Samsung Wave 578 Review

Samsung Wave 578 Review
Introduction:

Samsung Wave 578 Review
The Samsung Wave 578 is another entry level bada OS phone, with a 3.2” display and 3MP camera. It has just one difference – the Near Field Communication (NFC) chip inside.

Is this a reason enough to get the Samsung Wave 578 or there are better offers out there? Read on to find out...


Design:

The left and right sides of the front are curvy, indeed making for a more pleasant experience when holding the phone or manipulating its touchscreen. The sides and back also have tapered edges, adding to the holding comfort. The volume rocker on the left, as well as the power/lock and camera keys on the right, are small and unobtrusive, but still easy enough to press.

The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design - Samsung Wave 578 Review
The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design - Samsung Wave 578 Review
The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design - Samsung Wave 578 Review

The Samsung Wave 578 has an overall basic, but pleasant design


Samsung Wave 578 Review

You can compare the Samsung Wave 578 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The 3.2” LCD screen sports just 240x400 pixels of resolution, which is the main drawback of Samsung's cheap bada handsets, since the majority of smartphones with a screen of this size sport at least 320x480 pixels. The display also has weak viewing angles, but is bright enough under direct sunlight to offer decent visibility.

Front - The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Front

Speaker and front facing camera - The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Speaker and front facing camera

Buttons below the display - The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Buttons below the display

The 3.2” LCD screen sports 240x400 pixels of resolution


Overall, basic, but pleasant design, thanks to the curves in the chassis and the faux metal battery cover and sides, plus the phone is also very light, at less than 4oz (100 grams).

Left - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Left

Top - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Top

Right - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Right

Bottom - The sides of the Samsung Wave 578 - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Bottom

The sides of the Samsung Wave 578


Back - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Back

Rear camera - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Rear camera

Battery compartment - Samsung Wave 578 Review

Battery compartment



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8 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

biased rewiew from phonearena...

2. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

why exactly is it biased?

3. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Because if you are fen of something that is crap ... and somebody tells you it is a crap ... you will troll because you are probably the only person who thinks that is the future or whatever ... P.S. IT IS CRAP ... so the review is not biased ...

6. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

It is not crap, it is an entry level phone. Phonearena gives it a lower rating than it deserves, just because it has bada. Had this phone been running android it would likely have gotten a better rating.

8. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Thats because Android is better. Way more apps, better user interface, much more customization, etc etc.

4. IfromEarth unregistered

Bada UI sucks..

5. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

sorry but bada just not good to us

7. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

maybe it is because you in the US think all american OSes are the best ??? IOS, Android and WP7 is what you like. Symbian and bada you don't like, even though they are just as good if not better than those american OSes.
Wave 578
  • Display 3.2" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 0.1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(6.83h 3G talk time)

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