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.
Excerpt: Verizon Wireless recently released the long-awaited Samsung Omnia II. Jen Edwards brings us her full review of this high-end smartphone with a large AM-OLED display, the TouchWiz user interface, and[...
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
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.
Conclusion: The Omnia II offers pretty much everything you would expect from a high end device. If you are happy with a touch screen only device then at this moment in time I think this is the one to get, however there is some competition coming very soon – the HTC HD2 with some impressive hardware and a 4.3 inch screen.
VIDEOVIEW: Samsung Omnia II Windows Mobile Smartphone Software Hands-on
2 August 2009
Excerpt: Like the Samsung Jet, the Samsung Omnia II is featuring Samsung's brand new TouchWiz 2.0 graphical user interface but unlike the Jet, which is running a Samsung propriety OS, the Omnia II is running Windows Mobile Professional 6.1 (and later 6.5). This means, Samsung had to overlay TouchWiz 2.0 on Windows Mobile and Samsung did a pretty good job. As of today, I haven't seen a GUI which hides Windows Mobile that much as Samsung's TouchWiz 2.0 interface.
PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Omnia II Windows Mobile Smartphone
2 August 2009
Excerpt: The recently announced Samsung Omnia II GT-I8000 is Samsung's Windows Mobile successor to the original Samsung Omnia smartphone, one of the best selling Windows Mobile touchscreen phones ever. With the Omnia II, Samsung overhauled the original Omnia by adding the latest technology. While the initial release will run on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Samsung will offer a free Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade later.
VIDEOVIEW: Samsung Omnia II Windows Mobile Professional Smartphone Hardware Hands-on
2 August 2009
Excerpt: The new Samsung Omnia II follows Samsung's latest touchscreen smartphone design-language and it looks quite similar to the Samsung Jet or even the Samsung Galaxy . All three devices feature a black glossy housing while the first two, the Omnia II and the Jet, don't sport a D-Pad anymore. The center button or cube is an action button only, it's even not an optical D-Pad as known from the first Omnia.