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Good: Fantastic Super AMOLED screen.
Bad: Laggy after 6 months of use.
Comment: Good phone, but it takes a while to understand some of the more complex features included. I have had the phone since July '10 and is continually getting slower and not as quick to respond compared to when I first purchased it. Very good looking though, slim, and not just another iPhone-lookalike. Glad I bought it, just wish it was as good as when I first got it.
Good: Fast, Great screen, Fantastic Build quality
Bad: Bada OS is not quite up to scatch yet
Comment: CNET's review pretty much sums this phone up nicely but hasn't properly covered some aspects of the phone. For instance, widgets and apps are both downloadable features and you can't base the whole phone on these because the whole OS is new.
Battery life is absolutely fine, it upsets me a little that someone has given it 0.5 stars because they don't know how long a battery should last under certain conditions.
From my phone, with Wi-Fi on wherever possible, phone calls, texts, internet and using a few apps, and constantly have my EXCHANGE email account syncing, I get just over a day of use. This is perfectly normal for any phone with as many features as this one, I'm sure I could make it past 10pm with GPS on too!! Never forget the phone has a 1Ghz processor, either, which is mind-bogglingly fast for a phone of this caliber.
The camera is much, much better than CNET suggest. It's 5MP but has a pretty decent sensor, and images come out sharp when you set it up correctly.
HD video recording is fantastic - it's clear, bright, sharp and best of all 720p. The recorded sound quality is above average, but is everything to be expected of a phone microphone.
The external speaker on the phone is of high quality. As with nearly every other phone on the market it's a pretty tinny sound, but even when turned up (it gets very loud may I add), it doesn't really distort and the sound is very clear.
The build quality especially for the price range of the phone is fantastic, with the brushed aluminium case and a solid feel I have confidence holding the phone knowing that giving it a little squeeze won't produce any plastic-y creaking or cracking noises.
Samsung's SuperAMOLED screen is an absolute treat. At 800 x 480 resolution, with deep blacks and bright colours, it's a pleasure to use and makes web browsing even better. Images and videos come up crisp and playing games on the thing is trumps!
I will note that this phone can capture screenshots, if you hold the lock and home button simultaneously.
GPS is awesome, with A-GPS functionality too. Haven't used it much myself but it's accurate and quick. It does take a while to get signal in the first place though.
Overall, I only dropped 0.5 stars because of the OS, but this is getting improved all the time and a new version of the firmware for it is already out (1.0 > 1.2 Bada).
Good: Camera, Sound Quality, Speaker Volume, Screen
Bad: Not Android
Comment: this phone is amazing, the hardware is great ie. it is just the right size, amazing case. But for some reason samsung put bada on there, it might have some advantages (like it is a lot smoother than android) but still android will be WAYYY better and will run prettey smooth with this kind of hardware under the hood, even windows phone 7 will be better, this is a big hiccup for samsung. I still love it and would recommend it, but keep in mind this is not android but is still pretty good.
Comment: I don't have it...
But does it have apps ? because i don't no weather to it or not, im choosing at the moment tho between different phone! Hep!
Good: amoled screen,touchscreen
Comment: realy a smartphone
Good: Super AMOLED screen/bright/ thin phone / / Good baterry life for a change
Bad: So far so good / not bad at all/ Please dont compare it with a PC/ LAPTOP
Comment: Not bad at all. Very impressive little phone as I compare with Galaxy S I also own. My girl has also The Iphone4, which gives me background to talk about the Wave so I can tell from experience. Battery lasts for a week on standby mode. If charging for example Sunday evening and with usage such as making average 6 â€“ 10 phone calls a day; 5 texts, receiving 5-7 short calls a day (3-6 minutes average) Please bare in mind every person use the phone on a different ways so this is my personal use sample for this pone. I do turn my phone off before going to bed as I had drunks calling me before overnight looking for Jeff, Suzan, Bill, Abiduhâ€¦.you name it. I have two tel lines. In general the Wave is a brilliant phone, and comes with a Super AMOLED screen is bright and more visible in sunlight , it is Fast, responsive touchscreen ,Multi-touch ,Live homescreen widgets ,Support for multiple;email accounts ,Fast processor HD video recording Good camera for still scenes Solid-feeling metal case 802.11n Wi-Fi, HSDPA and GPS connectivity and much more which I am about to find out as soon as I eat the manual inside out. I personally donâ€™t use loads of applications. Use a few such as train/tube update-TFL/ Sometimes Ebay/ For weather I use my window early morning before leaving home. Please donâ€™t compare the Wave with a PC. If you want more from a phone stop winging and buy the Galaxy S or the Iphone4 and carry both with you all day (sad I know sorry ) . My case is diferent as I have to call USA, Australia and Italy every week so I do use two networks. Samsung does have a two SIM cards phone but is very basic. Anyway. I believe you will not regreat. I donâ€™t work for Samsung and never liked the Tocco Ultra rubbish and other samsung phones. These tweo are the top in my opinion. I hope this helps. All the best .
Good: Great slick design with awsome display
Comment: Great phone, packed with features and looks good anytime, anywhere!
Good: Sexy looking phone with a fantastic screen
Bad: Lack of Samsung Apps
Comment: A sturdy phone, resolution is outstanding and so is the video recorder, the camera is good, clear and bright too. Limited apps so far but it's early days I hope.
The browser is good, it loads pages quickly and you are able to use multi-touch unlike many other phones. Switching aspect (portrait to landscape or vice versa) is also quick thanks to the on-board motion sensor, and dragging the page around the screen is smooth. You may also have multiple pages open and setting up bookmarks for quick browsing is a breeze.
The Samsung Wave truly is a great piece of hardware; the best Samsungâ€™s ever offered the smartphone market.
Good: build quality; feel
Bad: Without doubt, and by a country mile, the battery life. Truly appalling!
Comment: Liked your review, but you missed out on a very important aspect that is at the heart of all mobile phone (smartphone) decision making; battery life.
Lord only knows what uses up the battery, but it certainly isn't use! From a fully charged position at the start of the day, I found that the battery had fully drained by 10pm. I used the phone once, and recieved one text. Tried using the company's code "reset" which was frankly useless. Given the company's expertise in the hardward department, you would have thought that they would have made a better effort.
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