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Samsung Wave Y

Samsung Wave Y
alaScore 82

251 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 reviews of Samsung Wave Y. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

size, performance, usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Wave Y is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Wave Y Young Review

 

Samsung's other set of smartphones, the ones running on their Bada operating system have been under the radar off late, with the runaway success of their smartphones running on Google's Android operating system. The Bada operating system started off...

The Samsung Wave Y Young is priced at Rs. 7,150. At this price tag, it directly competes with the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Spice Mi-350n. In terms of specs alone, the Spice Mi-350n might provide more bang for your buck, with a better camera and a...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Wave Y Young Review - Tech2

 

Samsung's other set of smartphones, the ones running on their Bada operating system have been under the radar off late, with the runaway success of

The Samsung Wave Y Young is priced at Rs. 7,150. At this price tag, it directly competes with the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Spice Mi-350n . In terms of specs alone, the Spice Mi-350n might provide more bang for your buck, with a better camera and a...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Wave Y review: Young blood

 

The latest midrange offering from Samsung features the ever familiar Andr...wait-what you mean, it's not Android? But it looks exactly like Android! Well, it seems things just took a more interesting turn. The Samsung S5380 Wave Y runs the latest...

3.2" HVGA capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels) ; Bada OS 2.0 with Samsung Apps ; 832 MHz single-core CPU ; Quad-band GSM support with dual-band HSPA ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct support, Wi-Fi tethering ; Built-in GPS receiver...

Bada OS has limited number of available applications ; Fixed focus 2 MP camera, no flash ; No screen haptics ; No proper Smart Dialling ; SatNav software only a 30-day trial ; Poor loudspeaker performance

It seems the Bada OS is pushed to the sidelines, what with Android and iOS combining for almost half of the devices sold last year. What's interesting is that Samsung themselves have accounted for a large portion of those Android sales. Does this mean...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Wave Y Review

 

The Samsung Wave Y may not be high on the most wanted smartphones list as an entry level phone with the company's own bada mobile OS, since it has to fight with its Galaxy Y Android counterpart for attention. Given that bada has way less apps in its...

Sturdy design with a nice back cover finish ; Zippy, good-looking interface behavior ; Good call quality and loudspeaker

Video capture is pretty useless ; Embedded YouTube videos don't show in the browser

The Samsung Wave Y is a pleasant handset all-around, with no major flaws to really pick at. It sports a comfortable and sturdy design, made handsome by the faux brushed aluminum back, and has a bright display with above average for the category pixel...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Wave Y

 

The Samsung Wave Y S5380 Mobile Handset is a sleek, stylish and lightweight mobile handset targeted towards the mid range consumer. The phone supports a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels display resolution. It supports...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: UnleashTheBlogger (zomgitscj.com)

Samsung Wave Y Review

 

The Samsung Wave Y isnt very high on my list of recommended entry level phones. For one thing it runs bada, and for the same price you could get it's Galaxy Y...

Fast quick UI ; Good build quality

Video recording is kinda useles ; No flash support means no YouTube videos in the browser ; Very few apps

I’d buy the Galaxy Y instead.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Pallab (nothingwired.com)

Samsung Wave Y Young Review: Try something new

 

Introduction Samsung's third line of smartphones called Wave, run on the company's own Bada OS, has been hugely overshadowed really in front of the insanely popular Android powered Galaxy series of phones. But…

Stable platform, battery life, tough body, sound quality

Limited footprint with very limited app access, camera package, browsing experience

It is a difficult decision to recommend this phone with its very limited footprint. You have the cannibal Android-powered Galaxy Y breathing down its neck, and also from some competitors. Let’s quickly list down what we’ve found out –

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):610
Standby time (3G):390 / 440
Talk time (2G):13.1
Talk time (3G):2.5 / 4.6 / 5.3
Video call time:2.5

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: No
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y
Digital Zoom:1.4
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera:N / No
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.797

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.13 / 81.3
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch technology:Dual-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio:Y / Yes
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader:Y
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating:Y
Standby time:610
Talk Time:12.6
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Bada
Operating System Version:2.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Proximity sensor: Yes
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.832 / 0.834

Software

Operating system installed:Bada
Operating System Version:2.0
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:150 / 160
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Video

Video call:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.23 / 12.3
Height :11 / 110
Weight:103.8 / 104 / 104.8
Width:5.79 / 5.8 / 57.9