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Wave and Apollo; or is Bada worth using ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LostAlon, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. LostAlon

    LostAlon Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 12, 2010
    So, my GF is upgrading her phone soon, and T-Mo uk offer 2 devices that push all the buttons, (Samsung device, right monthly price, same network) and they are the Wave and the Apollo.

    Now, as someone who is currently on a Galaxy S, I'm keen to get her onto an android device, just because of the frankly obvious benefits of android.

    However, I have never actually used or even seen Bada running, and the Wave has nice spec with a 1Ghz processor and 512 ram. However, I have no idea how Bada deals with e-mail or anything, or what its browser is like, and I think that it can't multi-task and such, so the high specs don't seem to be used for a lot. Also, it has some kind of proprietary samsung market thing, and I have no idea whats on offer there.

    On the other hand there is the Apollo, which is specced at 667mhz, and I imagine 256 of ram since 170 is user accessible. Comes with eclair out of the box, and so gets the standard market place and browser and multitasking. Even though its slow by top end standards, my knee jerk reaction is to say that sexy android goodness will still be sexy, especially since shes not in need of 3d graphics and such, and she'll get widgets to play with and so forth.

    So the question really is: Is Bada actually a proper smartphone OS, or is the Wave just a feature phone with pretensions ? Anyone feel like sharing experiances of the Wave ?

    I have no doubts that the apollo will be a good phone for her, but if the wave will get the job done better, and it has a nicer screen and better specs, then why not.


  2. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    The Apollo is not bad for a mid range priced phone, the slim design is real nice in the hand and is real lightweight. It's supposed to get 2.2 very soon and I can count on that since Samsung is getting pretty serious with Android these days. It's by no means slow at all and once it gets 2.2 you can store installed apps on the SDcard, and you can disable the TouchWhiz UI and install a launcher of your taste after.

    I'm about to upgrade my main phone soon, and I'm having a look at this Apollo myself, I fiddled with it a little last weekend.

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