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Samsung Wave S8500 Review

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jun 2010, 10:04

Samsung's first bada phone - the Samsung Wave S8500 - is finally here. A few months ago we reviewed a prototype unit, which left us with rather high expectations for the final product. Now that it's here, we are ready to see what Samsung's latest and greatest creation has to offer...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 17:30

59. Vodafone223 (unregistered)

First thing about Wave is that the build structure of the phone is great ! The Bada OS runs smooth as never before, forget about laggy preformance, realy fast OS. The battery is not outstanding, but its preformance are still quite good. The 1Ghz processor is fast (snapy one must say) and even if you are running some applications in background, that just doesnt slow down the phone ! And much much more ... Ok. At the end of all this, I think that SAMSUNG Wave has started a brand new chapter with Bada OS. I think that Apple and HTC with there software (iOS 4 & Android) should be a bit conserned about what Bada OS can get if they will develope more and more apps in Samsung Apps Store and if there apps will be 60% free, tahat can be a real alarm for Android and Apple !! Cheers :)

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 00:47

61. neha (unregistered)

I have got a news regarding phonearena website.They have been paid by the APPLE company to give such a biased review.Phonearena is world's worst mobile website ever.Wave does't have a gud camera????????????????i think the person reviewing was drunk when he reviewed the camera or may be he was reviewing the front camera .HAHAHAHA

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 05:23

62. mushimaster0323 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2010)

The interface of the in this review looks like the pre-production models. I cant help but suspect that they didnt want to review the real model since the wave can kick the ass out of all the iphones

posted on 24 Dec 2010, 18:05

63. Guitar Villain (unregistered)

I don't know if I necessarily agree with everyone that this review is biased, although according to gsmarena.com this phone is the TOP RATED based on nearly 85000 votes. It has an average rating of about 8.8 with it's 20 or so of the closest competitors log-jammed at around 8.5. Statistically that's a pretty big gap. I have not yet used the phone so I don't have my own opinion, but based on everything I've read, it is at the top of my list. What I will say is that unlike some other reviews I've read, this one is very poorly written. Several times I thought it was saying one thing and then the very next sentence would completely contradict that. Frankly it sounded like it was written by somebody who only speaks English as a second language, in which case I respect the fact that it is written even this well because I am terrible with learning new languages.

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 08:21

64. unu (unregistered)

samsung.ph (philipines) says that s8500 has NFC.!
also, samsung wave 2.0 OS (operating system) will nave nfc (near field comunication). so i wonder it it`s just a feature yet disabled and the nfc chip is actually inside.
http://www.samsung.com/ph/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/style/GT-S8500BAAXTC/index.idx?pagetype =prd_detail&tab=specification

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 06:59

66. JJ (unregistered)

Bought the Wave in Oct.
all functions great apart from the diary.
Having major problems.
I can put in a diary date and during the period before I switch the phone off it is showing the correct information. Once I switch the phone off and then back on the diary dates have moved to another date entirely. When I go to edit the entry it shows the correct date and time of the original entry.
I am now on my third replacement phone all with the same fault and as my provider tells me his tech team cant replicate the problem then the problem is not real!!!!!

any body else with the same problem?

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 02:51

67. samking21 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Jun 2010)

Problems must be remedied in the next update to users, not to frustrate the wave and go to the robot and away from Samsung

** Taking into account the presence of memory 16 GB

- Music Player -
1 - Add a command to delete a song while listening to her in the main
2 - When you are running all the songs at random and movement between them, and when you return to the library can not find what I listen to him now and look at them much more than 6 GB of music

- Media Browser -
1 - there should be an offer by selecting the folder
2 - There must be chosen by the display type
3 - Possibility to choose the size of the thumbnail view (they are small)
4 - When you return to the browser you should choose another media file after you delete something on the move in the media browser
5 - Add the codes video of the operation of the various formulas ( FLV - MOV - MPG )

- General -
1 - do not copy the images used as wallpaper on the phone memory and music are also used tone
2 - the possibility of working password for a folder
3 - Possibility to download maps for use with GPS for free, such as Nokia
4 - Availability of the update of the Middle East at the same time as all other States to non-discrimination
5- full support flash player 10

Thank you very for each of the read
Thank you very for each programmer to take my words the importance of
I hope the arrival of my words for Samsung to address these fundamental points in the system

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:53

68. f.nasiroglu@hotmail.com (unregistered)


posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:04

69. javedk7 (unregistered)

Can anyone tell me which mobile is best HTC Wildfire S or WAVE 2

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 07:50 1

70. mobileharan (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

After using this mobile for one year .. I say this review is 100% true ...

And don\'t buy any bada phones ..

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 11:36

71. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

while using this fone for a lil over a year i faced while surfing net it says page too big can't open but i reset the phone n it opened ,it shut down by itself,so little apps available and there's no full flash support if you still find that good go ahead and ENJOY!!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 06:34

72. dakini (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)

I realise that most of the previous posts have been commenting on the review rather than the phone per se, however I have to say that hands down, this is the worst phone I have ever owned.

The bada system is terrible - no wonder they didn't continue with it - in fact the sales guy at Virgin where I bought this phone in Dec 2010 didn't even know what bada was!

The phone battery life has decreased to about 24 hours now and the phone will now not charge via the powercord it came with - my only option is to charge it via my laptop using the USB cord.

The phone needs to be "restarted" each day otherwise text messages do not come through, however once the power is turned off and on again, the battery life drops to 0.

The apps are almost non-existent (thanks bada) and those that are available come primarily from India or China. The apps that are interesting often "aren't compatible" with the version of bada on this phone, and when browsing online or trying via their kies software to update the OS, there are no updates!!!

The one positive (for me) is the camera. I think it takes pretty decent pics, but it would be cheaper to buy a digital camera than this piece of crap phone.

Can't wait till I'm out of the 24 month contract with Virgin so I can get rid of this phone, and by the way, I am NEVER buying a Samsung phone or any other piece of Samsung technology ever again.

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