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PUBLISHED ON February 2010

Samsung S8500 Wave 2GB

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Construction
Dimension118x56x10.9mm (4.65x2.2x0.43")
Weight118gr (0.04oz)
Form FactorCandy Bar
MaterialScratch-Resistant Glass
Colors
Usability
Display Resolution480x800px
Display Size44x72mm (1.73x2.83")
Display Diagonal3.3"
Display Type16M AMOLED
Secondary Display Resolution
InputNavigation Joystick / Button
Capacitive Touchscreen
Talk Time8 hours, 30 minutes
Standby Time18 days, 18 hours
OSBada
JavaMIDP 2.0
VibrationVibration
RingtonePolyphonic
Hardware
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 3
Processor1GHz ARM Cortex-A8
GPUPowerVR SGX540
Ram512MB
Internal Memory2GB
External MemorymicroSD
Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Camera FlashLED
Camera Lens
Optical Zoom
Second CameraAvailable
Other FunctionalitiesDigital Compass
Accelerometer
Proximity Sensor
SpeakerMono Speaker
Battery Capacity1500mAH
Battery Slot
Connectivity
WIMAX
WiFi
UPnP
NFC
USBv2.0
Bluetoothv3.0
Positioning SystemIntegrated GPS
TV Receiver
TV Out
Audio Output3.5mm Audio Connector
RadioFM
RDS
Ethernet
Infrared
Cellular Network
Network CompatibilityGSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900
UMTS 900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 2100
Second Simcard Slot
PTT
HSCSD
GPRSClass 10
EDGEClass 10
AMPS
TD-SCDMA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
VARIOUS
Price Range$176 - $238 (€136 - €184)

RATING OVERVIEW

Construction
44%  
Usability
52%  
Hardware
25%  
Connectivity
37%  
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
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
N/A out of 100
mobile-review

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