1- Can't change battery (need to get replacement in a year or more)(Expensive)(Battery is around 1300mah)Had to charge the fone constantly probably every 3-4hrs of normal use, wasn't happy with battery at all
2- Stuck with Itunes
3- itunes are so hard and consfusing to work with
4- Everything is restricted on iphone&itunes
5- Can't use many file types and video formats (No divx)
6- Contacts are stored in itunes can't port it to another fone. (Very confusing)
7- No external memory apart from inbuilt one.
8- No wifi tethering
9- No video calls tru 3g/ No slow motion video recording
10- Homescreen is not customisable apart from icons
11- No wifi/bluetooth toggles
12- Can not transfer files over the bluetooth without third party app.
13- Bluetooth is 2.0
14- No java
15- No flash built in (another restriction)
16- No Fm radio and recording
17- Usb charging not exist, Tv out cables need to bechanged with every update
18- Even retina is not a match to S-amoled screen
19- Yes the touch screen is very very good
20- Yes the app store is impressive but how many good apps r there and how long before u find a good one, in 100000 apps u will be looking for a while for what u want in the next year
21- Ringing volume is ridicioulus ( How many missed calls I had its not funny )
22- Crappy headfones
23- The charger cable is allways breaking up in the connector area ( Not again, have to buy another )
24- There is no individual button for camera to take pics and its annoying to make use of touchscreen-lack of many good camera features
25- Camera Flash sucks (By looking at my brother's iphone4)So as the camera app-too slow to start up and take pics
26- My wife's iphone 3g had the ring came off (metal ring for the headfones)
27- My volume buttons came off (also a 3g)
28- Sorry but the task manager on ios4 is a joke , why have it anyway,, no backgrounding and u cld do without this really.
29- Ios4 killed the iphone 3g-constant freezing/lags/missed calls/restarts -wat a joke tht was (last reason i sold them and retired from iphone even though i loved it)(That was the boiling point)
30- Even now there r quiet few problems hanging around iphone4 though build quality is awsome i have to say.
31- Contacts management is awfull
32- MMS is very low spec
33- Writing messages, Gallery and video player is fair
34- Youtube videos r allways freezing,have to restart
35- wifi,email accounts setup very good though wifi was not as strong like iphone 4
36- Ipod feature is good but hard to work with not simple, no euqaliser
37- Audio quality is good,u have to buy ringtones or spend sometimes to make ur own..lol
38- Sim card slot is a good idea but who carries a pin needle with themselves all the time
39- No file or system manager (need third party app again)
40- And the last and worst nightmare !!! Reception problems..Loosing signal most of the times, missed calls, people can't contact..Well as a fone iphone was the worst experience to me. The drop outs, missed calls, and the awkward feeling of iphone in your hand, answering calls or making a call was very very uncomfortable. Dropping the fone was too easy.
1- Superrrr amoled _ giving me the chills by even thinking about it and looking at the photos from the review, awsome.Even better then retina. Looks like Wave will be a collectors item soon as there r not any brands using s-amoled on their handsets anymore, cant get them..lol..
2- One of the best camera performance in the mobile range-hd video is very impressive-was thinking vivaz hd previously but this kills it. As for camera 5mpx is more then enuf for a photo unless ur making a big wall picture.Has all the features of a good digital camera including slow motion and video editor comes within from what i heard.Camera starts instantly. And dual flash is way better then iphones.
3- 1ghz cpu, capacitive touch and audio quality is as good as iphone may be better from what i see.
4- The build quality looks very solid, wont have finger prints around the body apart from the screen(very good),metal built is nice.
5- A little more thicker then iphone 4 (9.3-iphonevs10.9 S.Wave)I found this better as it will be better to hold, though wave is more lighter not feeling too heavy in pocket.
6- Has dedicated buttons for calls and camera which i really missed these on iphone, reason being its bound to accidents when using touch screen to answer or end calls and take pictures. Very handy to have. And wave has solid buttons which is nice.
7- Built in baterryyyyyyyy..A must have. I was sick of using an external battery addition to iphone, plus i dnt have to pay arm and a leg for a battery. I can easily get one and put it in myself thank u very much.
