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Which bada phone has the best specs?

What's the highest specced bada phone available in the UK?

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 18:54

The Wave 2, no? But the new batch with Bada 2 should arrive any time now. And PS - I'll check for you...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 19:45

The Samsung Wave 3 (which runs Bada 2.0 btw) has the best specs of any Bada phone currently available.

Full Specs List:
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_s8600_wave_3-4126.php

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 20:05

Is that one actually available, yet?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 20:08

I was talking to Treab about how much they cost the other week and they're available second hand on eBay for £250-300. So yeah, they must be available if you can buy them used.

I've never seen one for sale though, but on the other hand Bada isn't very popular at all in the UK.

MDrX  Jan. 25, 2012 at 09:46

Does a higher specced Bada phone do nothing faster than a slow one?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 25, 2012 at 13:03

Bada's a surprisingly good OS, far better than WP7 (outsells it by a fair margin as well).

MDrX  Jan. 25, 2012 at 13:26

My brother had the original Wave and that was a bug riddled mess. I couldn't see why there was a 1GHz CPU inside. He could have had a Tocco and got the same use out of it but more reliability.

Better than WP7? Not so sure but I haven't played with Bada 2. I'd have a WP7 just for developing if it was as cheap as Android. So easy to knock up an app, I'm surprised more aren't doing it.
Bada just seems pointless. Why go Bada over Android?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 25, 2012 at 13:34

I think the original Bada software was a bit...crap, for want of a more intelligent word :p. Bada 2 is far better from what I understand, Samsung have improved things a lot and nowadays it's like a lighter version of Android (without the extensive App selection).

Bada is far better than WP7, though I'm basing that on aesthetics more than functionality (as both seem to have about the same levels of functionality), so I guess that's more of an opinion than a fact.

Why go Bada over Android...good question. I think the genuine answer is Bada handsets are heavily network subsidised on contracts in France and other continental European nations, which is why we don't see many around in the UK as the networks don't make Bada phones any cheaper than the equivalent Android devices.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 25, 2012 at 16:02

My brother had the original Wave and that was a bug riddled mess. I couldn't see why there was a 1GHz CPU inside. He could have had a Tocco and got the same use out of it but more reliability.

Better than WP7? Not so sure but I haven't played with Bada 2. I'd have a WP7 just for developing if it was as cheap as Android. So easy to knock up an app, I'm surprised more aren't doing it.
Bada just seems pointless. Why go Bada over Android?

Hm... I had the original Wave shortly after launch, and I found it amazingly "mature" - compared to the first couple of Android bakes or the first iPhone OS. But tbh, I only used it as a toy for 2 weeks; not as a "working" phone. So, I may have missed "bugs" that only show in everyday use.

MDrX  Jan. 25, 2012 at 17:02

He'd encounter stuff like SMS not sending or receiving until a reboot, calls being dropped randomly (could be network), it'd crash (and not auto reboot) in his pocket for no good reason. Getting any kind of info out of him to find the problem is nigh on impossible but it was like a 5 year old XP installation.
He has a SGS2 now and is happy so it's all ok.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 17:47

Samsung Wave 3 down to £229 - a lot of phone for the money http://www.expansys.com/samsung-wave-3-s8600-black-eu-version+uk-plug-229303/

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 17:48

And gone... in stock, and out of stock again...

stuhukd  Feb. 21, 2012 at 20:06

As someone who's finally approaching the end of an 18-month contract with an original Wave, do NOT buy a Bada phone. Samsung makes great hardware but sucks at the software side - I could literally rant for hours about why I can't wait to ditch this phone, but it's not worth the energy. Suffice to say that the 2.0 update is just a fresh coat of paint for the same bugs that have plagued the system forever. Once you get the phone, you better be happy with what it's got because you'd be lucky if it ever gets updated. Oh, they'll promise you an update: Bada 2.0 was promised in July. Then August. Then September. Then October. Then November. Then December. Then late January it finally started rolling out, but a month after this rollout began it's still not available for a bog-standard unlocked and unbranded UK Wave. Why? It's Samsung, no idea.

With an S2, for example, that's fine, because there's a strong developer community that'll port the latest Android versions as soon as they become available. Not so with the Waves. Oh, and the app selection is non-existent. I'll stop now, but you get the idea - please don't buy one!

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2012 at 22:34

I get where you're coming from. I had the first Wave upon release for 3 weeks or so. I had no software issues, and though I found the hardware ugly, it was of, well, quality. Solid and functional. I have to admit I hate TouchWiz, and though the Bada UI felt functional, it was ugly; a definite beta-look.
3rd party support was what broke it for me (and I'm not app-crazy): no Opera (except for a hack), no good Twitter, etc etc... The email client was lacking in features also.
On the other hand, The 8600 for £230 is certainly not without merit, if the software selection suits you. I can't speak for Bada 2 as I haven't used it yet. The new clipboard sounds interesting - certainly for how I use phones.

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