Pros

  • Super Clear LCD better than expected!
  • Really fast Hummingbird processor! (faster than Snapdragon)
  • Apps installable on memorycard
  • Touchscreen reacts instantly
  • Best Smartphone at price!

Cons

  • Battery only lasts 1-2 days in common usage. (All smartphones do have this problem)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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Burak posted on Mar 12, 2011, 8:59 AM

10.0

King Phone!

Burak has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This phone is very nice its very very good its display is very large and when you had it you love it . gercekten guzel telefon kullanmka cok hos ekranı muthıs buyüklüğü hepsiyle müthiş kullandıkca kullanası geliyor insanın bu telefonu kullandıktan sonra diğer telefonlar gözünüze cok kötü geliyor.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • 3,7 inc. display
  • 1ghz
  • super clear lcd

Cons

  • he had not cons

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fangryan posted on Feb 03, 2011, 5:30 AM

9.0

awesome

fangryan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Samsung Rocks..Big buddy in wave series..No one can beat this..sorry nokia..u have to do something like this..Superb look..n first time samsung concetrate on built up of da phone coz dis have a strong body n stylish look two in one..n browser, multimedia,speed, camera quality is superb..but price does matter..

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Revan posted on Jan 22, 2011, 1:14 AM

10.0

Wave II. Awesome Phone

Revan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

It is the best phone that Samsung has to offer besides the Galaxy S. It is cheap yet its graphics/quality is as good as that of the heavyweights in the smartphone industry (Iphone 4, Desire HD, Galaxy S.) The UI is unbelievably smooth and it has a chic outlook overall. Of course, there are downsides that comes with it. Namely that of the battery and the apps store which is still growing though pretty unmatched when compared to Apple's app store or the Android Market

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • awesome in almost anything!

Cons

  • battery life
  • apps

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Parimal Atodaria posted on Dec 30, 2010, 9:37 AM

8.0

Gr8 Phone Guys..

Parimal Atodaria has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Samsung Rocks..Big buddy in wave series..No one can beat this..sorry nokia..u have to do something like this..Superb look..n first time samsung concetrate on built up of da phone coz dis have a strong body n stylish look two in one..n browser, multimedia,speed, camera quality is superb..but price does matter..

Build quality
8.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
7.0
Display
9.0
Battery
7.0

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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