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Samsung Wave smartphone

Is the new Bada OS worth splashing out for?

There's 2GB of memory on board which you can augment with up to 32GB with a micro SD card, though there's none supplied as standard. Battery life wasn’t terrible but neither was it especially good, delivering just over a day of fairly heavy use.

Samsung Wave

Bada's first outing is encouraging, but there's room for improvement

Verdict

The Samsung Wave marks a line in the sand for Samsung with the debut of its Bada operating system. It's a quality handset with a terrific AMOLED multi-touch screen, fast operation, a decent camera and access to Samsung's small but growing App store. There are a few niggles to be sorted out, like home pages that you can add but not remove, the inability to add shortcuts to home pages, and the social networking system needs a bit of work to put it up there with the best. Still, it's generally easy and intuitive to use, and packs in as many features as you could wish for. For Samsung's first dip in the Bada waters, it shows a lot of promise. ®

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Capable handset with a nifty new operating system to rival the likes of Android.
Price: £320 RRP