Earlier this month we posted a very positive review from PDA247 on the Samsung Wave S8500. We now have another review to share with you from James at Tracyandmatt. The first part of the review can be read below, but if you would like to read the entire review, complete with screenshots and video, click here.
In terms of build quality the Samsung Wave feels pretty rock solid. It is beautifully smooth and sits well in the hand. My only criticism is that it is quite tall. I prefer a phone to be a little wider therefore giving a slightly chunky feel but that’s just my preference.
Under the screen are the three hardware buttons. These are simply call send/end and the menu button. The call buttons are flush where as the menu button is slightly raised. I am glad Samsung moved away from fitting in as many buttons as possible like on the Galaxy Portal that I reviewed recently.
The hardware buttons on the sides of the device are also very nice. They are the same colour as the shell and are all quite small and minimalistic. They feel sturdy and are a pleasure to use.
The other hardware feature I like is the microUSB port on the top side. It has a nice sliding door over it to prevent any dirt or debris getting in when not in use. The door is made from hard plastic unlike on some phones when you get a soft rubbery one that flaps about. Samsung have clearly put a lot of effort into the design of the Wave. Nice work chaps!