Samsung Wave 525 Review
posted by Ray S. / Nov 01, 2010, 10:02 AM
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:
This is not Wave 525, but Wave 575. Because only Wave 575 has Wifi
posted on Nov 01, 2010, 12:41 PM 0
how to sign out in facebook on this mobile samsung wave 525? anybody can help me..thanks!
posted on Nov 07, 2010, 2:00 AM 0
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.
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 5:27 AM 0
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 ):
posted on Dec 11, 2010, 11:42 PM 0
can i use 3G service on my wave 525?
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 6:42 AM 0
no sid u cant use 3g service on wave 525
posted on Feb 08, 2011, 7:03 AM 0
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
posted on Feb 28, 2011, 6:13 AM 0
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- Display 3.2" 240 x 400 pixels
- Camera 3.2 MP
- Storage 0.1 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1200 mAh