Samsung GT-S8530 Wave II / Wave 2 Price, Review, Specs

Posted on Mar 20 2011 - 2:51pm by Acwin

Samsung GT-S8530 Wave II / Wave 2Samsung GT-S8530 Wave II / Wave 2 uses touchscreen candybar design, with 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm dimension. Under of its screen, there is three button, they are Call, Menu and End. On the right side, there is lock-screen butten and camera shutter. On the left side, there is volume control, MicroUSB slot, and audio 3.5 mm. on the upper side of the mobile, there is external speaker.

Samsung GT-S8530 Wave II / Wave 2 is the first cell phone which used the latest technology screen from Samsung, that is Super Clear LCD, its benefit is equipped by DNIe (Digital Natural Image Engine), this technology used to be put in high-end television product of Samsung.

This mobile has 3.7 inches screen and also uses oleophobic anti-scratch screen. Homescreen menu coiuld be added into ten by turn the mobile into landscape position. In the desktop looks, you could also find panel under the screen contains alpha-numeric shortcut keypad, contact and message. This mobile uses Bada OS, this OS is able to do multitasking, it means you could run some application altogether. Beside, to make running application processing easier, Bada OS also equipped with some kind of Task Manager feature which could be accessed by pressing and hold menu button. Browser which is used by this mobile supported pinch-zoom, flash, multiple windows and quick translate. To use quick translate feature, press and hold in certain text, the translate menu would be appeared. If it is selected, you would be directed into Google Translate which directly presents the translation result from the word you selected.

Samsung GT-S8530 Wave II / Wave 2

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About connectivity, this mobile has used GPRS, EDGE to 3.5G. It is also equipped by WiFi feature. Not just that, it also equipped with AP Mobile feature, so you could make this cell phone as some kind of portable hotspot WiFi. The feature could be accessed from menu settings > connectivity > mobile AP. Camera in this mobile is 5 MP, there is 6 choice of picture taking mode, they are single, beauty, smile shot, continuous, panorama and vintage. Besides, there also 14 choice of mode scene. Wave II camera also supported touch focus, so we could decide focus area easier. This phone is able to record moving picture in 480 x 720 piksel (HD 720p) format. The other feature prepared is Gestures, feature related with how we used the mobile, like Double tapping, Orientation, Overtuning and Putting Down. Double Tapping is a kind of shortcut where we could open application selected before by double-tapped our fingers in empty area on homescreen.

Spesification

Network : 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 900 / 2100
Dimension : 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm
Weight : 135 gram
Screen : Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches, Scratch-
resistant oleophobic surface, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Multi-touch input method, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, TouchWiz UI 3.0, Handwriting recognition, Smart unlock
Camera : 5 Megapixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Face smile and blink
detection, Image stablilization, Touch focus, Video 720p@30fps, Video light, Secondary camera available
Connectivity : HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps, EDGE class 10, GPRS class 10, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
v3.0 with A2DP, MicroUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack – DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)
Memory : 2 GB internal, MicroSD up to 32 GB external (2 GB included)
Battery : Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Other features : Bada OS 1.2, 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, Hummingbird chipset
SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, Palringo IM, WAP 2.0 / xHTML, HTML, GPS with A-GPS support, Samsung Mobile Navigator, Java MIDP 2.0

Games, Digital compass, TV-Out, Organizer, Picsel document viewer, Image editor, Voice memo, Predictive text input

Audio player (MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+), Video player (MP4 / MKV / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / Xvid / DivX), Audio recorder, Video recorder, Music recognition, Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM recording, MP3 ringtones

Price : $510 (2011 March)
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