8- Swappable memory card is allways best,direct access.
9- Wifi tethering!!!! A must have these days.
10- Bluetooth 3.0 and file transfering
11- Wifi n similar to iphone 4
12- Video call camera on 3g, thumbs up!
13- Tv out cable dnt need to be changed with a firmware update
14- Battery performance is very good from what i heard apart from some faulty ones. 1500mah which last around 2days plus-some reported 7days-wowww..Dunno if thts true but overall i think the battery is very good. Plus u can allways get a few spares on the side and cheappp..
15- Mini usb charging-good, more reliable
16- Headfones r better then iphones ones,at least they r in ear ones..
17- Java apps, built in flash (finally flash for me), slick bada OS
18- Bada apps r not many but at least u can pick the good ones without wasting ur life looking for it..lol. And Bada appstore will p/up in near future. Also the apps are very good quality compareable to iphone apps.
19- Has toggles for wifi-bluetooth, notifications
20- Task manager is decent, has file and system manager built in also.
21- Ringing noise is better as much as i know,means less missed calls
22- Text and mms capabilities looks awsome
23- Contacts management and email integration is top notch
24- Youtube can play hd videos so as the video player
25- Video player can play many different formats of video
26- Music player looks and works even better then ipod/iphone (try it u will see),it is simple, also has equaliser
27- Not bound to itunes, has its own pc desktop app
28- You do what u want to do with your music,videos,files
29- Can pull contacts of the contacts manager
30- Texting,the qwerty is not good as the iphone
31- Fm radio and recording-how beatifull is this?? Cool!!!
32- Proper customisation of home with upto 10 home screens, widgets. I will see weather,news,etc. on home screen from now on.
33- No ambient light sensor-can do without, so what? lol
34- Use your Wave as usb mass storage
35- Translating feature in internet explorer-WOWW again
36- Image galery could have been better
37- Multi touch smooth as iphone
38- Good organiser, diary and im apps ready
39- No Skype and few other good apps (hope they will make their way to Bada soon)
40- No reception issues so far with anybody, useability as a fone is awsome, handling is marvellous.
poor update from samsung.. the reason behind of it's low price is that wave is bada os....the flash player version of this gadget is up to 9.0 only and there is no more update for it..it's a big mistake that they put bada not android ...applications are important ..IOS is still the number 1 os ..followed by android and symbian..poor update from samsung...disappointing
prasad, 24 Oct 2010Thanks.My problem is that during a middle of a call when we need to find number of a contact,... moreGo through the diamand menu button and tap the red Contacs ICON,instead tapping the main caller screen during ure call,Then the phone call wont be cancelt,and u can browse the info of another telnr..while u are on speaker phone
Had this phone for a few months and in so many ways a class leader. Brill to use, well made and great screen. The poor things are poor signal strength and the browser which has got to much missing, too often it comes up unsuported content etc.
[deleted post]a question for a dum*p person:
what do you prefer watching 720p movie on super amoled screen with aspect ratio 16:9 or watching 1080p movie on regular lcd screen with aspect ratio 4:3 on a mobile phone screen?
the dum*p person will choose the 1080p...lol
I got Samsung wave 3 weeks ago , its marvellous, im in love with it , the only proplem i found its got hot during charging but over all more than excellent , the bada soft ware is very mature.
Saurav, 24 Oct 2010Oh god when you guys will stop compare between bada and Android. This is so kiddish. Android i... morelesson kid please sell your wave because you don't deserve it,you don't know nothing about operating systems and technology,bada os is not the best not because the performance or limitations but only because it has small app store when compared to iOS and android .
symbian 3 (released after bada)still can't support 1GHz processors,can't support 512mb rams,and only limited to 360 x 640 pixels screen resolution and thus it can't compete with bada os in the speed ,performance,fresh UI,and zero lag.
windows....I don't know which windows you mean the outdated abandoned winmo 6.X or the new windows mobile 7 that has these features: * No system-wide file manager
* No Bluetooth file transfers
* No USB mass storage mode
* Limited third-party apps availability
* No Flash or Silverlight support in the browser
* Too dependent on Zune software for file management and syncing
* No video calls
* New ringtones available only through the Marketplace
* Music player lacks equalizer presets
* No multitasking
* No copy/paste
* No DivX/XviD video support (automatic transcoding provided by Zune software) * No sign of free Bing map Navigation so far
* No internet tethering support
!!!???????!!!!!!released after bada os and lacks everything!!!!!!!!!!!use your brain du*mp
Web OS....no threaded messages??!!!!!!
