Excerpt: The Samsung Omnia II has been a big hit, so it’s no wonder that Samsung wanted to continue the success of the line by making the same device (more or less) but with a slide-out keyboard. The Omnia Pro B7610 is positioned nicely against the Touch Pro2, but adds a faster CPU and an AMOLED display. Which is superior? Read our full review for the lowdown!
Conclusion: So is the Samsung OmniaPro B7610 a decent device? Hell yeah. I found very few things I didn’t like about it. Its a good all rounder with the added bonus of the slide out keyboard. Is it as good as the HTC Touch Pro2? I would say they are pretty much equal. The keyboard on the HTC TP2 is very slightly better but apart from that its a real close call. The camera on the Samsung is better than on the HTC so that may be a deciding factor.
Conclusion: The B7320 is a pleasant surprise. Samsung has done an excellent job on this, just like they did with the i780. The B7320 does better though with the excellent battery life and new homescreens, great audio reproduction, as well as price. In addition, Samsung is set to release a WM 6.5 upgrade for the B7320. This will deliver a much better and up-to-date version of Pocket Internet Explorer, as well as MyPhone and MarketPlace built-in.
Conclusion: The Samsung OmniaPRO B7330 seems generally quite a nippy and responsive device, but was constantly dogged with what we presume are Windows Mobile related hang-ups with the device freezing for seconds at a time. Indeed, it’s really a tale of two halves; bar a few caveats, we have a strong piece of hardware; well laid out, attractive and modern, however, the software is often confusing, plain and old fashioned.
Pros: Durable battery, The QWERTY keyboard is usable, Interface is responsive
Cons: A bit of a cheap feeling, Poor camera performance, More of the same
Conclusion: In my opinion – No! Its not a bad bit of kit but its not as user friendly as the others I have just mentioned. I just feel that whether you are buying sim free or upgrading your contract you will be wiser to choose another device. Sorry Samsung, better luck next time. And sort those earphones out, please!
Conclusion: At the end of the Samsung B7610 OmniaPRO review we're about to part ways with one solid device - the specs alone will tell you that much. But having held it in our hands we can safely confirm. Its TouchWiz user interface is so far reaching, most of the time you can forget that you're using a Windows Mobile device. The excellent assortment of preloaded apps means you won't have to struggle with the aging interfaces of the default apps.
Pros: Quad-band GSM support and 3G with HSDPA, 3.5" 16M-color (65K effective) AMOLED display of 800 x 480 pixel resolution, Work & Life mode switch key, Full side sliding QWERTY keyboard, 800 MHz processor with dedicated graphics accelerator, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash and D1 video recording at 30 fps, Windows Mobile 6.5 fully skinned with TouchWiz UI, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, Standard 3.5mm audio jack, 2GB built-in storage, 2...
Cons: Bulky and heavy, 65K color limitation of display has color gradients banding, Poor sunlight legibility, Comes with OmniaLITE-grade HSDPA speed, and no HSUPA support, microSD card slot under the battery cover, The display and back pannel are finger print magnets, Performance under WinMo 6.5 not a good as it was under 6.1, No preinstalled SatNav software, No voice dialing, No web Flash support, No stereo speakers
Conclusion: The Samsung Omnia Pro B7320 is a nice addition to the mix and would most certainly be the one users would prefer once it gets upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5 which would solve a ton of its software woes. But even right now, I’ll recommend the Omnia Pro to every business user aged around 25 to 30 who are looking for a great business device in this price range. Of course after the introduction of the Nokia E72 in the local market, competition would most certainly heat up.