Samsung Wave 525 Review


The voices in the earpiece sound a bit distorted and of average volume, while people were able to hear us loud and clear. Samsung Wave 525 has a 1200mAh battery with no official endurance specs, but we did manage to squeeze two days of fooling around with the handset, so we are at least positive that it hits the average mark.


The Samsung Wave 525 is a decent low-end handset, mainly due to bada OS offering much built-in functionality that until recently was only reserved for the iOS/Android devices, like image editing and music recognition apps integrated into the platform. We still don’t have any pricing details for it, so it is hard to judge if it overshoots or underestimates its respective market niche, but we’d be willing to wager that Samsung will be charging decently for the device.

It certainly makes a good starter phone for those who are just entering the smartphone world – they will have all basic functionalities present out of the box. As alternatives we would point out the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, which is an Android phone, and supports 3G speeds, or the low-end Symbian smartphone Nokia 5250.

Samsung Wave 525 Video Review:


  • Image and video editing capabilities
  • Music recognition service


  • Low screen resolution
  • Lack of DivX/Xvid support
  • No dedicated gallery app

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7 Reviews



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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