Sunday, August 24, 2008

Samsung mobile phone - Samsung i900 Omnia review

Personally I've never been a fan of any Samsung mobile phone. But following the hype surrounding the Samsung Omnia mobile phone, I decided to write a simple yet concise review of this mobile phone. Before you read further, you might want to view the following video to get an idea of the features of this Samsung mobile phone.

The Samsung OMNIA is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and comes packed with MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word). Even though the OMNIA is 100% touch screen, Samsung included an optical mouse for ease of navigation - the optical mouse is similar to what you’d find on laptops.

Also included on the OMNIA is a 5-megapixel CMOS camera with auto-focus (AF), face and smile detection and auto-panorama shot. OMNIA comes in 8 or 16GB memory configuration and additional storage can be added via extendable slot. Of course, a smart phone called OMNIA can’t go without having a GPS, including navigation and geo-tagging capabilities, so you’d never get lost wherever you are.

Some of the cool features of the Samsung Omnia are as follows: 7.2Mbps HSDPA 2100, quadband EDGE, 5 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.2-inch capacitive WQVGA touchscreen, GPS, Windows Mobile 6.1, WiFi, and 8 or 16GB of Flash with microSD expansion, all wrapped in a tight little brushed metal case. This mobile phone is definitely positioned as a premium product by Samsung.

Most mobile phones who have jumped into the WinMo bandwagon have offered various skins and customized menus to mask its primitive interface. Samsung has also provided its TouchWiz interface similar to the TouchFLO interface offered by HTC. But the menu buttons seem to be a tad too primitive. Luckily you can customize the skins according to your liking. There is also a mouse pointer offered in the phone which helps navigating around the menu quite easily. Only problem could be the narrow buttons of the QWERTY keyboard (which is a virtual keyboard). Could be quite a challenge with some of us with fat fingers.

Despite its shortcomings, the Samsung Omnia mobile phone definitely ranks well among other WinMo mobile phones. A true contender for the iPhone?

You can get your own Samsung i900 Omnia from just $729.99 right here from Amazon:

[Via Engadget Mobile]


Micheal said...




HTC PRO for $450usd
HTC Touch Cruise for $480usd
HTC TyTN II for $400usd
NOKIA 8800 SAPPHIRE ART for $700
NOKIA N96 for $350usd
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 for $400usd
Samsung i900 Omnia 16Gb for $350usd
Sony Ericsson G700 Business Edition for $500usd
16GB Apple iPhone for $350usd
HTC TyTN II for $400usd

Samsung Omnia (i900) Specifications:

• HSDPA (up to 7.2Mbps) / 3G (2100MHz) / EDGE/ GPRS Class 12 / GSM

• 5 Megapixel Camera with Auto-Focus & Power LED flash. Also comes with

face and smile detection, Wide Dynamic Range optimisation and geo-tagging
• 2nd VGA Camera for video telephony
• 65K TFT WQVGA (240×400); 16:9 format
• Multi-Format Music Support (MP3,AAC,AAC+,RM,WMA)
• Background Music Play
• FM Radio
• Light Sensor / Motion Sensor with automatic screen rotation and

etiquette pause
• Digital Photo Frame
• Video Recording (MPEG4, up to 640 x 480 / 3gp)
• Video Playback (DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV)
• Video Editor / TV Out function
• Bluetooth v2.0 EDR / USB 2.0 / WiFi 802.11 b/g
• Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
• E-mail ( POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, MS PUSH Mail)
• Windows Live with Windows Mobile Messenger
• Offline Mode / Hands-free Speaker
• Internet Explorer 5 (WEB) / Opera Browser (WAP)
• Full Touch Screen
• Optical Joystick
• RSS Reader / Podcast Manager
• Office Mobile / Internet Sharing
• Java MIDP 2.0
• Marvell PXA312, 624 MHz CPU
• RAM 128MB, ROM 256MB
• Support up to 1000 USIM contacts
• Storage Memory 16GB or 8GB built-in Flash memory; MicroSD expansion slot

tested up to 8GB
• Size: 112 x 56.9 x 12.5mm / 122g
• Phone battery capacity: 1440mAh
• Talk Time: 5.8 hours (2G), 4 hours (3G)
• Standby Time: 500 hours (2G), 400 hours (3G)


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Sweet SMS said...

For the Omnia I loaded up the same applications which were working fine on the TytnII - TomTom, eWallet, Listpro, spb finance, pocket tunes, mobipocket, egress, contacts pro, ...

These seemed to cause the resets.

I'm sure if the Omnia is used "stand-alone" without these applications then it is acceptable.

The resets probably will get fixed with a ROM upgrade but the unlying problem is likely to be the limited RAM available.

All the above applications work fine on the Touch Pro.

malcolm coles said...

My fingers are a bit too big for several options too! The worst problem is that windows mobile is a bit too slow to respond at times, especially when using the internet. Doesn't quite feel slick enough.