Omnia is a type of phone which is good to show yourself off and nothing else. It is unusable when you want to for example receive a call when you have it in your pocket while driving a car, you can't call back to somebody in an easy way, you won't be able to easily write a message etc. There are many real-life examples of how unpractical this phone is. Also the battery life is very short and you are forced to recharge it every day if you talk a lot. Lastly the Samsung Widgets are simply silly and without any 3rd party shell Omnia has a very poor interface compared to HTC. It looks great, feels good but I wouldn't buy it again.
Andres, 06 Jan 2009I agree with others explaining the same... "leave smart phones to smart people". Almost eve... morei agree with what you are saying, and said all of these things on here before, but do you know what, no one on here will take a blind bit of notice!!! your post will get lost in a day or so, and it seems no one on here will bother reading previous posts, and will just ask the same stupid questions, and make the same stupid comments! any one who is a true believer in this phone and all its functions will have found another forum (modaco) and left this one behind, on there are houndreds of thousands of people who own omnias know how to use it and are creating and delivering roms, and custom roms for the modaco community! just one more point to pick up on..... there really shouldnt be very many posts on here of issues, like you said, and ive said many times before, 98% of issues are rom related!!!!!!!!! so guys stop writing about 'battery issues' 'screen sensativity' 'customizable widgets' etc etc etc, all you have to do is upgrade the ROM......... get it. UPGRADE THE ROM. visit samsung mobile, or modaco..
Can the Omnia run BlackBerry Connect? I want to switch to the Omnia badly, but would like to have BlackBerry connect on it. Some help please.
RJ, 05 Jan 2009Does anybody know where I can buy the American 3G Version of this phone? Thanks!US Version has not been released yet.
Andres, 06 Jan 2009I agree with others explaining the same... "leave smart phones to smart people". Almost eve... moreI totally agreed with Andres. All WM came with same features and capability, and the only different was only the cosmestic part.
I missed one thing that needs the respective attention... the "mouse pad" is amazing. Probably another tool most of the people dont even know how to use. If you have experience with laptop mousepads you will love this thing... just use your thumb to navigate all over the screen, you can even drag and drop things... now i understand why samsung didnt put a stylus in it, you dont even need a stylus with this incredible "mouse". It performs extremely well... even one handed its a breeze to use... very accurate too.
Anyone willing to post coments about functionality please do so... if you only want to post "cool" "cool" "cool" plase go around the corner.
BTW... there was someone smart... 14 years old talking about good things (performance, functionality, productivity)... CONGRATULATIONS!
I agree with others explaining the same... "leave smart phones to smart people".
Almost everyone who is complaining about this phone is just because of things that dont even matter... and probably they complain because they cant understand the way it works.
There are people complaining about the widget, they say that this phone sucks just because they cant add new shortcuts to the widget section. Come on... if you are looking for something that looks and performs like a toy... full of colors and kids like icons, with equalizers with like 10 bands and such things... this is not the right phone for you. If you need something more like a toy... get that crappy iphone with mac os.
Everyone complaining about the phone probably cant even use windows mobile, they dont even understand that smart phones (for smart people)are like a computer and non smart people only understand and can use maybe 20% of the phones potential.
I read a lot of pages before buying this phone and no one did mention anything about productivity... lets talk about how excel, windows, gps receiver, google maps, conectivity, ports of comunication, world time, battery, rom, agenda, contacts list, sincronization with a pc or laptop, etc etc etc perform.
This is a phone built for smart people "on the go" the conectivity is simply incredible... just try the factory gps receiver... its amazing, you have real time tracking, mapping and directions.
Also think about the endless programs you can download to it... i buy everything from handango dot com... there you can find almost a programe for anything.
I can bet the people asking about equalizers dont even know you can upload the microsoft money application, dictionaries for traveling people, accurate gps receiver programs with compass, real time maping, voice directions, rout planing, points of interest, even real time trough a pc web brouser tracking. Lets say you want to keep online tracking of your kids... this mobile alows it through a pc with internet.
Well... i can list a bunch on things newbees dont even consider to discuss about this phone, once again... if you want a device with 10 band equalizers or a mega camera with almost 12Mpixel (like my SLR Nikkon)... then get a crappy iphone (which doesnt even have those things). If you want something flashi with eye taking icons and many many functions that are not productive... then get something else.
This phone is for smart people that understand, can and know how wimo works and performs. All the bugs listed here in more than 200 pages can be solved with rom upgrades and samsung offers them at the link provided by someone a few lines below.
By the way.. this phone does have a very nice, elegant and distinguished stylus that can be placed in the holster of the phone, not attached and hanging to the phone.
One last thing.... get this phone only if you can afford to pay unlimited 3G services, this smart phone was (like many others with winmo) made for smart mobile people.
Most of the issues posted here are user problems... like "this phone is the worst because i cant make it ring the way i want when an incoming call or text message". I really dont understand those who their phones sound like a hiphop or reggaeton concert everytime they receive a call or a message...
LEAVE SMART PHONES TO SMART PEOPLE, oooohh.. and please... people with good taste... this phone is way to elegant for it to sound like a reggaeton concert whe you are at a business meeting.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970That's an easy question that needs an simple answer - look at the price and feel the difference with the phone in hand!!! Sony Erisson X1.....by far!!!
Its one of the most attractive fones eva! And a lot of functions at the same tyme.
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2009when u used ur omnia, did u have the protective film on the screen? cos if u did, then of cou... morescreen sensativity is also rom dependant, with some roms having better screen sensativity than others.
NESS, 05 Jan 2009Hi to everyone, Dear OMNIA USERS, I have used today this phone, and my impressions are: First... morewhen u used ur omnia, did u have the protective film on the screen? cos if u did, then of course the sensitivity would have decreased. i have an omnia and the sensitivity is fine for me even with the protective film still on.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970im selling mine still in box for R5500 if your keen
My email Marklog@webmail.co.za
This phone is almost worth evry penny. Ive tried all the Htc's includind the Touch HD and they dont really live up to their specifications. The omnia is great everywhere except its graphic side which is not as good as the touch diamond or touch HD. If you are a frequent PDA user and dont mind a bit less of 3D graphics then i would advise you to buy this phone. Oh and Ron im just 14.
Ron, 05 Jan 2009Thanks shaan for your answer about the voice recorder feature...could you confirm now if with ... moreYa it doesnt give you that much of a high quality video when you go on youtube. The sound isnt extraordinary its pretty basic. Finding programs to help the equalizer are hard to find because the phone is still new. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
i don't like the earpiece. i've just bought it the ear piece came off.
RJ, 05 Jan 2009Does anybody know where I can buy the American 3G Version of this phone? Thanks!You can get the 3G version (i910) from Verizon Wireless.
i guess there's many people expecting from this phone at it's price tag what other phones do in terms of interface and funcionality...so many negative comments come from people who 1-dont own the handset and anyways express themselves...or 2-own it but expect it to be a device similar to others which price is much higher....some others complain about the winmo...comments like "it's a bad phone" or "the worst phone ever, the worst interface ever" and so dont make any point at all...c'mon...you must know what you're buying so no surprises atached!! as a wise person wrote some lines ago..."leave smartphones to smart people"
razz, 05 Jan 2009why is it that i cant put activesync on vista.plz let me know urgently. Thanxyou need windows mobile device center!! get it from microsoft website..