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Good: Bright vivid screen and takes excellent stills/video
Bad: Does not support Flash and cannot download alternative - I was hoping to watch World Cup streams
Comment: After 4 days my view point is so far flatters to deceive. Yes the Super Amoled Screen is brilliant, Yes it takes fantastic photo's and videos - the sound quality is brilliant but would you really pay £300+ for a phone that doesn't support Adobe Flash? The Wave also does not support Fring or Sopcast. I'm hoping with time Samsung will improve on the first wave (geddit?) of their new phone otherwise it will be the first and last Samsung I get (admitedly this is a free upgrade). A lack of clear instructions on how the phone works is also a negative. Still, if it's bright colours and a beauty in your hand that you crave then this is the phone for you. It is impossible not to be impressed by the sleek design that seems to have been crafted to the contours of your hand and for this reason I'll keep the upgrade - but only just.
Good: the phone offers great features.
Bad: the touchscreen is not fantastic.
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