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Samsung Wave S8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2958 reviews of Samsung Wave S8500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are overall positive. The battery and size also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the usability. There are some mixed opinions about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Wave S8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Wave S8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Samsung Wave S8500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Wave S8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung Wave S8500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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

May, 2019

Expert review by (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 co...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung S8500 Wave review: Hello, world!

 

Smartphone for the masses or feature phone of the future? Samsung would gladly have it either way. The question rather is, will the Bada OS keep up the pace of its debut device. We've been following the new smart platform since its first...

3.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, WVGA (480 x 800 pixels), multi-touch input support, scratch-resistant glass surface ; Solid 10.9mm-thin metal body ; Bada OS with Samsung Apps ; ARM Cortex A8 based 1GHz CPU ; Quad-band GSM support...

Limited number of available applications ; No lens cover ; Card slot under the battery ; Inbuilt SatNav software has only a 30-day navigation license ; No ambient light sensor to change screen brightness dynamically

It will certainly take more – and equally convincing – devices for Bada to do as well as Samsung want it to. Proper developer support and a fast growing app store will be a must too. So, it’ll take hard work but there's something to be optimistic about...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black review: Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

 

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

The Samsung Wave has a gorgeous, crystal-clear Super AMOLED touch screen. The 1GHz processor keeps the phone running smoothly, and the Wave has great call quality. The Wave also has a 5-megapixel camera and can capture HD video.

Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 user interface is much improved over its previous versions; however, it is not as intuitive as others are, particularly as you get deeper into apps. It doesn't merge contact information from various accounts together and the...

For international markets, the Samsung Wave is a nice, budget-friendly foray into the world of smartphones, but there are more affordable and more full-featured options for the U.S.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black review: Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - black

 

The Samsung Wave has a gorgeous, crystal-clear Super AMOLED touch screen. The 1GHz processor keeps the phone running smoothly, and the Wave has great call quality. The Wave also has a 5-megapixel camera and can capture HD video.

Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 user interface is much improved over its previous versions; however, it is not as intuitive as others are, particularly as you get deeper into apps. It doesn't merge contact information from various accounts together and the...

For international markets, the Samsung Wave is a nice, budget-friendly foray into the world of smartphones, but there are more affordable and more full-featured options for the U.S.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

 

From its confusing launch back in December 2009, to its feature-packed handset debut at Mobile World Congress and then all the way to the SlashGear test bench today, Samsung's bada OS has had a rocky journey. Showing up for the first time on the...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

 

Samsung's first bada phone - the Samsung Wave S8500 - is finally here. A few months ago we reviewed a prototype unit, which left us with rather high expectations for the final product. Now that it's here, we are ready to see what Samsung's latest and...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Samsung Wave S8500 Preview

 

Life has come from the water. That's where everything has begun for us, so water seems to be a pretty natural place for Samsung to start a new beginning. Samsung has created a new mobile operating system to compete with the other big players on the...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

 

The Samsung Wave S8500 is the world's first smartphone powered by the new Bada OS. This is a very capable smartphone - is it the one for you?

Nov, 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 compactGood screen clarity from Super AMOLEDIntuitive user interface

Limited 3.3-inch screen sizeBattery life could have been better

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Anthony Covar (cgena.com)

Samsung Wave S8500 - A Wave of Possibilities

 

Just like a wave that stirs the calmness of the sea, the Samsung Wave S8500 creates a huge current in the mobile phone market with three of its key features: Super AMOLED display, affordable pricing, and the most important – Samsung's very own...

Responsive Super AMOLED screen, excellent overall build ; and design

Bada OS is on its early stage, only has a few offerings

Having said what I did about the Bada OS’s need for further development and establishment, it’s safe to say that it is not really a good idea to go out and grab a unit of the Samsung Wave S8500. The Bada OS’s better years are still ahead of it, and...

Aug, 2010
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