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Samsung Wave 525 is the cheaper Bada-powered phone

The first Samsung Wave was a huge success not because of Samsung’s homegrown mobile OS named Bada but it’s more because of its Super AMOLED screen and sub-Php20k price tag which was affordable for a smartphone at that time.

Now comes the second Wave (pun intended). The Samsung Wave 525 is marketed to bring the Bada OS to the mass with its cheap price tag of Php8,990. It’s a really affordable price to pay to have the smartphone experience in your hands albeit with a fairly new mobile OS.

Samsung Wave 525With the cheap price comes some tradeoff. Gone is the Super AMOLED of the first Wave. It is now replaced with a WQVGA display which is a big drop of display quality from the Super AMOLED’s crisp and vibrant colors. No more 3G as well. It also received a camera downgrade from 5 megapixel to 3 megapixel.

The Wave 525 comes with Samsung’s Social Hub that integrates all of your contact details, social networks and e-mail services into your phonebook. There’s also the access to Samsung mobile apps and Bada applications which are still not a lot.

I don’t know how many Bada fans are out there but with the Php8,990 SRP of the new Samsung Wave 525, it may get the exposure Bada app developer sorely needs.

Samsung Wave 525 Specs:

  • 2.5G: GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Bada OS with TouchWiz UI
  • 3.2″ / TFT / 265K / WQVGA capacitive touchscreen display
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • Video playing & recording (MPEG4, H.263, H.264)
  • Music Player with SoundAlive, Music Recognition, 3.5mm Ear Jack, FM Radio/ Recording
  • Dolfin Browser 2.0
  • A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth technology v 2.1
  • USB 2.0, MicroUSB
  • 80MB + microSD (up to 16GB)
  • 1200mAh Li-Ion battery
  • SRP: Php 8,990

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  • David Loves You

    di naman maganda ..

    • panu mo nasabi di maganda e… bada is a open flatform..compatible pa sa lahat nang o.s. at application, sa software mas maganda pa sya dahil bada 1.2 na sya compare sa bada 1 nang S8500, kung anu nagagawa nang S8500 nagagawa din ni wave 525, magkaiba lng sil;a sa hardware…

      • carla

        hhmm…. pero kasi.,/// kung browser…. mas mbilis ung s8500 kasi 1GHz un… db.,?? pero affordable na tong 525.,., pede narin sya… kasi smart phone din naman.,/// ^-^

  • rey espino

    its obvious after lowering the price, you downgrade the specs. better get a samsung wave 8500.

    • hindi kayo marunong mag appreciate ng isang bagay mga bugok wala lng kc keo pang bili ungas..

      • mr. bogus

        isa ka pa!!!! alam mo na ngang hindi click ang bada os!!! bobo ka kasi… eh di bilhin mo!!!

        • cellphone lover

          wla l nmn plang gana bumili pero kng mka react ka kla mo kong cno ks

  • kenneth pattinson

    puro kau arte wla namang pangbile… tapoz nagrereklamo kau sa looks at specs ng phone… bat ndi kau gumawa ng sarili nyung phone! mga pinoy talaga kalandian sa cellphone…

    • darkangel

      eh feeling mo naman c edward ka?! haha

  • gmc


    • cheap

      Mga Cheapanga kayo lahat!

    • bogart

      oo nga nman… gumawa kau ng sarili nyong phone!!! bwahahahha

  • jill

    panget po ba tong samsung wave 525?

    • it depends kung san mo gagamitin. or ano comparison mo. maybe for some it’s good pero para sa akin mas-ok yung android phones kesa bada. although maganda yung unang wave because of its super amoled screen.

    • hill

      ayos naman… outdoor sports ang hilig ko, gamit ko ‘tong phone (w 525), ok naman… locator, gps, music, pix taking, etc… no probs ako dito.

  • joe the mango

    so.. what are you up to?

  • Linthead

    i buy one.. wala naman pinagka-iba sa mga cellphone ngayon. marami naring akong nabili… ang importante makapagtxt ka at tawa, yun lang yun. at ang mahalaga maypangbili ka…

    • sarah

      omg that is soo true ! most people ung latest ang gusto kaht hindi maganda go lng ng go kxe it’s in ngayon but what you said about texting and calling is soo true . i totally agree 🙂


    mas maganda ung samsung wave 2, may kamahalan nga lang

    • Bryan Pumper

      Mas ok pa rin ako sa Wave 1! Super Amoled rocks. Wala cinabi SCLCD or any Super LCD sa Super Amoled, Also, I got tons of crack and hacked software at games galing Bada Store! yepeee! maganda din ang super AMOLED for watching movies, para kang naka LED TV!

  • thecoolhome

    I’m Happy with my Samsung Wave 525.

    • mr.gadget

      aq din hapi ako sa paggamit ko sa samsung wave525…saka ok naman talaga xa na gamitin.
      depende lang talaga sa yo kung paano mo to gagamitin.

    • gidge47

      uu ako rin hapi ako sa wave 525 ko =)

  • oreoboy

    i have this phone so far wala akong problema. maganda to 🙂

    • kris

      how long do u had this phone??

    • armand

      Tanong ko lang if you can install divx player sa wave 525?

  • oreoboy

    i have this phone so far wala akong problema. maganda to :)sulit.

    • star99

      Same here…I agree…maganda tong phone na ito…

    • Cheche

      AhAHAHA wala nga sila pambili amf

  • sandy

    Panu po makakuha ng settings for globe para makapag net??? tnx

  • Shecon

    can anyone help me with this?

    how to delete an application that was already installed in fone memory?.. tulong naman jan…

  • Aikohletzs

    im planning to buy either wave525 or samsung star. alin po mas ok?? any suggestions?? thanks much.. 🙂

    • Chiki

      Wave525 is much better. 🙂

    • gladys

      mas ok ang wave,,nakabili ako ng star b4 wave..naku ang pangt ng star,,basta,,pangit talaga,,mas better ang wave,,

  • basta bibili kami sya bka bukas or ngaun, ako pag me pera na okie

  • racel anabaab

    new buy ko lng po ung Samsung Wave ask ko lng po pno po ba malalagyan ng picture ung mga nsa contact number pra po pg my nagtetxt at tumatawag eh lalabas ang image nya??? kc po kahit anong kalikot ko eh hndi ko po malagay…PLZ. HELP ME? THANKS A LOT 🙂

  • Microman

    Ano ba mas bago e2 wave525 o wave125?..hekhekhek

  • mich

    my flash ba ung cam nia?

  • Chiki

    its 3.2 mp not 3. 🙂 This phone is awesome!

  • lowrider

    pano pala gawing itim ang background theme plzz help

  • lowrider

    the best tlga ang samsung wave 525 everything is posible . nalagyan ko sya ng microoft office

  • Popothegreat

    Bibili ako nto ngaun linggo eh halos lahat ng comparison eh masmaganda ang wave 525 afordable na usable pa ung iba dyn eh naninira lng tang na palibhasa Walkie-talkie lng ang mrn ako eh

  • andy

    pahelp pls kc bumiili ako ng sim with free internet using my samsung 525 pag ngbbrows ako using the fb app.ngeerror…any suggestion?

    • i am willing to buy a cellphone what is good smsung galaxy y duos or samsung wave 525? Tnx…

  • Right away I am going to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast
    coming over again to read further news.