Samsung Wave s8500 Review

By now, all of us must have become aware of this wonderful Bada debut maker from the house of Samsung, the Samsung Wave GT-S8500. The handset is both innovative and carries a high degree of style quotient with it. The handset is very appealing to all the genres of people and their tastes.

Samsung Wave S8500 Review

Features and specifications:

The Samsung Wave GT S8500 handset is accompanied by the following features and specifications:

  • Display: Super AMOLED touchscreen; capacitive; 3.3 inch size; 480 x 800 resolution support, 16M colors available
  • Dimensions: 118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 118 gm.
  • Sensors:
    • Accelerometer sensor for the purpose of auto-rotation of UI
    • Proximity sensor for the auto turning off of the display at the time of call making.
  • Internal Memory: Phone memory of about 2 GB
  • External Memory: supports Micro SD card up to 32 GB, and the handset comes with the 2 GB card along with it.
  • Class 10 GPRS and EDGE
  • Connectivity Options:
    • Bluetooth: v3.0 with A2DP
    • Wi-Fi and 3G
  • Camera: 5 MP with LED flash and auto-focus
  • Video Recording: 720 p at the rate of 30 frames per second
  • Bada Operating System
  • CPU: 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
  • Battery Life : 15 hours talk time and 600 hours standby time

User Interface and players:

The User Interface of the Samsung Wave GT S8500 handset is very smooth and provides a pleasant experience when used, being the TouchWiz UI 3.0. The user interface is one of the best ones which you shall find in the contemporary handsets these days. Being one of the most attractive facets of the handset, the User Interface of the Wave has been made very user friendly and easy to master. For example, the messaging of the phone has been provided with the threaded view concept prevalent in most handsets these days. The menu screen has been made to be swiping horizontally, and the app icons are quite large and distinct for the purpose of tapping. The best part about the interface is that all of this is customizable and can be made to suite the user requirements. Even the audio/ video players are excellent to the purpose.

Samsung Wave - Music Player
Samsung Wave - Video Player


Samsung Wave S8500 - Camera Settings

The camera provided along with the Samsung Wave GT S8500 handset is the most attractive possession of the phone. The camera is to provide taking photos in a wide variety of different modes as Text, Portrait, Landscape, Scene and so on and so forth. The camera is equipped with blink, face and smile detection. The handset also provides for image stabilization and touch focus. Read more details about camera in Samsung Wave s8500 Camera Review with photos and HD video recording samples.


Samsung Wave S8500 - Dolphin Browser

The Samsung Wave is actually provided with the Dolphin Web Browser. The browser is equipped with the support for HTML and xHTML / WAP 2.0. Providing the concept of about multiple tabs in window, the browser is easy to use and friendly to purpose. Read more on Dolphin browser review.

Apps and Games:

Samsung Apps and Games Store

For the Bada operating system, Samsung has provided the Samsung App Store where you may get all the essential apps required, mostly for free. This is the main advantage of the Bada Operating System.

Final Verdict:

My final verdict about the handset is that it is a pleasant buy, and is truly worth the price you pay for the handset. The handset is very similar in features and specs to the Samsung Galaxy, and you are getting this in about 200 USD lesser than the Galaxy, the main difference being the OS. So, if you are not an Android fan, and wish to get a handset quite dynamic and feature-rich, then I suggest that this is a nice handset to buy.

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