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Samsung S8500 Wave

The Samsung Wave offers a Super AMOLED 3.3" display that makes the screen truly come alive; a social hub to bring you closer to your contacts and conn...

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Super

“A good phone, but boring”

published 08/01/2011

ProFantastic build quality, screen is awesome, proces...

ConsUses Bada, and I'm not doing any Bada-boom jokes

This is definitely a Samsung phone. From the moment you switch it on and hear its little welcome jingle, to the system icons that are strewn all over the interface, you can feel it is a Samsung product. As an experienced user of Samsung products in the past, they all have that same Fisher Price...

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ProSuper AMOLED Screen, Great Build Quality, Sleek De...

ConsSmall range of apps

Samsung released the first ever Bada powered mobile phone, the Wave. First impressions are good. It comes in a small box, which contains, a user manual, two mini CD's with drivers, the charger, data cable and of course the handset itself. You see the Wave for the first time and it exceeds all...

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“Good bargain phone”

published 12/10/2010

ProAMOLED display and ability to record HD video

ConsLess Apps Available than on other phones

I was offered the Samsung Wave as part of my upgrade. I originally wanted the HTC desire, but was told that was sold out but could have the Samsung and an extra £5 off my Monthly payment. I quickly did a bit of research online and saw potentially good things going for this smart little phone...

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Super

ProFeatures rival iphone, HD display and video camera...

ConsStill photos are often blurry, Many Iphone/Android...

It is annoying that the BADA Operating system doesn't support most of the popular apps found on iphones or android phones though there are a lot of good ones and new ones are added to the app store all the time. One issue I have is that there are some apps which require the latest update of the...

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Super

ProGreate battery life, smooth screen selection, slim...

ConsLack of Apps available

Let’s start off with the way the phone feels and performs. The look of the Wave is sleek, stylish and modern making it a great competitor in the Smartphone industry. The buttons and touch screen are easy to use with smooth running of the OS. Battery life in the beginning was very poor so asked...

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published 12/02/2011

Can I use facebook chat on this phone, I can see it but seem unable to send and messages
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published 28/02/2011

It's Possible to access facebook chat on a smart phone, however i've found the application depends on the operating system within. As previously had a samsung smart phone that runs on Bada and facebook chat o works but with a few mishaps, and a few kinks here and there However now i have a Smartphone that works on the Android operating system and facebook chat works perfectly. It also helps to have internet included in your contract.

Product Information : Samsung S8500 Wave

Manufacturer's product description

The Samsung Wave offers a Super AMOLED 3.3" display that makes the screen truly come alive; a social hub to bring you closer to your contacts and connections and TouchWiz 3.0 provides an intuitive and customizable user interface. The Wave's high-speed CPU ensures swift, smooth application experiences and multi-tasking, making the device an always-on mobile multimedia companion. The Samsung Wave boasts superb processor which offers the best graphic performance available today. Its speed means the touch screen user interface is incredibly responsive, intuitive and more importantly, means the 3D and memory-intensive graphic and video performance is unsurpassed. The Samsung Wave is one of the most attractive devices to launch this year; its seamless, streamlined body has no parting or harsh lines and features a beautiful curved, tempered glass display which perfectly complements and enhances the vividness of the Super AMOLED display.

Product Details

Product Description: Samsung GT S8500 Wave - 3G GSM - smartphone, Samsung GT S8500 Wave - metallic black - 3G GSM - smartphone, Samsung GT S8500 Wave - ebony grey - 3G GSM - smartphone

Product Type: Smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 56 mm x 11 mm x 118 mm

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: OLED display - colour - 3.3" - Super AMOLED

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Operating System: Samsung Bada OS

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, MMF, eAAC+, MIDI , XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, H.264, H.263

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Manufacturer: Samsung

Long Name: S8500 Wave

User Interface: Samsung TouchWiz 3.0

Standby Time: Up to 600 hours

Talk Time: Up to 900 minutes

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, Viadeo

Mobile Services: Video Call, Samsung Apps

Weight: 118 g, 116 g

Colour: Metallic black, Ebony grey

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Communications / Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Cellular / Type: Mobile phone

General

MPN: WAVE S8500, GT-S8500 WAVE, GT-S8500HKADBT, GT-S8500BAAXEU

Product Type: Smartphone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 56 mm

Depth: 11 mm

Height: 118 mm

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Weight: 118 g, 116 g

Body Colour: Metallic black, Ebony grey

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Operating System: Samsung Bada OS

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Input Device(s): Multi-touch

User Interface: Samsung TouchWiz 3.0

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4

Messaging & Data Features: Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, games, ring tones, wallpapers

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, Viadeo

Mobile Services: Video Call, Samsung Apps

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 3.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor

Additional Features: Integrated digital compass, Radio Data Service (RDS)

Ring Tone Formats: MP3

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, stopwatch, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, MMF, eAAC+, MIDI

Supported Digital Video Standards: XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, H.264, H.263

Processor

Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Memory

User Memory: 2 GB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Camera Light Source: LED light

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1280 x 720 (720p)

Digital Video Formats: MPEG-4

Features: Face detection, smile shutter, Geo-tagging

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Special Effects: Negative, Black & White, Sepia, Water Colour

Self Timer Delay: Yes

Digital Zoom: 4

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Still Image Resolutions: 2560 x 1920

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

Display

Type: OLED display - colour

Technology: Super AMOLED

Diagonal Size: 3.3"

Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Colour Depth: 16.7 million colours

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper

Connections

Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1500 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 900 min ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 420 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 600 hrs ¦ Standby ( WCDMA ) - up to 550 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

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