Rambler, 05 Jan 2011I love my Samsung Wave GT-S8500 for so many reasons... the hardware is terrific at the price i... moreya man. u are rite. i too love d wave. but i have started using back my old N86, a trusted device. . . . .email in wave always shows 'dns failed', web browser is too slow compared to N86. And whenever i use opera mini 5 in wave, within 1 hour, 10% battery goes out. N more disaster wen i use the wave's default dolpin browser. I use nimbuzz in N86. But the nimbuzz (java) in wave sucks a big time. Always gets disconnected. However the pics n vids of wave's camera are very good. Even the intergrated facebook app in wave is not too good. It doesn't show 'notifications'. Sometimes shows 'facebook server not stable'. Samsung didn't get the job done properly in maintaining network connectiviy, unless u are using WIFI. Wave's screen is great, actually greatest of all. N guys, the default asphalt 5 game dat comes with wave is not good. It lags, crappy graphics. Try 'Need For Speed : Shift' its very very smooth. No lags at all. I have completed this game. Very good graphics n very smooth.
Sadly due to lack of apps n the problems i mentioned, m gonna switch to android in few coming months.
I've upgrade once the software of my wave once, with no problem. Last week i've tried to upgrade to the newest version available in Kies and the process failed. This crashed my phone's software and i made many trials using kies instructions to recover it, but it gave me many fails until it worked. Now i'm scared of using kies update software. I'm really pleased with this phone and it's capabilities but i also need to upgrade it. It's a pitty to waste such a smartphone with unsuccesfull pc software.
Rambler, 05 Jan 2011I love my Samsung Wave GT-S8500 for so many reasons... the hardware is terrific at the price i... moreyes dude KIES SUCK!! Bada is good but ill wait until 2.0, if im not satisfied with 2.0 maybe i will try other phones too
I love my Samsung Wave GT-S8500 for so many reasons... the hardware is terrific at the price it comes for, the screen is gorgeous. BUT Samsung KIES SUCKS BIG TIME - I have tried so, so, so many times updating my firmware for 1.0 to 1.2 and each time it gets stuck and I'm asked to recover. I press Vol - + Camera + Power/End Call button to get into recovery mode, but it always goes into download mode. I wanted to give Bada a shot, despite a lot of negative reviews, and hoped it would get better with time, but updating being such a pain, and like in my case, not happening, I don't see my user experience improving anytime soon. There are talks of Bada 1.2 coming to India soon, and 2.0 thereafter and features like Over-the-Air-Updates, but with me stuck with 1.0 despite my Kies showing I have an upgrade waiting everytime I start KIES, I'm moving on to an iPhone 4 soon.
I've used the phone for 3/4 months now - absolutely love the audio/video playback. The audio, with its Wolfson chip, beats any iPod/iPhone hands down, but BADA as an OS is undercooked. It's a shame, such a terrific piece of hardware is trottled by BADA. Yes, many in this forum will scream 'murder' and defend BADA as an OS, and point towards forthcoming updates, but with updating itself being so painful, and not possible in many case, what's the point?
If somebody could only port Android on to the Samsung S8500 Wave, I'm sure it would beat the Galaxy S in terms of looks, size and camera (with the LED flash). Performance wise, I guess it would be the same, system RAM could perhaps be an issue.
To repeat again, I love the Wave S8500, but am moving on soon...
Mudassar, 04 Jan 2011iwanna buy this phone but heard from some one that the .... Phone memory i.e. Ram is consumed ... moreI'm using Samsung Wave and it's working fine.No memory problem and it's quite fast actually.Always make sure you upgrade to the latest firmware through Kies.It'll fix up all the bugs.
how to move installed apps on internal memory to memory card? anyone?
how i can get the menu icon in my smsung wave screen?pls help.if i need to upgrade my firmware to grt this then also pls let me know
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2011what the hell with samsung...fst they stop samsung wave from india and now samsung galaxy s al... moreBcoz both will phones
Replace by wave2 and galaxy2,which have more advance features like in wave2 ,3.7 screen and bada 1.2 os+2.0 bada for future,where as galaxy2 its has 8.1mp cam with led flash,4.3tft super amoled,full hd 1080p,1.2 dual core cup,hdmi,2.3 gingerbread android,
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2011mysamsungwave.com They got better, and more themes. All FREE.Hey Buddy do u get the social networking apps on this ph?
Ljupco, 04 Jan 2011can any one tell me where i can find more themes besides from samsung apps? mysamsungwave.com
They got better, and more themes. All FREE.
Mudassar, 04 Jan 2011iwanna buy this phone but heard from some one that the .... Phone memory i.e. Ram is consumed ... morethis phone works like any other.to exit an app you can do it from the actuall app itself or through the task manager.what you have heard or read is completely wrong.if you need any true hands-on information just ask here and well help you out.
can any one tell me where i can find more themes besides from samsung apps?
Hi dear wavers, i'm also so glad to have such amazing phone, i just wanted to share with you my experience.
Before i got a problem with the battery, 1 day with medium using !! but after downgrading it's firmware from 1.2 (s8500XXJK1 to S8500JPJG2 1.0) coz i needed arabic language, and i made a full HARD RESET... Great Surprise !! my battery became more durable !! 3 days and more without any problem !! Try to change your current firmware, and you'll see the difference ... Really very amazing
can anyone tell me how to get the record option while on a call??? it was on the screen earlier before i formatted my phone... any camera settings in specific which will help me click pictures in just one click.. it alwayz give me an option "press n tap the screen...
it is the best fone evver produced by any company.. in terms of comparisons... its up there with any other fone on each of its features... its the roger federer of all phones
anyone want to sale this phone...not having ny scratch ill buy.....in delhi or haryana rohtak anyone?