Picture of The Samsung Wave Y,

The Samsung Wave Y, also known as the Samsung S5380 was announced in August 2011 and released later that year in November. It was marketed as a budget alternative to Samsung's higher-end Samsung Wave III.[1] The phone initially sold for €90 (~$120).[2][3]



The dimensions of the phone are 110x58.2x12.3 mm (4.33x2.29x0.48 in). The back panel is constructed from a rubber-like and highly flexible plastic. The camera and speaker grill can be found at the top on the back panel. There are stylistic grooves along the back panel, and there is a crevice on the left side of the phone for prying off the back panel. Behind the panel is the battery, mini-SIM, and microSD ports. The microSD port is hot-swappable, since it isn't hidden behind the battery, however the SIM port is only visible after taking out the battery. Also on the left side of the phone is the volume rocker and a lanyard eyelet for connecting a keychain to the phone. On the right side is the power button, which is flush against the body of the phone. On the front of the phone there are 3 buttons; a home button, along with 2 backlit capacitive call buttons. The 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top of the phone, and the microphone and microUSB port are at the bottom of the phone. The phone comes in black and LaFleur edition coloring.[1]


The phone screen is a TFT LCD which measures 3.2 inches along the diagonal. It has a resolution of 320x480 (3:2 aspect ratio) and an area of 30.5 cm^2 (~180ppi density).[2]


The phone has a single-core ARMv6 ARM1136[4] 32-bit Broadcom BCM21553[5] processor running at 832 MHz and VideoCore IV GPU. The phone comes with an initial capacity of 150MB. Samsung included a 2GB microSD with S5380s,[1] but storage can be expanded further with up to a 32GB microSD card.[6]


The phone has a 2MP camera which can take pictures at a resolution of 1600x1200.[6] Video can be recorded at w480p@30fps (320x240). Unlike its higher-end variants, the S5380 does not have autofocus or LED flash. The camera app allows digital zoom up to 1.4x.[7]


The phone has a 1200mAh rechargeable and replaceable lithium-ion battery. Charging occurs via the microUSB port at the bottom of the phone. On stand-by the phone lasts for 570 hours, or 6 hours 40 minutes continuous talk time on a full charge. The phone can't connect to 2G so there are no alternative stats for that option.[2]


The phone can connect to GPRS, EDGE, or 3G with HSPA. GSM and EDGE are quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), and 3G (HSPA) is dual-band (900/2100 MHz). The phone also has WiFi 4 and Bluetooth 3.0, and Stereo FM radio. Users can navigate with A-GPS. For physical connectivity, users can use the microUSB 2.0 port to connect to a computer using a compatible cable. There are 4 connection modes available through this; Modem, Mass Storage, Samsung Kies, and USB debugging. Samsung Kies connects the phone to the computer, whilst Mass Storage mounts the phone's internal storage and microSD as separate navigable drives on your computer.[1]

Operating System

The phone comes with bada OS 2.0 built in, which Samsung optimized to run on the lower spec hardware in the S5380. Bada support would be discontinued less than a year later.[8] Touch interaction is provided by the TouchWiz UI.

Other Features

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Samsung Wave Y review: Young blood". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  2. ^ a b c d "Samsung Wave Y S5380 – Full phone specifications". www.gsmarena.com. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  3. ^ "Euro to US Dollar Spot Exchange Rates for 2011". www.exchangerates.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  4. ^ "phonedb.net".
  5. ^ o.o, gsmchoice com / PIK Sp z. "Samsung GT-S5380 Wave Y technical specifications :: GSMchoice.com". www.gsmchoice.com. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  6. ^ a b "Samsung Wave Y (GT-S5380) – Specs". www.phonemore.com. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  7. ^ "Samsung Wave Y ( 150 GB Storage, GB RAM ) Online at Best Price On Flipkart.com". Flipkart.com. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  8. ^ SamMobile (22 August 2012). "No more bada and TIZEN in 2012". SamMobile. Retrieved 2020-11-07.