Just spent 20 minutes playing with a Wave (thanks to Nick@ Vodafone Oxford) and have to say, very impressed! 1) Excellent design and ergonomics. 2) Screen is to die for. (Did not try outside.) 3) Samsung have put a lot of effort into the usability of Bada. It almost seems like a polished version of Android. 4) Everything happens instantly, this is a fast phone. The camera is almost like a stand alone. 5) Build quality is excellent - like most Samsung phones. 6) Photo viewer is also well designed, with convenient file upload buttons. 7) Now this may sound minor, but a nice surprise was the browser - pretty much like iPhone Safari, but much quicker - and there is even a Brightness control right there on the screen, no delving through Prefs menus. Nice! Now the downside: Is investing in a Bada OS phone wise with Android proving so popular? Why don't Samsung simply skin Android? There are so many similarities between Bada and Android in this phone that I can only think Samsung are doing this to give their designers somewhere to play without the constraints of Android, but is that fair to consumers who may end up with a sexy but appless phone in a year from now?
Either way, the Wave is a delight to use and if the next iPhone isn't up to much, it is going to be this, the HTC Desire or the new Moto with Xenon announced recently for Europe.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010Hi,
I own samsung wave for a short while and I have a question:
It takes amazing photos in d... moreHi
Since day one all of my handsets was Samsung(except first Ericsson T20)and and all of those with cams had same problem that forced me to try different ways for inside and or under multiple light sources.
currently my old U900 is shooting exceptional pictures compare to other 5MP lads.
just try different AWB,notice:in some places for example Incandescent or Fluorescent necessarily don't give you best light or color quality under respective light sources instead you may find cloudy or daylight AWB more suitable.
i suggest to put Saturation on maximum(which is 2 level)and may find Sharpness and Contrast setting very useful(depend on how much sharpness and contrast u like)Wide Dynamic Range can improve details in Black or dark area of the photos and last but not least is Exposure Level which i enjoyed using it for undeniable high quality pics long time now.
if you have any interest to see how mentioned setting can improve photo quality(inside and out)please inform me.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010My unit is with the Courier (DHL) to be returned to UK. I hope I catch up tomorrow for recall.... moreI remember when i bought my laptop, the first time i've tried to insert the head phone jack, it's so hard, it feels like somethings going to break, and then when i pushed it harder (panget pakinggan hehe), some thing snapped inside, i thought i broke it, but it's not.. I think the metals inside are still, uuhhmm, virgin? And then after breaking something there like a temporary lock or plastic things or a metal thing, the next time i've put a head phone jack, it go through easily, but doesn't have the feeling of loose or something like that..
Pinoy@sg, 07 Jun 2010Ok, please anticipate that it may happen again once you receive the second one. God bless.My unit is with the Courier (DHL) to be returned to UK. I hope I catch up tomorrow for recall. If I do, I will try your suggestions. You all will know (Malalaman ninyo). Thanks once again. It is so nice to have people who help... I hope I can sleep tonight jejeje, i mean, huhuhu...
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010Thanks a lot for the info... I just sent it to DHL. I hope i can still recall the unit tomorro... moreOk, please anticipate that it may happen again once you receive the second one.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010Hey, I had the experience that I can't use the 3.5MM jack. I tried to replace but nobody r... moreThanks a lot for the info... I just sent it to DHL. I hope i can still recall the unit tomorrow. It's 9 PM here... Thank you so much indeed...
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010Hello everbody can you help whitch phone to buy htc desire or sumsung wave s8300
please hel... moreDon't think twice, go for the Wave.
If you want more expensive and want some troubles using the phone under direct sunlight go for the HTC Desire.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010huhuhu... I had to return the wave I ordered from UK. Everything is fine save the 3.5 jack. It... moreHey,
I had the experience that I can't use the 3.5MM jack.
I tried to replace but nobody responded me since I ordered online.
I went to Samsung Mobile for service. At first he, noticed same problem, a minute later. It was all ok.
Just PRESS the jack as hard as you can till the tip touches to the bottom.
He said the hole was so tight since it's new.
Actually it's pay off, the audio quality, bass and loudness are very superior. Plus the music player is great.
Hope it helps.
God bless and enjoy.
Inform us the result.
End, 07 Jun 2010I got mine last week and the headphone jack works well. Very well actually as the sound clarit... moreIt is warranted. My problem is I'm from the Philippines. I have to pay the freight and handling costs huhuhu. It works with a 3-pin headphone. But not with 4-pin. No TV out coz the cable for TV out is 4-pin and can't talk with headphones coz headphones with mic is 4-pin. Lucky you, no problems...
Kai, 07 Jun 2010Guys, I live in Usa..and i really like this phone. I was wondering if i can buy this one at u... moreYou can buy this phone in the US from online stores like NewayCI.com or Plemix.com. This phone won't work with 3G in the US, but it will work will regular GSM on AT&T (only).
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2010huhuhu... I had to return the wave I ordered from UK. Everything is fine save the 3.5 jack. It... moreI got mine last week and the headphone jack works well. Very well actually as the sound clarity is impressive. You should return it and get a new one because it seems that it's defective. That stuff is covered by the warranty
The last mobiles ive owned have had tinny earpieces making conversation uncomfortable however the wave has nice tonal quality with less screech.
I own samsung wave for a short while and I have a question:
It takes amazing photos in daylight, but the indoors quality is terrible. I mean really terrible. Is any of you experiencing this as well?
Hello everbody can you help whitch phone to buy htc desire or sumsung wave s8300
please help thanks alot
I saw somebody who owns a Nexus One buy the new Samsung Wave. He just left his Nexus One beside him on the service counter and TOTALLY focused on his new Samsung Wave. This must show how good the Samsung Wave must be, and I kinda pity the Nexus One
huhuhu... I had to return the wave I ordered from UK. Everything is fine save the 3.5 jack. It doesn't work. No sound from headphones. It cannot detect ear/headphones even that provided in the package by Samsung so Radio doesn't work... Very bad... Anyone experienced that?
the score bouces betwen 8.7 and 8.8 as jealous people vote its down ,,lokk at it this way tho its not even 1.000,000 votes yet its votes are high suggesting that nearly al coming hear are excited at buying it or eagerly witing to get it..
i prefer bada to android at this point in time as ALL the apps are compatible,they have to be? The wave itself is a groundbreaking unit itself & even tho a lot of apps wont work yet they will.Yahoo app,getjar,france 24,etc are not ready yet but its early days & items will be ported & the app store is growing.
Arrive by courier 20 mins ago and now on 8hr charge,wife keeping eye on it? i am off to work but it will be a anxious day waiting to get home to give a try..Up to now the neon luminous green charging indicator is the only image i have in my head, the colour and clarity is ultra super just amazing.