HOPING TO MAKE A WAVE
The Wave 3, with the Bada OS, is a typical Samsung device: it boasts a 4-inch bright capacitive touch display with just a single physical key below the screen. However, it took us a few minutes to understand how to access the SIM slot by removing the back panel. Crafted of metal, the back panel is in the form of a casing that doesn’t come out completely but opens upwards, allowing access to the battery, SIM card and memory card slot.
Unlocking the homescreen makes it look similar to Android smartphones. Long pressing the icon in the main menu allows users to drag them in any of the homescreen windows. A notification bar can be dragged from the top—it shows settings
such as Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Sound and Vibration and auto rotation and also notifies pending calls and messages. Emails, social hubs, Chat on, Google, Voice Cmd, Caster, desk clock, Orkut, are a few apps that are preinstalled on this phone and more can be downloaded from the Samsung App Store. But even now, Bada doesn’t have a wide range of apps. The Polaris Office lets one open documents and edit them as well. It has a music player and video player on board, but the sound is just about average. The 5 MP camera captured decent images. On a positive note, Samsung has added a 1.4 GHZ processor that makes it operate quickly.