Samsung Wave 2 Pro S5330 Preview
The Samsung Wave 2 Pro S5330 will be the third Bada OS smartphone by Samsung. Bada OS was launched with the Samsung Wave and it has done quite well. The Samsung Wave was a very powerful smartphone with excellent hardware and superb multimedia capabilities. With the Wave 2, Wave 2 Pro and the Wave 723, Samsung is now trying to lower the cost of Bada smartphones to break into the budget smartphone segment ruled by Nokia.
The Wave 2 Pro comes with a 3.2 inch TFT touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard and a 3.15 MP camera. It runs the Bada OS with the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.
The Samsung Wave 2 Pro has a nice stylish design which is very similar to the Wave 2. The only difference is that it has a sliding QWERTY keyboard which the Wave 2 doesn’t. It is a bit bulkier than the Wave 2 due to the presence of the keyboard; it has dimensions of 109.5 x 55 x 15 mm.
It has a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a QVGA resolution of 240 x 400 pixels.
Like the Wave, Wave 2 and the Wave 723, the Wave 2 Pro will run the Bada OS. It also has the TouchWiz 3.0 UI. Samsung has tried to standardize the look on all its devices on all OSes, be it Android or Bada. TouchWiz 3.0 is a very good UI optimized for touchscreen mobile phones.
It has 80 MB internal memory and supports up to 16 GB microSD cards.
The Samsung Wave 2 Pro is quite average when it comes to multimedia features. You cannot compare it with the Wave at all; it has only a 3.15 MP camera with an image capture resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It can play only 3GP, MP4, H.263 and H.264 encoded videos. It also has an stereo FM radio with RDS and recording.
The Samsung Wave 2 Pro comes with most of the basic connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. It also supports microUSB 2.0. Besides that, it also has a GPS transceiver with A-GPS. Like the Wave 2, it doesn’t have 3G.
The Samsung Wave 2 Pro is a very nice budget smartphone option powered by Bada OS. It has a QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2 inch touchscreen display. Bada is slowly picking up steam. There are already 4 phones based on the platform now; it should soon be a major competitor to Android and Symbian. Do check out our list of the best Android smartphones and the top Symbian smartphones.