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PUBLISHED ON February 2010

Samsung S8500 Wave

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    Construction
    Dimension118x56x10.9mm (4.65x2.2x0.43")
    Weight118gr (4.16oz)
    Form FactorCandy Bar
    MaterialScratch-Resistant Glass
    Colors
    Usability
    Display Resolution480x800px
    Display Size44x72mm (1.73x2.83") ~283PPI
    Display Diagonal3.3"
    Display Type16M AMOLED
    Secondary Display Resolution
    InputNavigation Joystick / Button
    Capacitive Touchscreen
    Talk Time15 hours - 2G
    7 hours - 3G
    Standby Time25 days - 2G
    22 days, 22 hours - 3G
    OSBada
    JavaMIDP 2.0
    VibrationAvailable
    RingtonePolyphonic
    Hardware
    ChipsetSamsung Exynos 3
    Processor1GHz ARM Cortex-A8
    GPUPowerVR SGX540
    Ram512MB
    Internal Memory390MB
    External MemorymicroSD
    Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
    Camera FlashLED
    Camera Lens
    Optical Zoom
    Secondary CameraAvailable
    Other FunctionalitiesDigital Compass
    Accelerometer
    Proximity Sensor
    SpeakerMono
    Battery Capacity1500mAh
    Battery Type
    Connectivity
    WIMAX
    WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    UPnP
    NFC
    USBv2.0
    Bluetoothv3.0
    Positioning SystemIntegrated GPS
    TV Receiver
    TV Out
    Audio Output3.5mm jack
    RadioFM
    RDS
    Ethernet
    Infrared
    Cellular Network
    Network CompatibilityGSM 1800, 1900, 850, 900
    UMTS 900, 2100
    HSPA 900, 2100
    SIM CardsMini
    PTT
    HSCSD
    GPRSClass 10
    EDGEClass 10
    AMPS
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    VARIOUS
    Price Range

    OVERALL RATING

    Construction
    5%  
    Usability
    3%  
    Hardware
    3%  
    Connectivity
    19%  
    Popularity
    34%  

    World Compatibility

    worldwide compatibility
    N/A
    2G
    3G
    3.5G
    4G

    REVIEWS

    80 out of 100
    CNET Asia
    There may not be many apps for the Samsung Wave running Bada now, but what the handset offers, from the hardware to the range of features, makes the device worth recommending. It looks and handles great, and has the potential to take off when the platform gains traction. read more
    80 out of 100
    TechRadar
    Samsung offers its most powerful phone yet read more
    75 out of 100
    Phone Arena
    Samsung's first bada phone - the Samsung Wave S8500 - is finally here. A few months ago we reviewed a prototype unit, which left us with rather high expectations for the final product. Now ... read more
    73 out of 100
    CNET
    For international markets, the Samsung Wave is a nice, budget-friendly foray into the world of smartphones, but there are more affordable and more full-featured options for the U.S. read more
    N/A out of 100
    mobile-review
    N/A out of 100
    GSMArena
    Enter a new platform. With a boom. With a bang. A Bada kind of bang. Another of the big guns wants to play by their own rules. Samsungs second spot in global market share was hard fought but... Updated 05 March read more

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