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Samsung Wave 723

alaTest has collected and analyzed 709 reviews of Samsung Wave 723. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and camera. The price and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the reception. Comments are divided on the apps.

size, performance, price, camera, usability

reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Wave 723 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Wave 723

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung Wave 723 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design, whereas many are critical about the performance.

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performance

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Wave 723 Bada Sim Free Mobile PhoneSamsung Wave 723 Bada Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Wave 723 review - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Wave 723 works well enough, but you can get much more joy for your money elsewhere

Great build quality, responsive screen, good level of connectivity for an affordable phone, camera pretty good

Some Bada oddities, none of the excitement of being part of a grander system like Android, poor video capture and playback, Samsung Apps can't compete with rival stores

There are a few places where the Samsung Wave 723 lets itself down. Although it is a budget handset, and some compromises can be accepted, it’s the strength of the competition that really leaves the Wave struggling for air. It covers most bases and we...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Samsung Wave 723 review

 

Samsung's second Bada handset demonstrates that less is definitely less

Good user-interface design ; High-quality stills camera ; Nice flip cover ; Responsive screen ; Pocket-friendly size

Small app store ; Not enough on-board widgets ; Poor video camera ; Poor video format support ; Short battery life

The Samsung Wave 723 needs a considerably expanded app store if it is to be a success.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Wave 723

 

A responsive touchscreen and full spread of connectivity options, but the lack of Android disappoints.

Accessible OS ; Bundled with flip case ; Physical camera button

Low-resolution screen ; Limited app support

The metal backplate doesn’t entirely remove the slightly cheap feel of the plastic-bodied phone, either, which is far removed from the dense and compact body of the original Samsung Wave. Before you accuse us of harking back to unfair comparisons,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Samsung Wave 723 Preview

 

The Samsung Wave 723 is a budget Bada phone with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In true Samsung style, the 723's metal body is protected by a lovely leather flip…

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Samsung Wave 723 Review

 

"The Samsung Wave 723 is a budget Bada phone with a 3.2-inch touchscreen with the protection of a leather flip case."

Similar to Android, OVI and iOS, Bada is designed to offer you access to apps via an app store. It's not a huge app store yet but Samsung seems keen on investing more time and money into Bada so we hope developers will follow suit.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (pdareviews.org.uk)

Samsung Wave 723 SmartPhone Review

 

Samsung's initial attempt with their very own OS, Bada, – Samsung Wave - had too many first's to it making it an instant hit among users, thin aluminum chassis, a 1GHZ Hummingbird handset, for the first time ever Super AMOLED screen, were some of the...

The Korean manufacturer has indeed devised a mid-range compelling Bada handset that sure does steal the show in the smartphone market, but is yet to work on some rough edges like its OS, app store, and screen resolution etc. But the question still...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - Wave 723

 

Amid the noise and clamour surrounding the Apple iPhone's iOS and Google Android-based smartphones, Samsung has been quietly trying to may headway with its own mobile operating system called Bada. The Wave 723 is one of ...

There are a lot of mobiles hovering around this price, and the lack of expandability via add-on applications is a real problem. If we were choosing a phone at this price, we'd be tempted to opt for something running Android instead.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Wave 723 Review by 3G.co.uk

 

The handset has a decent set of features and an okay operating

Poor screen, mediocre build quality

While the handset has a decent set of features and an okay operating system, it is up against more competent Android devices that cost less

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung Wave 723 review

 

The Samsung Wave 723 has washed up on UK shores at last, more than six long months after the first handset with Samsung's all new bada operating system arrived – the perfectly pleasant Samsung Wave. As promised, Samsung's taking bada down market...

Keyboard is surprisingly responsive

Looks cheap, best bits of bada stripped out

If you're after a decent, cheap feature phone, this isn't it

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (mobilephonereviews.org)

Samsung Wave 723

 

The Samsung Wave 723 is the second phone using Samsung's own Bada operating system. It is capable phone with a lower price tag. But with cheap Android phones entering the fray, it stands at a disadvantage.

The Samsung phone has built-in WiFi and HSDPA on 3G networks for connectivity. You can set it up as a WiFi access point too. Unfortunately the chip powering it does not have enough speed to surf fast, open menus and the search boxes. But the...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):700 / 750
Standby time (3G):630
Talk time (2G):14.3 / 15.3
Talk time (3G):6.8 / 6.83
Video call time:3.1 / 3.16

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Custom modes

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.965

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:100
Maximum memory card size:16

Messaging

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

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / 3G, GSM, HSDPA
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Headphone outputs:1
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1300
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Headset included: Yes
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Bada
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
SyncML: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
TV-Out : No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Standby time (2G):750
Standby time (3G):630
Talk time (2G):15.3
Talk time (3G):6.8

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Bada
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Internal Memory:100
Maximum memory card size:16
USB mass storage: Yes

Technical Details

3G: Yes
Colour of product:Grey
Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18
Height :10.9
Weight:100 / 99.5
Width:5.39