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Samsung Wave Y Review

Samsung Wave Y

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The 2MP camera is your lonely shooter on the Wave Y, as there is no front-facing cam. The interface offers some nice surprises like a Panorama mode and smile recognition, sprinkling the experience with a couple of effects you can apply to your photos and videos.

Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review
Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review
Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review
Camera interface - Samsung Wave Y Review

The pics themselves could use a bit more saturation and sharpness, but are about what we'd expect from a basic 2MP shooter, no unpleasant surprises besides some extra softness. Indoors the shots are bearable only when there is strong light, and the phone is held steady.

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Wave Y - Samsung Wave Y Review

Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave Y Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave Y Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Wave Y Review

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The HVGA video capture is not even worth the finger tips amortization we used to write this sentence, despite its “smooth” 30 fps speed, it’s just barely watchable even on the phone’s screen.

Samsung Wave Y Sample Video:




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The Gallery app UI has been redesigned, with cool page-turning effect when you switch on the slideshow function, for instance. There is, however, no picture or video editors embedded in the gallery, only a few basic functions, like crop and rotate. The music player has received an eye-candy boost in its turn, and sports one-touch DLNA streaming functionality, but no equalizer presets.

The Gallery app - Samsung Wave Y Review
The Gallery app - Samsung Wave Y Review

The music player - Samsung Wave Y Review
The music player - Samsung Wave Y Review
The music player - Samsung Wave Y Review

The video player has gotten a nice visual upgrade, too, with a transparent interface, but it only plays MPEG-4 files, up to 720p.

Video player - Samsung Wave Y Review


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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 832 MHz
Size4.33 x 2.29 x 0.48 inches
(110 x 58.2 x 12.3 mm)
3.61 oz  (102 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 6.7 hours talk time

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