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Bell Samsung Omnia II Video Review
22 April 2010
Excerpt: The Omnia II is a massive improvement from the original Omnia that Samsung launched last year. This could be that they’ve made some positive changes such as the increased screen size, put in Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and fundamentally make a classier looking product.
Excerpt: We first heard about the Omnia II at the Samsung Reclaim launch and we have finally got our hands on the recently released Bell Samsung Omnia II (this is also the device that’s been hailed as the “Official Mobile Device of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games”).
Summary: The Samsung Omnia 2 is still a gorgeously crafted handset which almost goes toe to toe with the iPhone for multimedia prowess. As Windows Mobile handsets go, the HTC HD2 is better for typing, but if you're looking for something smaller and more sturdy, the Samsung Omnia 2 is it.
Excerpt: The original Samsung Omnia turned out to be one of the most popular Windows Mobile devices ever. Why? It had everything: a slick form factor, terrific multimedia capabilities, speed, extra memory, terrific photo quality, and an interesting widget interface. Samsung is back with the second iteration of the Omnia, and with many upgrades.
Summary: There are parts of the
Samsung Omnia II
that I really like -- the beautiful display, the fun gaming experience, the Swype keyboard, the excellent camera, even the cool red accents on the battery cover, etc. There are also a few things I don't like, most notably the almost wretched e-mail experience.
If you want a phone that offers a lot of entertainment options and don't plan to use the e-mail functionality too heavily, the
would be a solid choice.
Pros: Gorgeous display, Innovative Swype keyboard technology really works, Good quality camera with video, Offers a strong mobile entertainment experience, Good battery life
Cons: Painful e-mail experience, Average voice quality, Somewhat confusing UI/menu system
Review of Samsung's Omnia II for Verizon, with AMOLED display an 5mp camera
12 December 2009
Excerpt: The new Samsung SCH-i920 Omnia II for Verizon is a Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone that looks for all the world like one of Samsung's TouchWiz feature phones. It sports a fantastic 5mp camera, and has a nice design, too. Learn more in this in-depth review.
Conclusion: So does the Samsung Omnia II i920 deliver? Yes and no. In one aspect, the device is a major upgrade from the original Omnia i910, as it comes with a large AMOLED display, Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro, TouchWiz 2.0, and faster processor. But at the same time other smartphones have been released, such as the HTC Imagio, DROID ERIS, and Motorola DROID, all of which have significantly changed the landscape.
Pros: Brilliant 3.7” AMOLED display, TouchWiz 2.0 replaces most of the WinMo environment, Good multimedia experience with a lot of files supported, Overall attractive and professional looking
Cons: Overall sluggishness in menus and programs, Did we mention the lag when opening programs and changing between them?, Still not as user-friendly as TouchFLO 3D or Android OS, Video Recording is choppy with low frame rate
Conclusion: Whether you love TouchWiz 2.0 determines if this is the phone for you. There's plenty of power under the hood in terms of specs, networking and Exchange support, but we find it buried under too many layers of too-sugary icing. That said, if you're upgrading from a TouchWiz phone, it might tickle your fancy. We found the phone to be sluggish at times despite the fast CPU but loved the vivid AMOLED display and strong video playback capabilities including DivX.
Pros: Large AMOLED touch screen with vivid colors, lots of storage.
Cons: Sluggish, Windows Mobile may be too eradicated for some tastes.
Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia II Video Quick Look
2 December 2009
Excerpt: Verizon Wireless has finally brought a to the States the CDMA/EVDO variant of the previously available GSM Omnia II internationally. The Samsung Omnia II is an impressive device with a gorgeous AMOLED display that is large at 3.7-inch. It is a WVGA resistive touchscreen that is sensitive to touch and works rather well with Samsung’s TouchWIz Widgets UI.