Well I have been using it for two days now and here are some impressions.
1. Battery life is great so far, 2 days and going (normal use). Also I noticed that the OS turns off 3G automatically when you turn on Wi-Fi.
2. The OS is smooth and really fast no lag.
3. Camera and video recording look decent to me. I shoot with an DSLR and I'm used to a much higher IQ but the phone does OK.
4. Web browser is a pleasure to use, perfectly smooth and fast, much better than my Icona tab.
5. Music sound quality is really good. Office tools and email again great, fast and smooth. Played 720p MKVs without a problem right out of the box with no lag.
6. Most of all call quality is great, screen and built quality are excellent. The phone feels light and solid.
1. Samsung Apps needs work. I don't seem to have access to paid apps due to my region. I fail to see a difference between my Euro and German's Euro. Don't get that, but if Sammy doesn't want my money.
2. ChatOn can't register for some reason and No Voip that I found.
3. Navigation compared OviMaps is sad looking.
In short if you need a well built quality phone, something to edit emails and office documents, and a really good media player at a good price I can't see you regretting this phone. I got it cheaper than an Arc S on a two year contract (again where I live). And only two application I ever bought on my Android tablet were an office editing app and a media player that can play MKVs. This phone does it out of the box. If access to a large depository of applications is important and you like to play games than maybe not the best choice. So as always look at your needs and buy accordingly, no device is perfect.
AnonD-31879, 04 Jan 2012Hi Guys, I am planning to take one for my bro... This is for people who are already using t... moreHi dude... please don't buy any samsung wave because these come with bada, not android. 98% of Bada applications are bad & not useful. Go for android or symbian. buying this phone is only wastage of money. Symbian is 100 times better than bada. bada is a totally flop os developed by samsung.
AnonD-31879, 04 Jan 2012Hi Guys, I am planning to take one for my bro... This is for people who are already using t... morebro waveIII will be a best choice for you it has videocalling DNSE gives you superb soundquality and it supports fully hd(hd games n videos).Bada os is best and superb becz am a regular user of bada for 1year no more problems and no virus attacks bada 2.0 is much better,it offers more hd games and usefull apps this year.
The phone would have been a smash hit if samsung has used android for this phone. but they stick to bada. application for bada are not so attractive
I am planning to take one for my bro... This is for people who are already using this phone.
1) How is the camera and music quality
2) Does this support Video calling over 3G network
3) Is HD support available out of the box
Thanks in advance. Good day...
satyam, 02 Jan 2012go for nokia n 701 phone feature apps are good wave 3 is a bada device with very limited appsEvery single app for Bada 1.0,and 1.2 can still work on Bada 2.0, and guess what its still growing!
dipesh, 02 Jan 2012plz suggest me should i buy samsung wave 3 or nokia n701 go for nokia n 701 phone feature apps are good wave 3 is a bada device with very limited apps
AnonD-33554, 24 Dec 2011This phone truelly a beauty.. But it hv ugly hardware and firmware inside.. It will be so perf... moreYou are real dreamer...btw,me too :D :D Give to Wave III Android OS and it will be the best seller.
im planin on buyin this phone....
just wana kno if it has:
3 wts app
4 google maps
AnonD-36182, 30 Dec 2011Well I just ordered one... It was on sale for 250 euro. Compared that to the price of a Sony A... moredude u will be disappointed when it comes to os updates we wave s8500 owners havent got an update since 1 year
AnonD-36393, 01 Jan 2012for older bada devices bada promised to release bada 2.0 updates to be released by october 201... moreif u r wanting an app based smart phone...den phones running on bada os is not ur choice (android is ur choice)....but if u r wanting a high graphics based smart phones...den phones running on bada os is d best...
narciso, 12 Dec 2011it's possible to use skype on this phone????no skype no gtalk bada is worst in terms of apps support.....you will not find popular supported apps for bada devices...bada is a disaster and waste of money!!
chandru, 30 Dec 2011what you feel y u ask samsung bada cheater ah.for older bada devices bada promised to release bada 2.0 updates to be released by october 2011 but it delayed the update and was busy in launching new devices with bada 2.0 OS. till now we are waiting for bada 2.0 update to be relesed....one thing more for low end devices bada promised to release 2.0 update but now they are refusing to release the 2.0 update for these low end devices and offering only value pack in which the UI and look will be of 2.0but still it will remain older bada 1.1 OS....that's why samsung bada is a cheater... after some months you will also be on the same stage where older bada device users are waiting for updates and watching new devices launched with the same new version of bada OS....wish you happy bada experience and supporting apps downloads!!!!
wave user, 29 Dec 2011Buy any android device with closed eyes but please I am requesting you all not to ruin your mo... moredont talk about wave525 ,because it has not cpu proccessor
,so its not real smart phone
i am using wave2 since 8 months and its best,i am using wave2 and galaxy ace both
but galaxy ace is my second sim card
AnonD-20852, 28 Dec 2011Any information on the GPU used?powervr sgx540
Well I just ordered one... It was on sale for 250 euro. Compared that to the price of a Sony Arc S that costs 290 on a two year contract where I live, it's a bargain. I was debating between those two. I'll post my impressions after it arrives. I really hope that the OS doesn't disappoint.