Phone Comparison - Samsung S8500 Wave vs Samsung Google Nexus S

Samsung S8500 Wave
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Samsung Google Nexus S
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Announced February 2010 December 2010
Status Available - April 2010 Available - December 2010
Colors Ebony Gray Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 118 x 56 x 10.9 mm
(4.65 x 2.2 x 0.43 in )
123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm
(4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 in)
Weight 118 g (4.16 oz) 129 g (4.55 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 - North America
HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS bada OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), not upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Hummingbird [Similar] 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Hummingbird [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX540 [Similar] PowerVR SGX540 [Similar]
RAM N/A 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 2 GB storage 16 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.3 inches [Similar] 4.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (283 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 46.81% 58.46%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM r No
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face, Smile And Blink Detection, Image Stablilization, Touch Focus Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, video light Yes, WVGA@30fps
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes
Edge Class 10, 236.8 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, Samsung Mobile Navigator Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML HTML, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Phonebook Yes, Photocall Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call Records Yes Practically unlimited
Internal 2 GB storage 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 1500 mAh
Stand by Up to 600 h (2G)
Up to 550 h (3G)
Up to 713 h (2G)
Up to 428 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 15 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)