I’m a little bit surprise that Samsung still release the Bada OS powered smartphone in the middle of his success on Android device. Samsung now the leader in smartphone and even phone market. At least that what I heard this day. Nokia down to second place, then Apple for the third.
And this is the latest Bada OS phone by Samsung, named as Samsung Wave 3. Yes, it’s the continuation of Samsung Wave, a Bada Series, from Samsung Wave 1 (GT-8500), Samsung Wave 2 (GT-S8530) then the third generation, Samsung Wave 3 (GT-S8600)
For the design, we wouldn’t say anything about it, whether it looks stylish, looks good, looks trendy and handy, we leave it the rest of it to your own opinion. Just look the picture above and make your own judgement. For short, almost Samsung touch bar form factor likes Wave 3 has the “same design” aka standard design.
The phone uses Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and has 4.0 inches display screen with 480 x 800 resolution. This is sound good.
Samsung Wave 3 GT S8600 User Manual Resumeg
Go to page 19 under Device layout section, you will see the same picture just like the image below. Although it ordered in portrait and we changed it into landscape for better (suited for this site/ blog). It would get you to know better about Wave 3. For example you wanna turn on the power of the phone you need to know where you must press the power button, so do the reset or lock key. The other keys / buttons and parts like volume, home, dial keys, proximity, GPS, camera also available.
Btw, for the English version of Samsung Wave 3 User Guide / User Manual, it seems that the Bookmarks didn’t work properly. The bookmark didn’t go to the correct page. Whenever you click the bookmarks (any of them) it would goes to the same page; the page 154 aka the end of the manual. It seems samsung need to update this manual to fix the error.
Speaking of “error issue”, if you face that your Wave 3 frequently got an error such as touchscreen stop responding, hang or fatal error (freeze) you can try to get resolve this problem by performing Factory reset. In this Bada OS phone you can go to Settings > General > Reset > Factory reset > Yes > Yes to confirm > Done. Anyway, if you just wanna reset the setting to the default, choose the “reset settings” instead of factory reset under Reset options: Settings > General > Reset > Reset setting > Yes.
The Wave 3 preloaded with some useful applications. It including the Polaris Office for document editor and viewer (word, excel, pdf, etc), the Clock, the calculator, the maps, the google, Youtube, Navigation, Memo, FM Radio, and more. Tutorial for Wi-Fi, pairing bluetooth also available along with AllShare tutorial and synchoronise tutorial to your PC.
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Samsung Wave 3 GT S8600 Technical Specifications
For the Bada OS version installed in this phone, Samsung uses the Bada OS version 2.0. It powered with 1.4GHz processor speed with 3GB internal memory. It also supports up to 32GB external microSD card.
The battery uses to generate electricity power for Wave 3 is Li-ion battery with 1500 mAh capacity. Along with the battery the device has about 127 grams weight and has 125.9 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm dimension size.
The main camera with 5 Megapixel placed in the rear side of the phone. It equipped with 2x digital zoom, assited with LED Flash light for poor light condition (dark room or dark night), autofocus, touch focus, geo-tagging, image stabilizer, and the best of these feature are, smile, face and BLINK detection. Video Recording capable for up to HD 720p@30fps with video light capability. VGA camera on the front facing also available (for you that love to make video call).
For the connectivity, Wave 3 designed to be works under GSM technology. You can use GPRS, EDGE (usually for calling / MMS, or SMS) or even 3G HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps or HSUPA 5.76Mbps (for highspeed internet connection, likes playing Youtube Video or browser the internet). Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth and USB also available. For the details (including the supported formats for Video or Audio, see the official specifications of Samsung Wave 3 at here)
Table of Contents of Samsung Wave 3 GT S8600 User Manual
Samsung Wave 3 GT S8600 User Manual PDF Download (User Guide)
This is the tutorial that can guide you on the proper ways on how you can open the back cover, remove and assemble the battery, insert the SIM card and also insert the external memory storage. Please be careful.
Here are the download links of the Wave 3 Manuals: