Samsung Wave 533

The Bada Smartphone wave 533 offers to the small course fun Smartphone with good all-round features and on top of that a mechanical typewriter keyboard.

  1. Samsung wave 533
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With the 5 series models, Samsung added its Bada-portfolio two cheap entry-level smartphones, which put the emphasis on social contacts and Messaging. The Quad duo wave 525 and wave 533 also extended the number of phones with our own Bada operating system on a total of five models, if you count the not yet available wave II.

With or without keyboard

In contrast to the more expensive wave 723 Samsung has applied the red pencil at these two candidates. But also the affordable talents give 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 battery cover the 5-wave models are handy in his hand.

Pricing of Samsung, because the wave 525 both for the wave 533 caused consternation in the Newsroom but a recommendation is made from 299 euros – and this is despite the fact that the wave 533 with a full QWERTY keyboard can wait on identical otherwise largely with the wave 525.

In the relevant online shops, the waves are traded because differently: while for the 525 will be due around 170 euros, costs 20 euro more wave 533 in a best-case scenario, but still below the 200-euro mark.

Common is two models 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

Control the wave duo is generally very easy. So the in-house UI Touchwiz 3.0 to use comes as most Samsung smartphones even when these two Darling. 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 adjusts Display orientation in some applications automatically, if you turn the Smartphone in landscape mode – for example, when surfing the Web. If the wave 533 rotate even the standby light and the main menu with.

Not quite optimal, the typewriter keyboard of the wave 533 falls however. For prolific writer she is the much better solution than a keyboard appears on the screen, but in the test certainly bothered the indistinct feedback of space, which consists of three individual buttons. The remaining buttons work, however, perfectly.

The wave 533 with the data Accelerator EDGE and fast Wi-FI n standard comes as a GSM phone. 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-duo in the laboratory of the Testfactory would beat was exciting. And here the Samsungs 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 only larger difference of condition between the two subjects came when determining the typical endurance to days: this wave 525 without buttons showed more staying power than the QWERTY model wave 533 around an hour.

Differences could make up in the remaining measurements: so, the wave has 533 significantly better transmission and reception properties, while the wave 525 plays out its merits in the field of acoustics.

The bottom line is the Bada duo wave 525 and wave 533 tied in the target. In the connect test both as a cheap entry level smartphones can convince with strength endurance on the one hand and on the other hand the Messaging.

With these two newcomers, Samsung impressively demonstrates that Bada works great in a lower price segment.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Bada 1.1
Processor / clock speed (MHz) K.a.-K.a. / 0
internal memory (MB) 94
Memory card slot MicroSD
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / / K.a..
HSDPA / HSUPA /
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) TFT / 3.2
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 400
Number of colors 261 thousand
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert 4-6 /. /
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac optional /.
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites K.a.. /. / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 3.1
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard / /
Navi / route planner /
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 110 x 55 x 16
Weight (grams) 117
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 9:34 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 11:55
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 0:00
type. Endurance (hours) 22:49
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) -0.59 / 0,318
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) poor 35
Endurance talk (35) 35
Persistence display mode (65) 0
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 92
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 20
Connectivity (15) 7
Phone features (10) 9
Messaging (15) 13
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 4
Web browser (15) 7
Camera (15) 2
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) well 112
Ease of handling 40
User interface 56
Processing quality 16
MEASUREMENTS (90) sufficient 47
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 24
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 0
Acoustic measurements send (15) 11
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12
tested in issue: 01/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points sufficient 286

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) well over 100
Endurance talk (35) 35
Persistence display mode (65) 65
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 92
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 20
Connectivity (15) 7
Phone features (10) 9
Messaging (15) 13
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 4
Web browser (15) 7
Camera (15) 2
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 2
HANDLING (140) well 112
Ease of handling 40
User interface 56
Processing quality 16
MEASUREMENTS (90) sufficient 47
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 24
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 0
Acoustic measurements send (15) 11
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12