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Samsung S5380 Wave Y

Samsung S5380 Wave Y
alaScore 82

260 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Samsung S5380 Wave Y. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews.

size, performance, usability, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S5380 Wave Y is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung S5380 Wave Y from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the camera and price. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and size. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

usability, screen, performance, price, camera

size, reliability

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Karan Shah (

Samsung Wave Y Young Review


Samsung's other set of smartphones, the ones running on their Bada operating system have been under the radar off late, with the runaway success of their smartphones running on Google's Android operating system. The Bada operating system started off...

The Samsung Wave Y Young is priced at Rs. 7,150. At this price tag, it directly competes with the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Spice Mi-350n. In terms of specs alone, the Spice Mi-350n might provide more bang for your buck, with a better camera and a...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung Wave Y review: Young blood


The latest midrange offering from Samsung features the ever familiar Andr...wait-what you mean, it's not Android? But it looks exactly like Android! Well, it seems things just took a more interesting turn. The Samsung S5380 Wave Y runs the latest...

3.2" HVGA capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels) ; Bada OS 2.0 with Samsung Apps ; 832 MHz single-core CPU ; Quad-band GSM support with dual-band HSPA ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct support, Wi-Fi tethering ; Built-in GPS receiver...

Bada OS has limited number of available applications ; Fixed focus 2 MP camera, no flash ; No screen haptics ; No proper Smart Dialling ; SatNav software only a 30-day trial ; Poor loudspeaker performance

It seems the Bada OS is pushed to the sidelines, what with Android and iOS combining for almost half of the devices sold last year. What's interesting is that Samsung themselves have accounted for a large portion of those Android sales. Does this mean...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

Samsung Wave Y Review


The Samsung Wave Y may not be high on the most wanted smartphones list as an entry level phone with the company's own bada mobile OS, since it has to fight with its Galaxy Y Android counterpart for attention. Given that bada has way less apps in its...

Sturdy design with a nice back cover finish ; Zippy, good-looking interface behavior ; Good call quality and loudspeaker

Video capture is pretty useless ; Embedded YouTube videos don't show in the browser

The Samsung Wave Y is a pleasant handset all-around, with no major flaws to really pick at. It sports a comfortable and sturdy design, made handsome by the faux brushed aluminum back, and has a bright display with above average for the category pixel...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: UnleashTheBlogger (

Samsung Wave Y Review


The Samsung Wave Y isnt very high on my list of recommended entry level phones. For one thing it runs bada, and for the same price you could get it's Galaxy Y...

Fast quick UI ; Good build quality

Video recording is kinda useles ; No flash support means no YouTube videos in the browser ; Very few apps

I’d buy the Galaxy Y instead.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Pallab (

Samsung Wave Y Young Review: Try something new


Introduction Samsung's third line of smartphones called Wave, run on the company's own Bada OS, has been hugely overshadowed really in front of the insanely popular Android powered Galaxy series of phones. But…

Stable platform, battery life, tough body, sound quality

Limited footprint with very limited app access, camera package, browsing experience

It is a difficult decision to recommend this phone with its very limited footprint. You have the cannibal Android-powered Galaxy Y breathing down its neck, and also from some competitors. Let’s quickly list down what we’ve found out –

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Techtree (

Review: Samsung Wave Y


Multitasking support; Wi-Fi connectivity; Decent sound quality

Uninspiring design; Lacklustre UI; Bad camera; Weak ecosystem

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: hildad (

Not compatible with ATT chip


From what I could tell the phone was as expected, but I had to return it as my AT&T chip would not work with it.

Consumer review by: wmnofgod (

It would be a good buy if


It's an international phone and it's not a smartphone either..if you try to get wallpaper it has a U.K url..buyer beware

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Broadcom


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)


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: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

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


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


Processor Brand:Broadcom
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