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Samsung Wave 3 S8600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 420 reviews of Samsung Wave 3 S8600. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and apps. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

design, screen, usability, sound, portability

features, apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Wave 3 S8600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 420 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Wave 3 S8600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung Wave 3 S8600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability.

portability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Wave 3 - Black Android Smartphone Sim-free Samsung Wave 3 - Black Android Smartphone Sim-free

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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Samsung Wave III S8600

 

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.

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

So, we tried a couple of experiments holding the phone still and shooting moving footage instead. We got pretty smooth images this time, but notice again how washed out the colours are. This is probably partly due to the dull days on which we were...

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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

The Samsung Wave III feels like a quality smartphone in the hand and it has plenty of clever stuff going on. The build is impressive, and we like the big, bright, responsive screen.

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Samsung Wave 3 pictures and hands-on

 

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 new Samsung Wave 3. We've liked previous Wave handsets: they're well put together and offer all the...

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Samsung Wave 3 hands-on

 

The Wave 3 makes a splash with its gorgeous screen and a boatload of smart phone features, but its Bada software just isn't distinctive enough from Android.

Great screen ; Slick and responsive

Too similar to Android ; Not enough apps

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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

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Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8255T

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Bada
Operating System Version:Bada
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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