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Samsung i900 Omnia Review

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Samsung i900 Omnia Technical Specifications:
  • General:
    Announced :
    2008, June
    Status : Available. Released 2008, July
  • Size :
    Dimensions : 112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm
    Weight : 122 g
  • Display
    Type :
    TFT touchscreen, 256K colors (65K effective)
    Size : 240 x 400 pixels, 3.2 inches
    – Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate- Handwriting recognition
  • Ringtones
    Type : Polyphonic, MP3
    Vibration : Yes
  • Memory
    Phonebook :
    Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
    Call records : Practically unlimited
    Card slot : microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB .
    – 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM- 624MHz Marvell PXA312 processor- 8 GB/16 GB internal memory
  • Data
    GPRS :
    Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
    HSCSD : No
    EDGE : Class 12
    3G : HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
    WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
    Bluetooth : Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
    Infrared port : No
    USB : Yes, v2.0
  • Features
    OS :
    Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
    Messaging : SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
    Browser : WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
    Games : Yes + Java downloadable,
  • Colors :Modern Black
    Camera :5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, image stabiliser, video, flash; secondary videocall camera
    – Built-in GPS receiver with A , -GPS support, – Java MIDP 2.0 ,- FM Radio with RDS, – Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer), – MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/OGG/AMR player- DivX/XviD/WMV/MP4 player ,- TV Out ,- Voice memo, – Built-in handsfree
  • BatteryStandard battery, Li-Ion 1440 mAh
    Stand-by :
    Up to 500 h
    Talk time :Up to 5 h 50 min

The all-in-one maxi-phone fully loaded with top-of-the line multimedia enhanced smartphone features.Samsung i900 Omnia comes with high performance business content, top of the range style and a fun, dynamic multi-media experience, to ensure consumers are always connected both at home and at work. OMNIA, meaning ‘everything’ in Latin and ‘wish’ in Arabic, goes beyond the current top-of-the-line features available in today’s mobile phones.

Key features:
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS
  • 624MHz Marvell PXA312 CPU and 128 MB RAM
  • 3.2″ 65K-color touchscreen with resolution of 240 x 400 pixels
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with wide dynamic range mode, face tracking, smile detection, geotagging
  • 8 to 16 GB of storage memory, microSD expansion
  • Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Stereo Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Optical joystick with virtual mouse functionality
  • Built-in accelerometer for auto screen rotation and call muting
  • TV-out
  • Solid build and great finish
  • Slick design and slim body
  • Nice battery life
  • Fast response and performance
  • Excellent thumb-optimized software package
  • Thumbable virtual QWERTY keyboard with optional landscape mode
  • TouchWiz UI
  • DivX video support right out of the box
  • Above average audio quality
  • Headset comes with a 3.5mm audio jack

Main disadvantages:

  • No stylus slot
  • Poor sunlight legibility
  • Memory card not hot-swappable
  • Non-standard display resolution
  • No dedicated 3D accelerator
  • Non-standard USB port
  • Web browser lacks real Flash support

Design:

Samsung’s pursuit for design perfection. The Samsung OMNIA presents Samsung’s leadership in design. With maxi-phone capabilities, it boasts a slender, chic form, so users can step out in style.

Ultimate mobile:
The One and Only mobile with everything in touch. The Samsung OMNIA’s high resolution touch-sensitive screen uses intuitive tap, sweep, drag and drop operations as well as an on-screen qwerty keyboard.
Excellent Multimedia :
Vivid, lively multimedia experience. Samsung OMNIA delivers the ultimate in digital entertainment thanks to a wide 3.2-inch WQVGA LCD screen for viewing videos and slide shows in high-resolution and advanced audio capabilities.
The handset’s generous internal memory (available in 8GB or 16 GB capacity options and extendable slot for additions) ensures ample storage space for digital assets.
Rounding out the fully comprehensive feature set, Samsung OMNIA also offers GPS, including navigation and geo-tagging capabilities, so users can get their bearings wherever work or life takes them.
Camera :
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  • Samsung OMNIA also comes with a five-megapixel CMOS camera with the latest value-added features, which include auto-focus (AF), face and smile detection and auto-panorama shot.
  • The Samsung i900 Omnia packs a really nice 5 megapixel camera, which produces images with a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels.
  • It comes equipped with autofocus, digital image stabilizer, face recognition, smile detection, and geotagging courtesy of the built-in GPS receiver.
  • The LED flash next to the camera lens completes the tally.
  • The Omnia camera shoots in landscape mode and makes use of the dedicated camera key. It’s got an intuitive user interface that makes changing settings on-the-go a breeze.

Networking:

Bringing a PC environment to Mobile. The new Samsung OMNIA allows users to switch seamlessly between Microsoft Outlook email and productivity applications that replicate the look and feel of their PC – with a stroke of their finger.
Based on the most up to date Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system, Samsung OMNIA gives users a mobile extension to their PC experience, with access to MS Office documents such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Users can also send and receive email and manage their appointments in Outlook while on the go.
The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system means users can download additional programs as they would on their PC and customize it for their individual needs. For ease of navigation an optical mouse similar to those on laptop computers offers improved usability and one-handed control.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

3 Comments to Samsung i900 Omnia Review

    • Siddartha

      Sure its one of the best mobiles to be owned. All the best. Welcome to GadgetCage. Stay tuned for more updates.

  1. hey im pretty happy with my omnia. got 2 of them and they are great unlocked mobile phones. camera and recorder are great, my wife loves them for catching family moments. the email and gps are great for my new business keeping in touch with clients is really easy. phone feels great and the touch screen is nice. much better than our old unlocked htc phones. facebook and games keep us busy when were bored and the games are fun for my kids and me when i’m inbetween appointments. great unlocked phones. battery life is long enough to last all day and the touch screen is responsive enough to where i don’t have to push down on the screen which can be annoying. it’s easy to scroll around and the keys on the bottom are easy to push. got our last couple unlocked gsm phones at gsmallover.com and we love them. 2 thumbs up

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