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Samsung S8530 Wave II

Samsung S8530 Wave II
alaScore 87

1202 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1202 reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

size, performance, usability, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S8530 Wave II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S8530 Wave II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Wave II 8530 sim-free unbrandedSamsung Wave II 8530 sim-free unbranded

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S8530 Wave II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung S8530 Wave II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S8530 WAVE II Unlocked QuadBand GSM SmartPhone with 5 MP Camera, GPS, and MicroSD Slot - No Warranty - Ebony GraySamsung S8530 WAVE II Unlocked QuadBand GSM SmartPhone with 5 MP Camera, GPS, and MicroSD Slot - No Warranty - Ebony Gray

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Samsung Wave 2 review

 

Outstanding battery and a great screen, but poor browsing experience

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Wave II - Pocket-lint

 

A solidly decent smart phone though it's not necessarily much cheaper than comparable Androids

Sharp Super-clear LCD screen, Social Hub and social networking widgets, HD video

Can’t add shortcuts to home screens, not much of an advance on the original

The Samsung Wave II is more of a tweak to the original than an overhaul, though that means it’s still a very decent smart phone at a good price. The bigger screen is nice to have but you’ll only want to upgrade from the original if you’re desperate for...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Samsung Wave 2 review

 

The Samsung Wave II comes with a new hardware overhaul

Long battery life ; Great build ; Smashing screen ; Good text entry ; Nice web browser

Understocked app store ; Not enough widgets ; Poor navigation software ; No smart dialling ; Poor linking of Twitter and Facebook contacts

The Samsung Wave II follows up an earlier device of the same name, the original Samsung Wave. The first Wave launched a new operating system on the world, Bada, and we saw it again in the Wave 723.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Wave II GT-S8530

 

New Wave was cool in the 80s. Is Samsung's new Wave II stuck in the past?

Quality build, Decent camera, Excellent video skills

Bada is behind the times, Poor app selection

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Wave II S8530 review

 

The Samsung Wave II S8530 is a Bada OS smartphone with a 3.7in SLCD and a 5Mp camera. Here's our review.

There is no reason why at £244 the Samsung Wave II S8530 shouldn't be top contender for your next mid-range smartphone. Yes, it may not have a widely accepted mobile OS and the benefits that come with it but on its own, the Wave II is a very good...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Mat Smith (recombu.com)

Samsung Wave II Review

 

The original Samsung Wave was the first phone to feature Samsung's own phone system, Bada and their own app store. Now, the Wave II is here, and although it doesn't look that different to its older…

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Griffin (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Wave II review

 

We review the Wave II, a Samsung smartphone that features the Bada operating system

Excellent build quality, clear display

Bada feels dated, lacks support of Android, pricey

The Samsung Wave II feels great in the hand, but it's not enough to stop it from feeling a little dated in a world filled with cheaper Android handsets that offer more functionality

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung Wave II

 

Nearly every recent touchscreen handset that we've seen has featured Android, so the affordable Samsung Wave II makes a pleasant change. This device runs Samsung's own Bada operating system – read on to find out if it has what it takes to beat more...

The Samsung Wave II is a decent feature phone. Sure, it can't match the best smartphones for apps, but it doesn't try to. If you just want a simple touchscreen handset for texts, calls and browsing the web, the decent screen and battery life make it...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Chris (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Samsung Wave 2 Review

 

This is quite a rarity these days, a Samsung phone that doesn't have the Galaxy brand name. The Samsung Wave 2 is the successor to the relatively popular Wave from last year. It has a few really nice improvements that are evident from the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

The target market I think is anyone looking for a simple, lovely to use phone without the heavy contract costs every month and for those who don’t like other platforms.

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):500 / 6 / 600
Standby time (3G):500
Talk time (2G):13 / 13.3 / 6
Talk time (3G):6 / 600

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Art, Negative film, Sepia / black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Pastel, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 720 x 480
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Underwater
Zoom capability:4 / Y / Yes

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.39 / 0.391

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Pink / Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:9.4 / 94
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:TFT
External display:N / No
Touch screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio:Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, GSM, HSDPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Other features

Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Operating Frequency:850 / 2100
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
User memory:2048
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Dolfin 2.0\n- Picsel Document Viewer / Dolfin 2.0

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: No
Direct printing: Yes
Operating system installed:Bada / bada OS 1.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Bada / bada OS 1.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:2000 / 2048
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Display:TFT
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900

Video

Video call:No / Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18 / 11.8
Height :12.4 / 123.9
Weight:135
Width:5.98 / 59.8