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Samsung Wave 525 GT-S5250 / S5253

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2125 reviews of Samsung Wave 525 GT-S5250 / S5253. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and design. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed views on the connectivity and reception. There are some critical reviews about the apps.

size, performance, price, design, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Wave 525 GT-S5250 / S5253 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung Wave 525 GT-S5250 / S5253 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the performance and design. The battery and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reception, and reviews are divided on the sound.

usability, portability, battery, design, performance


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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Wave 525 S5250 Sim-Free Smart Mobile Phone - Black

May, 2015

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T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition


The T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition ($550 street with a one-year service contract) does a admirable job of integrating PDA and wireless voice and data functions. The device costs the same as other Pocket PC-based PDAs but includes a versatile phone...

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Wave 525 Review


The Samsung Wave 525 is a decent low-end handset, mainly due to bada OS offering much built-in functionality that until recently was only reserved for the iOS/Android devices, like image editing and music recognition apps integrated into the platform...

Nov, 2010

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Samsung Wave 525 Review


For the price this phone packs in a lot of features, be it multitasking, GPS, multiple home screens, widgets, and social media integration. Yet there are lots of minor irritants in almost each aspect. Overall, this is a phone for those who like to...

Lots of in-built features, Wi-fi 802.11n, Powerful image editing options on phone, Call clarity

Clunky apps, App store still growing, Lags under heavy task multitasking, No 3G

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Anthony Covar (

Samsung Wave525 S5250 - Small surf


Samsung is making Waves near the PhP 10,000 price range, which brings the Bada OS closer to the budget-conscious consumer group. One of the latest is the Samsung Wave525 S5250 which is at the time of writing probably the most affordable Bada-based...

Affordable price, great functionality, good package

Old design, limited OS and apps

Bada-based phones are getting more and more affordable and the Samsung Wave525 S5250 is the most it can get. Functionality is great though its design fails to impress and its features are only enough to keep you entertained. The Samsung Apps is still...

Nov, 2010

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Samsung S5250 Wave 2


The only major difference between the Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro is that the "Pro" version comes with a decent looking slide-out QWERTY keyboard which adds 3.5mm in thickness.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Julie Strietelmeier (

T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition Review


Pocket PC and mobile phone in one compact package, Nice display, Decent integration with the Pocket PC operating system, Pocket PC and mobile phone in one compact package, Nice display, Decent integration with the Pocket PC operating system

Large for a mobile phone, No Back button for better one handed operation, Only 32mb of RAM, Large for a mobile phone, No Back button for better one handed operation, Only 32mb of RAM

Aug, 2002

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

Samsung Wave 525 Review


"The Samsung Wave 525 has a 3.2-megapixel camera, runs on Samsung's Bada OS and comes with access to the Samsung Apps app store."

There’s a 3.5mm audio jack which gives you the freedom to use your own headphones and an FM radio with RDS should you get bored of your playlists or fancy a change. The Samsung Wave 525's memory can also be expanded with microSD cards (up to 16GB) so...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Annkur P Agarwal (

Hands-on with Samsung Wave 533 / 525 & 723


Samsung has its new Wave lineup out in the market and we have got our hands on it for good. The original Wave S8500 was the first Bada OS powered handset out in the market and we have a few more devices coming out which cost significantly lower and...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (

Samsung Wave and Bada OS: First look


Overall, Samsung really isn't bringing anything new to the table with Bada: Its features are really no different on what you'd find on the iPhone, webOS phones or Android phones. But suspect that is not Samsung's main focus here. Samsung sees Bada...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: soupcraze (

T-Mobile HTC-9500 Smartphone


Price, Phone integration, PPC 2003 Upgrade, GSM

No SDIO, Slower processor, Gaming, No Bluetooth, No camera, Only 32MB

Apr, 2004

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
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 Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Bada
Operating System Version:Bada
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email:No / Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227
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