Conclusion: The Samsung Omnia 7 is a great looking handset with a decent camera and a large Super AMOLED touchscreen. It’s easy to use, websites, pictures and maps look great and the overall experience is a very slick and polished one. On the other hand, because of Microsoft's high minimum specifications for Windows Phone 7 phones, there’s not much on offer here that’s different from similar devices.
Excerpt: Released on October 21 the Samsung Omnia 7 is among the first Windows Phone 7 handsets to be released in the world. Carrying on the Omnia name the Samsung Omnia 7 offers an impressive array of hardware along with the first generation of Windows Phone...
Summary: The Korean giant hit relative success with the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 , one of the top-tier Android smartphones, and was one of the few then with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Similarly this time round, the Samsung Omnia 7 is the only Windows Phone 7 (WP7) device thus far with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Other mandatory WP7-related but still impressive specifications follow, so do read on for our comprehensive review on the Omnia 7.
Pros: 4.0-inch AMOLED screen, Lightweight body, Better battery mileage than competition, Better imaging quality with more details and less noise
Cons: Finicky front touch controls, Lack of exclusive content
Summary: The Samsung Omnia 7 is quite an impressive handset, definitely one of the better smartphones we have reviewed this year, and I was pleasantly surprised with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS. The star of the Omnia 7 is the display, it is sharp and crystal clear, everything on the display looks amazing, the handset has a decent built quality and everything on the smartphone seems pretty fast and snappy.
Summary: The Samsung Omnia 7 has been released in the United Kingdom. Released on October 21, the Samsung Omnia is among the first ever Windows Phone 7 handsets to be released in the world. The Samsung Omnia 7 is an evolution of the Samsung Omnia HD, and the latest of the Omnia family from Samsung. While the Android platform seems to be the powerhouse behind the Samsung Galaxy S series, the Omnia name seems to be the name that Samsung has chosen to champion Windows phone 7.
Samsung Omnia 7 review – how does Samsung’s new WinPho7 phone compare to the Galaxy S?
29 October 2010
Conclusion: So it’s decision time. Should you buy a Samsung Omnia 7, or stick with one of the more established smartphones? Here are my thoughts: Note: I’ll be writing a handy how-to guide next week on how to choose the best smartphone for you for 2010, to help you narrow the choices down even further. As a phone, the Samsung Omnia 7 is excellent, both in terms of hardware, software and responsiveness.
Conclusion: All in all, the Samsung Omnia 7 is a very feature-rich smartphone, which also comes in a dandy casing. Its almost all-metal body exudes a premium feel, while the stylish looks automatically make it a tempting offer that can easily compete with the rest of the initial Windows Phone 7 squadron. Hardware-wise, it is the same as any other WP7 device right now with a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset and a giant capacitive touchscreen.
Pros: Brilliant Super AMOLED screen, Premium construction, Nicely-animated interface, Fine 5MP camera and usable LED flash
Cons: HD 720p video capture at only 24fps, Mediocre call quality, Windows Phone 7 is not as feature-rich as the competition
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone
21 October 2010
Excerpt: The recently announced Samsung Omnia 7 ( GT-I8700 ) is Samsung's first and yet only Windows Phone, running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system. Powered by a Qualcomm QSD8250 CPU at 1 GHz, the Samsung Omnia 7 supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE but also triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/1900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS, an FM RDS radio plus a motion-, proximity and ambient light sensor.