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Samsung S8600 Wave 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of Samsung S8600 Wave 3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the performance and design are overall positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the camera. Many are less positive about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S8600 Wave 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung S8600 Wave 3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung S8600 Wave 3 preview: Exclusive first look


Samsung's top Bada phone has reached the third iteration - the S8600 Wave 3 maintains the slim, metal body tradition of its predecessors and goes back to SuperAMOLED (four whole inches of it). Bada OS itself has made the jump to a new major version and...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Phone Arena (

Samsung Wave 3 Review


Distinct brushed metal design, Ingenuous sliding chassis allows easy microSD and SIM card swaps, Prettified bada 2.0 runs flawlessly on the 1.4GHz processor

Pricey for a bada handset, Lousy pictures and video capture indoors, Only a modest upgrade from its predecessor Wave 2

The new flagship bada OS handset Samsung Wave 3 is thin, fairly light, and made of quality materials. When you look at its brushed metal shell, it looks diligently crafted, and, to top it off, it even has some unique chassis features like a sliding...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Wave 3 Preview


The latest grandmaster of Samsung's bada OS dropped by the office to say hi in the form of a prototype preview unit, and the first impression it brought was that of a pretty solid device. Unlike the original Wave, though, which was the first smartphone...

Sep, 2011

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Samsung Wave III Review


There is absolutely no doubt that the S8600 has excellent specs on paper, performs well and has a very good display. Beyond that, you are left wondering what this smartphone is all about. Neither does it have the oomph of an iPhone, nor the sheer app...

Very good display, Slick UI

Looks too similar to Android, Not enough apps

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Karan Shah (

Samsung Wave 3 Review


We first got a view of Bada 2.0 on the Samsung Wave Y Young that definitely was one of the best phones in that price tag. Now, Samsung's Wave 3 ups the game with the addition of a Super AMOLED screen and some more goodies. But, it's also upped the...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Karan Shah (

Samsung Wave 3 Review - Tech2


We first got a view of Bada 2.0 on the Samsung Wave Y Young that definitely was one of the best phones in ...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Samsung Wave 3 review


Is Samsung riding the crest of a wave with its latest Bada smartphone?

Large, high quality screen ; Impressive processor speed ; Easy text input ; Good quality sound output ; Great hardware design

No NFC support ; Problems with Flash ; App store still needs work ; Short on widgets ; Needs bigger battery

Samsung has become a dab hand at smartphones, with several operating systems on the go. It's a key player in the Android world, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2 stealing plaudits all round, and the Nexus looking set to be a really popular buy too.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Samsung Wave 3 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Samsung is still developing its own Bada platform, despite enjoying runaway success with its Android smartphones. Leading the charge for Bada 2.0 is the

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan (

Samsung Wave 3 S8600


The Samsung Wave 3 is the best Bada OS phone in the market, but is that really saying much?

Great Display,Stylish, Well-Built & Slim,Very Good Battery Life,Good Audio & Video Playback,Very Good Camera

Intermittent Slow-Downs & Crashes,Anorexic App Store,Average Browser,Limited Smart Dialing


Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

Samsung Wave 3


The Samsung Wave 3 3G Mobile Handset is a chic and lightweight mobile handset targeted towards the young generation. The phone supports Corning Gorilla Glass screen that protects the screen against scratches and has a durable metal body with a brushed...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM