Why are people arguing about what is better? This is a great phone, other phones out there are great too :P
there is no such thing as a perfect phone, and every phone has good points for every bad. lets just conclude here that: This phone is a great phone with some great points, and the omnia2 is equally good at doing other stuff.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2009Tied list
"13. Both have the same camera spec so that is a tie."
Pictures taken with the O... moreHay I did it just by reading the spec not by using the phone. that is how "kNkH" a.k.a "Anonymous" wanted it, he/she said read the spec. and I did say that was no way to judge a phone.
So "13. Both have the same camera spec so that is a tie."
"15. Video is a tie"
Omnia II: 720x480, 30fps HD2: 640x480, 30fps. Omnia does its video in a 16:9 ratio and the HD2 does its video in a 4:3 ratio. Both have the same 480 hight in the video so itís a tie.
(And not to forget, you can use a stylus on it)Ö. That's like say ďdonít forget these phones donít have a physical dial pad like a Nokia N79Ē (nice to have but it does not need a stylus.)
High Tech, 12 Nov 2009Well just recieved my HD2 today. Phone is okay so far. I like the fact it's thin. How do you g... moreVideo plays in the ďpicture & VideoĒ tab (not the Audio tab) and if you are not seeing your video file you have to open the ďalbumsĒ and browse for it. Also if the video is not in a format that is supported by the player you will have to install ďcoreplayerĒ.
The first thing you should know because people make this mistake all the timeÖ GPRS and GPS is not the same thing. GPRS is a data plan you have to get from your Cell network provider, just like EDGE. GPS is the global positioning system. If you are really having a problem with your GPRS and you already have a data plan. This is the steps to set it up if it did not auto setup.
1. Go to the settings tab
2. Tap on wireless controls or Comm Manager whichever one you see.
3. Tap the Data connection icon on the left (not the off/on switch on the right). (that will open connection setup)
4. Choose the Country of your mobile operator from the list then choose your mobile operator from the other list.
5. Then tap ok. And follow the onscreen prompts
If you donít have a data plan with your mobile provider it will not work. And you will have to use wifi that has to be turned on from the comm manager as well.
The phone does not look at the sky or smell the air and tell you the weather :-) it gets the info off a weather database, so you do need the internet whenever it needs to update. If you donít have wifi or a data plan, hook your phone up to a laptop with internet and setup ActiveSync. It will shear your laptop internet connection.
The first time you use GPS you should run the quitGPS software first. That needs the internet as well to download from the data base.
And you should be outside (not in a building full of solid concrete and steel. GPS works by line of site with the GPS satellites orbiting the earth.
If youíre Clock is set to ďmy locationĒ and not your country and city you will need the use of a data plan and the GPS for the phone to find your location and then download the info it needs. If you donít want to do that, Take the clock of ďmy locationĒ and pick your country and city from the world clock list. And take off the weather animation of the home screen if you have no way of getting the internet on the phone to download the weather data. (Just use a .jpg picture for your background).
Anthony, 11 Nov 2009I read the spec and let me tell you that only reading a spec sheet is no way to judge a phone ... moreTied list
"13. Both have the same camera spec so that is a tie."
Pictures taken with the Omnia II is much, much better than on the HD2.
"15. Video is a tie"
Don't think so. Omnia II: 720x480, 30fps HD2: 640x480, 30fps.
Omnia II was better
"8. Omnia II has camera."
Front-camera for video-calls, I guess.
And not to forget, you can use a stylus on it. (Yes, you can use a capacitive stylus on HD2, but they are still as big as a finger...)
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009You're out of your mind... Omnina 2 is comparable to the HD2. Check the spec side by side. Onl... moreoh man... y not you try play the weezer video from youtube.
play on both Omnia2 & HD2. my Touch HD has absolute smoothness. Omnia2, can play video. BUT. will lag every 20s? not comparable at all.
Anthony, 12 Nov 2009devil666 a.k.a bulseye a.k.a one of the Anonymous bunch.
Remember when you change name to ch... morehaha, anthony, do u think i really even care about changing my location... Well good to know that some of u r not as stupid as i thought, and r actually keeping up with me lol lol...
Listen, anthony kid, i'm quite the opposite of crying; i'm enjoying bashing phones whenever i see people just following the silly hype without even knowing y! same goes for the silly iPhone... but no point in calling me evil as its all over my name.
I'm done here, and if u like it, u should be enjoying ur new phone by now ^.^
Well just recieved my HD2 today. Phone is okay so far. I like the fact it's thin. How do you get video to work. Phone not picking up movie files??? The touch is not as accurate as I thought. It seems it's off a little. Keep getting this message "problem connecting to GPRS". I don't have internet on my phone right now. Is there a way to get rid of the message??? Also, do you have to have internet for weather app to work????
