Reviews and Problems with Samsung I8000 / Omnia II
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6 April 2010
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.
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
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.
Conclusion: This mobile phone gains criticism for its low image resolution of 65,000, which, according to users, is seemingly unfit for its wide TFT touch screen. Some users also find that this handset reportedly suffers from minor lags in its applications. Happy users of the Samsung Omnia 2, however, speak of this mobile phone's responsive touch-optimised user interface. Users are also pleased with this handset's good quality photo outputs.
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. This leaves quite big shoes for its successor to fill, as both Sony Ericsson and HTC have also promised big things for their new smartphones, due to be released in the next few months. So will the Omnia II bring anything unique to the table?
Excerpt: With its gorgeous 3.7-inch AMOLED touch display, attractive design, and impressive specs, this phone is a real head-turner. Unfortunately, the Omnia II's performance disappoints. The TouchWiz 2.0 user interface seems to bog down the phone's speed; in one instance, our review unit crashed and had to be restarted.