Samsung Wave vs. Samsung Galaxy S - Specs and Price Comparison Between S8500 and i9000

Carmela S. from Valle Verde 2, Pasig City (who's also a dear friend from Ateneo) emailed TP this request yesterday:

"TP, can you do a comparison table between Samsung Wave S8500 and Samsung Galaxy S i9000 - just like the one that you did for iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S? I'm hoping it could help me decide which Samsung phone to get my brother. Thanks!"

Hi Carmela! Thanks for the note.


Samsung Wave and Samsung Galaxy S, respectively.


Here you go: TechPinas' Samsung Wave vs. Samsung Galaxy S Definitive Comparison Table --


Detail/Feature

Samsung Wave

Samsung Galaxy S

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Dimensions/
Weight

118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
118 g

122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm
119 g

Screen/
Features

3.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels capacitive touchscreen
"SuperAMOLED"
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Scratch-resistant surface
- TouchWiz UI 3.0
- Handwriting recognition
- Smart unlock

4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
capacitive touchscreen
"SuperAMOLED"
- TouchWiz 3.0 User Interface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Swype text input

Operating System

Bada OS

Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)

CPU

ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor

ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor

Internal storage

1.5 GB system storage, 390 MB user available storage

8 GB/16GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 2GB ROM

Wifi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA

3G

Yes, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps

Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

MicroSD

Yes, supports up to 32GB

Yes, supports up to 32GB

Camera

5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization, touch focus
Video capture: 720p@30fps with video light
Secondary camera VGA only, for video calls

5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, No LED flash
- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection
Video capture: 720p@30fps
Secondary camera VGA only, for video calls

GPRS, EDGE,
Bluetooth 2.0,
MicroUSB

Yes to all

Yes to all

Stereo FM Radio

Yes, supports FM recording

Yes

Games and Apps

Yes

Yes, via Android Market

Java

Yes, via MIDP 2.0

Yes, via third party apps

Browser - Flash support

Yes

Yes, via upcoming Froyo update

Image and Video Editor

Yes

Yes

Speakerphone

Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack and DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)

Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Messaging System

SMS (threated view), MMS, Email, Push Email, Palringo IM

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

microSIM card requirement

No, uses standard SIM

No, uses standard SIM

Battery life

Stand-by time of up to 600 hours on 2G, 550 hours for 3G
Talk time of up to up to 15 hours on 2G and up to 7 hours on 3G

Stand-by time of up to 750 hours on 2G and up to 576 hours on 3G
Talk time of up to 13 hours and 30 minutes on 2G and up to 6 hours and 30 minutes on 3G

Availability and Price in Philippines

Now out in the Philippines
Only Php 19,900

Now out in the Philippines via Globe Telecom,
Free with Plan 2499 (from June 30 to July 31, 2010 only).
Php 32,995 via Globe Prepaid Kit

Carmela, note that both of these phones are actually flagship or top-of-the-line releases by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S has a bigger screen, more sizable internal storage and runs on Android -- but it's also at least Php 10,000 more expensive than Samsung Wave.

In my opinion, Galaxy S slays Wave in practically all departments -- save for one: Image and Video Capture. Wave has LED flash for stills and torchlight for video capture; Galaxy S doesn't.

Which one to get? You tell me. :)

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6 comments:

  1. I bought samsung wave yesterday and I instantly fell inlove with the smartphone. The pictures taken from it as well as the video is really good and the responsiveness of the screen is quite impressive. Physically, the cutting edge design of the device adds up to its worth and okay din talaga yung overall smoothness sa pag gamit, though hindi pwede gumamit ng facebook chat feature sa FB application.. compared to the 30k++ of the Galaxy S, samsung wave is really worth every peso and for a smartphone, it's definitely a smart buy. :)
    -Dwight

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  2. Hi Dwight, where did you buy your Samsung Wave? Does it have the 2GB or 8GB Internal Memory? I'm kinda confuse of the two versions. To add to the confusion, the saleslady I've asked told me that there is only 1GB of internal Memory for the Samsung wave. (Maybe she's talking about the CPU speed) Anyway, there's a sale up to the 25th for the wave at P19,900 and I want to be sure if that is the 2GB or the 8GB version.

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  3. puro 2 gig lng lahat ata d2 sa pinas wala pa ko nakkikitang 8 gig oki samsung wave

    kahi i compare mo pa sa iphone 4 sympre wak lng un apps dami kasi apps iphone.. pero sa tech wifi n blutut 3.0 hd video wid flash try it yourself .... pati screen anang wave no match ang iphone... un iphone4g ang gagamitin is super amoled na din pati un apple na amaze sa tech anang samsung kaya they will adopt the same tech since samsung din nmn may gawa nang lcd cpu at grappics procesor nanag apple.... same a8 chip sa wave

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  4. The wave is for me simply better I don´t want a 4inch screen in my pocket and for the same phone whit just other operating system the Galaxy S is to exspensive for what it is.... (Yes i have Wave)
    Greatz from Holland.

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  5. Hi Dwight. Just recently, my wife and I bought a Samsung i8910HD (8G) worth 26k. I understand when this came out of the market last year, this was around 32k for the 8G and 36k for 16G. Considering the specs and features of this smartphone, do you think it's a good buy? Your thoughts please. Thank you

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  6. 'm still confuse to the two of these...

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