The Samsung Wave II is a bit of a disappointment – it doesn’t even beat the original Samsung Wave in a straight fight. Weird huh? So you might not expect it to fare well against the mighty Samsung Galaxy S. And you’d be right…
Stat-fight: Samsung Wave II vs. Samsung Galaxy S
|Samsung Wave II||VS||Samsung Galaxy S|
|Display||3.7-inch Super Clear LCD||4.0-inch Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||480 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Processor||1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Hummingbird) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU||1GHz ARM Cortex A8|
|Software||Bada OS 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 and HTML 5-friendly Dolfin web browser||Android 2.1 (Eclair)|
|Storage||Up to 34GB||Up to 48GB|
|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 autofocus, geo-tagging, touch to focus functionality, face and smile detection and HD video recording|
|3G||3G/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)||3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)|
|Bluetooth||3.0 with A2DP||3.0 with A2DP|
|Size||59.8 x 123.9 x 11.8mm||64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm|
|Talktime||6.0 hours||6.5 hours|
|Standby||500 hours||576 hours|
Analysis: Samsung Wave II vs. Samsung Galaxy S
The Wave II incorporates a touch-sensitive Super Clear LCD display, 3.7 inches in size and with a resolution of 480 x 800. The original model featured a better Super AMOLED screen. Nevertheless, packing 384000 pixels into this 3.7-inch screen results in a pixel density of 252.162 pixels per inch (PPI).
At 4.0 inches, Galaxy S’s touch-sensitive Super AMOLED screen has more room. The screen resolution is exactly the same. But compared to its rival, the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is 233.25.
Size-wise, there’s not much of a gap between the two – the Wave II is 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8mm; Samsung’s phone is 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9mm. Overall, the Wave II is smaller. It’s also slightly tubbier than the Galaxy S, weighing in at 135g. The Galaxy S is 16g lighter at 119g.
The Wave II’s 5.0 Megapixel camera features a full resolution of 2592 x 1944 plus autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization and 720p video capture. Oh and there’s also a camera on the front for making video calls.
The Galaxy S also sports a 5.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, geo-tagging, touch to focus functionality, face and smile detection and HD video recording), so there’s no real difference in camera quality. There’s no LED flash here. But there is an extra camera on the front for video calling.
Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S wins!
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