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Samsung Wave

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Samsung Wave. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the GPS navigation. The battery and apps get mixed reviews.

usability, screen, design, performance, size

GPS navigation

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

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Expert review by: Myriam Joire (engadget.com)

Samsung Wave S8500 review

 

For some of us jaded and cynical gadget bloggers, getting a feature phone to review is somewhat painful. We grumble and roll our eyes, then put the box in a corner of the office for "later." See, feature phones are really just wannabe smartphones --...

Great hardware ; Surprisingly smartphone-like functionality ; Solid camera

Not a smartphone ; Built-in apps not great ; No North American 3G

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Dheepak Krishnamurthy (zomgitscj.com)

Samsung Wave Review: First Impressions

 

This week, we've gotten our hands on the Samsung Wave GT-S8500. We have been playing with the Wave for a short while now, and we're happy to say that, for the...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Wave S8500 - An Ocean of Possibilities

 

Taking its first step to fully utilize the mobile ecosystem, the Samsung Wave and its accompanying bada OS is the company's answer to the rise of Google's Android and Apple's iOS. Here's our findings on the potential from this new kid on the block.

Slim and compact; Good screen clarity from Super AMOLED; Intuitive user interface

Limited 3.3-inch screen size; Battery life could have been better

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Mufaddal Fakhruddin (tbreak.com)

Samsung Wave Review

 

Samsung Wave is a great opener for the Bada platform, but lacks competitive vigor to take on the big guns.

The construction quality of the Samsung Wave is top-notch with an elegant brushed aluminum finish that looks and feels great in the palm. The not-so-light-yet-not-so-heavy weight of the device makes it feel all the more sturdy though I’m not sure if it...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (electronista.com)

Review: Samsung Wave

 

Samsung releases its first Bada phone with mixed results.

High build quality ; Outstanding Super AMOLED display ; Good camera for photos and videos ; Bada has good UI, multi-touch and web ; Fast processor ; Cheap with at least some carriers ; Fairly long battery life

Very limited app and widget selection ; Poor built-in Facebook, media, navigation and Twitter apps ; Little reason to buy over Samsung's own Android phones ; No text auto-correction

Design and the Super AMOLED displayIt used to be that Samsung had a reputation for plain phones; in some areas, it still does. The Wave certainly breaks away from that tradition both in looks and, importantly, build quality. It's definitely on

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (macnn.com)

Review: Samsung Wave

 

Samsung releases its first Bada phone with mixed results.

High build quality ; Outstanding Super AMOLED display ; Good camera for photos and videos ; Bada has good UI, multi-touch and web ; Fast processor ; Cheap with at least some carriers ; Fairly long battery life

Very limited app and widget selection ; Poor built-in Facebook, media, navigation and Twitter apps ; Little reason to buy over Samsung's own Android phones ; No text auto-correction

Design and the Super AMOLED displayIt used to be that Samsung had a reputation for plain phones; in some areas, it still does. The Wave certainly breaks away from that tradition both in looks and, importantly, build quality. It's definitely on

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

Samsung Wave review

 

Samsung debuts its own breed of smartphones with the heavily-specced Wave

We’re glad to see that Samsung has created a phone that is aimed at challenging the likes of the iPhone and the HTC Desire, but it comes off second best in nearly every category.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Wave review

 

Samsung offers its most powerful phone yet

Superb screen ; Sleek design ; Fast operation ; Huge number of home screens ; top end camera ; Long battery life

Poor navigation experience ; HD video recording slightly grainy ; On-board keyboard a little slow ; Poor predictive text ; Lightweight internet experience

We've finally managed to get our hands on a final release unit of the Samsung Wave - and the good news is it's a darn sight better than the pre-production version we tested a few weeks ago, so read on to see the updated and final Samsung Wave review.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung Wave smartphone

 

The Samsung Wave is a great debut for the Bada OS, although only a limited number of apps are currently available

Excellent build quality, zippy performance, Super AMOLED display, slick and intuitive UI, Samsung App Store, social-networking integration, flash support, Wi-Fi hotspot

App Store is in its infancy, can't group menu items in folders, keyboard is a little small in portrait orientation, won't auto-merge contacts from multiple accounts

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Wave smartphone

 

The Samsung Wave is a great debut for the Bada OS, although only a limited number of apps are currently available

Excellent build quality, zippy performance, Super AMOLED display, slick and intuitive UI, Samsung App Store, social-networking integration, flash support, Wi-Fi hotspot

App Store is in its infancy, can't group menu items in folders, keyboard is a little small in portrait orientation, won't auto-merge contacts from multiple accounts

The Samsung Wave morphs a mid-range feature phone into fully fledged smartphone thanks to the new open-source Bada OS. The Wave possesses excellent build quality, an outstanding display, great multimedia capabilities and impressive performance - all...

Jul, 2010