Samsung Wave GT-S8500 Vs Wave II GT-S8530: Comparison

With the Samsung Wave 2 released of around the same price as that of its predecessor, the Samsung Wave, there seems to be an implied comparative study going on between the two to determine whether the former was better or the latter is.

Samsung Wave Vs Wave II

Analyzing Samsung Wave 2:

If you are looking for the updated operating system, that is the Bada 1.2 OS, then clearly you must go for the Samsung Wave 2. But, even if you go for the Samsung Wave, there is the official firmware update which will let you get the Bada 1.2 operating system. So, actually, the Bada 1.2 is not quite a big advantage for the Wave 2. The size of the Wave 2 handset display is 3.7 inch which is around 4 inches more than the Samsung Wave. So, this is one key advantage of the Wave 2 over the Samsung Wave. Read complete review of Samsung Wave II 8530.

Analyzing the Samsung Wave:

But, looking at the advantages of taking the Samsung Wave over Wave 2, I think most users might prefer the Samsung Wave. The Samsung Wave handset is firstly having a stronger battery life compared to the Samsung Wave 2. This is one good point to rise in this regard. Moreover, the weight of the Wave handset is lesser than that of the Wave 2 handset. This point is again not of quite a big relevance, as because the dimensions of the Samsung Wave 2 are more than that of the Samsung Wave, and thus the weight is bound to be more. But, the most important factor which makes the Wave win over the Wave 2 is the display which is super AMOLED, and that of Wave 2 is Super Clear LCD. So, here we see that the side for Samsung Wave is rather heavier. Read complete review of Samsung Wave 8500.

What is different in Samsung Wave and Wave II?

A comparative table of the features of both the Samsung Wave and Wave 2 are shown below, along with the winner in each category.

Category Samsung Wave
Samsung Wave II
Display Super AMOLED Super Clear LCD Wave
Size 3.3 inch 3.7 inch Wave II
Weight 118 gm. 135 gm. Wave
Dimensions 118x 56x 10.9 mm. 123.9x 59.8x 11.8 mm NA
Operating System Bada OS 1.0 (Upgradable) Bada OS 1.2 Wave II
Battery Standby Up to 550 hrs. in 3G Up to 500 hrs. in 3G Wave
2G Talk time Up to 15 hrs. Up to 13 hrs. Wave
3G Talk time Up to 7 hrs. Up to 6 hrs. Wave

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What is same in Samsung Wave and Wave II:

  • Memory (2GB included, 32 GB Expandable)
  • Bluetooth version 3.0
  • Screen resolution : 480 x 800 pixels
  • Connectivity : GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi
  • Camera : 5 MP
  • Secondary Camera
  • Video Recording : 720p @ 30 fps
  • CPU : 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor
  • Browser : WAP 2.0/ xHTML, HTML
  • GPS
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh

So, according to the table and the comparison of the Samsung Wave and Wave 2 handsets, it is clear that if we are to determine a winner of the two handsets, then it would definitely be the Samsung Wave.

Winner: Samsung Wave GT S8500

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