First day and orange uk is already out of stock!!! now thtas a very good start for s8500. will be ordering one as soon as they back in stock.
MI, 02 Jun 2010Super AMOLED is more of a marketing gimmick than something worthwhile......it is more hyped th... morer we supposed to believe that you are an Einstein of screen technology?? ? hell, i just didn't find ur name on Wikipedia. maybe u should try looking for a alternate profession - clearly u don't cut the deal here.
dofus.se, 01 Jun 2010I have been reading up on various phone reviews now a couple of weeks, and i am seriously conf... moretht's EXACTLY what i wanted to say for so long.apps?? r we all kids here? it's so lame when people start talking about apps before talking about a phone.i would like to know how many apps do people use everyday.personally, i could live without apps.it has to be a good phone first, then something else. a good alarm clock is much more important to me than a app store. a good camera is more important than a facebook app.not that i am against app, i am sure many people will find better uses of apps. i don't like the idea that it is given more importance than the phone itself.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2010I think lots of iSheeps and Nokians are extremely jealous here because they can't get SUPER AM... moreSuper AMOLED is more of a marketing gimmick than something worthwhile......it is more hyped than what it is. I work in screen developments and I can assure it is just a marketing stuff just like MPs in camera (provided you are not interested in zooming the pics)....
KSR, 02 Jun 2010To all those guys who are commenting that Samsung is a copycat... First of all get ur facts... moreI am neither criticizing nor blaming but all I am saying is the exactly the same that you rephrased as "summing it up"..........its fine......but only thing is that I do not want to own something which cannot gain me respect......It is like clearing exams by copying the other guy's answers...though you clear the exam but you know you have copied and you are not that best..........that is how I feel.....nothing else.........those who like can continue to love samsung.....it is just the way I feel.....
I think lots of iSheeps and Nokians are extremely jealous here because they can't get SUPER AMOLED in their devices. Well, it's up to Sammy whether you guys are lucky enough to use it because Apple and Nokia can't produce anything like that. SUPERAMOLED..? It's simply gorgeous! Envy guys!
To all those guys who are commenting that Samsung is a copycat...
First of all get ur facts right.. Samsung has pioneered in the development of several new techs. for high-end mobile.. just as Nokia, Apple etc did. I need to assert them again as most of us already knew.
Just forget that; even if some company.. let us say Samsung..is really copying something from others.. why to give a s**t about that.. They are getting the best from others n summing up with what they already have. That will be an advatage for us; the consumers.
u can't cry foul for everything u invented is copied by someone else.. Lets say SE have long way back come up with Bluetooth on their handsets..and Nokia picked it up as well..and ofcourse all other mobile companies later. Now see..we are able to see superfast Bluetooth V3, which wouldn't have happened if only SE is still using that and no one else "copied" (accouding to guys) it.
So stop blaming Sammy for copying..
[deleted post]Well nothing like that..........Samsung stands nowhere..........it is a copy cat.......problem with Samsung is bandwagon effect......it cannot think beyond except releasing semi-finished and half-tested devices with no support.......after few months, you will hardly hear of any samsung phone........but it is not the same with other brands....yeah LG mobiles, they are also the ones you forget.............and dude I have used mobiles of all manufacturers and let me tell you, Samsung and LG are the worst of the lot...even worse than some local manufacturers...nothing to criticize but thats the fact...
Can gsmarena check the RAM of this phone? and also there are supposed to be 2 versions an 8gb and the 2gb internal storage.
Narcolepsy, 02 Jun 2010Hi, I getting mine from www.expansys.com. The United Kingdom site. If you covert from pounds t... moreOh..I see. Thanks Mate. They have the Wave in http://www.expansys.com but not in http://www.expansys.co.nz . Well, it's good to know we can buy from there too for NZ.
scoopyscoopy, 02 Jun 2010I am from NZ too. Where did you order the "Wave"? I can't find it yet and any NZ sto... moreHi, I getting mine from www.expansys.com. The United Kingdom site. If you covert from pounds to NZD it is $650 delivered to your door. That is the cheapest I have seen on the net.
narcolepsy, 02 Jun 2010I have mine on order and can't wait to get my hands on this phone. I don't really care about t... moreI am from NZ too. Where did you order the "Wave"? I can't find it yet and any NZ stores. Thanks in advance mate.
I have mine on order and can't wait to get my hands on this phone. I don't really care about the apps store. super amoled screen, 720p mkv video and 1ghz processor and impeccable sound quality for music. Thats enough for me. The price is so reasonable for a feature packed phone. The sony vivaz is $990 NZD here and I got the wave for $650 NZD. Now that is value!!
Steve, 01 Jun 2010This looks great but is totally pointless. Samsung should have stuck with android only like th... moreI disagree with you. Samsung did it right coming on with their own OS. To elevate their status as a phone maker (not only as phone manufacturer), they need their own self developed OS. And for a first attempt, they are doing well and garnered good reviews along. It's good for the image and know how if you have your own OS ya know. Why follow when you can lead?
@hurr: Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1HppPKVBKc at 2:31 and at 13:50-14:45
Stolperstein, 02 Jun 2010Great device, but still with some problems (taken from various other reviews):
- Social hub... more"- Widgets are really (unnecessarily) big, so its usually not possible to have more than one on a single home screen."
From what I can make out in the pictures (in this review page at least), most of the widgets take barely half the amount of screen real estate, at most. Compare it with Sense UI's widgets, which almost always take more than half of the screen.
Great device, but still with some problems (taken from various other reviews):
- Social hub with very few protocols (no ICQ, Jabber, etc...)
- If e.g. the browser needs RAM, widgets will be closed - and not automatically restartet. So you may end up with empty home screens after a web session.
- Widgets are really (unnecessarily) big, so its usually not possible to have more than one on a single home screen.
Are theses issues fixed in the final retail version?