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Samsung Wave 2 S8530 - Expert Reviews
Samsung has been in the phone market for quite a long time, but it has seen a huge amount of success in the past year, after release of smart phones like the Samsung Galaxy S; the Nexus One and Samsung Wave. Samsung Wave 2 is the successor of the Samsung Wave. The Samsung Wave 2 phone has rich functionality and nearly unlimited capacity. Bada, the operating system used in the Samsung Wave has been repeated in its successor Samsung Wave 2. The phone adorns 3.7inch super LCD touch screen with big and brighter display. Also the device is equipped with 2GB internal memory space, external memory space of 2GB and micro SD flash card. Samsung Wave 2 is featured with dual cameras, the back camera of 5 mega pixel with LED flash and also front camera for live video chat. The connectivity with other compatible devices is ensured by in-built Bluetooth, USB 2.0 cord and in-built Wi-Fi. It also enriches the user with 3G network for instant data transfer.
Samsung Wave 2 is a resourceful device that enhances user with ample of regular functions and also entertaining functions, including inbuilt FM radio with RDS, inbuilt MP3 audio system. Also the phone has inbuilt-games and supports games downloading. The phone gets its power from li-ion battery of 1500mAh. It has dimensions of 123.9mm x 59.8mm x 11.8mm and weighs about 135gms. Bestowed with all these features coloured in Ebony Gray; white; pink; or black, Samsung Wave 2 is a complete phone to meet every desire of the customers.
Operating system and UI
The Samsung Wave 2 phone adorns BADA 1.2 operating system with the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface, which is very smooth and easy to work on. The Samsung Wave 2 comes with 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor built on hummingbird chipset that provides fast data processing. Besides that, the Samsung Wave 2 phone has a scratch resistant surface which is oleo phobic in nature. Also automatic rotation of the user interface is possible through the integrated accelerometer sensor. In addition, a proximity sensor that is being provided for the automatic turn off of the display. The Samsung Wave 2 phone supports the multi-touch input method which enables you, using more than one finger in the user interface. Some of the other remarkable features include the Smart Unlock mechanism and the Handwriting Recognition feature. The phone enriches 3.7inch of the Super Clear LCD with the same 480x800 pixels of resolution. The T9 trace input method is one of the finest features in Samsung Wave 2. Inputting text sliding your finger from one character on the virtual keyboard to the next makes the whole experience much smoother and less clunky than a lot of phone keyboards.
Samsung Wave 2 is designed to offer you huge multimedia features combined with great performance. Samsung Wave 2 is featured with dual cameras, the rear camera of 5 megapixel and also front camera for live video chat.The 5MP camera comes with image capturing resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The Samsung Wave 2 also comes with an in-built FM radio with RDS and supports FM recording. The handset has image gallery, which is visually rich and loaded with effects. The music player is also quite good, produxing amazing sound quality.
The 5MP camera captures excellent still images and can also record excellent quality 720p video at 30FPS. It comes with autofocus and LED flash and showcase the features like geo tagging, face detection, smile detection, touch focus etc. The video player is one of the best in mobile phones. It can play 3GP, MP4, DivX, XviD, and even MKV files at HD resolution. You don't need to convert anything, just copy it to your device and you are good to go.
The internet connectivity in new Samsung Wave 2 is ensured by in-built Wi-Fi. It also enriches the user for instant data transfer through 3G network. The smart phone comes with the Samsung Dolphin 2.0 web browser which is quite useful, though slightly inferior to Webkit. It can handle Flash content quite easily. The device comes with Social Hub, which offers instant access to all social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace etc.
The new Samsung Wave 2 comes with 2GB internal memory space. Also the phone adorns2GB of external memory space supported by micro SD flash card that can be further extended up to 32GB, enabling you to store huge amount of multimedia data in the mobile.
The Samsung Wave 2 handset comes with the Bada operating System 1.2, and thus have the Samsung Application Store available for the downloading of games and apps. The store is growing at a fast pace, and in a small time users would be having quite a large number of applications. Also the handset has a few in-built games installed.
The Samsung Wave 2 phone gets the power from li-ion battery of 1500mAh. If you put your phone on 2G, the device can work up to 600h on stand-by and up to 13hrs, if you are talking. Also on 3G, your phone can work up to 500h on stand-by and up to 6hrs while talking.
The Samsung Wave 2 comes with the various features to connect your device to other compatible devices. The phone supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. It also comes with a GPS transceiver with A-GPS support. You can also connect external hard disks and digital cameras using micro USB 2.0 slot.
The Samsung Bada Application Store does not offer as many applications as the iPhone Application Store or the Android Market, but you should find most of the basic applications covered there. Also the Samsung Wave 2 offers not enough widgets than other smart phones. It has poor navigation software and no smart dialing as in other android based phones. But the new Samsung Wave 2 has long battery life, smashing screen, nice web browser and great looks. The T9 trace input method is one of the finest features in Samsung Wave 2.
Samsung thus brings you one of the best smart phones without android, operating system. The phone works on Bada OS and has amazing features like quick and easy typing; multi tasking in a go; HD video camera; and big and brighter Super clear LCD screen .
Samsung Wave 2 S8530 User Reviews
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Samsung Wave 2 S8530 - Specifications
Handset Color Ebony Grey
Network Type GSM
Status Available, Released 2010, November
Display Size 3.7 Inches
Display Type Super Clear LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Rear Camera 5 MP
Front Camera Yes, VGA
Video Yes, (720p HD)@30 fps, Video Light
Internal Memory 2 GB
Operating System Bada OS, v1.2
Processor 1 GHz Dual-Core, MediaTek MT6577
GPU PowerVR SGX540
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Dolphin 2.0
Data & Internet
3G Yes, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps
GPRS Yes, Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with (A2DP)
GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support, Samsung Mobile Navigator
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (High Speed)
Music Player Yes, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Video Player Yes, DivX, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, WMV, XviD