Will give a better review after I play with it awhile.
bullseye, 12 Nov 2009oh nooooooo
Not another overhyped piece of trash (payed to gsmarena to rank it up) from our b... moredevil666 a.k.a bulseye a.k.a one of the Anonymous bunch.
Remember when you change name to change location/device as well because we can still see you tagged as KJrm and you refer to yourself when you were 4Axt. Donít make it so easy for people to see that the 3 fools is just one kid.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970If you are crying like a kid what do you want people to think?
Newer and better phones come out all the time no one phone will be on top for every. Thatís why Adults buy what meets their needs and when their needs change we deal with it, not complain like a kid. So if you can wait 3 months in the hope you can have the best phone, that just shows you donít need a phone to do anything important right now. And probably never will till you grow up. And even then your job may not require the use of a PDA phone so you could just wait forever just to say I have the best phone ever made. Because it looks like that is all that is important to you.
Not another overhyped piece of trash (payed to gsmarena to rank it up) from our beloved yet crappy HTC company,... Well at least its better than that apple's iphone that i peed on yesterday....
Anthony, 12 Nov 2009window mobile phones can sync with a mac but none are every easy or as complete as when it is ... moreWindows mobile phones can sync with a Mac but none are every easy or as complete as when it is done on a PC. Just look it up on Google.
This is the one area I will say an Iphone is better.
But if you are just thinking about getting files, music and videos on the HD2.... that could not be easier. Just plug it in, put it in drive mode and it will come up as removable media and you can just copy files, music, and video to the memory card. The music player and video/picture album in the Sense UI will find it and even read the tags to sort it. Unlike the iphone it does not have to be in a special folder with a special file name for the players in the sense UI to see it. And for the unsupported formats just install CorePlayer.
ian, 11 Nov 2009is HTC phone sync with MAC?window mobile phones can sync with a mac but none are every easy or as complete as when it is done on a PC
this is the one area i will say a Iphone is better.
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009Does this have US 3G or will it be like the HD and come out with one later? ThanksSorry no US 3G
You guys will get it next year. The European market is the one that all real Smartphoneís want to crack first. Itís good when a phone does both as soon as it comes out, but when it only does one... Europe is the one that will always get picked first. The US network is not all that good. And before any fool think Iím saying this because Iím from Europe, I let you know now that Iím not.
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2009I do read. That's the only thing the HD2 has over the Omnia 2. Did you read the specs????? I c... moreI read the spec and let me tell you that only reading a spec sheet is no way to judge a phone because a spec sheet canít tell you how good a phone is at doing anything..... but if thatís the way you tell if a phone is better or not, letís do it your way. After looking at the spec on gsmarena of the HD2 & Omnia II, this is what it came back looking like.
HD2 & Omnia II Tied at 17 things.
Omnia II is better at 10 things.
HD2 is better at 16 things.
So doing it your way the HD2 still comes out as the better phone.
1. Both are 2G quad band
2. Omnia II smaller in height and width but HD2 thinner
3. Both have 65k colors.
4. Both have 480x800 pixels.
5. Both have Accelerometer.
6. Both have speakerphone.
7. Both have 3.5mm audio jack.
8. Both have practically unlimited call records.
9. Both can take 32GB microSD cards
10. Omnia has DLNA but HD2 has Wi-Fi router so ill call it tied.
11. Both have HSCDS
12. Both have Bluetooth with A2DP
13. Both have the same camera spec so that is a tie.
14. Both have geo-tagging
15. Video is a tie
16. Both have radio so thatís a tie.
17. Both have 3D games so thatís a tie
Omnia II was better
1. Omnia II has 1900 band in 3G.
2. Omnia II weights less.
3. Omnia II has AMOLED so itís better there.
4. Omnia II has Handwriting recognition.
5. Omnia II has 16GB storage over the HD2 512MB storage.
6. Omnia II has the better HSUPA.
7. Omnia II has smile detection.
8. Omnia II has camera.
9. Omnia II has better Talk time.
10. Omnia II has TV out.
HD2 was better
1. HD2 has Capacitive Touchscreen.
2. HD2 has 4.3Ē screen.
3. HD2 has Sense UI that is better than TouchWiz 2.0 UI.
4. HD2 has Multi-touch input.
5. HD2 has Proximity Sensor.
6. HD2 has ambient light Sensor.
7. HD2 has WMA ringtones. not just mp3 and wav.
8. HD2 has 448MB RAM over the Omina II 256MB RAM.
9. HD2 has a class 12 GPRS so itís better there.
10. HD2 has a class 12 EDGE.
11. HD2 is wm 6.5, Omnia is only 6.1.
12. HD2 has 1GHZ the Omnia 800MHZ
13. HD2 has Threaded SMS.
14. HD2 has both xHTML and HTML.
15. HD2 has better standby time
16. Iíll say that HD2 has the upper hand for software because it will have HTCPedia has XDA web site to back it up Omnia II does not.