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Samsung Omnia 7 Review: In Depth
19 May 2011
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.
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
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
Conclusion: * Screen colours, resolution and available touch space — beautiful. Look, it’s not quite the Retina display on the iPhone, but I reckon it’ll compete easily with most BlackBerry, Nokia and Android handsets out there. * User interface, touch responsiveness — all great. I love the tiles, it’s a great new way to visualise data and applications and it’s got legs.
Samsung Omnia 7 review: The Windows Phone 7-powered Omnia 7 smartphone includes an impressive 4in Super AMOLED display
Good Gear Guide.au
21 April 2011
Summary: Windows Phone 7 smartphones may be extremely similar, but the Samsung Omnia 7 manages to stick its head above the pack thanks to its gorgeous Super AMOLED display and an excellent design. If you're in the market for a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Omnia 7 should be at the top of your list.
Pros: 4in Super AMOLED display, excellent fit and finish, attractive industrial-style design
Cons: Only 8GB of internal memory, no camera lens cover, Now hub offers nothing compelling, hard to record steady video footage