Samsung Wave

Posted:
Feb 14, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 21, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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Display

Display size:

3.3 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

283 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

46.96 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

Yes

Design

Dimensions:

4.65 x 2.20 x 0.43 inches (118 x 56 x 10.9 mm)

Weight:

4.09 oz (116 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Features:

Music recognition

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Radio:

FM, RDS, Recording option

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

1000 MHz

Internal storage:

2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

bada (2.0, 1.0)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Location:

A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Computer sync

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

15.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

7.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 02, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LGTS8500 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.00 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.02 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

This device is also known as Samsung GT-S8500

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.65 x 2.20 x 0.43 inches)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.43 inches)

Description

The Samsung Wave S8500 is the first official bada phone. It sports sleek design with 3.3-inch Super AMOLED display that delivers even greater image quality with reduced energy consumption. The Wave is also equipped with a 1GHz Samsung processor that should allow for smooth 3D gaming and HD video playback. Its 5MP camera is capable of capturing HD video clips.

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