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Samsung Wave 525 Review

Samsung Wave 525

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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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posted on 01 Nov 2010, 12:41

1. FrankStraube (unregistered)

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

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 15:16

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...

posted on 30 Dec 2010, 15:04

11. 1989amit (unregistered)

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

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 23:52

40. SOUMITA (unregistered)


posted on 17 Sep 2011, 01:42

59. babu (unregistered)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2010, 02:07

3. Shou Ji (unregistered)

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

posted on 02 Nov 2010, 15:53

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.

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 02:00

5. eiohb (unregistered)

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

posted on 21 Aug 2011, 05:27

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.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:19

54. balu (unregistered)

ohh kuchu prblm hai kya off karo bus.

posted on 24 Nov 2010, 09:44

6. João Pessoa (unregistered)

Can you guys test the GPS?

posted on 11 Dec 2010, 23:42

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 ):

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 21:00

81. hello2me (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)

mine does that too, i wonder why ...

posted on 13 Dec 2010, 15:59

8. alecsa (unregistered)

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

posted on 27 Dec 2010, 14:01

10. ques (unregistered)

does it have pdf file readers?

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 20:15

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 :)

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 23:48

13. nags (unregistered)

samsung 525 support pdf files too am using it.

its good

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 05:02

77. mammamaa (unregistered)


posted on 15 Jan 2011, 07:57

14. anakngtokwaka (unregistered)

does anyone can buy me that phone????

I'm serious and desperate

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 09:59

15. OBAID (unregistered)

does wave 525 have music recognition application?

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 06:42

16. sid4443 (unregistered)

can i use 3G service on my wave 525?

posted on 08 Feb 2011, 07:03

17. amber (unregistered)

no sid u cant use 3g service on wave 525

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 12:07

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)

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 06:13

18. MIHIRR (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 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 24 Mar 2011, 09:00

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

posted on 30 May 2011, 06:36

26. cpraveen (unregistered)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 06:53

20. arvind (unregistered)

can i make video call using this mobile

posted on 25 Apr 2011, 04:14

21. g10000 (unregistered)

does 525 accept third party apps???

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 20:19

22. Renata (unregistered)

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...

posted on 11 May 2011, 05:12

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??

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Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.31 x 2.17 x 0.47 inches
(109.5 x 55 x 11.9 mm)
3.53 oz  (100 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 14.6 hours talk time

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