i have just switched from nokia e90 to omnia. of cos, i do miss the number pad but to be fair, i was a htc touch dual user so i have used a touchscreen phone (TSP) before, and it took me just a while to get used to omnia. the weight and the size of omnia felt great although i wish that there can be better grip (i keep fearing that i might drop it!)
Omnia is one of the few TSPs whose screen can be read under sunlight (although it does not come close to the quality of e90). Legibility under the sun is very important to me as i tend to read and reply to messages as i m walking in the outdoors.
i found the screen response of the omnia to be fast enough (nothing to wow me but nothin to complain about either); the few times when it felt laggy, i figured it was probably because i was not accurate in my pressing. scrolling through programs list (which can be accessed via 'main menu/shortcuts/programs) was pretty fast and accurate, and it was the same with the phone book. the transitions between screens were ok, nothing too fanciful, basically just got the job done (thk goodness, unlike the irritating transitions of n78).
typing on the qwerty keyboard in the landscape mode was surprisingly accurate!
the home screen provided by samsung gave me numerous options. contrary to what some website reviews said, the widgets were not slow to respond. They are fine. However, what was better was that there was another samsung home screen (found under 'settings/today') which was even better than the widget, which i ultimately found to be not functional enough. This other samsung home screen functions similarly to the htc touch diamond home screen (but a lot less graphics intensive). eventually, however, i found the windows original home screen to suit me best -- since it could squeeze in lots of information. I then install spb pocketplus 4 and now the home page is perfect for me!
hardware-wise, the camera was acceptable -- but nowhere close to e90 or n82. this was particularly true for the videos. however, video playback using divx was gorgeous on the screen.
file transfer was way way way faster using omnia than all my previous nokia. kudos to samsung!
internet surfing on this phone was tremendously fast (7.2mbps in singapore); however i could not install opera mini on it and had to settle for the preinstalled opera mobile (which is still fine). the preinstall internet explorer and google launcher (using IE) could not work.
I am extremely happy with this phone; glad to be back on the very flexible windows mobile system which allows many softwares to be installed; glad to own a phone by samsung (which is capable of building beautiful phones such as this but in the past had inflexible operating systems).
I got my Omnia at S$398 2 days ago. Omnia looks good but i have problem on touch screen response, for me its slow.
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2008A GPS uses two satellites to obtain a location fix. It is better than simple GPS. Not many pho... moreMy understanding was assisted gps means the assisted help is from the cell towers for your location.
This in turn would work with the satellites, but you pay data charges to your cell company.
It's supposed to be for a faster lock on.
The website that advertises the Omni on sale for $390 USD is a SCAM!
I contacted him on MSN messenger. He asked for wester union cash transfer as ONLY method of payment. He said he was in London and was initially agreeable to a personal transaction, but would not provide an adress or telephone number.
Anyone know where it is actually available online to buy?
does this phone have a querty keypad ? or does anyone no of any that do ? and do the messages appear like normaly txt messages where i have to go in and out of it > ? i im lookinf for a touch screen with e querty keypad. (keypad like a computer)
and where the msm appear like a msn convo like u can see all messages sent and receved togeather in order without going in and out of the out and in box. can anyone help ?
Omnia Lover, 27 Jun 2008I just get the hold of this phone yesterday
Almost flawless... beautiful and brainy
- got... moreDear Omnia lover, can you check the following on your omnia video recording capabilities?
file format (.ext), max resolution and frame rate. continuous or fixed focus,any 'pause' or zoom functions during recording. Thank you.
cml, 27 Jun 2008Does it have a stylus?Yes, it has a stylus in standart package
I just get the hold of this phone yesterday
Almost flawless... beautiful and brainy
- got A GPS
- complete Window Mobile feature
- big capavity memory
- automatic rotate
- amazing display
I have few question & comments though:
- wish that the stylus should be place in the unit instead of inside the case.
- I don't know how long exactly the batt last on regular usage.
- don't know How setup for push mail yet.
Meesh, 27 Jun 2008what is the difference between GPS and the A GPS?A GPS uses two satellites to obtain a location fix. It is better than simple GPS. Not many phones support A GPS yet. More info on WIkipedia.
iolo003, 27 Jun 2008Great phone we have here, definitely iPhones greatest competitor..I just cant figure out why t... more65K color is a limitation of the Windons Mobile OS, not a limitation of the mobile phone.
Does anyone know for sure if this phone will make an audible sound when an email arrives to the handset?
Dan, 27 Jun 2008its going to be around $700 to $850what about 8GB version? whet it will available?
Nice larger alternative to the F480. Hopefully the i900 is able to handle the interface without as much lag as the F480 does