ive been reading these comments now for a while and just can't decide which is the better phone out of the iphone or the omnia
i want to make a purchase soon but im so undecided on what to buy
i really want the iphone but then do i?
i realy want the omnia, but it doesnt seem as fluent or nice to use, but has extra features on it
if im signing an 18 month contract i want a phone that will serve me well
some help please ppl ;)
Complete waste of time asking Vodafone UK for any sort of deal even comparing with iphone. They are simply unwilling and uninterested in doing business based on a phone where they think demand will exceed supply. As I posted before, watch out if you get an Omnia on a price plan with Vodafone as they will charge you an additional £5 per month to use the Sat Nav, therefore the get the phone free you are looking at a minimum of £40 per month, with a load of bundled add ons which you won't probably use up. So after all the waiting and a great phone trust the UK carriers to offer a crap deal.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970You are missing my point. That is exactly what I was trying to say about emails. You don't have to wait 'til you get home to check your emails if you have the iphone. There is nothing shallow about appreciating a phone that works smoothly and effortlessly like the iphone. What's shallow is wanting a phone with a bunch of extra features, but does not really perform well and produces compromising results. Go to Omnia forums and see what problems users have with the omnia. Unresponsive screen, lag time, etc... Some people are even complaining that it gives them an error message of insufficient memory when they have not even saved anything, LOL. And before you call me shallow, u may want to preach that to your fellow omnia fans on how they pull down the iphone. So what if the omnia has more extra features than the iphone? It does not make it the better phone. Maybe for people who cannot afford a digital camera it would. But for iphone users, nah, the camera on our iphone is our last resort. We'd rather use a standalone camera and get high quality results than using a camera phone with 5mp. Apple does not compete by packing the iphone with tons of extra features producing mediocre results. It only wants to focus on features that are really useful and provide great results.
Iphone users do not need expansion slots because we do not intend to use our iphones as an external hard drive. We have computers at home.
2mp is enough for cameraphones, unless you blow up your pictures taken from your phone. Do you? So 2mp makes more sense for camera phones (for now), until new technology comes out for phones that could equal the quality of prints from standalone cameras. But where not there yet.
BT for headset is all that we need for our iphone. It is to protect us from hackers, and bad data that can be transmitted into our phones via BT that corrupt our files.
No one is stopping you from getting your omnia. It's just funny to read silly comments from omnia fans mocking the iphone, when the omnia cannot even match the iphone's performance and quality. Iphone has a glass screen, omnia uses plastic. Iphone has better mp3 audio quality. Iphone has a half VGA screen, while omnia only has QVGA. Iphone is legible under sunlight, omnia is not. Those are the most basic features of a phone, and omnia cannot even attain a good quality on those features. So they focus on packing the omnia with tons of extra features, LOL.
Hey everyone, please take note that there are several anonymous users here and you can't keep pointing on one person as "anonymous". Please use your codenames/nicknames to avoid confusion..
i just bought my omnia. and i love it!!!! just what i need in a cellphone..a truly all in one phone!
it seems that you are the first to have started all this yet now you are pointing fingers at others and making so much comments.. its obvious you are the children here..You keep slapping yourself with your own words.. we do make comments about the phone but its you who is the one that keep making unneccesary statement.. Please be more mature in your sentence..furthermore i never said omnia is cheap, my message is that it is value for money rather than cheap..
Hi Irwin, omnia interface is abit lag if too many apps(5 apps or more) are opened and without proper shutdown..or else if one or two apps is opened together, there shouldnt be any problems..
from what i read from forum guess there wil be more later firmware which will actually improved on this..
In my point of view, interface can be improved with latest firmware but specification is something that is not able to be improved on..
I am a Iphone 3G user, and I am ok with the phone, Yes I know its limitations and maybe I should have waited for this.
To the people who have this phone, how is it?
Is the interface smooth, little lag?
From its feature spec, it looks indeed the best touch screen phone.
Just wanted to know from the people who already own this phone.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 20088gb = 4900 hong kong dollars 16gb = 5200 hong kong dollarstks Anonymous ....
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970it will be available in about 3 months i was told but may be sooner i just went into my local optus shop and asked
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Cheap! Have you checked the price of the Omnia???????? Obviously not. It runs about $600-700.
Let's put it this way people.
The iphone is like a base model of BMW. Not a lot of features but drives magnificently & very comfortable & quiet. The Omnia would be a Kia, but packed advanced features like a navigation system, back up camera, parking sensors, 19 inch chrome wheels, power seats, has a microwave oven, and a washing machine and dryer in the trunk, and much, much more.
Now, which car would you rather drive? =)
jeetu , 24 Aug 2008U talking 2 diff things first u said iphone has no short cmg , then u say it lacks so much, u ... moreI never said that the iphone does not have shortcomings. All phones do. So don't put words in my mouth. When you say essential, that would mean that the device will not work w/out that feature. Not being able to forward sms will not make the phone inoperable. So it is not essential. Not having a keypad is a problem. BT file transfers is nice to have, but not essential. I can email. Basic features would be a screen that is legible in the dark and under the sunlight. Omnia does not even have that. Basic is also a UI that works smoothly, and I've heard that the Omnia also suffers from that. What's basic is a touchscreen that is responsive, and the Omnia is not that responsive either. Now those are the basics among all the basics. What good are all those features when you get frustrated using them because of lag time, unsresponsiveness and crash issues? What? You said "if i want to forward my work stuff to my work people i shld mail them and wait till they go hme and check their mail" Don't you have a PC at work? LOL. And why are you using cellphones at work to send files? LOL. You must be from a developing 3rd world country. Well, the iphone is not really for third world countries. Sorry if I have offended you, but it's true. We in the US do not use our cellphones to transfer files because we have PC's at work, not typewriters. And it is annoying for us iphone users to see 3rd world people hating the iphone because it does not serve their needs. So what if iphone uses Samsung processors? As long as it works fine. At least Apple uses it right. Samsung could not even use their processors to work smoothly on their touch UI. So did Samsung come up with multi-touch since Apple gets their processors from Samsung? Having more features does not mean more advanced. I'd still prefer a base model BMW, than a Kia with navigation system.
would b a half decent samsung phone if was as wide as iphone very poor immatation and i dont even like iphone! My mate got this and screen quality is poor camera very poor and sound quality very very poor! But to samsung fans this will prob be there version of nokia n70!
Meesh, 24 Aug 2008Can someone who has the omnia test and see if can use mp3's as ringtones? Many thanksyes you can
Yes thanks for that i do like the iphone and its a shame they missed out them vital features..
I think i may go for the OMNNIA does anyone know when this will be out in WHITE???
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2008Hey Jason, I'm sorry but I think the Phone House guy was wrong. There is an event next week wh... moreHello,
Yes I know Samsung has a promotion at the Millionaire fair next week, I wrote that so time ago. But you can hear such conflicting messages in shops. That was the reason I wrote this message. Between next week and the third week of September the phone will be available.
Of course I would like it to be available next week, if not then I will wait patiently.
Can someone who has the omnia test and see if can use mp3's as ringtones? Many thanks
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2008Its out of this or the iphone..
The iphone looks stylis and fun, easy to use but lacks a f... moreI have both and i think the iphone is a cool phone that works well, very responsive....however their will come a time when you will want to send mms or send pics by bluetooth but you can't because the smart people at apple has'nt added them standered features to the iphone.Also you can't just add music and pics you may want to put on the iphone, you have to add music and pics by itunes software, which is a big pain.
If you dont mind the lack of features and just want a good mp3 player thats also a phone, then iphone is best option but if you want your moneys worth then samsung omnia all the way.