PREVIEW: Samsung S8500 Wave

March 10th, 2010 - 10:53 pm by Wajiha H.
The Samsung S8500 Wave is the first mobile phone to carry Bada; and from the looks of it, it will be one interesting phone to invest in. The phone is blessed with a slim profile and an absolutely gorgeous screen. But we need to be sure of the fact that Samsung S 8500 Wave has something extraordinary in it to give us our money’s worth. There are touchscreens popping up left, right and centre these days and every big name is doing it.
Samsung Wave
So the main features of this phone are; EDGE class 10, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2 Mbps, Form factor:Touchscreen bar, Dimensions:10.9 mm thin, Display:3.3" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, scratch-resistant glass surface, Platform: Bada OS, CPU: 1 GHz processor, Memory: 2GB internal memory, microSD card slot, Camera: 5-megapixels auto-focus camera, 720p video recording, Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with WPS support, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Misc: Accelerometer for screen auto rotate, proximity sensor for screen auto-turn-off, ambient light sensor, FM radio with RDS, DivX/XviD support, multi-touch input and pinch-zooming gestures, Battery: 1500 mAh battery.

The phone comes with a 720p video recording and 1 GHz CPU which probably are the best features of the phone but of course they do raise the cost of the device due to which the phone becomes hugely un-accessible to some people. This is a disadvantage for the phone as smartphones exist in such shapes and numbers today that even a single wrong step can go against their sales.

But having said that, Samsung’s strong point is that this still is the first Bada phone and so will hold a certain charm of its own for the potential users.