Samsung Wave III (Metallic Black, 4 GB)

    Samsung Wave III (Metallic Black, 4 GB)

    Samsung Wave III (Metallic Black, 4 GB)

    107 Ratings & 28 Reviews
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    • 4 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 32 GB
    • 4 inch WVGA Display
    • 5MP Rear Camera | 0.3MP Front Camera
    • 1500 mAh Li-Ion Battery
    • Scorpion Processor
    • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
    1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
    The Samsung Wave 3 S8600 is a stylish touch phone loaded with interesting entertainment and communication features. The Wave runs on a Bada v2.0 operating system with 1.4 GHz processor speed, which enhances the performance of the handset. The TouchWiz UI provides an easy and smooth access to navigate through the applications in the Wave.

    The S8600 has 4-inch capacitive touchscreen which makes handling easy for the users. You can also view images and photos in a wider screen. With the Samsung Wave you can also capture the memorable moments of your life by a 5 megapixel camera with touch focus. The phone also supports a 0.3 megapixel VGA camera with LED flashlight. This helps you to click pictures even in the dark.

    The maximum resolution of this camera for capturing HD videos is 1280 x 720 pixels. You can play videos at 30 fps. Feature like Geo-tagging, image stablilization, face detection, smile and blink detection, panorama mode adds quality to the image taken by the phone camera.

    Battery and Storage

    The Samsung S8600 has a 4 GB embedded memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD, micro SDHC cards. The phone is powered by Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery which helps you to have long hour conversation. You can also listen to your music library for long hours.


    Wave is loaded with music player as well as FM radio features. You can choose your favorite tracks and play them in the music player. If bored with your music library you can tune into your favourite FM stations and enjoy listening to them. The DNSe technology lets you experience better quality sound. You can plug in any generic headphones into the 3.5 mm audio jack. The phone supports sensors like Accelerometer auto rotate and Proximity sensor.

    Connectivity and Features

    The Wave from Samsung allows you to stay connected with your friends through GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. You can browse various websites through the phone as it has a preinstalled browser in it. The Wi-Fi hotspot in the handset acts like a modem for other devices to access the internet. Connectivity options like Bluetooth and USB port lets you share your files with other devices. The preinstalled SNS applications allow you to access social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Other Google applications like Google Search is also present in the handset.

    Embedded A-GPS in the handset helps you in finding the desired location while commuting long distances. Apart from this, you can also send MMS to your friends and relative through the Samsung phone. The Pushmail Facility allows you to check your personal and official mails on the move. Applications like YouTube help you to keep an update on the latest releases. The phone also has a TV out port which helps you to view images and videos on a larger screen. Other features like conference calls, call divert, clock, alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer, calculator, world clock, polaris office, voice recorder, voice memo, pc sync application, flight mode are installed in the handset.

