Samsung Wave II S8530
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|Compatible networks||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900/2100
HSDPA: 3.6 Mbit/s
HSUPA: 2 Mbit/s
|Availability by country||October 2010|
|Predecessor||Samsung Wave S8500|
|Related||Samsung Jet , Samsung Galaxy S , Samsung Wave S8500|
|Dimensions||123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm|
|Operating system||bada 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0|
|CPU||ARM Cortex A8 clocked at 1 GHz (Samsung S5PC111)|
|Memory||internal 2 GB / 8 GB; 256MB + 128MB of RAM|
|Removable storage||microSD(HC) up to 32 GB|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1500 mAh|
|Data inputs||T9 trace, Abc, QWERTY, Multi-touch input method, Handwriting recognition|
|Display||3.7" 800x480 @ 283 PPI Super Clear LCD display with Gorilla Glass|
|Rear camera||5 MP (4:3)|
|Media||MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, AMR, WAV, MP4, FLAC, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, XviD, MKV ...?|
|Connectivity||802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0|
|Other||- Scratch-resistant surface
- Smart unlock
- Proximity Sensor
- Digital compass
The Samsung Wave II S8530 (or "Samsung Wave II") is the Successor of Samsung Wave S8500 smartphone running the bada 1.2 operating system designed by Samsung, which was commercially released on October, 2010. The Wave is a slim touchscreen phone powered by Samsung's "Hummingbird" CPU (S5PC110), which includes 1 GHz ARM Cortex-8 CPU and a powerful built-in PowerVR SGX 540 graphics engine, "Super LCD" screen and 720p high-definition video capture capabilities. Shortage of Super AMOLED screens was one of the primary reasons for the release of this model.
The phone is made of mostly metal alloy and is measured at 10.9 mm thick. In terms of form factor, it is a slate style featuring 3 physical buttons on the front: call, reject/ shutdown, and main menu button.
The screen is a 3.7-inch (94 mm) capacitive touchscreen Super LCD with an anti-smudge oleophobic coating on top of the scratch-resistant tempered-glass (Gorilla Glass Display) touch panel which has been shown to be capable of resisting extreme friction (scratch-resistant). The screen resolution is 800x480 WVGA.
The phone features a 1 GHz SoC, which internally contains an ARM Cortex A8 CPU core that is identical to the ARM Cortex CPU core used in Apple's A4 package on package SoC. The Phone graphics engine is SGX 540 which is said to be capable of generating 90 million triangles per second (same as the SoC used on the Samsung Galaxy S). And 256MB+128MB RAM (same hardware as Samsung Wave S8500).
The phone features a 5 megapixel which supports 2592 x 1944 pixels, along with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face, blink detection, image stabilization, touch focus,etc. Other than these features it has various shooting modes such as beauty shot, smile shot, continuous, panorama and vintage shot. As a camcorder it is able to shoot 720p HD recording (1280x720) at 30 FPS with flash. As well as this, it is also able to record slow motion video (320x240) at 120 FPS with flash.
Other feature includes A-GPS, 2 GB/8 GB of internal storage with a microSDHC slot for an additional 32 GB. It also has a magnetometer, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, 5.1-channel surround sound Mobile Theater, music recognition, a fake call service, smart search, Social Hub and it is the first phone to support Bluetooth version 3.0.
In addition to Bluetooth 3.0, the phone also features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HSDPA 3.2 Mbit/s and HSUPA 2 Mbit/s.
This phone is available with both European/Asia 3G bandings and the North American 3G bandings. Keep in mind that the North American 3G bandings version of the phone is a limited availability and is not available in the US.
The phone is one of the few smartphone to feature the Samsung bada operating system platform. The UI is Samsung's own Touchwiz 3.0. Touchwiz 3.0, like the 2 predecessors (Touchwiz 2.0 and Touchwiz), utilises widgets. The 3 most notable widgets pre-installed in Touchwiz 3.0 are Daily Briefing (which includes all essential information such as weather, finance, AP mobile news and schedule), Feeds and Updates and Buddies now (which allows users to call, send texts to and read Facebook/Twitter feeds off their favourite contacts). Users are allowed to have up to 10 homescreens to add widgets.
By default, the phone comes with Picsel Viewer which is capable of reading .pdf and Microsoft Office file formats. Users from selected countries can buy and download Picsel Office Editor from Samsung Apps.
As for Samsung apps, users can also download applications, games and widgets from the application store.
Other software includes the GPS software that comes with this phone (LBS Route 66), Palringo IM, Facebook, Twitter, social hub, mini diary, daily briefing, memo, video player, FM radio, media browser, voice recorder, e-mail and pre-installed asphalt5.
MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA, AMR, WAV, MP4, FLAC, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, DivX, XviD, MKV
Due to many owners of the phone disliking the Bada software many people have worked on porting the popular Android O.S to the Wave 2. The ported versions known are Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and Kitkat. However they are still being developed and some features, such as GPS, may be limited or not function as intended. 
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- Phonearena.com review by PhoneArena Team, June 4th 2010
- GSMArena.com review by GSMArena team, 19 November 2010