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Samsung S8500 Wave

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Key Features

  • Bada
  • Performance

  • Display

  • Camera

  • Battery

  • 2 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio

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Samsung S8500 Wave Specifications


Brand Samsung
Model S8500 Wave
Operating System Bada
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card


1 GHz, Chipset: Cortex A8
PowerVR SGX 540


Internal Memory
2 GB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB


Screen Size
3.3 inches
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density (sharpness)
283 ppi
Display Type


Main Camera
5 MP, Auto focus, Digital image stabilization
Digital Zoom
Camera Features Effects, Multi Shot
Video Recording
1280x720 @ 30, Recording Formats: 3GP
Front Camera
0.3 MP


1500 mAH, Li-ion
Up to 15.83(2G) / Up to 7(3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 650(2G) /Up to 570(3G)


Class 10, 32 - 48 kbps
Class 10, 236.8 kbps
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot
v3, A2DP
with A-GPS
USB Connectivity


Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen
118 grams
118 x 56 x 10.90 mm


Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
Java MIDP 2.0
Phone Book
SMS Threaded View
Email Push e-mail
Other Features Smart unlock, Vibration, Digital compass, Google Maps 3.0, Organizer, Voice memo, T9


FM Radio
Music Formats: Music Formats : MP3, WMA, WAV, eAAC+ with Loudspeaker and DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine), Music Play Time : Up to 35 hours

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63 Expert Reviews for Samsung S8500 Wave

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  • Samsung S8500 Wave review: Hello, world!
    GSMArena team
    01 Jun 2010 | gsmarena

    Smartphone for the masses or feature phone of the future? Samsung would gladly have it either way. The question rather is, will the Bada OS keep up the pace of its debut device. We’ve been following the new smart platform since its first public appearance. It’s not a particularly hard one to follow anyway, with a single phone announced so far and potential successors of the Samsung S8500 Wave only a whisper of a rumor. It will certainly take ...

    Verdict: The Samsung S8500 Wave is the first phone to run a brand new OS and this may look great on its resume but isnÂ’t what makes it worthwhile. The potential is all there and the UI user-friendliness is at its peak so even if Bada OS never takes off, t...

  • Samsung Wave review: Super AMOLED screen skills
    Ben Sillis
    31 May 2010 | electricpig

    The Samsung Wave is a big first for Samsung, but not just because it`s the phone that marks the debut of Bada u2013 it`s also the first phone on the market to uses Samsung`s brand new Super AMOLED screen tech, which promised deep rich colours, and just as......

    Pros: Beautiful and responsive

    Cons: Perhaps too small for a modern smarpthone

    Verdict: Super AMOLED has a huge future in phones - and you can have it right now in the Wave...

  • Samsung Wave
    Prasad Naik
    09 Jul 2013 | techtree

    A high resolution Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, HD video playback, Bada OS; the Samsung Wave has the kind of specifications list that will strike fear in the heart of competition and leave the consumers drooling. And if that wasn`t enough Samsung has dared to price the phone very competitively. But is it really good? We decided to find out. BundleSamsung WaveBattery (1500 mAh Li-Ion)ChargerSte...

    Pros: Excellent design, build and finish, stunning display, smooth interface, good quality camera, 720p video recording, HD video playback (including MKV), superb audio quality, multitasking support, terrific value for money

    Cons: Clumsy web browser interface, no lens cover, no ambient light adjustment, too few apps on the Samsung store as of now

    Verdict: A high resolution Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, HD video playback, Bada OS; the Samsung Wave has the kind of specifications list that will strike fear in the heart of competition and leave the con...

  • Samsung Wave S8500 review
    Myriam Joire
    | engadget

    The WebKit-based Dolphin web browser is one of the best we\'ve used on a feature phone; it was able to render the Engadget site without drama (something some smartphones still struggle with). Scrolling is snappy and pinch-to-zoom works as advertised. There\'s no Flash support, however. Update: There\'s support for Flash 9, but it\'s disabled by default. The email client handles Gmail (and other providers) via POP3, IMAP4, and Exchange ActiveSync ...

  • Samsung Wave (S8500)
    Maxim Antonenko
    31 Jul 2010 | mobile-review

    The term “smartphone” has long been attached to the Android OS. It’s meant that many have perhaps classed the device as a business tool or a high cost handset. Now, with Android appearing in a wider range ofdevices in various shapes and sizes, we’re seeing cheaper handsets on the market.  Sometimes, especially in tablet form, Android can find its’ way into cheap handsets that fail to perform and perhaps give a ...

    Verdict: Secondly, it is a model for the mass market. What is an average phone user`s take on smartphones? Such people look for a phone, not a computer of any sort, where you can or at times even have to install additional software (hello Windows Mobile). In....

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  • Samsung Wave S8500
    28 Feb 2011

    Best Features: battery

    Pros: battt, prossesor,screen....

    Cons: applications

    Overall: Super phone, i hade different once with android and they where nice, bud........ the battery is really a big dissaster compared with the wave 8500!!!! Nothing comes near it! not one, even the Galaxy S! the only thing is the aplications are not suffitionede enough compared with android! My phone last more then a week without reloading with use of phone bluetooth and wifi!!!! Top

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