Hardware Zone has posted a mini-review of the Samsung Wave 723. The Samsung Wave 723 runs on the same bada operating system the is used on the Samsung Wave 8500 and Wave 525. Priced at Php12,500 it priced halfway between the Wave 8500 and Wave 525.
It priced pretty well for what it offers, with a 3.2-inch 400 x 240 screen, 5MP camera with a LED flash, brushed aluminum battery cover and a removable plastic flip cover with a leather texture give it am appearance making it look more expensive than its Php12,500 asking price. Connectivity options are complete with high speed 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and a micro-USB port.
All in all, a nice phone. The problem is the bada OS. We have tried this operating system on the Wave 8500 and really have no complaints about it. But these days when people think about smartphones they think iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. While you wont find any iPhone's at this price range, but the remaining stocks of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 are selling at Php12,000 and the Android powered LG Optimus One P500 is selling at Php12,490. It might be rough sailing for the Wave 723. But this is where Samsung did well give the Wave 723 a premium look. This with an intuitive touchscreen interface will be enough for the Wave 723 to find its niche in the market. Now, if the Wave 723 were an Android...
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