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Samsung Wave 723 Review

Samsung Wave 723

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Samsung Wave 723 Review
Talk quality on the Samsung Wave 723 is pretty decent, we were hearing our friends nicely, with clear sounding voices. The ear speaker could do with a little more volume, though.  The other party had no issues hearing us, both in terms of volume, and voice clarity.  We couldn't find official ratings for the 1200mAh battery; it lasted a good two days with us, while examining the handset.


Conclusion:

Samsung has created a pretty compelling mid-rangе bada device with the Samsung Wave 723. Some elements like web browsing and stability are still rough around the edges in Samsung's mobile OS, but it shows good promise. If only Samsung could speed up applications development, it will have decent alternative to the major mobile operating systems in the low- to mid-range smartphones, where bada was intended for.

The distinguishable feature of the Wave 723 – that leather flap that covers the screen – is also its Achilles heel. It gets to you in more ways than one, and makes talking and typing very uncomfortable. Even for a simple task, like checking the time, you have to flip it open. Honestly, without it, the Samsung Wave 723 is a much better handset designwise. Thankfully, Samsung has provided a way to change it, or remove it completely, for those of us who like the Wave 723 better without it.

Plenty of Android phones offer the same functionalities that bada has, but have the added advantage of access to Android Market – Samsung's own Galaxy 3 is a decent alternative to the Wave 723, as well as the HTC Wildfire.


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Pros

  • Solid design
  • Very good picture quality
  • Picture and video editing come standard

Cons

  • The default leather cover gets in the way
  • Display resolution is rather low
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.2 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.31 x 2.12 x 0.46 inches
(109.5 x 53.9 x 11.8 mm)
3.53 oz  (100 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 14.3 hours talk time

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