Samsung Wave II vs. Apple iPhone 4 – Review

by Jerry D on March 19, 2011

Can the Samsung Wave II stand up to the Apple iPhone 4? In certain respects, yes it can. But small technology victories aren’t enough to transform it from a so-so handset into something you’ve just got to have. Let’s get this big phone fight started…

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Stat-fight: Samsung Wave II vs. Apple iPhone 4

Samsung Wave II VS Apple iPhone 4
Display 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD 3.5-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 640 x 960 pixels
Processor 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Hummingbird) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU 1GHz Apple A4
Software Bada OS 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 and HTML 5-friendly Dolfin web browser iOS4
Storage Up to 34GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization and 720p video capture. 5.0 Megapixels with tap to focus video or still images, LED flash, geo-tagging, VGA and HD video recording (720p) up to 30fps
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.1 with EDR
Size 59.8 x 123.9 x 11.8mm 58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3mm
Weight 135g 137g
Talktime 6.0 hours 7.0 hours
Standby 500 hours 300 hours

Analysis: Samsung Wave II vs. Apple iPhone 4

Compare the two handsets for size and weight and the Wave II is a neat 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8mm handset. while Apple’s phone is 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm. Overall, the iPhone 4 is the smaller phone and far thinner. Weighing 135g, the Wave II is 2g lighter than the iPhone 4, which weighs 137g.

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Everywhere else, these two phones trade punches like equally matched prize fighters. But the winner has the best operating system, the most flexibility and the highest resolution display…

Verdict: The Apple iPhone 4 wins!

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

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