Samsung Wave M: Specs & Review of Budget Bada OS Phone


Hands-on Review of Samsung Wave M Bada Phone:

Several companies are delivering best mobiles in India and Samsung mobiles is one of them. In the recent time, the Samsung mobiles is the top choice of numerous as these mobiles have outstanding features with remarkable price tag. Once again the company has introduced a new stylish handset Samsung Wave M S7250. The device is based on the newest operating system of Bada which is enabled with the good power and the performance of the mobile will be enhanced. Company is anticipating the superior response from the definite handset since it is priced at only Rs. 12,500/-. Some extra features that come preloaded in this handset includes NFC support carrier dependent, Digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe), and Samsung ChatON.

Samsung Wave M: Specs & Review of Budget Bada OS Phone

Samsung Wave M S7250 has a 3.65 inch broad TFT capacitive touch screen along with the resolution of 320 x 480 pixels that is delivering 16M colors. The smartphone works on Bada v2.0 OS and comes well packed with the 32 GB external memory through MicroSD memory card. The 2G and 3G both networks are offered in the model. Samsung Wave M is only 12.2 mm thick and weighs 121 grams. The phone comes with WAP 2.0, xHTML and HTML internet browser, in the browsing field. Messaging communication service of the smartphone is even pleasant which offers SMS, MMS, e-mail, and push e-mail messaging services.


The back cover is prepared of plastic, and is fairly slippery though it appears brushed as if with metallic finish. It is light, although somewhat thick, and this plumpness, coupled with the signature tapered back of the new bada handsets make it trouble-free to hold. It is a rather bulky piece for its screen size at 0.48” (12.2mm), and there’s sufficient grip on the sides.


Interface and Functionality:

The 3.65” display size makes it comfy adequate to type on the virtual keyboard, and bada OS 2.0 has a quite well-spaced layout. The TouchWiz UI set up notifications on the lock screen, and a committed homescreen for cool widgets with translucent backgrounds, which you can scroll up and down, rather than swiping, known as Live Panel. Also the UI sports redrawn icons and folders, plus the new radio buttons for turning diverse functions on and off. Things run very smooth and fast, without any interface jams by the 832MHz processor.

Internet and Connectivity:

Samsung’s latest version of bada’s Dolphin browser adds a download manager and prettier edge in comparison to the earlier version, however still doesn’t support desktop Adobe Flash, simply Flash Lite for ads. Text reflow, pinching and scrolling are implemented very well, although while reading text we again get unkindly up close and personal with the crappy pixel density, which makes letters appear a tad jagged. A good set of connectivity options are included in the Samsung Wave M such as Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, in addition to Bluetooth, A-GPS, DLNA with the AllShare app, FM Radio and also NFC, which has its own app for creating and getting NFC tags.


The touch bar in Bada mobile comes with a high-resolution 5MP camera that employs with autofocus, geotagging, and LED flash features for fantastic video recording, and best photos capturing service. The VGA secondary camera provides live video calling services. When talking about multimedia roles, the video player and music player with multi formats (MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player) are fine incorporated in the handset in conjunction with a 3.5-mm audio jack and loud speaker sound devices.


Standard battery of the mobile is packed with 1350 mAh capacitive power that is delivering the standby time up to 480 hours and the talk time up to 6 h 30 min. The smartphone is integrated with black color. Call quality in the earpiece of the device is with sufficient volume, and there aren’t any noteworthy distortions in the sound. Voices are sounded clean and one can hear well. For noise-cancellation, there is no secondary mic port on the handset, thus the ambient noise around you will be present on the other end in conjunction with your voice. As well there is no proximity sensor, as a result the screen very soon locks up after you answer the call, and you need to unlock it to key in something with an automated reply system, or turn on the speaker.


Overall, with the price of just Rs. 12,500 it seems Samsung can beat all area of the other smart phone brand. Samsung Wave M can make people prefer this smart phone with the beautiful and the futuristic color. Earlier, Samsung Mobiles introduced android phones, which presented lots of features, but expectantly, Bada OS has the potential to compete with Android Gingerbread OS and thus assist Samsung capture superior market share. When talking on application, Samsung has applied various applications so that the owner of this device does not require having needless application particularly about the virus that Samsung will beat him. To conclude, Samsung Wave M is one of the supreme hand phones in this world.

Table showing the full features and specs of Samsung Wave M

Body Dimensions 113.8 x 63.3 x 12.2 mm
Weight 121 g
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2011, August
Status Available. Released 2011, December
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.65 inches (~158 ppi pixel density)
– TouchWiz UI
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included
Internal 150 MB storage
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)
Data GPRS Yes
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
NFC Carrier dependent
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1350 mAh
Stand-by Up to 480 h
Talk time Up to 6 h 30 min
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Smile detection, geo-tagging
Video Yes, [email protected]
Secondary Yes, VGA
Features OS bada OS, v2.0
CPU 832 MHz
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors Black
– Samsung ChatON
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/DivX/H.263/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Image editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input

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