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Published On: Sun, May 13th, 2012

Samsung Wave 3 Review

Though this phone has launched a while ago and is the predecessor of Samsung Wave 2, it is a good choice to explore this Samsung Wave 3 smartphone as there are several amazing features integrated to it than what has added to the previous model. The phone has not only received amazing design just like the earlier model, but has also received some flawless features and specs for the mid-range consumers.

Samsung Wave 3 Design and Display :

The Samsung Wave 3 comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that gives great experience to the users. This display has been taken directly from the last year’s Galaxy S device. The resolution is the same 480 by 800 pixels with 16M colors and comes equipped with wide viewing angles, good colors and plenty of contrast. Still, the device provides cold colors and the PenTile matrix which is a level down to the Super AMOLED Plus display used in the Galaxy S II.

Samsung Wave 3 Price

At the rear of the phone is a solid metal chassis half of which slides up when you push a thin button to reveal the battery. Under the cover placed the SIM card slot and microSD card slot. The phone looks beautiful, especially due to the addition of metal body at the back that perfectly comes in contrast with the front look of the phone. The phone is wide and long, but is very slim with 0.39 inch and weighs 122 grams. Even after using a large metal chassis, the phone is lighter in weight and boasts smooth curves that enables good grip. The right side of the phone sits both power key and lock key whereas; the left side includes volume rocker.

Excluding the looks and materials, this phone includes a high-end bada operating system that makes this phone much powerful and faster than its predecessor. The best in its design is the chassis that comes with trademark brushed metal looks, keeping the flagship design alive. However, the phone could be a bit uncomfortable for users with smaller hands.

Samsung Wave 3 Operating System :

The Samsung Wave 3 runs the latest Samsung Bada 2.0 operating system and comes with a single core processor. This latest version enables the user to experience much faster internet speed which one have ever experienced with the last Samsung Bada OS. Thanks to Samsung that the Samsung Wave 2 users can upgrade this latest version in their phones and there is no need to buy Wave 3 to experience this latest version. The upgrade brings amazing changes with clear pictures, more themes and much more options that one missed in the older version.

Samsung Wave 3 Review

Samsung Wave 3 Processor and Performance :

The phone is run by a powerful 1.4 GHz single-core processor. Well, many could opt for dual-core processor for better performance, but this phone is not a bad deal when its affordable price comes in picture. Not only the phone runs faster, but the miraculous visibility provided by Super AMOLED display worth the money.

The TouchWiz interface used in this phone is quite similar to the one which was found in Android Galaxy S II. Place widgets on the homescreen and simply play with this phone as it has much more to offer and can be placed at the high-end segment. However, people are more craving for Android where Bada gets less influence. Still, the speed cannot be overlooked as this version is really faster, except that it comes expensive where Android Market provides free apps. Several improved changes can be found in Samsung Wave 3 that increases the overall user experience. Be it multitasking, messaging or sending email, the configurations and navigation functionality have been improved for the convenience of users.

Samsung Wave 3 Speaker

Samsung Wave 3 Internet and Connectivity :

This is a sad news for users who seek for desktop Adobe Flash as the phone doesn’t support this feature. The Dolphin 3.0 browser provided by Samsung has been incorporated in it with an improved UI and a new download manager. The reflow, zooming and panning works efficiently without any flaw, but one thing that is missing is the full Flash support.

Connectivity such as Wi-Fi, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, A-GPS, and FM radio are available. To improve it as a high-end smartphone, Samsung has also added a Wi-Fi Direct where users can exchange big files without the need of any access point. The GPS also supports Russian satellite system Glonass.

Samsung Wave 3 Camera :

Users also opt for a good quality camera which is provided by Samsung in its flagship device. It is the 5 megapixel camera that comes with camera interface sleeve such as Panorama mode, several effects that can be applied to the videos or photos, and smile recognition. You get good quality pictures with good amount of detail, convincing color representation, proper exposure, and delivers sharper pictures. One flaw that has been found in pictures is the white balance that doesn’t lock the colors accurately and brings greenish hues and casting cold. All these things make the pictures a bit dull which could disappoint the users. The daylight images are simply fine and do not encounter any major flaws.

The 720p HD clips can be captured with 30fps constantly which deliver good detail. The phone supports an upgraded video player that comes with nice visual upgrade with transparent interface and various formats including DivX/Xvid.

Samsung Wave 3 Camera

Samsung Wave 3 Battery :

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh battery that gives a constant run of up to 8 hours and 50 minutes in 3G mode (talktime). If considered all the Bada phones, they come with good battery life and run smoothly. So, you can expect a normal full day usage on full charge.

Samsung Wave 3 Price :

The best and lowest price of Samsung Wave 3 is Rs. 14,690, but several online retailers are selling this smartphone at higher price range between Rs. 16,000 to Rs 19,000.

Samsung Wave 3

Verdict :

Overall, the phone is a good deal if compared the Samsung Wave 3 price and specs. The features are good including the latest and powerful Bada OS. The call quality in earpiece is also adequate. Volume is decent and the phone delivers clear sound. So, if you are not an Android or dual-core freak then can take a look at this smartphone.

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