Category: Articles & Misc: Electronics/PC's/TV's etc
Location: Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
Posted by: HAL9000
Phone: [Only for registered users]
Posted on: Jan 1st 2019 (expires in 13 days )
Price: THB 1,000
This is a Samsung Wave GT-S8500, Bada OS 2.01 smartphone.
Samsung really did it right with this phone. The phone receives favorable reviews on the quality of the materials and finish. The quality and design of the buttons is also notable. This phone just has the slightest signs of wear. I bought a case for it as soon as I realized it was not going to stay beautiful if I didn't protect it. I also didn't use this phone very much since it came out just before Android started taking off.
In a day when phones are trending towards larger sizes, this phone is a nice pocket size with only a 3.3-inch screen. The screen is Super AMOLED, but unfortunately my camera does not capture the beauty of the display. Notwithstanding its small size, as an early smartphone, it has an internet web browser and a couple of dozen apps preloaded. The Wave is highly regarded for its camera and its media player. It has been able to play all the movies that I have tried on it. It also has map navigation. The phone has shortcuts to eight Google web apps, most notably Gmail, Maps, Calendar, YouTube, and Translate.
The number and quality of Bada OS apps in the Samsung app store never reached the level of the Android apps, though their Asphalt game received favorable mention and was sort of a showcase for the capabilities of the phone. The Samsung App Store says it has discontinued carrying Bada apps, some of the original app publishers still offer the apps on their websites, as well as some independent websites.
The screen protector on the phone is looking pretty good, but I'm also including five additional screen protectors. The three with the polishing cloths are the same style as the one currently on the phone. The two without polishing cloths are smaller, only covering the LCD screen area, not reaching to the entire flat area of the front.
I also recently replaced the battery. The manufacturer part number after the SEA is the same as the Samsung part number, EB504465VU. I don't have a charger to give with the phone, but it takes a standard micro USB cable. You can charge it from your computer or use a standard AC outlet charger. If you need more storage, the phone supports an SD card of up to 32GB, but I am not including an SD card with this sale. I have a users manual in PDF format that I can email or upload somewhere for you to download.
The phone supports both GSM and 3G bands.
The phone's Network menu in Settings lists the available network modes. The default is automatic, but you can also manually choose:
- GSM: 900/1800
- GSM: 850/1900
- 3G: 850/1900
- HSDPA 3.6 Mbps.
Wikipedia says this is the North American version (and most of South America per the country bands map). It is unclear whether installing firmware for a different region will change the 3G bands to support 900 and 2100, or if the actual hardware is different.
200 baht shipping in Thailand
Additional factory information:
Lock Status: Factory Unlocked
Model: Samsung Wave S8500
Processor: ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz Samsung S5PC110
Storage Capacity: 2 GB
Operating System: Bada 2.01 with TouchWiz
Camera Resolution: 5.0MP Auto Focus EDOF, LED Flash
Contract: Without Contract
Media MP3 AAC AAC+ e-AAC+ WMA AMR: WAV MP4 MPEG4 H.263 H.264 WMV DivX XviD MKV FLAC
Features: Magnetometer, Digital Compass, Smart Unlock, Handwriting Recognition, GPU PowerVR SGX 540, HD Recording 720p, Java MIDP 2.0, 3G Data Capable, Accelerometer, Bluetooth Enabled, Camera, FM Radio, Proximity Sensor
Connectivity: Headphone/AV jack, 2G, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro USB
Memory Card Type: microSD (HC) up to 32GB (not included)
Screen Size: 3.3 in. Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass
Cellular Band: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 - 3G: 850/1900