Samsung Wave 525

The wave 525 works with Samsung’s Bada OS and offers fun Smartphone for the course: a successful all-rounder.

  1. Samsung wave 525
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Samsung wave 525 complements its Bada portfolio to a cheap entry-level smartphones, which focuses on social contacts and Messaging.

In contrast to the more expensive wave 723 Samsung here has set the red pencil. Although even these cheap trainee are rarely unpleasant creaking sounds, but instead on metal plastic meets the hand of the user. This is certainly no handicap for price-conscious buyers, because thanks to the subtly studded Akkudeckels, the Samsung wave 525 is handy in his hand.

Specifies the recommended price for the wave 525 with $299 Samsung, in the relevant online shops around 170 euros are due for the 525.

Despite the low price, the wave 525 provides a good responsive touch screen. The 3.2 inch format display uses the capacitive principle and thus already responds to light touch. The display shines bright neat and presents sharp and strong color to the contents.

However the 240 x 400 resolution fails but quite low pixels, what causes frequent scrolling and zooming while surfing the Web. The latter is possible thanks to multitouch gestures but easily pulling greater than the passage in question by spreading two covered finger.

Exemplary handling

Use the wave 525 can be generally very easy. So the in-house UI Touchwiz 3.0 to use comes as most Samsung smartphones at this honey.

It allows to adapt the Smartphone largely her own needs, for example, the homescreen can be – the waves offer up to ten levels of Transversely – equip with numerous widgets.

Also the main menu can be arranged according to your own preferences. The speed is usually impeccable, the tester had to complain anyway, any surgery waiting times. The position sensor automatically adjusts the display orientation in some applications, when one turns the Smartphone in landscape mode – for example, when surfing the Web.

As a GSM phone is the Samsung wave 525 with the data Accelerator EDGE and fast Wi-FI n standard. Thus, you can surf at home on the couch or on the move via free hotspots moves on the Internet.

A great advantage of the operating system Bada is the complete package of equipment: good email client dominated dealing with multiple mailboxes, Facebook and Twitter clients are on board, the social hub can overlook all accounts in a channel is.

To join a computer, a note – and a chat function, as well as a music player with music recognition. The video player and FM radio with RDS are also standard equipment. A 3.2 megapixel camera, auto focus and photo light which however provides for recording in two waves. More programs can be loaded directly from the Smartphone over the Samsung apps.

About 50 days reception

The question of how the Bada Smartphone in the laboratory of the Testfactory would beat was exciting. And here, wave 525 delivered a strong idea: the talk time in GSM mode is absolutely impressive with approximately twelve hours in the E-network, as well as good nine hours on the D NET and offers real potential of chatterbox.

The wave 525 shows good send – and receive properties and good acoustics during the phone call.

The wave 525 can convince as a cheap entry level Smartphone with strength endurance on the one hand and on the other hand the Messaging. Thus, Samsung impressively demonstrates that Bada works great in a lower price segment.

Who writes much on the road, should look at sister models Samsung Wave 533 also, but on top of that, a QWERTY keyboard offering the same facilities.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz) K.a.. / 0
internal memory (MB) 125
Memory card slot MicroSD
Phone / qwert keyboard / touchscreen / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
INTERFACES
USB host / client / /
IrDA
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA /
Wi-FI / standard / 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth
… Headset profile / hands-free profiles /
… OBEX / SIM access-profiles /
DISPLAY
Type transm. TFT
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 400
Number of colors 262144
Diagonal (inches) 3.2
MOBILE
Call list / ringing tones of groups of callers
Brokering / withhold / Situation profiles: Number / flight mode 4-6 /. Handsfree / mute / PIM Contact management ANZ. Telephone number / Email / address 7 / 3 / 3 Image / notes field / date of birth / / Appointment management Day / week / month view / / weekly / annual events / Notes /… typed / ink… /… Outlook-sync / / / To do list / with date / Sync: Windows / Mac / SyncML optional /. / OFFICE Look at Word / edit / Consider Excel / edit / PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / / MESSAGING Email / POP3 / IMAP / / Attachments send / receive / SMS / MMS / fax / / BROWSER Web / frames / Java / Java scripting / / / Home / Favorites / WAP MULTIMEDIA Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / / Video player / full screen display / Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / / Integrated camera / resolution (mega pixels) / 3.1 NAVIGATION GPS receiver SIZE AND WEIGHT Dimensions (H x W x D in mm) 110 x 55 x 12 Weight (grams) 99 MEASURED VALUES Endurance D power (hours) 9:20 Stamina E-Netz (hours) 12:45 Endurance UMTS (hours) 0:00 type. Endurance (hours) 6:57 am Standby time days (days) 51 standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.01 / 0,688 TEST RESULTS Endurance (max. 115) very good (105) Endurance conversation / operation (80) 70 Endurance standby (35) 35 Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (119) System (15) 6 Scope of delivery (10) 4 Display (30) 21 Connectivity (20) 14 Phone functions (15) 12 Messaging (15) 13 PIM (15) 14 Office (10) 8 Web browser (10) 7 Camera (10) 5 Music and video (10) 9 Features (5) 1 Navigation (10) 5 Handling (max 125) very good (107) Manageability (30) 30 User interface (70) 60 Processing quality (20) 14 Documentation / support (5) 3 Measurements (max. 85) sufficient (53) Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 21 Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 0 Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16.5 Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 15 CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points well (384) tested in issue: 01 / 11

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 01/11