Samsung Wave S8500 Reviews and Deals

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8.3 out of 10 based on 521 reviews.
Samsung Wave S8500: Smartphone with 5MP camera, Touchscreen and 480 x 800 display. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Text and Web User

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
After years of using a basic mobile phone, this is the first phone I have owned with email/web/MMS and am having great fun discovering new bits on it. I have at last discovered Bluetooth! It also connected very easily with my pc router using the WiFi option.
I find the display screen and the scrolling much better than on a relative's similar mobile.
Bad points:
Battery runs down fairly quickly. The User Manual is too small - I could not read some of the print so had to download a version onto my pc
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Mar 2011

Dave, Bristol Basic text and chat user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
simple easy to use phone.
Bad points:
Battery life is good, but tend to run low after making calls.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good camera
Bad points:
battery life seems short
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2011

damion, barnsley Basic text and chat user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the slim design, the hd screen picture quality, the sound its a very good phone, so easy to use.
Bad points:
so fare none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2011

Claire, Sutton Music and entertainment lover

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
You can access socialisinget networks quick and the screen for messaging is handy as you can see the whole conversation.
Bad points:
It doesn't give you notifications for Facebook!! The keyboard on the screen is titchy and I constantly am pressing the other keys around the word I actually want! Half of the stuff on the phone (apps etc.) you have to pay for even though I am on a really expensive contract!! Scrolling on the phone is rubbish as the touch screen is really sensitive - I have tried to change this but it still isn't brilliant.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 3.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Music and entertainment lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
slim and compact , very eye catching nice phone
Bad points:
music player speakers are below standards and sound quality is not that good.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2011

Karina, Stafford Basic text and chat user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The touch screen is really simple to use which is something i was worried about as ive always had keypad phones.
Its very stylish and sexy to the touch.
The screen is colourful and well focused.
The camera is really good and alot better than most phones ive had.
Bad points:
As yet i haven't really come across anything bad to say about my new phone.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2011

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Product Features

Operating system Bada
Screen size (Inches) 3.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections USB
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Flash
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 480
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 800
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 15
Stand-by time (Days) 25.0
Depth in cm 1.09
Height in cm 11.8
Width in cm 5.6
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 116
EDGE Yes
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2010-04-28

Also known as: Samsung S8500, Samsung Wave GT-S8500

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Manufacturer's Description

The Samsung Wave is the world’s first SUPER AMOLED mobile phone and will have you seeing images in a whole new light. With super fast navigation and internet browsing, the Wave is truly light years ahead of other mobile phones.

SUPER AMOLED: The Best Ever Viewing Experience
Brighter and less reflective than any other display available, SUPER AMOLED provides you with unmatched luminescence and vivid eye-catching colours.
- Superbly vivid image on 3.3" wide display
- Best outdoor readability
- No motion blurs on video play
- Wider viewing angle
- Longer battery life

Samsung Apps: Abundant & Useful Apps
With Samsung Apps you can continually add exciting new applications and Widgets for a mobile experience that’s expansive, personalised and fun.
- Samsung Apps allows you to download games, news, social networking, health related applications and more
- Fully optimised to make your smartphone smarter

Social Hub: Integrated Messaging
Keep up-to-date with communities in your hands with email, Instant Messaging and SNS. Social Hub integrates contact information from all your online accounts, so you can easily find your contacts and select the best way to communicate. Social Hub’s synchronised calendar lets you manage your schedule by integrating events from all your online accounts in one convenient display.

Internet Browsing
- Dolfin web browser with flash video compatibility
- Multi-touch lets you zoom quickly and easily

HD Video Player & Recorder
- HD player with multi codec support for DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, Real, and WMV
- HD video recording and playback (1280 × 720) @ 30fps

1GHz Processor
- Faster and smoother user interface response
- Simultaneous and seamless applications usage

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