I recently bought an iPhone 3g here in the philippines and my girlfriend bought an Omnia (talk about opposite worlds)
what we have come up in terms of "reviews" are:
plenty, plenty of apps (have it jailbroken though)
easier to use than omnia
faster than omnia (omnia tends to hang after many applications are open)
lack lustered in terms of phone applications
(useless bluetooth, no MMS, etc)
cam is useless at night
no doc editor
brilliant UI design
windows OS (tends to hang especially if you try to use the cam after heavy PDA usage)
sometimes responds slow
lack of apps that utilize wqvga screen (some apps act funny in it)
despite what people may say, none is better than the other. it is entirely up to the user. i for one dont miss the missing features of iphone coz i rarely bluetooth anything out of my phone nor do i use mms. on the other hand, my girlfriend and her group of friends love to exchange pics locally and other items hence the bluetooth need.
i also use a mac, so the iphone was the perfect choice, but my GF is a die hard PC user so the omnia was the choice to go.
Over all, both have some bugs that could have done if the product was polished a little more before its release, but both are excellent buys, and despite are rather "lighter pockets" for having to buy both devices, we have not regretted our choice.
there you go hope this helps!
Great, thanks to everyone who answered my questions.
Just one more if you don't mind. I couldn't seem to find an answer (or a search), but will this take Windows mobile 7?
Thanks again, ordering one as we speak.
i love the fluid motion of the iphone, the way every flows on the UI, will samsung be releasing a firmware update for this phone to do that? i really like the iphone and the omnia, but the omnia, UI wise is okay and useable but its just so boring! even when you touch the buttons, nothing fancy happens, just need to sort out the UI Samsung in your future firmware update matching the iphone experience, then youve definitely got an iphone killer! =), does anyone know if this will actually happen?
A couple of questions:
1. Since it's not like the convetional phones and its keypad I believe is qwerty, can you use one hand when texting?
2. I had an experience with another Samsung phone (I forgot the model #, but it's faily new) wherein the capturing of the picture takes a long time, i.e. there's a big gap between the time you press the shutter button and the time the phone actually captures the image. Does this phone have the same issue?
crazylegsmurphy, 03 Sep 2008Hello All,
I was thiiiissss close to picking up an iPhone today because I didn't think ther... more1 it should work in canada obviously providing you get an unlocked version.
2 yea mine came with msn messenger installed and it works really well. Just make sure you try get an unlimited gprs/3g plan coz it often tries to connect even though i'm in a wifi zone which is wierd
3 not sure about the price. i got mine free on a uk contract
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2008Just heard that around 50% of the Omnia currenlty available in the market are presenting probl... morejust got mine a couple of days ago. it seems like its a problem with windows mobile software more than the actual touchscreen. It works fine if you make sure all the applications that you arent using are properly closed with the task manager
sly, 02 Sep 2008does it have a 3.5mm jack for standard earpiece??? or anyother ports?mine came with a 3.5mm extension from the propriatory samsung port and a pair of in ear earphones. Its the same port for the charger as well.
Down fall on this unit thus far, no case, call buttons do not light up on end and receive buttons for calling, no light to indicate blue tooth is on or you have a missed call or data message, unlike the pdas winmobs with HTC and 02 etc do. Camera does not load sometimes due to windows error, stating "not enough video memory", when the unit does! Soft reset does the trick, waiting on patch, Finally if you are used to a side scroller, you will miss it on this unit replaced with a pc like mouse on screen, which is not bad actually. Perhaps on the next edition? Otherwise smart unit as I purchased it over the 3G iPhone. You will like the business data card capture, so no more endless typing of business cards. Just point and click and its transferred to outlook contacts. Happy Omniaing..
crazylegsmurphy, 03 Sep 2008Hello All, I was thiiiissss close to picking up an iPhone today because I didn't think ther... more..mate its a legend of a phone,in comparison to iPhone 3, you can't go wrong..stick with windows 6.1!
eddy, 03 Sep 2008when i try to use the camera, it says its short of video memory and i should try closing some ... moremate i have the same problem, i believe its a bug and we should be seeking a patch soon for this one. soft reset in the interim does the trick as i have tried all storage components on the unit at present and still does not make a difference. perhaps i'm missing something here or over looking something. waiting on samsung philippines to come back to me. keep ya posted.
Adonis, 03 Sep 2008Reply to Eddi, you have to go to task manager and end all tasks.cool thx. i didnt know i had to close all of them. i had same apps open but still didnt work. but thx.
Thanks to pablin and ljay. I think the suitable answer to my problem is ljay's but will it be safe to transfer program files in storage memory? Will anything happen to program files and affect the fuctionality of the phone in the future? Also did anyone use activesync? I installed it in my computer but not know how to use it to synchronize my phone and also what activesync offers to the user in comparison with the normal cable that connects the phone with the computer? Also the phone in my country costs 800 euros quite a high price.
when i try to use the camera, it says its short of video memory and i should try closing some applications. i closed alot but it still says that error message. anyone know how to fix that error? thanks.
Its really nice fone. Way better than any other good fone! I am lovin it
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2008Just heard that around 50% of the Omnia currenlty available in the market are presenting probl... moreWhere can I get this release? Im gonna send my omnia back becasue Its slow, unresponsive, gps doesn't work, google maps doesn't work....
If this release fixes these problems then I may consider keeping it, other wise its byebye!
Just heard that around 50% of the Omnia currenlty available in the market are presenting problems w/ the touchscreen. It delays a lot to react to the touch and activate the functions selected by touch. Based on this, can any1 that has it on hands already tell my if u have faced this issue? Does the firmware recently released by Samsung resolves this problem?
Paul CU, 02 Sep 2008It comes with 3.5mm adapter leadIt comes with an adapter with 3.5 jack. In fact the headphones that come with the Omnia are the best quality I've seen with a phone.