Samsung Wave II GT-S8530 Review

Samsung Wave ii GT-S8530 Review

With the advent of some great handsets from Samsung featuring the Bada platform, the Samsung wave 2 i.e. Samsung S8530 is sure to catch the eyes of the people. Accompanied by the looks similar to that of the original Samsung Wave S8500, the handset is being accompanied by the updated version of the Bada platform, which is a plus point. Moreover, the features and specifications seem a bit appealing, but not more than the Samsung Wave S8500 handset. Let us have a brief review of the features and specifications of the handset.

Features and specifications:

Some of the main features of the Samsung Wave 2 have been listed below.

  • Display: Super clear LCD, capacitive touch-screen
  • Dimension: 123.9x 59.8x 11.8mm
  • Weight: 135 gm.
  • Memory: up to 32 GB
  • OS: Bada OS 1.2
  • CPU: ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz processor
  • Hummingbird Chipset
  • Stereo FM Radio with FM recording

User Interface and Players:

The Samsung Wave 2 handset is being accompanied by the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, thus you may expect that the interface will be very smooth and easy to work with. This is the same user interface which is also provided along with the Samsung Wave S8500 handset. Apart from that, the handset is to have a scratch resistant surface which is oleophobic in nature and automatic rotation of the user interface is also possible through the integrated accelerometer sensor. Moreover, there is also the proximity sensor being provided for the automatic turn off of the display. The handset shall support the multi-touch input method by means of which you might use more than one finger in the user interface. Some of the other noteworthy features include the Smart Unlock mechanism and the Handwriting recognition.

samsung wave s8530 music player

samsung wave 2 video player

Camera:

samsung wave ii camera settings

The camera being accompanied by the Samsung Wave 2 handset is a 5 MP one which will be capable of taking images up to 2592 x 1944 pixels and shall provide some useful facilities for better photography as LED Flash, autofocus, smile, blink and face detection, touch focus, stabilization of image, and also geo-tagging. Similar to the Samsung Wave S8500 handset, the Wave 2 shall also be accompanied by a Secondary front camera, and shall provide for video recording 720 p at the rate of 30 frames per second, with the facility of video light.
1280×720 pixel HD recording Video Sample

Browser and Connectivity:

Dolphin Browser 2.0 on samsung wave ii Dolphin Web Browser

The browser which will be accompanied by the Samsung Wave 2 handset shall be WAP 2.0/ xHTML enabled along with the HTML support. The handset shall support Java MIDP 2.0, and shall provide for Class 10 GPRS and EDGE connectivity with the provision for 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Apps and Games:

samsung apps store

The handset is being accompanied by the Bada operating System 1.2, and thus shall have the Samsung App Store available for the downloading of games and apps. The app store is growing in a pretty fast pace, and in no time shall have quite a large number of apps.

Final Verdict:

The Samsung Wave II Price in India is Rs. 16,999 and it seems to be a fine buy according to the specifications it has to offer.

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