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Samsung Wave User Reviews

9.4 Based on 31 Reviews

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UI speed9.7/10
Call quality9.6/10
Build quality9.8/10
Text input9.1/10
Everyday usage9.5/10


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posted on 26 Sep 2010, 03:55



i think that it needs a sipler user manual...AND a help button?lol.i also think that i needs more themes, or at least a theme creator. this phone also needs better multi tasking capabilities, cannot compare to the iphone 4 though.overall great phone ! one of the best in its price range.

Design 8/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10


  • *1Ghz cpu proccessor
  • *Scratch resistant screen
  • *light weight


  • *too little apps (will improve)
  • *fast dying battery

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posted on 16 Aug 2010, 04:16


SAMSUNG S8500 WAVE is the best phone EVER

It is a beautiful mobile of course the Super AMOLED display, Bluetooth 3.0 is very fast, wifi works very well, the design is a bit simple but certainly not a disadvantage! purchase you will receive no tutorial that is less if you know the phone is a fairly difficult to learn but once you do you will never by another mobile Bada is very good I hope that all will make their next mobile phones the GPS is a software I bought and I dii namely cases back on how well it works, it's just better than my real GPS in my car I can just say if you have the best phone / smartphone out there looking at the market I can certainly say that the Samsung S8500 WAVE is certainly one of them.

Design 9/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

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posted on 12 Aug 2010, 07:51


Love this beautiful phone.

Replaced my lagging Omnia2 with this phone and i had a great experience with this beautiful. Worthed the money buying a non-contract one, no regrets at all.Pro: -Impressive Bada platform-Beautiful and luxurious design-3.5mm Jack, WiFi, 3.5G-Great new experience display - SUPER AMOLED screen-No lag, just smooth performance-Multi Tasking, Free full games.-Multi Touch, love to zoom in images with multi touch function.-Good and super satisfying camera, got flashCons: -Developing Apps store, less apps to choose from-Card slot under the battery-No light sensor, have to set the brightness of the display through setting-Flat back risking Camera Lens, should have a lens cover Recommend people who may want better apps store and downloads to get a Galaxy S instead, although sacrificing the camera flash but you can get a more developed android OS and more features. 

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

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posted on 04 Aug 2010, 10:55


Samsung S8500 The great

Fantastic mobile phone, almost the best among all my phones.
I hope that Samsung will go further with Bada, until now it is great OS.
In all, great hardware and software, no any problems, everything works excellent.
Bravo Samsung.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10


  • -super amoled screen
  • -quality feel and look
  • -thin with a bunch of technology
  • -lot of phone for a money
  • -superb for a 5mp camera and extra quality video


  • -nothing special

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posted on 15 Jul 2010, 18:24


Awesome phone but few annoying things about it

This phone is simply beautiful. I think the screen resolution is simply gorgeous, listening to music on your headphones sounds great because it has a bass booster setting, the default applications are good and work well.  Overall i love this phone and recommend it to anyone that wants a nice smartphone.

Now the cons (which are minor in my opinion.. but kinda annoying to deal with)  The Wave S8500 does not come with a users manual, so if you encounter a problem or don't know how to use the phones features, you have to look up the solution on the Internet ! Theres hardly any reviews on this phone because its so new, and searching for something to resolve your problem is difficult.  Another fault, rearranging icons on your phone is also difficult. I had to try several times before each icon moved into the place i wanted it. I also can't figure out how to do picture messaging.. i've been trying send one to a friend  and it keeps failing.   I still really like this phone though.. the cons are things i can overcome, although very annoying to deal with. Compared to other phones.. i still think this one beats a lot of them!

Design 9/10
Features 10/10
Performance 8/10

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posted on 14 Jul 2010, 08:33


The Samsung S8500 Wave has a marvelous Super AMOLED touchscreen, a zippy 1GHz processor, a nice camera, solid multimedmedia capabilities and great connectivity. And those don’t depend on the number of Bada OS compatible apps.Samsung S8500 Wave looks and handles great. It’s slim and solid, with perfect build and great performance.I have this device since last week and I didn't notice any issue. Highly recommended!!

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Performance 10/10


  • * 3.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, WVGA (480 x 800 pixels), multi-touch input support, scratch-resistant glass surface
  • *ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU
  • *Standard microUSB port and Bluetooth v3.0
  • *Impressive audio quality


  • *No lens cover

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