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Samsung Wave 3 S8600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the sound and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and design also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and apps.

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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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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Wave 3 S8600


alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Samsung Wave 3 S8600 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on


75% of the reviews on 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...

The screen felt instantly familiar when we picked up the Samsung Wave 3 - no surprise, since it's the 4" WVGA SuperAMOLED of the I9000 Galaxy S, one of our all-time favorites. It beats the smaller SAMOLED of the first one and the SC-LCD screen of the...


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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 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 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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Samsung Wave III Review


Emailing and social networking is well taken care of by the Wave III.

Fabulous high-res display; great Social Hub; excellent keyboard and touch-screen

Can’t place widgets and icons exactly as you want; dearth of bada apps

Emailing and social networking is well taken care of by the Samsung Wave III, but the lack of apps disappoints

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Samsung S8600 Wave 3


The Samsung S8600 Wave 3, the latest Bada operated gadget, has now reached its 3rd iteration. The sleek Samsung S8600 Wave 3 carries metal body tradition that was already set by its predecessors. It is offering its users with a complete 4-inches Super...

In short, I would say that Samsung S8600 Wave 3 happens to be one of the best Smartphone gadgets that are presently available in the market.

Product Specifications


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


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Operating System:Bada
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


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