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Samsung S8600 Wave 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 reviews of Samsung S8600 Wave 3. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The durability and size also get good views. Many are negative about the apps, while reviews are divided on the reliability.

screen, size, durability, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S8600 Wave 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung S8600 Wave 3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung S8600 Wave 3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Samsung Wave 3 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Samsung is still developing its own Bada platform, despite enjoying runaway success with its Android smartphones. Leading the charge for Bada 2.0 is the

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Samsung Wave 3 review


Is Samsung riding the crest of a wave with its latest Bada smartphone?

Large, high quality screen ; Impressive processor speed ; Easy text input ; Good quality sound output ; Great hardware design

No NFC support ; Problems with Flash ; App store still needs work ; Short on widgets ; Needs bigger battery

Samsung has become a dab hand at smartphones, with several operating systems on the go. It's a key player in the Android world, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2 stealing plaudits all round, and the Nexus looking set to be a really popular buy too.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Baker (

Samsung Wave III Review


Emailing and social networking is well taken care of by the Samsung Wave III, but the lack of apps disappoints

Fabulous high-res display; great Social Hub; excellent keyboard and touch-screen

Can’t place widgets and icons exactly as you want; dearth of bada apps

Samsung has got the hardware right on the Samsung Wave III – it has a good-looking metallic chassis with a hinged back cover, a bright and clear Super AMOLED display and one of the best touchscreens we’ve seen. But as you know by now, a smartphone’s...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (

Samsung Wave 3 review -


Excellent Social Hub, brilliant high-res screen, great touch-screen and keyboard

Very few bada apps, restrictions on how to place icons and widgets

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung S8600 Wave 3 preview: Exclusive first look


Samsung's top Bada phone has reached the third iteration - the S8600 Wave 3 maintains the slim, metal body tradition of its predecessors and goes back to SuperAMOLED (four whole inches of it). Bada OS itself has made the jump to a new major version and...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Karan Shah (

Samsung Wave 3 Review


We first got a view of Bada 2.0 on the Samsung Wave Y Young that definitely was one of the best phones in that price tag. Now, Samsung's Wave 3 ups the game with the addition of a Super AMOLED screen and some more goodies. But, it's also upped the...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Karan Shah (

Samsung Wave 3 Review - Tech2


We first got a view of Bada 2.0 on the Samsung Wave Y Young that definitely was one of the best phones in ...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Nikhil Pradhan (

Samsung Wave 3 S8600


The Samsung Wave 3 is the best Bada OS phone in the market, but is that really saying much?

Great Display,Stylish, Well-Built & Slim,Very Good Battery Life,Good Audio & Video Playback,Very Good Camera

Intermittent Slow-Downs & Crashes,Anorexic App Store,Average Browser,Limited Smart Dialing


Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Phone Arena (

Samsung Wave 3 Review


Distinct brushed metal design, Ingenuous sliding chassis allows easy microSD and SIM card swaps, Prettified bada 2.0 runs flawlessly on the 1.4GHz processor

Pricey for a bada handset, Lousy pictures and video capture indoors, Only a modest upgrade from its predecessor Wave 2

The new flagship bada OS handset Samsung Wave 3 is thin, fairly light, and made of quality materials. When you look at its brushed metal shell, it looks diligently crafted, and, to top it off, it even has some unique chassis features like a sliding...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Wave 3 Preview


The latest grandmaster of Samsung's bada OS dropped by the office to say hi in the form of a prototype preview unit, and the first impression it brought was that of a pretty solid device. Unlike the original Wave, though, which was the first smartphone...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400 / 490
Standby time (3G):430
Talk time (2G):10.4 / 13
Talk time (3G):8.3
Video call time:3.3

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Grey, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent


Body SAR (EU):0.367
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.834
Head SAR category (EU):C
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.834


Colour of product:Black / Grey
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9


Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, H.263, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Embedded games:5
FM Transmitter: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Standby time:490
Talk Time:13.3
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Bada
Operating System Version:2.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:1.4


Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Bada
Operating System Version:2.0
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:3000 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:2 / 3
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.6
Weight:122 / 127