RIM..............are you drunk?
Kris wave, 24 Oct 2010Try Conditioning the battery...and see the diff...if it still doesnt work go to the service ce... morethnx buddy...
the nimbuzz is gud for chat but the problm is dat while chatting if i switch to sum other net app lyk browser or widgets its connection gets disconnectd,similarly if internal fb n twitter apps r used together if u switch from one to other the previous gets dc
In short only 1 app gets connected at a tym,dunno why?
n regarding battery can u pls elaborate steps for conditioning
abt games,yep dere r games at samsung app bt not cricket n al,so why dont the java games work?
rony, 24 Oct 2010hey everyone,the phone is really awsum.i got mine 15 days back.
i hv some issues which i wud ... moreTry Conditioning the battery...and see the diff...if it still doesnt work go to the service center.
regarding games there are some awsome games in samsung app store.pls check properly.
regarding IM..i know Palringo is not good...but its not so bad....i too use numbuzz...and it works best for me!!!
hey everyone,the phone is really awsum.i got mine 15 days back.
i hv some issues which i wud lyk to hv opinions on
1.mine battery never works beyond 15 hrs.though i use net for abt 2 hrs nearly n am using the apuart mode.is it normal or the battery needs tob checked or replaced?
2.then i didnt get any nyc games for it on net yet except samsung apps which still hasnt many games,n the java games i dowmloaded frm getjar etc. are nt working .why even wen java is compatible? Nd can anyone suggest sum gud sites to download sum gud games lyk cricket.
3.the other thing is chat,msngrs lyk ebuddy n nimbuzz work lyk cramp on it,iz there any gud multimsngr available???
it is highly requested to reply,ill be so thankful.......
kriswave, 24 Oct 2010if you are boasting so much........then give us proof that with link that 1080p recording is n... moredo u even know that wave has inbult ....graphic chip.......which is really powerful!!!
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2010there are definately hw limitations.......for video etc..
if not then, why 720p they would ... moreif you are boasting so much........then give us proof that with link that 1080p recording is not possible in wave hardware.......only then i will agree!!!
Indian Waver, 24 Oct 2010Why do you feel that bada 2.0 cannot record in 1080p format.
From what I have read, there a... morethere are definately hw limitations.......for video etc..
if not then, why 720p they would have already installed 1080hd and would have made 12mp res. from 5mp sensor....lol
if it gets 1080p(which is 100% impossible)
the frame rate would be around 5 to 10 fps, which would make u yourself dump that...
everything has a bellshaped curve..
after reaching maxima , there is degrade..lol
[deleted post]Why do you feel that bada 2.0 cannot record in 1080p format.
From what I have read, there are no hardware limitations to this. Please quote your sources
narcolepsy, 24 Oct 2010i upgraded to bada 1.2 three weeks ago. before i did this i used to get "out of ram"... moreare there any changes to 3rd party multi-tasking or is it still only one 3rd party app allowed?.
Oh god when you guys will stop compare between bada and Android. This is so kiddish. Android is definitely the Best OS available right now, if anything could compete it would be the iOS. bada is the immaturest os available till now. Tell me a name, Symbian, Windows, Web OS, RIM etc. they are all better so matured and definitely better than bada. If you guys don't have money don't buy Android devices. But stop nagging with the same comment again and again. Kids all over this forum.
And yes I am proud owner of the Wave but not a jaleous one.
most buziest site for user opinions and reviews....thnkS GsmArena...:p
prasad, 24 Oct 2010Thanks.My problem is that during a middle of a call when we need to find number of a contact,... moreDear Prasad,
This happens when you press the contacts icon on the screen of a live call, instead you press the middle menu button first and then select contacts to find the required contact details. For this you can also keep the call on speaker, This is more convenient.