Samsung Wave 578 Review

Introduction and Design

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.

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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.

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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.

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).

Samsung Wave 578 360-degrees View:

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