Samsung Wave M Review

Interface and Functionality:

As mentioned above, the screen resolution on this size is detrimental to the initial impression from the TouchWiz UI over bada 2.0. Whatever eye-candy the interface overlay adds, the pixel density takes a bit away from, but, as with anything else, you get used to it as time spent with the handset goes by.

The TouchWiz UI here, however, introduces notifications on the lock screen, and a dedicated homescreen for cool widgets with transparent backgrounds, which you can scroll up and down, instead of swiping, called Live Panel. The UI also sports redrawn icons and folders, as well as the new radio buttons for turning different functions on and off.  

The 832MHz processor runs things very smooth and zippy, without any interface jams.

The 3.65” display size makes it comfortable enough to type on the virtual keyboard, and bada OS 2.0 has a pretty well-spaced layout we've come to appreciate, so communicating via the new ChatON messaging service, or using the Social Hub that aggregates your social networking and messaging services in one place is fairly easy.

Internet and Connectivity:

Samsung's new version of bada's Dolphin browser adds a download manager and prettier interface compared to the previous version, but still doesn't support desktop Adobe Flash, only Flash Lite for ads. Text reflow, pinching and scrolling are executed fine, but while reading text we again get unpleasantly up close and personal with the crappy pixel density, which makes letters look a tad jagged.

The Samsung Wave M sports a nice set of connectivity options – 7.2Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, as well as Bluetooth, A-GPS, DLNA with the AllShare app, FM Radio and even NFC, which has its own app for making and receiving NFC tags.

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1. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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Wave M
  • Display 3.6" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 0.15GB
  • Battery 1350 mAh(6.50h talk time)

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