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    • In The Box
      • Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Guide
    • Model Number
      • S8600
    • Model Name
      • Wave III
    • Color
      • Metallic Black
    • Browse Type
      • Smartphones
    • SIM Type
      • Single Sim
    • Sound Enhancements
      • DNSe
    Display Features
    • Display Size
      • 4 inch
    • Resolution
      • 480 x 800 Pixels
    • Resolution Type
      • WVGA
    • Display Type
      • Super AMOLED
    • Display Colors
      • 16 M
    Os & Processor Features
    • Operating System
      • 2
    • Processor Type
      • Scorpion
    • Primary Clock Speed
      • 1.4 GHz
    • Operating Frequency
      • GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100
    Memory & Storage Features
    • Internal Storage
      • 4 GB
    • Expandable Storage
      • 32 GB
    • Supported Memory Card Type
      • MicroSD
    • Memory Card Slot Type
      • Dedicated Slot
    • Phone Book Memory
      • Yes
    • Call Log Memory
      • Yes
    • SMS Memory
      • Yes
    Camera Features
    • Primary Camera Available
      • Yes
    • Primary Camera
      • 5MP
    • Primary Camera Features
      • Geo-tagging, Image Stablilization, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile and Blink Detection, Panorama Mode
    • Secondary Camera Available
      • Yes
    • Secondary Camera
      • 0.3MP
    • Flash
      • LED
    • HD Recording
      • Yes
    • Video Recording
      • Yes
    • Video Recording Resolution
      • 1280 x 720
    • Digital Zoom
      • Digital Zoom - 2x
    • Frame Rate
      • 30 fps
    Call Features
    • Conference Call
      • Yes
    • Call Divert
      • Yes
    • Speed Dialing
      • Yes
    Connectivity Features
    • Network Type
      • 3G
    • Supported Networks
      • GSM
    • Internet Connectivity
      • GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G, WAP
    • 3G
      • Yes
    • 3G Speed
      • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
    • GPRS
      • Yes
    • WAP
      • Yes
    • WAP Version
      • 2
    • Pre-installed Browser
      • WAP 2.0, Dolfin 3.0
    • Micro USB Port
      • Yes
    • Micro USB Version
      • 2
    • Bluetooth Support
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Version
      • 802.11 b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi Hotspot
      • Yes
    • NFC
      • No
    • TV Out
      • Yes
    • USB Connectivity
      • Yes
    • EDGE
      • Yes
    • Audio Jack
      • 3.5 mm
    • GPS Support
      • Yes
    Other Details
    • Smartphone
      • Yes
    • Touchscreen Type
      • Capacitive
    • SIM Size
      • Mini SIM
    • User Interface
      • TouchWiz
    • JAVA Support
      • Yes
    • Keypad
      • No
    • Sensors
      • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
    • Series
      • Wave
    • Other Features
      • Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch, Countdown Timer, Calculator, World Clock, Polaris Office, Voice Recorder, Voice Memo, PC Sync Application, Flight Mode
    • Important Apps
      • Google Apps, Google Search, YouTube
    Multimedia Features
    • FM Radio
      • Yes
    • DLNA Support
      • Yes
    • Audio Formats
      • MP3, eAAC, WAV
    • Video Formats
      • MP4, MKV, H.263, H.264, WMV, Xvid, DivX
    Battery & Power Features
    • Battery Capacity
      • 1500 mAh
    • Battery Type
      • Li-Ion
    • Width
      • 64.2 mm
    • Height
      • 125.9 mm
    • Depth
      • 9.9 mm
    • Weight
      • 127 g
    • Warranty Summary
      • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
    Ratings and Reviews
    107 Ratings &
    28 Reviews
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    Its worst phone i have ever seen

    By mistakenly I brought this phone, and this mistake cost me 15k (never ever believe on sales man of croma). this is the worst phone I have ever seen and more then that BADA..!!!! a super flop OS.
    I don’t know by Samsung keep making this useless phone. Other than very few amount of feature this phone has nothing.

    i hope can give rating in negative.

    My suggestion……….. just avoid BADA…!!!

    Ashish Rajoriya

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    15 May, 2013

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    Decent Hardware, Worst Software

    This phone have got a decent hardware specs with a 1.4 GHz Scorpion Processor, a big 4.0" SUPER AMOLED Display which is the biggest plus of this phone. But all in all, this phone fails in a large way and thats because of the OS it has got. Bada is the most unstable OS I have ever seen. It is horribly slow, repeatedly crashes and the phone hangs, and the phone restarts every now and then without any reason. Added to that, the app store for BAda is horrible, you can hardly get any useful apps f...

    Avirup Mullick

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    8 Feb, 2013

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    No Skype support

    Appreciate samsung for making such a good phone at such a low price. Metal body, 4" AMOLED screen, great 5 MP camera, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Decent battery, 720p video recording and what not it has everything. It has everything i want.

    Still i don't buy this phone for one reason. Skype is not available for this phone. No use of that front camera. What a pity !

    Santhosh Kumar T V

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    10 Nov, 2012

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    Bada is a dead OS.It is buggy and there are almost zero good apps for it.
    Samsung does not support it at all....
    This is the LAST bada phone.
    I am using the predecessor of this phone and i'm wishing i had never bought the phone in the first place!


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    31 Aug, 2012

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    30 Aug, 2012

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    superb...........not less than android....even better than android in some places

    i have been using tis phone for almost 2 months and i have no complaints with it because in this budget you wont find a phone with 4 inch screen and crisp display.
    first of all,any video format you put in this phone,it will play it and you will be surprised to see the display of every friend has said to me that it has very clear movie display and u have bought a gem..
    second samsung apps provide gameloft hd games like SPLINTER CELL:CONVICTION, TINTIN, GANGSTAR(LIKE GTA), SHREK, SPIDE...

    rohit yadav

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    12 Aug, 2012

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    Don't go for this phone...

    Hardware-wise, it might be good, but mind you, the OS is really going to frustrate you. I'd bought the first Wave, the S8500, a couple of years back, believing there'd be developers willing to develop for the platform. However, that wasn't to be the case and, after 7-8 months of use, I sold the phone and got myself a Galaxy S. Keep this in mind if you're deciding on buying the phone.

    Alfa Romeo

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    30 Jul, 2012

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    Superb Phone...

