Samsung Wave 525 Review

Samsung Wave 525 Review
This is a global GSM phone and it can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA.


Samsung announced the low-range phones to carry its own bada OS back in June, naming them the Samsung Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro. Afterwards the company took care of the mid-range with the Samsung Wave 723, which we reviewed recently. The last news from the bada camp were for a true successor to the first Samsung Wave, called the Samsung Wave II.

To avoid duplicate pronunciations, the low-end members of the bada family are now ready to enter the markets, but with names consisting strictly of numbers. The Samsung Wave 2 is now the Samsung Wave 525 and the Samsung Wave 2 Pro, which simply adds a QWERTY keyboard, is Samsung Wave 533.  We have the Samsung Wave 525 of the duo announced in June, and are taking it for a spin to check how bada OS looks and behaves on a rock-bottom hardware...


The Samsung Wave 525 will not win any design awards with its plain black rectangular shape with chrome-like accents, such as a thin rim around the phone. The capacitive touchscreen screen is 3.2" with 240x400 pixels of resolution, which makes the interface and websites look scraggy, and average sunlight visibility. Underneath it is the home button, flanked by send and end keys. There is a volume rocker on the left, microUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack on top, as well as a lock/power button plus a dedicated camera key on the right. Don't ask us why bada phones have a separate shutter key, while their Android brethren by Samsung only have virtual camera buttons, as we can't answer that on behalf of the company.

You can compare the Samsung Wave 525 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The back hosts the 3MP camera, and replaces the usual glossy black plastic Samsung is using in most of its handsets of late for a dotted pattern one, which makes the phone less slippery to handle. The phone lies comfortably in the hand, and is fairly thin and light at 4.31 x 2.17 x 0.47” (109.5 x 55 x 11.9 mm), and 3.53 oz (100 g) of weight. The back cover is pretty prone to smudges and visible marks from everyday use, despite that it is not glossy plastic, but a simple wiping takes it all away. The Samsung Wave 525 will be available in three colors - black, white and pink.

Samsung Wave 525 360-degree View:



1. FrankStraube unregistered

This is not Wave 525, but Wave 575. Because only Wave 575 has Wifi

2. calamazoo unregistered

actually they all have Wi-Fi, but only Wave 575 has 3G, 525 and 533 are EDGE-only, if that's what you mean...

11. 1989amit unregistered

samsung 525 has wi fi.....better go and check...

40. SOUMITA unregistered


59. babu unregistered

my samsang app is not working what to do plz tell me

3. Shou Ji unregistered

Wave525 only $160 and Wave 533 only $190 in my country (Indonesia)

4. FrankStraube unregistered

My bad, sorry. You are right ! After double checking, 525 have also Wifi but not 3G. Meaning it is a great phone for little money.

5. eiohb unregistered

how to sign out in facebook on this mobile samsung wave 525? anybody can help me..thanks!

37. sindhug unregistered

On your main menu, look for my accounts. You should see the text social networks, and your facebook account. tap the Facebook account to open it. You should see the delete button on the lower left corner. Once deleted, your account should be logged out. Hope this helps.

54. balu unregistered

ohh kuchu prblm hai kya off karo bus.

6. João Pessoa unregistered

Can you guys test the GPS?

7. loacker unregistered

why does my phone automatically restarts when i press edit at the menu when i want to organise the applications? can someone please tell me whats happening ):

81. hello2me

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

mine does that too, i wonder why ...

8. alecsa unregistered

helooo!!! samsung wave 525 can read documents such as word for example?thx

10. ques unregistered

does it have pdf file readers?

12. Tresna unregistered

This phone supports all documents format such as doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, and pdf. Please check the phone manual(pdf) at samsung mobile website for sure :)

13. nags unregistered

samsung 525 support pdf files too am using it. its good

77. mammamaa unregistered


14. anakngtokwaka unregistered

does anyone can buy me that phone???? I'm serious and desperate

15. OBAID unregistered

does wave 525 have music recognition application?

16. sid4443 unregistered

can i use 3G service on my wave 525?

17. amber unregistered

no sid u cant use 3g service on wave 525

74. Ismail unregistered

3months old Samsung wave 525 for sale with good condition with all accessories (Bill box everything) purchased for 7300, sale for 6000. If interested call on: 7795246765 (Bangalore)


Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2011

The Wave 525, 533 and the wave 575 are quite similar phones with some differences while the 3 phones have wifi connectivity in them the wave 533 has a qwerty keypad and the wave 575 has a higher camera power and also 3G connectivity with wifi as well

19. mak unregistered

hi guys i hav been luking 4 dis phone ,,,with considering all specification sugest me should i go 4 dis and it has 3G

26. cpraveen unregistered

it has no 3G network...........

20. arvind unregistered

can i make video call using this mobile

21. g10000 unregistered

does 525 accept third party apps???

22. Renata unregistered

Hey, with this phone can I acess internet without memory problems? I have been reading about Samsung Star II and it seems that it has this kind of problems...

24. avinash19kausik unregistered

hey frnds is that the sound clarity and quality is better then nokia 5233. and is it easy to type text messages??
Wave 525
  • Display 3.2" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(14.60h talk time)

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