Samsung Wave II in the Test

The latest Bada phone like with a great screen, intuitive operation and lush facilities. Through the laboratory’s marched without.

  1. Samsung wave II in the test
  2. Ease of operation thanks to Touchwiz 3.0
  3. Good hardware and lush amenities
  4. Data sheet
  5. Rating

Slowly but surely, the Bada family is growing significantly. Beaten to the test, the wave II S8530 for 429 euro sends Samsung already the fifth model with the in-house operating system in the race to win the favor of the buyer.

Sharp display, accurate processing

Already at first sight the wave reminiscent of II good old friend wave S8500, it looks similar to the pictures to the confusion. It has however, both models are out, the differences are evident, because the wave II waiting with much interest dimensions of metal housing – and not only the most recent firmware version 1.2 that has performed his Grund.So in the latest Bada Smartphone their service, but also a brand new display.

Display baptized on the name “Super clear LCD” measures 3.7 inches on the diagonal, and waiting with a strong 378 cd/m2 brightness. Thus, the display is significantly brighter than the 3.3-inch OLED display of the Wave S8500. Content sets the new display with a very sharp and almost sculptural representation of skilfully – because of course like to look at photos or videos.

The remaining external differences between the siblings are rather cosmetic nature. So arranged centrally under the display menu button on the wave II is cheaper-to-handle-shaped, but the call keys are less advised and harder under stress to hit something.

Usual there as in Samsung processing in general like nothing in particular to criticize. However the high quality housing and large display ensures some excess weight on the scales: whopping 138 grams are already a Word and cost a few points with the handiness in conjunction with the lush dimensions.

Also the main menu can be arranged according to their own taste. The wave also brings II clients for email accounts and social networks such as Facebook. The social hub serves as a reservoir for these two important Elements.

On the missing persons list the very practical “Daily briefing” application of the wave S8500 and Galaxy s, however has been The program brings not only stock market and weather information on the screen, but signals also upcoming events.

Speaking of calendars: unfortunately still no week view offers the Samsung overview. Appointments and contacts appears with the current ver-sion 2.0 of the sync software gravel on the Smartphone, which are free to download on the Web. However the user owned should be from Outlook 2002 or upwards, otherwise no Exchange takes place. Also, gravel is not the wisdom last.

As a small highlight the wave II brings a practical accessibility for emails and messages. You called T9 trace and strongly reminiscent of Swype. When entering messages via the expandable typewriter keyboard it is enough to pull the finger from one letter to the next, a clever text detection takes care of the rest. This wireless camera in practice very good and fast and offers as genuine added value.

Stable performance

A 1-GHz processor complete with lush memory reserves ensures lag-free zapping through the many features of the wave II. So, overall 1771 MB available, which are distributed to the areas of messages, files, and applications are the users. Samsung Board still a 1 GB memory card for the micro-SD slot.

Equipment came in the test to complain no crashes or similar adversity, on the contrary: the user can ROAR at full speed through the individual functions. In order to not lose the perspective this, Samsung offers a Multitasking menu that has a long press of the menu button is activated and manifesteth muddle which programs in the background so in front of him.

However lacks when it comes to connectivity HSUPA for fast upload, what should annoy something especially diligent user of Flickr and co., especially since the wave II has talent as artist: the 5-megapixel camera offers comfort with autofocus, photo light, and numerous adjustment options.

The Samsung even in HD resolution in its store bans videos. These are complemented by a video editor and an image editing program. The Music Department is also well equipped and brings even usable headphones. That still is not enough, which can extend also the functionality of the wave II about the store Samsung apps. Currently, programs for downloading available there about 2600.

Exemplary performance in the laboratory

In the laboratory the wave II then shows, in that it deals with the Akkuressourcen still more careful than the already frugal Wave S8500. Although both models have used a 1500 mAh battery and the wave S8500 has a smaller and this low-power OLED display, the wave is physically front II: In detail, this means 23 days standby, 6:38 hours typical endurance and over 12 hours of talk time in the E-network.

To join the strong reception characteristics in the GSM – and UMTS operation as well as a superb acoustics. Secures with this impressive impressive performance without real weaknesses the wave II in the sum of a “very good” and joins in the top three of the Smartphone leaderboard.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Bada 1.2
Processor / clock speed (MHz) K.a.-K.a. / 1000
internal memory (MB) 1771
Memory card slot MicroSD
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card 1 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / / k.A.
HSDPA / HSUPA 3.6 /.
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) TFT / 3.7
Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
Number of colors 16.7 m
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 4-6.
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites k.A. / / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 4.9
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard Samsung mobile Navigator (route 66).
Navi / route planner Test license for 1 month /.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 124 x 61 x 12
Weight (grams) 138
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 10:19
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 12:20
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 4:39
type. Endurance (hours) 4:53
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) -0.44 / 0.625
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) very good 88
Endurance talk (35) 34
Persistence display mode (65) 54
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 107
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 25
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 8
Messaging (15) 13
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 3
Web browser (15) 9
Camera (15) 7
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 5
HANDLING (140) well 112
Ease of handling 40
User interface 52
Processing quality 20
MEASUREMENTS (90) very good 79
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 26
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 24
Acoustic measurements send (15) 15
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 14
tested in issue: 03/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points well 386

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) very good 88
Endurance talk (35) 34
Persistence display mode (65) 54
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 107
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 25
Connectivity (15) 8
Phone features (10) 8
Messaging (15) 13
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 3
Web browser (15) 9
Camera (15) 7
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 5
HANDLING (140) well 112
Ease of handling 40
User interface 52
Processing quality 20
MEASUREMENTS (90) very good 79
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 26
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 24
Acoustic measurements send (15) 15
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 14
tested in issue: 03/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points well 386

 

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