samsung-wave-3-s8600

Elegant touch smart phone (Bada OS 2.0) with 4”WVGA AMOLED display, a Super decent 5 megapixel camera.  Traditional equipment as Wi-Fi Direct and FM radio with recording, extended memory, 1 gigabyte microSD.

Basic parameters:
Construction: solid touch-screen
OS: Bada 2.0 + TouchWiz UI
Processor:1.4 GHz

Frequency: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800/1900 MHz
Dimensions: 126 x 64 x 10 mm;
weight: 125 g
Display: Super AMOLED 480 x 800 pts touch (capacitive), 16 million colour, 4”(101 mm)
Photo: 5 Mpix, LED flash, autofocus, HD video recording (1280 x 720 b., 30 fps)
Front camera: VGA
Total 3.14 gigabytes (2.14 gigabytes system, user 1 gigabyte) + microSD Card (up to 32 gigabytes)
global data transfer: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA (up to 14.4 Mbps), HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps)
local data transfer: Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), DLNA (AllShare)
Music: MP3 player, FM radio (with RDS and recording), 3.5 mm jack
Other 1: Java, minimizing applications, multitasking,
other 2: Document Viewer GPS, GPS, accelerometer,
Battery: Li-Ion 1 500 mAh, EB484659VU
life: up to 8.5 hours talk  / up to 580 hours standby
SAR: 0.834 W / kg (standard 2 W / kg)

Pricing and Availability: already in stores for around € 330
Advantages:
+ Design and construction
+ Super AMOLED screen
+ WiFi Direct
+ Sync by Kies
+ Native support for DivX HD
+ Battery life
Disadvantages:
- Lack of direct contacts sync from Google Account
- Touch ”green” and ”red button”
- MicroSD only replacable after battery removed
- Lack of hardware trigger of camera
- Low number of widgets / applications in the Samsung Apps
- Flash Lite version only

Conclusion

I was very curious about Wave 3. Since I own Samsung Galaxy S I wondered whether I should consider the replacement with this model. The conclusion feelings are mixed. In my case, the biggest minus is reduced number of applications and widgets in comparison with Android.

On the other hand, if I had someone who did not own a smart phone and wants fast and affordable model (price / performance), Wave 3 would certainly be the first choice.