Samsung B7300 OmniaLITE review: The light side of life
31 October 2009
Conclusion: Windows Mobile has long been flirting with the midrange but PocketPCs are not so keen to go down…erm… the ranks. HTC would drop an occasional lower-end handset but it's not really what they do best. But we guess the market situation is now forcing manufacturers to reconsider. Samsung are quite eager obviously to update their fleet of WinMo devices and the Omnia lineup is trying to cover the whole range.
Pros: 3" 65K-color resistive touchscreen of WQVGA resolution, Quad-band GSM support, 3G with 3.6 Mbps HSDPA, Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS with TouchWiz UI, Samsung ARM 1176 667MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM, 3 megapixel autofocus camera with smile detection and VGA@15fps video, Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS, Wi-Fi with DLNA, FM radio with RDS, DivX and XviD video support right out of the box, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1, standard microUSB port, Office document viewer and edito...
Cons: Low-end display resolution, No standard 3.5mm audio jack, Poor screen sunlight legibility, No two-position shutter key, despite autofocus functionality, No stylus slot
Summary: Expectedly, the Samsung Omnia Lite B73000 is a reduced version of the Samsung Omnia Lite 2. But as with the Samsung Omnia Lite 2 the smartphone runs on the reliable OS, Windows Mobile (version 6.1). The Samsung Omnia lite though has a smaller screen (3 inches, not 3.7), a lesser camera (3 megapixels, not 5) and less memory.
Conclusion: The Samsung B7300 Omnia Lite 3G smartphone is a great mobile phone for everyone, it looks great and it feels nice and sleek in the palm of your hand. If you are looking for a great camera or music player then this may not be the phone for you but we feel as an all rounder it it a great phone with many great functions.
Excerpt: Available At: Samsung has dominated the cheap touchscreen phone market thanks to the Samsung Tocco Lite and the Samsung Omnia2 as well as the Samsung i900 is doing quite well in the high end smartphone department. Now it's time that they try to dominate the mid-range touchscreen phone market as well. Nokia already has some pretty solid mid-range handsets such as the Nokia 5530 and the Nokia 5800 so Maybe the Samsung OmniaLite will be a best seller too? Let's find out.
Excerpt: Den eneste måten å få en mobil til å bli mindre oppsiktsvekkende på enn Samsung Omnia Lite, må være å male den i kamuflasjefarger og deretter kaste den fra seg i en skog. Utseendemessig er denne Windows Mobile-telefonen altså så uspektaktulær at den nesten forsvinner mellom hendene dine når du holder den.
Pros: Har det meste, bra på innsiden, rimelig alternativ.
Cons: Den trykkfølsomme skjermen, litt treg prosessor.