I am with this phone for about 3 weeks, it is great! now I finally can retire my Iphone 3G, this is much better, the A-GPS works well, it just could be a little be faster, it takes about 2/3 minutes to get the signal, the video calls works great, the difnition screen is spectacular bright and clear, the bada OS works really fast, what I liked is that it is a clear copy of Iphone, which is a very good thing. to be 100%, it only needs more APPs on the Samsung store, then, it will be perfect.
This is an amazing technical achievement from Samsung. I come from Sony Ericsson and then Motorola droid and this is beyond comparison. Camera could be better but it delivers good photos. It feels and works as a premium item for affordable price. Hope the application market grows so to be on Android level.
went to samsung store 2day to get the wave but was told it's not going to enter Indonesia!! any1 knows if I buy it in dubai or singapore (airport) will it have trouble functioning? thx
with jh1 firmware the gps is locking-on in about 15-20 sec in open space
leo hemers, 22 Aug 2010any know a link of site where i can get modern combat sandstorm or n.o.v.a for the wave,,, tri... moreIf ur country have paid applications, then u can purchase it at samsungapps. If paid application not available at ur country, then u need to wait paid applications launch.
omg! this is quite better than apple iphone 4 os huh! and its more cheaper! great samsung! :D
any know a link of site where i can get modern combat sandstorm or n.o.v.a for the wave,,, tried the app store and just sysnot availible in my country, Ireland..??
basically lookin for shooter games..
you dont! buffoon, the menu button is already dedicated on the hardware button @middle.
And the Gps is good enough to navigate if u hv ure country maps preinstald in with it.And i'm sure i will subscribe lifetime licence wen my 30 d trial are expired,Fine navigation giudiance voice it hv
http://www.slashgear.com says :
"The real weakness of the phone(WaveS 8500) is actually the Samsung PC software called Kies, it’s not ready yet, it’s horrible and frustrating. Of the now 200 users reviews of this phone (today is August 13th, 2010) at the German Amazon website, virtually EVERY negative comment or low-star rating revolves around this software, and they’re right(!). "
GUYS I REALY NEED the 'MENU' rather than 'Messages' next to the KEYPAD and CONTACTS! ... how do i get that ? help please! :D
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2010I think you are just simply slow learner.Yes you are right...i am an old man and a bit slow ...what about your wave...?Is it is fine with GPS ?
i like this phone. but i am student, i need projector to my case study.. so im planning to buy samsung galaxy beam projector next month... goodluck waver users...
irvinehooi, 22 Aug 2010@ Kunai Yes, your mentioned alarm clock problem is a known issue in the current firmware (e... moreWhat is the problem with Alarm Clock you guys are talking about? I never heard about it. Please explain...
irvinehooi, 22 Aug 2010@ Wavey
I just know that every time user open and read a message the system will allocate s... more@ irvinehooi
Thanks for the codes. Frankly, I didnot know about these 2 codes. What I have done is posted your query on a few of the Samsung wave forums. If I hear back from any one , I will let you know.
Samsung Service Center seems to be oblivious to such admin menus, or may be they are just not letting the cat out of the bag yet.
After days long internet surfing I finally decided to purchase Samsung WAVE 8500 instead of a Nokia. I got it for Rs 17500 at Cochin. The main attraction was its “decently good” GPS capability and touch screen and the new BADA OS. If you are going to purchase this phone, please rethink again considering the following facts.
1. GPS is almost dead in this phone. After hours long ‘exercise’ finally the GPS receiver locked and indicated that I am now at Colombo. Actually I was in a small town called Thodupuzha in the central part of Kerala State, which about 800 Kms away from Colombo. What a sensitivity!! Even a cheap mobile made by LG is giving excellent results regarding GPS capability.
2. The Kies software which Samsung had given with this phone is not at all user friendly. Even the user’s manual is incomplete and you have to look for details in some ‘WAVE forums’.
3. The BADA OS is not yet time tested and only a very few applications are available in internet.
4. Setting up of email accounts etc are not all easy.
More problems may follow and I shall update you in due course. Anyway think twice before you purchase this toy.