Samsung Wave 3 S8600 Review

(3G Mobile Phone)
Samsung Wave 3 S8600

Excellent (A) 4 reviews 11/2011
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Product specification:
  • Operating System: Bada 2, Bada
  • Internal memory: 3000 MB
  • Megapixel: 5.0 MP
  • Display Size: 4"
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • CPU cores: 1 … more information

Mobile Choice
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3.5 out of 5 stars

With a well-built metallic body and a bright Super AMOLED screen that's one of the best phone touchscreens around, What Mobile say Samsung's Wave 3 has got it covered in the hardware department. However, software is important too, and although the bada OS works a lot like Android, icons aren't as easy to arrange, and it can't compete on apps. The Social Hub is excellent though.

Electric Pig
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Hardwarewise, reviewers at Electric Pig say that the Samsung Wave 3 has a lot going for it. It still sports the same smooth design as its predecessor, but boasts a faster 1.4GHz processor and a Super AMOLED Plus screen. It's even lighter than before and has a roomier four-inch display. However, the fact that it still runs Bada just doesn't strike reviewers as much of a selling point.
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While the Wave 3 is certainly eye-catching with its brilliant Super AMOLED display and generous assortment of smartphone features, CNet feels that it might be hindered by its Bada software. It just makes it seem too much like Android, which leaves reviewers wondering why anyone would consider switching their operating systems then.

Magazine 11/2011
First check: 5 out of 5 points

“Likes: perfect processing; high-quality materials used; simple operation; 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen with very good response time; 1.4GHz processor; UMTS; HSPA+; 802.11n frequency Wi-Fi; Wi-Fi Direct; A-GPS; Bada 2.0; 5 megapixel camera; 3GB internal memory; MicroSD slot. Dislikes: doesn’t record in HD; no NFC.”

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