Good Looking Sharp Screen, Very Good Audio Playback, Solid Build & Great Looks, Super Responsive Touchscreen, Easy to Use UI.
Great audio quality, good camera performance.
Affordable; great auto correct when typing; Social Hub simplifies communications.
Performance, sound output, 720p HD recording, Battery life.
5MP camera, 3.7" screen, T9 Trace.
Not Enough Apps, Choppy Video Playback, Dull Looking Photos.
Poor choice of third party applications, no ambient light sensor, memory card under the battery, choppy video playback, minor annoyances in web browser persist.
Bada OS has some way to go; marketplace lacks apps.
Apps Store is still crap, Browser is terrible, loudspeaker is soft.
By 5FWD on June 29, 2011
The Samsung Wave II is a decent feature phone. Sure, it can't match the best smartphones for apps, but it doesn't try to. If you just want a simple touchscreen handset for texts, calls and browsing the web, the decent screen and battery life...80
By BrightHub on June 08, 2011
My final verdict on reviewing the Samsung Wave II S8530 is that it's an excellent smartphone. I don't see any reason not to buy it. If you don't mind not getting an Android phone, the Wave II S8530 is the way to go. It is the perfect...80
By Tracy and Matt's Blog on May 26, 2011
Here we are at the end of another review. I have enjoyed most of my time with the Samsung Wave 2 and I hope I have explained well enough what my experiences were like as I really do think BADA as a smartphone operating system has some potential. But...-
By NotebookCheck on May 22, 2011
After the predecessor had set the expectations quite high, the Wave II GT-S8530 brings them back down to earth. Beside the larger screen and a new version of Samsung's own operating system, the successor hardly has anything new to offer. Alike its...84
By Trusted Reviews on May 10, 2011
For those looking for a simple, high-quality touchscreen phone, the Samsung Wave II will do the trick, and has excellent video skills plus a good camera at the price. If you're looking to embrace the smartphone revolution though, look elsewhere....60
By Tech2 on May 04, 2011
Enter the Samsung Wave II, Exit stage right, the Samsung Wave. Spotting the differences between the two devices is not an easy task. Samsung has merely tweaked the Wave ever so slightly and re-launched it, which could be a good thing to some or...75
By PC Advisor on April 18, 2011
There is no reason why at £244 the Samsung Wave II S8530 shouldn't be top contender for your next mid-range smartphone. Yes, it may not have a widely accepted mobile OS and the benefits that come with it but on its own, the Wave II is a very...80
By PCWorld India on April 15, 2011
The Samsung S8530 Wave II is a Bada OS smartphone with a 3.7-inch SLCD and a 5MP camera....84
By CNET UK on April 04, 2011
The Samsung Wave 2 covers the basics well and looks good doing it. Its software needs some polish, but it's suitable for anyone who prefers to keep their phone simple. Still, a similarly priced Android smart phone will serve many people...60
By TechTree on March 24, 2011
The Samsung S8530 Wave II is priced at Rs. 16,499. For that price, the phone is very good value for money. It looks great, has very good build quality, the display is excellent and the phone is packed with features. Unfortunately, as a smartphone, the...70