Samsung S8530 Wave II – Review, Specs, Price and Features
Written By arupchou| 22 November 2010| One Comment
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When Samsung launched S8500 Wave, the same created huge wave in the smartphone market and now with the launch of Samsung S8530 Wave II, the South Korean brand plans to take this wave to the very next level. Loaded with high-end features, Samsung S8530 Wave II is might very well give its counterparts a run for their money.
There are not many differences between Samsung S8530 Wave II and its predecessor S8500 Wave. The phone is in all metal, and looks remarkably sturdy measuring 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm and weighing 135 grams. At a first glance, the design of the phone makes it look like HTC Desire. However, the major difference between S8530 Wave II and its predecessor is the screen. Unlike Super AMOLED screen found in S8500 Wave, S8530 Wave II features a larger 3.7″ super clear LCD screen. The LCD screen improves brightness and is resistant to reflection.
The Samsung S8530 Wave II’s super clear LCD screen can display 16 million colors of resolution measuring 480 x 800 pixels. The display has an anti-scratch Oleophobic surface and is equipped with an accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate. There is a proximity sensor for auto-turn off and other added capabilties of the screen are handwriting recognition and TouchWiz UI 3.0. The phone features Nuance’s T9 Trace text input system, whereby users can trace a particular word on the keyboard and enter it.
Samsung S8530 Wave II Technical Specifications
The phone is powered by ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, and runs on Bada 1.2 OS platform. One can store a large number of phone book records as the phone comes with an internal memory storage of 2GB which can be increased to a whopping 32 GB, with the help of a microSD card.
Samsung S8530 Wave II Multimedia and Connectivity
S8530 Wave II boasts of strong multimedia connectivity, with a stereo FM radio with RDS. The phone supports WAV, MP3, WMA etc music formats, which allow one to enjoy pulsating music.
The phone ensures smooth connectivity supporting both 2G and 3G network. Connectivity of the following classes are supported by the phone:
- GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
- EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
- HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
- HSUPA: 2 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
It also comes with BlueTooth 3.0 with A2DP profile and a micro 2.0 USB port. One can browse the WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML web browsers.
The phone is equipped with a 5 mega-pixel camera which allows you to click great crystal photographs of resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels. The camera is equipped with a LED flash which further enhances the quality of the pictures. The camera is also equipped with Geo-tagging facilities and smile and blink facility allows one to stabilize photos. You can also record videos of 720 pixels at 30 fps.
Samsung S8530 Wave II Battery and Price
The phone is equipped with a standard Li-Ion 1500mAH battery and the price of the phone in the US is approximately US$ 550. In the UK, the phone is priced at £ 375 and in India it carries a price tag of approximately 25,000 INR.
Samsung S8530 Wave II Final Say
Though the phone is not much different from S8500 Wave, still its super LCD screen along with other outstand features makes it one of the great smartphones available in the market. Though users may not find great updates in Wave II, still the powerful CPU, HD video recording, premium connectivity and multimedia features are some of the major USPs of the phone.
All in all, the phone very much appealing to users who want to enjoy simple applications in a great way. Meanwhile, with Samsung’s claim that the phone will support more than 1000 applications available in their application store, the phone is expected to find great favors among buyers.