Expert Review of Samsung Wave S8500
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Wave S8500 comes with a 3.3 inch screen that gives a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels along with 16 million colours and works at a pixel density of 283 ppi. The screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass technology and equipped with the hand writing recognition technology. There is a pin that supports a 3.55 mm jack on the side of the device that allows the user to attach an earphone with the device.
Samsung Wave S8500 comes with a music player that makes sure that the user gets to listen to all the popular musical tracks that the entertainment world has to offer. The music player is compatible with the formats MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+. There is also the facility of a video player that enables the user to watch and enjoy videos of his or her choice. The video player is supported by the formats MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV/Xvid/DivX. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Wave S8500 comes with a 5 megapixel camera that ensures that the user gets to click pictures with ease and clarity. The camera works at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels and offers features like autofocus and LED flash. The autofocus feature lets the user click pictures with precision even when the hands of the user are not steady while the LED flash lets them click pictures in the dark when the natural light is not satisfactory making sure that the pictures clicked are not too dull. Other features offered by the camera include Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stabilization and touch focus. There is also the facility of video recording that lets the user shoot videos. There is also a provision for a secondary camera.
Samsung Wave S8500 comes with the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot facility that makes sure that the user gets to access the web and download data including music files, games, images and videos. The user can also access all the popular social networking sites including facebook and twitter. There is also the GPRS and EDGE technology where the GPRS feature makes sure that the user gets to navigate to his or her desired destination.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Wave S8500 comes with an internal memory of 390 MB which is pretty decent but not enough to store large amount of data. The microSD card slot solves this problem by ensuring that the user can expand the memory of the device up to 32 GB and let the user store loads of data without worrying about the memory space running out. The user can store any kind of data including songs, videos, images and games.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Wave S8500 comes loaded with lots of games and applications that keep the user engaged and entertained. The user can further download more from the web as and when they desire.
Samsung Wave S8500 comes backed by the standard lithium ion battery of 1500 mAh that makes sure that the user can work with the device for long hours without being interrupted. The battery ensures that the user gets a talk time of up to 15 h (2G)/up to 7 h (3G) and a standby time of up to 600 h (2G)/up to 550 h (3G). The user also gets to listen to back to back music for up to 35 hours.
Samsung Wave S8500 comes loaded with lots of data connectivity features including bluetooth feature that makes sure that the user gets to connect the device with other devices and transfer data to that device or receive data from it. The data exchanged may include music files, videos, games and images. The USB port lets the user connect the device with their computers and exchange data with it. The USB port can also be used to charge the device. The GPRS feature ensures that the user can keep track of his or her desired destination. There is also the EDGE facility. The user can connect with the Internet and surf the web along with downloading videos, games, images and songs with the help of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot.
Samsung Wave S8500 when compared to Samsung Galaxy Ace has a better processor speed with 1 GHz. The latter's 512 MB. Both the devices have a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. Samsung Wave S8500 has a better battery backup with 1500 mAh as compared to 1350 mAh in Samsung Galaxy Ace.
Samsung Wave S8500 Description
Samsung is becoming popular these days as its coming up with affordable cum high-tech mobile phones keeping in mind the current requirements of the customers. The all new Samsung Wave S8500 is a touch screen smartphone that runs on the Bada operating system. The screen of the handset is a 3.3 inch capacitive super AMOLED screen with an anti-blur oleo phobic coating on top of the scratch resistant tempered-glass. The device also features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU core processor. The phone features 5 megapixels camera that comprises of LED flash, blink and face detection, autofocus. Geo-tagging, touch focus and image stabilization features. The shooting modes comes complete with smile shot, continuous, beauty shot, vintage as well as panorama shot. The camera is also capable to shoot HD recording at 30 FPS with flash.
Other features that are part of Samsung Wave S8500 are A-GPS, a magnetometer, accelerometer and proximity sensors, mobile theater, smart search, music recognition, social hub, a forged call service and a Bluetooth support. The 2 GB internal memory along with a 32 GB expandable memory offers sufficient storage space. Let’s now peep into the phone’s user interface. The smart phone has three most remarkable widgets pre-installed in Touchwiz 3.0 which contains all important details about finance, weather, feeds and updates and a feature that permits users to call, send messages and read Facebook and Twitter feeds off their favourite contacts. For internet browsing, the Samsung Wave S8500 has the Dolfin Browser that includes flash lite 3. The users can also download widgets, applications, games from the application stock.
Watching videos on the Samsung Wave S8500 will be an awesome experience. Even the playback is smooth. The user can also use the 5.1 channel surround sound feature for viewing videos. Colors appear remarkably good at any viewing direction. A few other video settings include brightness control, adaptable color tones and a mosaic search option to play the file from selected points. This chic device allows the users to communicate within no time as the phone comes loaded with group chats, sharing various contents like favourite songs, pictures, etc. Anyhow, Samsung Wave S8500 has a marvelous Super AMOLED touchscreen, a speedy 1GHz processor, a well built camera, powerful multimedia functionality and good connectivity options. It is assumed that some buyers may agree to excuse a few errors that the phone has but the latest operating system requires a trademark strong enough to face the competition. The Samsung Wave S8500 however is not a bad buy.