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Samsung Wave 723 review

Samsung's second Bada handset demonstrates that less is definitely less

Samsung wave 723

Sporting a five-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash, we expect great things from the Samsung Wave 723. And indeed we got them, at least where stills shooting is concerned.

There are various scene modes including sports, night, party/indoor dawn, fireworks, text, and candlelight. Smile shot, continuous mode and panorama mode are also present, so you can play around quite a bit.

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INDOORS: Often you can forget about the scene mode settings and just point and shoot with the Samsung Wave 723 to get a decent image. This dimly lit bar produced a surprisingly bright and detailed photo

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OUTDOORS: Outside results were reasonably good with the camera able to pick up a fair amount of detail. This very dull winter day didn't stop the lens capturing a fair bit of light

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CLOSE-UP: No, these aren't real strawberries, but a tablecloth photographed close up. The Samsung Wave 723 camera does well to cope so close in without a macro mode, and both the light and detailing are good

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PANORAMA: The panorama mode is very easy to use. The camera automatically takes the next image in a sequence, so that all you need to do is move the camera around. The stitching process is fast too

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory103 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value0.97 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemBada OS
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time15 Hour
Product ModelWave 723
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)99.5 g
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height109.5 mm
Width53.9 mm
Depth11.8 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time923 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameWave 723 Smartphone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-S7230TAEXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Bada platform

Samsung's bada OS makes your mobile even smarter with a whole range of applications

Rich Applications

Mobile offers easy and direct access to the Samsung Apps store for browsing, purchasing and downloading of free and premium apps

Life-assistant service

Apps offer services that support your daily needs and enhance life (e.g. AP News, Booking services, Health & Life) Localized applications will offer great convenience and enhanced service

Quick access / easy download

Easy, simplified downloading process gets apps to your phone faster than ever, especially with the Wi-Fi connection The latest Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) helps users download data at a much faster speed and get access from a much wider range.