    Nice phone...
    It has got a superb hardware...
    Many people complain about BadaOS. Its true that it has got less apps..
    But its not bad. Bada has got many nice features... Most of the hit apps of android is also available for Bada in samsung apps..
    Even Java apps can be installed in Wave3 and all other Samsung Wave phones..
    I have been using Wave3 for almost 1 month now...
    I liked the phone very much...
    -Gheevar V. A.


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    12 Jul, 2012

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    BADA Is Not BAD

    Many people complain BADA is the worst OS out there and all. But its all rubbish. Unless you are an app-freak, you'll find no problems with the BADA. Also BADA 2.0 comes with much more upgrades than its predecessor. The Touchwiz Interface has made Wave 3 interface look more like android.

    It's a perfect pick for people those who are media lovers. Amazing loudspeaker performance. The DNSe enhancement does its job. The sound coming out of the speaker is on top in both quality and 'quantity'. Th...

    Arjun K Das

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    6 Jul, 2012

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    Complete waste of money!!

    Whoever is okay with a phone getting restarted every now and then and willing to carry a charger all the time in the pocket can go for this model.

    What's the use of having Super AMOLED display when it goes for a toss with every 4-5th time you touch it?

    Snigdha Parida

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    11 Jun, 2012

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    Product Description
    Smarts meet style in the Wave 3, a chic smartphone that satisfies those who are design conscious and need a handset to match their socially active lifestyles. Solid in hand and sleek to the touch, the sturdy all-metal body in premium-brushed aluminum epitomizes true Wave style. Integrated apps and services take care of the essentials of social networking, music, games and sharing web-based content - all the substance without the extra weight. Expressional messenger, ChatON’s universal messaging service with added features such as group chat, makes for an intuitive user-experience.
    Chic and Sophisticated Metal Design

    The strength of an all-metal body meets the polished style of Wave design for you to enjoy a sturdy, sleek and stylish handset. Unibody casing with a slidable back battery cover means never fussing with a separate piece. Brushed aluminum surface conveys your refined style. Simplified front design and subtly contoured edges complete the elegant look.

    Integrated Apps and Services

    Mobile apps made light and easy with both embedded and downloadable applications which have been specifically optimized for Bada 2.0, including favourite games. Social Hub 2.0 gives you single application access to all your messages, emails and SNS integrated with phonebook and calendar. Your messages and feeds are divided into separate streams, making it easy for you to prioritize what you view and when. Enjoy music galore with integrated Music Hub’s music player and music store links to purchase and pre-listen with chart info and recommendations.

    Expressional Messenger - ChatON

    Reaching out to your pals is easier than ever with ChatON, a universal messaging service that immediately connects you to almost any mobile phone via IM. Simply sign-in without an ID or password along with phonebook integration and you’ll be chatting in no time. Share the moment with several friends at once with the group chat feature. PC to mobile support means you’re not just limited to messaging other handsets. Sharing contact info, web links, images, video and location is now even easier - just send them across via messenger. ChatON becomes even more indispensable to the smooth functioning of your everyday life.

    Enhanced Bada 2.0 UX

    Experience the innovations of the Bada 2.0 OS which includes the Lock Screen function which can be used to customize settings for clock, date, weather and other vital info of your choice. Live Panel can be similarly characterized with real-time data or your favourite widgets, or pictures from the gallery, or even oft-used contacts. Enjoy fun and dynamic folder creation and a 3D preview to better visually access your apps and content. Wi-Fi Direct connects your Wave 3 to other Wi-Fi devices without the need for a hotspot to send and share data. Now you can accomplish wireless mobile printing or play multi-player games too. Push message notification alerts you as soon as messages arrive so you never miss a beat. Thanks to the smarter multitasking of both native and downloaded applications, you can open and juggle between apps simultaneously for better time efficiency.

    1.4 GHz processor

    The Wave 3 is outfitted with an impressive 1.4 GHz processor, a game-changer that transforms your experience into one of pure pleasure. Applications run seamlessly, screen transitions are smooth and everything is a lot quicker and more effortless on your Wave 3.

    HD Video Playback & Recording

    Embedded HD video capability ensures you enjoy high-resolution videos on your mobile, whether it is a video clip, a movie on the web or even your own footage that was filmed in HD. Playback on DivX codec offers crystal-clear images and quality audio, so you can experience the best that mobile-video has to offer.


    HSDPA (14.4 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76 Mbps) enable faster downloads and uploads. Enjoy speedier data download and upload so you can send and receive content even sooner.

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