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Samsung S8530 Wave II

Samsung S8530 Wave II
alaScore 86

1355 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1355 reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably.

size, usability, performance, screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S8530 Wave II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the usability and screen.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung S8530 Wave II


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2021

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung S8530 Wave II review: Riding the wave


They shall come in wave upon wave. Or so it seemed in the beginning. Samsung certainly wanted a strong start for their own Bada OS and they had it. It is usual for sequels to be questioned and belittled. That's one thing the Wave II doesn't have to...

3.7" 16M-color Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, WVGA (480 x 800 pixels), multi-touch input, scratch-resistant glass surface ; Slim and solid metal body ; Bada OS 1.2 with Samsung Apps ; ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU ; Quad-band GSM support with...

Limited number of available applications ; Super Clear LCD can’t match SuperAMOLED ; Card slot under the battery ; No lens protection ; SatNav software only a 30-day trial ; No ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness automatically ; Poor...

Nov, 2010

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Review Samsung Wave II GT-S8530 Smartphone


The perfect wave? The successor of the S8500, the Wave II GT-S8530, has been available since the beginning of the year. However, there aren't many novelties apart from a larger display and an upgraded operating system. Is that enough to meet the high...

Outstanding workmanship, Above average equipment, Convincing value for money ratio, The Wave II GT-S8530 offers a complete package at a convincing value for money ratio

Almost the same hardware as its predecessor, Small app availability and thus limited expandability, Partly mulish browser, The lack of apps will likely not only deter power users from buying it

May, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Wave II Review


Bada is slowly creeping into the company's portfolio, and the Wave family is now big and happy. Thus we were really curious what surprises Sammy had in store for us, when it announced the Samsung Wave II. Will it live up to the popularity of the...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Bright Hub (

Samsung Wave 2 S8530 Review: First Look


Samsung has launched a successor to the very popular Wave. It is almost the same, but comes with a bigger 4 inch S-LCD display and runs Bada OS 1.2.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : GOH XI NING (

Samsung S8530 Wave II


Samsung S8530 Wave II, the successor to the original Wave running Bada 1.2. Wave II sports virtually all of the same specs as the original, but features a larger 3.7-inch display with Super Clear LCD technology.

Affordable; great auto correct when typing; Social Hub simplifies communications

Bada OS has some way to go; market-place lacks apps

In this age of instant gratification, frustration with the lack of options remains the biggest hesitation for anyone thinking of jumping on board the Bada OS.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Mufaddal Fakhruddin (

Samsung Wave II Review


Like a true Hollywood sequel.

Great built, Super LCD is pretty decent, 5MP camera, 3.7" screen, T9 Trace (swype)

its the same OS without any noticeable changes, clunky UI, Apps Store is still crap, Browser is terrible, loudspeaker is soft

That’s not to say the Wave II is not a looker. It still has the same ‘large’ presence in the hands, even more so now, and the brushed aluminum casing continues to add the feeling of strength and durability. It has already taken a few soft drops from...

Mar, 2011

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Samsung S8530 Wave II Review


For close to Rs. 20,000 (MRP), the Wave-2 feels like a costlier device, with a great touch experience and a very good display. A good camera and battery life rounds off, what is an appealing package. However, in an increasingly competitive segment,...

Excellent performance, Superb display, Great battery life

App ecosystem nowhere close to Android, A question mark still hangs over the future of Bada OS, Similarity of Bada�s interface with Android may not be liked by all

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Wong Casandra (

First Looks: Samsung S8530 Wave II


Yet another Android phone? Not this time. Check this space out as we take a look at the new Samsung bada-equipped smartphone, the S8530 Wave II.

Mar, 2011

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Samsung Wave II S8530


Now featuring a 3.7" 480 x 800 pixel enhanced LCD screen, rather than the 3.3" AMOLED panel found in the original, the Wave II now comes with a display as large as most of the top-end competition. This new LCD screen (sometimes called "Super LCD" or...

Oct, 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

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