hurr, 02 Jun 2010What's a platform? What's an OS?Wave runs the same TouchWiz that was running on .. say Jet or something. The only difference is that being based on Bada platform is that it has native Apps and SDK to develop on, not just Java.
oho, 02 Jun 2010Thought Bada was a platform, not a OS!What's a platform? What's an OS?
So sad that nearly all newly released Samsung handsets don't support iSync... (I'm a Mac user)
I always want to buy a Samsung mobile phone but this prohibits me from buying one.
bummy, 02 Jun 2010Why in the world would anybody buy this phone? Best of the pack right now is obviously Andr... moreI dont understand your comment as tis phone is very cheap when comparing it to other phones with the same stats, also samsung has spent alot of money on this phone/os so they aint just gonna let it die app wise. And even if they dont bring out any app's for this phone other then the ones it already has its still a great phone that will do everything most people want, and lasty ther has been huge uptake by developers of this phone the only reason for low numbers now is due to samsung working out the purchase mec in their website they only have the free apps available, some of the youtube videos of ubisoft games has been amazing!!!
This phone is great....I saw it being displayed and just tried some few things on it...
It feels good and it looks good.
I also tried multi-tasking and it worked well..
THere is no lag..which i love....
I really want this phone..but lol..
will get the Samsung Jet..which is more affordable....
Why in the world would anybody buy this phone?
Best of the pack right now is obviously Android, Apple, Blackberry... Phones these days really boils down to Hardware vs OS
If you want to be "different", then why buy into something that copies the iphone interface. Hardware is nothing to be impressed with (Samsung offers other AMOLED screen phones) ... OS is experimental, buy something that will continue to grow for better investment like Android.
This is nothing more than an expensive feature phone. Buyers will be disappointed half a year later, wondering why they didn't spend that lump of money in a better phone.
Forgot to mention that I personally don't give a *** for 99% of all apps there is, only few are great and useful. I rather keep internal memory half used! Wave, unfortunately has a very small one. 8GB would fit well.
What I care for is:
Portability, Telephony, Audio/Video quality, decent SAT-NAV, WiFi, best screen, and yes - now also a camera! FM transmitter would be big a plus!
The rest is crap - such as games is for kids, is it not!?
BADA, will it live or not - tell me who cares if in two years this phone will be outdated and retired.
This will be my first Samsung, first touch phone and first phone that I'll buy biggest SDHC available!
btw: currently I am still using elderly Nokia 6500c
Thanks for this review, well done guys!
However I do have some important questions:
a) How does Wave "behave" when there is an incoming call while on GPS?
b) Does it really support 32GB microSDHC? You tested 16GB only...
c) Charging time on socket and USB (laptop).
d) Any news on firmware updates coming?
e) Full system and data BackUps to/from Windows 7 - how does it work?
After a long wait, now, any day soon I will receive this device :)
Once again, thanks and your or readers reply will be greatly appreciated!
Very good review, gSMarena. I agree with everything said. Bada will need loads of Dev's to take it to the sky. I think that they will do this as the SDK release has been good and prizes and competetions will help fuel it.
HB, 02 Jun 2010simply beautiful.. and well im sure people can live without apps if the quality of the phone(b... moreI agree with that. Bada is a new OS and you can't expect many applications though. Better than 200,000 apps and 99.99% rubbish with ads.
When Android first came out, it doesn't even have bluetooth on it. And iPhone OS?, even worse (still missing lots of features). Bada first born is a lot more better. Things will be improved with time.
Samsung would know, if Wave only has latest Android OS, it might sell 10 times more Wave but Sammy sticks with Bada.
But what is most important? Fast, smart enough, great specs, best audio and video, and big battery.
i'm confused now where to spend my money.. N8 or a wave.. 2 great phones..
i think heavy costumized android 1.6 and tons of apps available at marketplace is BETTER than 60 apps and NOT promising os. come on see samsung cant fullfill the min 100 apps at its lunch how comes gsmarena says its promising LOL... So the os in x10 isnt the letdown compared with wave os.
However wave is a good handset at this price range.
simply beautiful.. and well im sure people can live without apps if the quality of the phone(built, audio, video etc.) is as excellent as they say it is.
Hey guy's i've just gotten this phone and i think this review is a little harsh, but overall its on the spot. For me this phone is all i need as an important aspect which is almost always left out is looks, this phone looks very good and the inbuilt features are amazing, the only issue i see with this phone and the os is that it may be a bit difficult for the older generation, as i've also gotten my mum this phone and she's only happy about the looks/screen, doesnt get much else out of it, so if their was a way in settings to change how optimised the ui is that would be a great advantage. overall tho this phone is amazing and if your between the ages of 16-24 this is the best phone for you and if your older then you'll still appreciate the looks and professional style + bussines oriantated software. As the person below said the apps arnt a major thing in this phone but in the future i'm sure it will be even if only samsung will be developng the apps. I just saw a video of some games developed by ubi soft..... one word amazing