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Samsung Wave review | Introduction

Published on: Monday, December 13th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Wave review

N ow that many phone specifications have become standard, we go a step further, and the importance of a good operating system becomes more and more evident. On the one hand, this is for recognition and ease of use, and on the other hand, functionality and available content. The arrival of the iPhone put a lot of cell phone applications on the map. Without the possibility of downloading and installing applications, a smartphone becomes less attractive. The incredible progression of the Google Android operating system has also contributed to the competition, as Google, Android and Apple’s OS have filled the market with accompanying applications. Now, Samsung Mobile is also presenting a standard operating system, Samsung Bada. That may be important for its own identity, but the question is if it is possible to compete with the existing mobile operating systems. Especially in terms of content accumulation and making the operating system attractive for developers. This makes us curious about the functions and features of the Samsung Bada operating system.

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 smartphone review

Samsung Wave GT-S8500 smartphone review

 

Samsung Wave retail package

Samsung Wave retail package

First impression of the Samsung Wave

The Samsung Wave is presented in a hard packaging with a picture of the phone itself on it. As soon as you open the packaging, you see the Samsung Wave S5800. The phone looks neat at first glance. The front is sleek with a set of three keys on the bottom, of which two (to dial and to hang up) have been neatly integrated into the design. The back is completely sleek with a blue/grey tint. Besides the Samsung Wave, the packaging also includes a charger, a data cable, a head set, an instructions manual and a software CD. It is a good first impression of a smartphone that is comfortable to handle and has a convenient format.

Samsung Wave review

Samsung Wave review

Samsung Wave phone menu

Samsung, of course, has created a different menu for the new Bada operating system. The Samsung Wave’s menu is fairly simple and clear. When the screen is locked, it can be unlocked by moving the screen downwards. Then you will see a set of three start screens. These start screens can be filled with the Widgets provided. Some Widgets are just links, while others are actual applications that run on the start screen. On the bottom of each start screen there are quick links to choose a number, to go to a contact or to the message list.

 

Samsung Wave S8500

Samsung Wave S8500

Samsung Wave ear phones

Samsung Wave ear phones

Samsung Wave USB cable

Samsung Wave USB cable

 
 
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