Samsung Wave 3 vs Wave M vs Wave Y: Specs and Review compared

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Samsung Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y, three new Bada phones have been recently announced by Samsung. These three new Samsung phones run on Bada 2.0 operating system, and have custom messaging platform of Samsung, ChatOn. These all devices contain impressive specifications but Wave 3 is the most powerful device from these three phones. Samsung Wave M is a mid-range handset and Wave Y is a low-end phone. These all Bada phones are expected to be available in forth quarter of 2011. Check out this article to know about which device is best for you.

Samsung Wave 3:

Samsung Wave 3 is descendant to the Wave and the Wave 2. This device contains a metal body, but it is different from the Sammy’s very well-liked Galaxy S series. It also includes a slim waistline of 9.9mm and 4-inch Super-AMOLED display with WVGA (800×480) resolution. A speedy 1.4GHz single-core processor from Qualcomm (MSM8255TT) powers this handset. Samsung Wave 3 is featured with Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with A-GPS, microSD card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, 512MB of RAM and 3GB of internal memory.

Samsung Wave 3 vs Wave M vs Wave Y: Specs and Review compared

Samsung Wave 3 also contains usual array of sensors, and 5MP rear camera with LED flash that can record videos in 720p HD resolution. This device will also come with a front-facing VGA camera for all video-calling requirements. Measurement of this device is 126 x 64 x 10mm and its weight is 122 grams. It also contains a beefy 1500mAh battery that provides up to 8.5 hours talktime and 20 days standby time. Details about its pricing are not disclosed yet.

Samsung Wave M:

Samsung Wave M is featured with a 3.7″ pixel display on the front with 320 x 480 resolution, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3.5G support, a stereo FM radio, and a microSD slot with a 2GB card in the box. It contains a 5 megapixel rear camera with 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution, autofocus and flash, capable of very basic QVGA video capture, and a secondary video calling front camera. NFC communications will be supported by some versions of the Wave M. It also contains Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and TouchWiz UI.

Samsung Wave 3 vs Wave M vs Wave Y: Specs and Review compared

Samsung Wave M will come with 1350 mAh battery that provides up to 6.5 hours talktime and 20 days standby time. This device can work in both 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) and 3G (HSDPA 900/2100) network. Dimension of Wave M is 113.8 x 63.3 x 12.2 mm and its weight is 121 grams. It also contains 150 MB internal space that can be expanded up to 32GB with microSD memory card. Users will get many social applications to connect with world with this device.

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Samsung Wave Y:

Samsung Wave Y is featured with 3.2-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixel) LCD touchscreen. 832MHz processor powers this handset. It also includes 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera with LED flash and Image editor features to capture photos and videos ([email protected]) but it does not have a front-facing camera at all. This device will come with 2GB of internal storage, and support microSD cards up to 32GB in capacity. Measurement of this phone is 110mm x 58.2mm x 12.3mm (4.33in x 2.29in x 0.48in) and weighs 102.4g (3.6oz).

Samsung Wave 3 vs Wave M vs Wave Y: Specs and Review compared

Samsung Wave Y includes 1,200mAh battery that gives 6.7 hours of talk time or almost 24 days of standby time. It also contains GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3.5 connectivity. Support for voice recognition, Wi-Fi sharing and optionally NFC (INFO) are featured in this device. It also includes Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and TouchWiz UI features.

Specification comparison between Samsung Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y:

Samsung  Wave 3 Samsung  Wave M Samsung  Wave Y
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2011, August 2011, August 2011, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q4 Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q4 Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, Q4
Size Dimensions 125.9 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm 113.8 x 63.3 x 12.2 mm 110 x 58.2 x 12.3 mm
Weight 122 g 121 g 102.4 g
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches 320 x 480 pixels, 3.65 inches 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
– Gorilla Glass display
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Multi-touch input method
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– TouchWiz UI
– Handwriting recognition
– Smart unlock
-Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– TouchWiz UI
-Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– TouchWiz UI
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones Vibration, MP3 ringtones Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes Yes
– DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) – DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)
Memory Phonebook Yes, Photocall Yes, Photocall Yes, Photocall
Call records Yes Yes Yes
Internal 3 GB storage 150 MB storage 150 MB storage
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included
Features OS Bada OS, v2.0 Bada OS, v2.0 Bada OS, v2.0
CPU 1.4 GHz processor 832 MHz processor 832 MHz processor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + downloadable Yes + downloadable
Colors Black Black Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, Samsung Mobile Navigator Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1 Yes, MIDP 2.1 Yes, MIDP 2.1
– Samsung ChatON
– Digital compass
– TV-Out
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– MP4/MKV/H.263/H.264/WMV/Xvid/DivX video player
– Organizer
– Music recognition
– Document viewer
– Image editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input (T9 Trace)
– Samsung ChatON
– NFC support (carrier dependent)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/DivX/H.263/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Image editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
– Samsung ChatON
– NFC support (carrier dependent)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– Organizer
– Image editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization, touch focus Smile detection, geo-tagging
Video Yes, [email protected], video light Yes, [email protected] Yes, [email protected]
Secondary Yes, VGA Yes, VGA No
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh Standard battery, Li-Ion 1350 mAh Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Stand-by Up to 480 h Up to 480 h Up to 570 h
Talk time Up to 8 h 30 min Up to 6 h 30 min Up to 6 h 40 min
Data GPRS Yes Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No No No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS
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