Oli, 14 Jun 2010Hey Zam,that's a really great deal..! Is the car charger/extra hp available for any1 purchasin... moreyes..i think they'll give the car charger to any1 who purchased the phone..some sort of promo i think..but i did ask for free gifts, then he mentioned bout the car charger..
yes it comes with a leather case, but i honestly feel that i'm not gonna use it..coz the case is new,it's quite tight,not that easy to put the phone in & out of the case..besides, i just like the feeling of having it in my pocket..hehe..w'out the case tho..
mm..so far so damn good..i hv to say this again & again eventho many had said it..THE SCREEN IS AWESOME!!..even my colleagues were amazed at it..the features is definitely far far away more advanced than my s8000 (Jet)..i'd set up my e-mail account seamlessly..but i'm not so into social hub..well..maybe not before i hv my wave..
i surveyed at low yatt 1st..they're selling it at RM1799 wth same spec (8gig card,navigation,case)..it's a different of RM100 just between 2 buildings separated by a car lane..luckily i did my survey first..go ask around so that u wont regret..
Zam, 14 Jun 2010i just bought this piece of mean machine yesterday at Sg Wang Plaza, KL for RM1699..with it i ... moreHey Zam,that's a really great deal..! Is the car charger/extra hp available for any1 purchasing it? Or is there some other reason u were given it..? I'm also from Malaysia and very interested in buying this phone.. Btw,i also heard that u get a leather case with this phone.. Is that true? How's the phone so far? :)
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010Ok. That clears things a bit. Samsung should have posted 2 gig user memory and 32 gb card supp... moreI think it would be more costly for Samsung to make 2 or 3 different Hardware for particular region. Just think of the S8000 and S8003. They are the same animal. What one eats, the other also eats... Problem solved!!!
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010For the 2 gig version Yes. 400mb of user memory. What Chris is saying is the external Memoey. ... moreOk. That clears things a bit. Samsung should have posted 2 gig user memory and 32 gb card support to all their websites so as not to create confusion. And state it explicitly in their Phils website that Wave has a 1 ghz cpu. All other S8500 websites has that info except in the Philippines. Very curious. The idea of a company trying to cut corners is always at the back of my mind.
Until someone could CONFIRM that Wave Phils version has a 1 ghz cpu, I'll keep piggy bank intact.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010Ok. So let me get this straight, 397mb is the only user memory available across all Wave versi... moreFor the 2 gig version Yes. 400mb of user memory. What Chris is saying is the external Memoey. It appears that if you have a DX firmware, the Max EXTERNAL mem is 8gb. If you do not put in an external card, you only have 400bm to use but the phone's mem is 2 gig. This 2 gig is partitioned as follows: 600mb ROM; 1gb Applications; and 400 mb free. This 400mb is what you see when you connect to PC. I hope I was able to clear you there. (pardon spelling, im using my wave)
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Thanks for the suggesion... I have a question though, does it come with warranty if its bought... moreHi, from expansys it only comes with a 30 day money back warranty. I have had a few samsung fones and I have never had any probs with them. I generally tend to think If they work fine from the start samsung phones are pretty reliable.
One thing that I distaste (im talking for myself) is the zise of the widgets. Nothing stays together in one panel/screen. I hope I can find a widget of a calendar and time in one panel. They are nice though particularly the Buddies now and Daily Briefing...
Video - Excellent in all aspects
Music Player - Nothing gets near it (Rock + Bass Enhancement) WOW!!! And this setting works even with Bluetooth.
All you see in the video and written reviews, they are all there and are true...
It worth the money and most of all, the wait jeje...
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010I think the all Waves now have 2gig internal memory. The memory usage is already explained bel... moreOk. So let me get this straight, 397mb is the only user memory available across all Wave versions. But in Samsung's reply to chris' question, they admitted that there's a variation in memory. It doesn't add up.
And if all Wave can handle 32 gig cards, then why Samsung specified that its only up to 8 gb for Phils version?
Chris, 14 Jun 2010i guess memory and CPU are the same from other countries. Every thing can be controlled throug... moreSo the wait continues... hahaha... You all will enjoy this Model (Phone to be specific jeje), I guarantee...
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010That was quick chris.
Any explanation from Samsung why the memory variation?
Are they tryi... morei guess memory and CPU are the same from other countries. Every thing can be controlled through firmware like the A-GPS support, memory limits, CPU limits.
But one thing is for sure, hardware are still the same, it still have a GPS receiver, only aGPS support was not included..
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010That was quick chris. Any explanation from Samsung why the memory variation? Are they tryi... moreI think the all Waves now have 2gig internal memory. The memory usage is already explained below. All you have to do is get the external memory you want up to 32gb. But make sure that your FW supports that. Im using a 8gb external. My FW supports up to 32Gb.
Chris, 14 Jun 2010yes, it only varies in FW which like you said, not a problem for us (Pinoys) hehehe.. Now i... moreThat is a good decision... A little patience and you'll get your reward... PHP4k less and an 8gb card against what I did, ordering online jejeje este huhuhu...
Chris, 14 Jun 2010From Samsung Philippines
Thank you for mailing us. The specifications on every phone may va... moreThat was quick chris.
Any explanation from Samsung why the memory variation?
Are they trying to say Pinoys need less memory than others? That's absurd. Samsung thought people won't notice.
S8500 UK has 2 gb
S8500 Thailand has 1 gb
S8500 Malaysia has 1 gb
S8500 Philippines has only 397 mb!
If Samsung could explain it to us why the small memory, that there will no performance issues and others. And tell us Wave S8500 Phils version use a 1 ghz cpu with 512 mb ram. I WILL BUY THIS PHONE.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010What you asked Samsung Phils to confirm is whether the Hardware is the same globally. It if is... moreyes, it only varies in FW which like you said, not a problem for us (Pinoys) hehehe..
Now i'll just wait for it to be released here.. I'm tempted to buy the one at greenhills that doesn't have warranty, but i'll just wait for the dealers..
Chris, 14 Jun 2010From Samsung Philippines Thank you for mailing us. The specifications on every phone may va... moreWhat you asked Samsung Phils to confirm is whether the Hardware is the same globally. It if is, then there is nothing to worry. All FWs have English language. It should not be a problem for us (Pinoys).
Chris, 14 Jun 2010From Samsung Philippines Thank you for mailing us. The specifications on every phone may va... moreThat is not a problem. You can use FW of other coutries provided that FW is open. I have a europrean FW and it works here perfectly, I mean all the features... Even the navigation works but there are no Maps of/for the Phils...
From Samsung Philippines
Thank you for mailing us. The specifications on every phone may vary depending on the country which it was released. With regard to your inquiry on 3G capabilities, it was only stated on Singapore's site its HSDPA's speed; which means our model here has HSDPA as well. The main variation is the memory capability. Phones in both country doesn't have AGPS support.
Please refer to the specifications stated on Samsung Philippines website if you are planning to buy your phone here in the Philippines.
also, i've talked to some firmware forums and it is said that the memory limits can be fixed in the FW.