Reviews and Problems with Samsung I8000 / Omnia II / Omnia ICON
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8 December 2009
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.
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.
Pros: Large AMOLED touch screen with vivid colors, lots of storage.
Cons: Sluggish, Windows Mobile may be too eradicated for some tastes.
Conclusion: It seems like a joke when a phone with Windows Mobile is made to look like it runs something else. Microsoft has got the wheels in motion on an all-new replacement, but for now we get handsets that replace as much of the UI as possible.
Summary: When you weigh up its strengths and weaknesses, the Omnia Icon is better suited to lovers of mobile media than to dedicated business people. It has a capable suite of productivity tools, but people who need excellent messaging will find the on-screen keyboard a tad too small.
Pros: Nice, familiar design, Excellent multimedia capabilities, Superb, finger-friendly skin of Windows Mobile, All popular connectivity options
Cons: On-screen keyboard is a little small, Lag can still be an issue when multitasking
Excerpt: The Original Samsung Omnia caused quite a stir when it was released last year, and quickly became one of the most popular Windows-powered mobiles on the market, doing well against the Sony Ericsson Xperia and HTC Diamond.