My phone has just updated firmware through Kies and have not noticed any difference at all, was hoping for some new tricks but thus far zip.
Dear WAVE II users (Especially from India),
There is a change in the wave 2 market in last 7 days irrespective of the ongoing budget scenario:
1) I am from Gujarat where the cellulars are usually costlier than most other parts in India. 8 days ago, wave 2 was costing over 17.5k all over the state.
But all of a sudden the prices have fallen below the 16.5k mark all over.
now this may be due to the launch of galaxy sl 9003, which some fear may become a wave 2 killer in the Indian market
but this may also trigger the war between our wave 2 and the relatively new samsung ace costing around 15.5k as the wave 2 beats it fare and square
so this might be the least possible figure of the dropped wave 2 price!!!
also follow the link to check at what price is the galaxy offered in India (it's the same tag as, when the wave 2 was launched in India)
Your comments/ observation in your regions:
2) if you visit the following link, you would see that samsung is launching the new galaxy sl with the 4 Gb option and not the 8 Gb/ 16 Gb alternatives any sooner as may be the case world over
and effectively samsung is giving our wave 2 with the equivalent memory option (2 Gb internal memory + 2 Gb memory card free)!!!
So we can hope that the killer thing will not become a one sided war!!!
3) If you visit the following link, you will see that the wave 2 is also offered in a brilliant Platinum-Silver colour in Germany (Some countries even get a pink colour option)
if you visit the following link, you would see that same is offered even in India but not officially (I really don't trust online shopping in case of any electronic item)!!!
(Also interesting to check the offered price)
but on enquiring with samsung dealers in various cities in Gujarat, i only got a negative response!!!
is it available in any other region officially???
Friends, I really hope to get a flooded response from your side and may this interaction become an interesting one!!!
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2011still wave one is the noumber one in gsm arena....super amoled easily beat slcd......wave rocks..can we read pdf files with big sizes in this phone...
Amit, 01 Mar 2011NEED HELP URGENTLY (3G issue)
Guys...anyone here using 3G services (especially data service... moreI ve not used it, but if u see a demo of Wave II, user browses internet with 3g flashing on screen (just where sign of network is) and personally i found it very fast as compared to this idiotic 2g.. So problem might be with docomo, Vodafone has already launched 3g, m about to use it. I will surely post my reviews...
recently bought my handset a month ago and it was great. everything is good except for the browser.
i have recently updated my firmware version to bada 1.2 s8530dxka1..
i haven't noticed any difference it took me 1 hour just to update it. i used a computer with windows xp service pack 2 os. i heard that the phone will crash if you use windows 7 64 bit to update your phone.
i also want to know if you have that software update on your phone because mine doesn't have it.
i noticed that the battery drains faster compared before.
i'm from the philippines, pls share your experinces if you have updated your phone to latest firmware
hi guys ,its been a week now usin this unit ,great is 1 word that comes to mind ,hats off to samsung ,eyes closed go for it
Amit, 28 Feb 2011Rite buddy.
WAVE 8530 vs GALAXY I9003:
pros: Android. Even bigger screen (4 inch). 1... moreI agree to your point, each has its own pros n cons. the bigger battery of the galaxy SL is probably to support the bigger SLCD.
Also, i belive Wave II is the only handset in the market which has it's own unique n stylist look and built quality. I mean look at all the HTC's have a similar look or look at other Samsung touch screens' n smartphones they look from the same family with similar keys and plastic body.
Guys, i had a Query regarding the CPU Usage.
Whenever i check the CPU Usage, i notice that it is not stable. It keeps fluctuating. It has gone max till 30 % Generally, it keeps on increasing and decreasing between 1% & 25%. No other Applications are also running at this time. Is this Normal ? Wave II Users please comment.
Adel, 01 Mar 20112 days is normal for a smart Phone like Wave2, So begine to get use to it :Dyaaa...rite....its a major mental-block for all those users aho are using a smart-phone fr the 1st time...specially if migrating from the damn-old S40 or S60 Symbians.....they expect all the same battery backup...although they will play music 10 more times...or surf net..or paly videos over the new smartphone...but they need n expect the same 'long' battery backup :D
Do one thing....treat ur smartphone as a not-so-smartphone...dont play videos..dont surf net..dont play 3D games...play a bit lesser music...u all the handsome hunks and beutiful ladies..u all will get the same desirable 'loooonggg' battery backup :)
NEED HELP URGENTLY (3G issue)
Guys...anyone here using 3G services (especially data service) using the WAVE 8530 ..in India?
I tried with TATA DOCOMO's 3G subscription...and facing problems....video calling is OK...but not getting the 3G data...all I getting when browsing is 2G data in 2G speed....I am fighting with the Customer Care people for last 20 days...but still no solution!
Now I am afraid that is my handset or rather the WAVE 8530 is capable of 3G services or not!! (im talking bout the frequency issue) ...or may be particularly my handset is the faulty one.
Guys...if u have used 3G from ur WAVE 8530...then plz help me..plz do post ur comments here...
AnonD-2739, 01 Mar 2011ya even i face the same problems, but the samsung browser is nicer, than operabro its wrkng now thanks
hi, can anybody teach me step by step how to enter or use the handwriting recognition function? thanks
have you updated to the latest version of bada 1.2?
is there any improvements?
hi guys, have you updated to the latest firmware of bada 1.2? i've updated mine yesterday (dxka1)
did you notice any difference?
i just notice that the camera quality seems to degrade a bit