Samsung Wave III (Metallic Black, 4 GB)

Samsung Wave III (Metallic Black, 4 GB)

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  • 4 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 32 GB
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch) WVGA Display
  • 5MP Rear Camera | 0.3MP Front Camera
  • 1500 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Scorpion Processor
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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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.

In The Box
  • Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Guide
Model Number
  • S8600
Model Name
  • Wave III
  • Metallic Black
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Single Sim
Sound Enhancements
  • DNSe
Display Features
Display Size
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yes
3G Speed
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • Yes
  • Yes
WAP Version
  • 2
Pre-installed Browser
  • WAP 2.0, Dolfin 3.0
Micro USB Port
  • Yes
Micro USB Version
  • 2
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
  • Yes
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Yes
  • No
TV Out
  • Yes
USB Connectivity
  • Yes
  • Yes
Audio Jack
  • 3.5 mm
GPS Support
  • Yes
Other Details
  • Yes
Touchscreen Type
  • Capacitive
SIM Size
  • Mini SIM
User Interface
  • TouchWiz
JAVA Support
  • Yes
  • No
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
  • 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
  • 64.2 mm
  • 125.9 mm
  • 9.9 mm
  • 127 g
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Ratings & Reviews
107 Ratings &
28 Reviews
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

@Smruti ...No GPU

Wave 3 has a Qualcomm Scorpion SOC...Clocked at 1.4 GHZ and it features a ADRENO 205 GPU . so i would like to correct info in one of the reviews made earlier by a buyer..
Bada has limited Apps but samsung will merge Bada OS with Tizen and then the its would be backed by Intel and then one can expect some good apps..
I have a Wave II and its a really good phone and having used bada 2.0 , i must admit it has very much improved from the previous iterations

Nikhil Rane

21 Jan, 2012

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A Bada Flagship

Android is now the king of all mobile operating systems. iOS is not too far behind. Windows phone is gearing up for an attack, bolstered by the new player in its arena. Symbian is dwindling away after a glorious decade or so. Meego is beautiful and yet dead. Did anyone ever notice Bada in the midst of all this??

And yet, 4 inch of SuperAMOLED, fairly slim profile and generous use of metal, all at a nominal price makes Samsung wave III S8600 a tempting package indeed.

1. Gorgeous 4” Su...

Smruti Panda

9 Jan, 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

30 Jul, 2012

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Wave III - A media Forte

Wane III is an excellent mobile for music and video lovers. It plays out of the box DivX and all HD videos up to 720p. Including MKV and all other formats.

It has a great 5 MP camera which captures excellent videos.

The limitations we have is the apps, we dont have exhaustive applications like in Android market. We have certain essentials apps like Facebook, Twitter and some games though.

If you are not an app freak and would love to have a great Music and Video mobile, with a good cam, go...

Karthikeyan Chinnaswami

Certified Buyer

2 Apr, 2012

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Morning to evening with Samsung Wave 3 S8600

Delivered in 2 days by the Flipkart logistics, this phone offers you a number of advantages over other contemporaries:

a) awesomely big 4 inch screen (believe me its huge!!)
b) The superb super AMOLED screen which is really clear and bright with a 1.4GHz processor!!
c) Excellent picture quality with a 5MP single LED camera!
d) Extremely light weight making it easy to carry!
e) last but not the least the stunning price (only 16k)!

Although some folks do resent its Bada OS but with people who...

Anjali Singh

Certified Buyer

10 May, 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!


31 Aug, 2012

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samsung wave III is best to buy

I love the design of this phone. But the OS is Bada. I'm not saying that Bada OS isn't good, in fact my phone has the same OS, and that is why I'm looking for an android phone just to try a different one .OS is decent, processor is fast. Camera is good. Video format support is excellent, plays almost any video format. MP3 quality is excellent. Supports WI-FI. No thinking back on this.

Vinay Krishnan

8 May, 2012

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lovely touch screen & fast processor... all required software ...easy handling while driving... best in class with affordable price... lovely looks... appreciable touch sensors... super connectivity with Bluetooth and WIFI...

anjali nair

21 Mar, 2012

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Bada OS really sucks.. Why Samsung made such a huge mistake by giving Bada OS to a great mobile like WAVE 2 S8530 (thats my model).. Fed up with this OS.... Thanks to SAMSUNG and BAD..A..

When buying an expensive smart phone, please research a little. Don't go by looks or hardware. BADA OS sucks...

Software is the heart of a SmartPhone... The best option is Android.

Please avoid BADA at all costs. If in doubt, research. Read about what users say about it. There are plenty of technology fo...

Mahesh Muraleedharan

31 Mar, 2012

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Doubtful OS

The wave III comes with good hardware with its 4 inch super amoled screen and 1.4 processor. But the Bada OS is a deal breaker. There are few useful apps in Bada and Samsung is not interested develping this OS either. There are no updates for the previous Bada Phones. A smartphone without promising OS is useless. When you buy a smartphone you expect to do many things. The fact is even Samsung is not assuring about any software updation for BADA OS in future. So it is better to go for Android...

Ramakrishna N

19 Jan, 2012

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