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Samsung Wave Y S5380 / Samsung Wave538

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 reviews of Samsung Wave Y S5380 / Samsung Wave538. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and design. The size and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the apps and reception. Opinions are divided on the GPS navigation.

usability, screen, size, design, camera

battery, reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Wave Y S5380 / Samsung Wave538 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Wave Y S5380 / Samsung Wave538

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Wave Y S5380 / Samsung Wave538 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The reliability and performance are also appreciated, whereas the reception and sound get negative views.

usability, performance, reliability, design, battery

sound, reception

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Wave Y S5380 / Samsung Wave538

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Wave Y S5380 / Samsung Wave538 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, 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.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Samsung Wave

 

Samsung spared no expense in launching the Samsung Wave at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona this week. From the billboard advertising that leaked the new phone before the formal event, to the event itself and the magnitude of the showfloor...

Screen, screen, screen, social network integration, 720p video capture

We don't really know much about the world of Bada

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Martyn Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Wave - first look

 

Samsung kicked off this year's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona on Sunday by unveiling Wave.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Wave Y S5380 Review

 

Samsung Wave Y S5380 is a next generation touch based smartphone. Operated on Bada platform, this new mobile phone is a bag full of features. What makes this phone a hit among the consumers is its powerful performance, clean UI and latest version of...

Capacitive touchscreen ; Integrated with Wi-Fi direct, means you can transfer the data much faster now ; Decent build ; All basic apps included ; Excellent battery back-up

The web browser does not support Adobe flash ; Low resolution and no LED flash in the camera ; The low resolution of videos recorded is not suitable for bigger screens ; Loudspeaker is a let down

The Samsung Wave Y S5380 Price in India is around INR 7,200, which is quite affordable. The revamped Bada 2.0 OS, Touchwiz UI, notification on the home screen, dedicated page for widgets are some of the attractions at this new low-end smart phone from...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Techtree (techtree.com)

Review: Samsung Wave Y

 

Multitasking support; Wi-Fi connectivity; Decent sound quality

Uninspiring design; Lacklustre UI; Bad camera; Weak ecosystem

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Halliday (theguardian.com)

Samsung Wave mobile phone

 

Josh Halliday: A crisp, bright screen makes this smartphone appealing – but Samsung's new in-house operating system doesn't

Finally, is it worth it – yes or no? Not at the current price. There are countless devices (and countless yet to be released) doing a better job and with a better operating system. Don't hold out for the Wave 2.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Samsung Wave review

 

Bada handset takes on iPhone and Android devices

The Wave is an excellent addition to the Samsung portfolio and the smartphone market. While it would be ill-advised to suggest it will rival the iPhone or the growing Android smartphone market in the near future, it is a serious contender.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Clare Hopping (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Wave review

 

The Samsung Wave is the first of Samsung's Bada-based smartphones, but is it a real competitor to other platforms on the market? We review it to find out.

The Samsung Wave is just the first device on the Bada platform and it’s a great start for the Korean manufacturer. Although the App Store has to go a little way before it’s even close to becoming a competitor to Android or Apple, we hope it does...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung Wave review: Super AMOLED screen skills

 

The Samsung Wave is a big first for Samsung, but not just because it's the phone that marks the debut of Bada – it's also the first phone on the market to uses Samsung's brand new Super AMOLED screen tech, which promised deep rich colours, and just as...

Beautiful and responsive

Perhaps too small for a modern smarpthone

Super AMOLED has a huge future in phones - and you can have it right now in the Wave

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Baker (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

 

The attractive looks and excellent social networking features may be enough to overlook the flaws in usage.

The social networking functionality is fantastic, as is contacts syncing, the camera and the gorgeous super-AMOLED touch-screen.

The user interface is fairly restrictive, and there isn’t much choice at the Apps download store.

The Samsung Wave certainly has a lot going for it: your contacts pulled together into one place, different apps working together – and that beautiful, responsive touch-screen. There are flaws – even upgraded, TouchWiz is clunky, and the customisation...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Curzon (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung Wave hands on preview

 

The Samsung Wave is the first Bada-powered handset. It's a high-end phone that goes head-to-head with the HTC Desire and Apple's iPhone in the global conflict we like to call the smartphone war. Will it lop off an Android head or two? We nabbed a...

Super AMOLED screen is bright as the sun, great video codec support

Bada doesn't appear to offer much new or innovative

Bada feels closer to feature phone territory than we'd hoped, but the Wave's great screen and video potential claw back some points

May, 2010

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