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Great business phone
on 8 August 2012
I have had this phone for 10 months and it is the best phone I have had. Emails download quickly and easily via 3G or WiFi (Note BT-openzone is slow on this phone, but could be just the connection, as on own or Works WiFi it is very quick). The phone can be used through its 3G as mobile internet for your computer (this of course will cost depending on your allowance) - I use this 2-3 times a week when at customers working away from office and use email and internet with some document downloads (e.g. pdf from HSE website) and my allowance is 1GB and sufficient for me (NB This includes access to BBC Sport website daily for sports updates). Thus requirement for mobile internet dongle not required.
The screen is large and easy to use. The camera is OK for snaps and scenic photos anything with action and very low light are poor and video is possible but quality low (but it is phone first camera second).
Music play back is good with proper headphone jack (meaning any headphone with small jack can be used) and Radio is easy to set up and use (Apparently you can record radio, but never tried), I listen to Radio Silverstone when Motor Racing and get excellent signal and sound.
Apps are very limited compared to iphone and android, but some simple ones are here (unfortunately not google maps), this is due to using Samsungs own O.S. Bada version 1.2. The system is easy to use and quick. There is supposed to be an upgrade to Bada 2.0 (from 1.2), but so far this is not available for Wave II and from all indications wont be (this is a shame as apparently Google Maps will work with Bada 2.0).
This is a very well made phone (would recommend fitting a silicon skin - I threw mine down the stairs by accident on to old tiled floor and not a scratch with a skin on it, with them costing around £1 on Amazon a no brainer).
My only gripe is the Battery life which could be better. This is especially noticeable when using as mobile internet linked to laptop, when battery will only last about 2 hours under constant internet use, but it will charge with supplied USB cable (NB this can be used with in car USB adapter as well). Otherwise lasts nearly 2 days with little or no 3G or internet use, charging is about 1-1.5 hours.
I would recommend this, if you want a phone with great internet access and email facility. However if you want loads of apps to play with get a tablet or other non-Bada phone.