Samsung Wave 3

price N/A launch Jan, 2012

phonecurry review summary prepared from 8 expert review(s)

  • + Good, high-end build quality with metal chassis
  • + Excellent AMOLED Display with wide viewing angles, bright colors and great contrast
  • + Bada 2.0 is much more refined visually and is slick and smooth on the fast processor
  • + Decent voice commands functionality
  • + Good on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • + Good web browser
  • + Decent camera for outdoor photography
  • + Good audio quality
  • + Good call quality
  • + Good battery life (1.5 days with moderate use)
  • Dimensions are a bit on the wide side, which makes it a bit unwieldy for people with smaller hands
  • Number of 3rd party apps available for Bada is still far behind Android and iOS
  • Samsung GPS Navigation is not as good as Google Maps or Nokia Drive

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OS

  • Smartphone OS: Bada OS 2

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 4 inches medium
  • Screen Resolution: 480x800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant
  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 3 GB
  • Expandable Memory Slot: Yes

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 490 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 13.33 hrs

Dimensions

  • Weight: 127 gm medium
  • Thickness: 9.9 mm medium

Camera

  • Camera: 5.0 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Blink Detection, Image Stabilization, Video Light, Panorama Mode
  • Secondary Camera: 0.1 MP

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • TV Out
  • DLNA

More

  • App Store: Samsung Apps
  • Java Apps Support
  • FM Radio
  • FM Recording
  • Flip-to-Mute
  • Music Recognition
  • WiFi Direct
  • ZigBee
  • UWB
  • Weather
  • Lost Mobile Tracker
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!

Brand Value-For-Money Rating

average phonecurry internal rating for other phones launched by this brand
6-month average
3.06/5
Good
12-month average
3.13/5
Good

Brand Perception

brand perception based on brand equity surveys
Very Good

Service Quality Rating

overall service/support rating, taking into account both density of service network, and service quality perception based on user surveys
Good
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