Expert Review of Samsung Wave Y Black
Samsung Wave Y is not the most desired low end device in the market and one of the most telling reasons for it is its operating system which is not Android like most of the Samsung devices. The device comes powered by the Bada operating system which is far behind the Android world in terms of apps with regards to not only to the number of games and apps but the quality of it as well. So far Samsung to entertain any thoughts of keeping the user interestted in the gadget, they had to offer something more and something attractive. The Y in the device stands for Youth and is aimed for the young users interested in having loads of features within affordable limits. The device does not disappoint in those regards and comes with a 3.2 inch screen that works at a average resolution of 320 by 480 pixels. The camera of 2 megapixels works fine and gives good quality output. Multimedia features are pretty sound as well with a music player and a video player where the music player really comes alive when used alongside a earphone. What the users would love about this device is the fact that it is NFC capable which is new technology and the market. The Wi-Fi working is also a positive feature with it working at a decent pace eve when used with other applications simultaneously. Wi-Fi is accompanied by the Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. The 1200 mAh battery is pretty good giving a decent amount of talk time and standby time. Available in the colors of Black, LaFleur edition, Samsung Wave Y seems a pretty good investment.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Wave Y has a 3.2 inch screen which is a pretty decent size and offers a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels along with a pixel density of 180 ppi. The device can be interacted with through the touch screen facility and is backed by the TouchWiz UI technology.
Samsung Wave Y has a music player that allows the user to listen to the songs he or she desires through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. The video player works pretty well too and is compatible with the formats MP3, AAC, AAC+, EAAC+, 3GA, M4A, WMA, FLAC and OGG while the music player supports 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 and WMV. There is also the FM radio player that allows the user to access all the desired radio stations.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Wave Y has a 2 megapixel camera that lets the user click picturs at a resolution of 1600 by 1200 pixels and features loads of features like multiple shot modes including Single, Smile shot, Panorama, Night along with the various photo effects like No Effect, Grey, Sepia and Negative. Videos can also be shot but there is no access to a secondary camera.
Samsung Wave Y comes with the Wi-Fi facility along with the Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot that makes sure that the user can access the web and download data including music files, games, images and videos. The user can also visit the desired web sites like Facebook and Twitter. The user can also access mails for leisure and business purposes.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Wave Y comes with an internal memory of 150 MB which is not much but the device comes with a 2 MB memory card which can further be enhanced up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card slot that makes sure that the user can store loads of data without worrying about the memory space running out. The data that can be stored may include music files, games, images and videos.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Wave Y has loads of games and apps that are pretty entertaining and engaging but as compared to the Android world of apps, its prowess falls short significantly. The Android devices would easily edge out the Bada in this regard.
Samsung Wave Y comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1200 mAh giving the user a talk time of up to 6 hours and 40 minutes along with a standby time of up to 570 hours. The user can then listen to songs for a longer duration and use other entertainment features without being interrupted.
Samsung Wave Y comes with the NFC technology along with the Wi-Fi facility that gives the user access to wireless web at a quick pace. There is also the bluetooth facility that enables the user to connect with other devices and exchange data with it where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. There is also the USB port that can be used to charge the device or transfer and retrieve data to or from computers via USB cable. The GPRS feature makes sure that the user can navigate to the desired location with ease and comfort.
Samsung Wave Y when compared to Samsung Galaxy Y has a different operating system with the former featuring the Bada operating system and the latter Android. The Samsung Wave Y has a 3.2 inch screen which is bigger than the 3 inch screen offered by Samsung Galaxy Y. Also Samsung Wave Y has a better screen resolution and works at a pixel density higher than the Samsung Galaxy Y. The battery is similar in terms of strength with 1200 mAh but somehow the amount of talk time and standby time offered by Samsung Galaxy Y is significantly more than Samsung Wave Y. Camera again is of similar strength but Samsung Wave Y gives better results than Samsung Galaxy Y when the two are compared side by side. The look for the both the device is somewhat similar but most would agree with the statement that Samsung Wave Y is a notch higher in that regard.