Saturday, October 1, 2011


Samsung Wave 578 Advantages And Disadvantages

Samsung  Bada-based S5780 Wave 578 (€195) smartphone packs a 455MHz processor, a WQVGA display, NFC, Wi-Fi N and 3G connectivity. The Wave 578 was announced back in February and was scheduled for Q3 release.

The Wave 578 runs on Bada 1.1 (no official word on upgrades) and features 3.2-inch WQVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 455MHz processor, 100MB internal memory, a 3 megapixel fixed-focus snapper, Wi-Fi N, GPS with A-GPS support, 3G connectivity with HSDPA 3.6Mbps, Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio, a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot.
Probably the most interesting feature of the Wave 578 is its NFC capabilities.

Very first issue with Bada is, the absence of one crucial feature “VOIP”. Yes, Samsung Wave 578 does not support VOIP.

BADA OS is not android and even though it Samsung Wave 578 has very low processor compared to the high end mobiles, it will be good for the price.

Bada OS is good, smooth and its easy to use but you wont like it if you love apps. Yes, it does not support all those apps you can use in your Android Phones. And there are very less application on Bada market and if there are any good then Samsung asks to pay hefty amount for that.

It is not justified for a platform which is not even popular for its functionality. Samsung should stop producing mobiles on this OS which can't even provide with some good and few free applications to its customers.

Well, its also not good to see that Samsung degrades its mobile. First,a super amoled screen then, S-LCD and now TFT screen. Samsung simply Keep degrading the screen quality.

Samsung Wave 578 is not a Android phone which is very resource hungry, not to mention that the phone got a pretty lower screen, it's probably faster than most 800Mhz Androids out there.

Samsung Wave 578 is expensive. While wave 2 and wave 1 is at 190 Euros in online stores, this phone wont sell much. May be, it is the NFC chip makes it pricey little bit.

Technical Specifications of Samsung Wave 578 :

  • GPRS :   Yes
  • EDGE :   Yes
  • 3G :   HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth : Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
  • Infrared port : No
  • USB : Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Primary Camera : 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
  • Features : Geo-tagging
  • Video : Yes, QVGA@20fps
  • Secondary Camera : Yes, VGA
  • OS : Bada OS, v1.1

It is good in one way that Samsung Wave 578 is not following the crowd and going with proprietary spyware Android or Windows Phone or iOS. Samsung Wave 578 may create competition by being unique.

Samsung Wave 578 Advantages And Disadvantages

But it is bada 1.1 and not launching 2.0. By the same time, Nokia is reshaping itself by creating new things for Symbian as Meego is on the way and even Nokia Windows Phone is just about the hit the markets

It is really disappointing that Samsung is limiting the basic OS feature. They should differentiate the things in screen and some other features. And what about the mid range smart phone. The people, who are buying they are at dead end.

Another issue about smart phones is that, Samsung keep making "cool phones" without a flash for the camera. May be, probably they haven't notice that.

Samsung shouldn't keep making powerful phones like Samsung Galaxy S 2. It is equally important to make low cost and low speed smartphone so that there must be a big choices of phones so customers can buy from.

There are Two major differences Between Samsung Wave 525 and Samsung Wave 578, that is the newer supports Front cam with video calling and 3G. Thus, wave 578 has clear advantage. What ever, If Samsung Wave 578 don't start putting Bada 2.0 in high end phones then Bada will be out of competition by the end of 2011.


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