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 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Software Features:

Face detection, Smile detection, Blink detection, Geo tagging, Panorama

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

Yes

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 oz (172 g)

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

1000 MHz

Internal storage:

2 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

Slot Type:

microSD, microSDHC

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

bada (2.0, 1.0)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

User replaceable, Li - Ion

Talk time:

15.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time:

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G):

7.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

Dolphin Browser 2.0

supports:

HTML, RSS

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, Twitter

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

Computer sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, World clock

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Music player:

Features:

Music recognition

Supported formats:

MP3

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV

Radio:

FM, RDS, Recording option

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

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
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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)
  • Low pixel density screen (283 ppi)

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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