I think Omnia is far better.
When you are buing a pocket pc phone the first things that you look are memory, cpu and size of display. (functionality seem to be the same)
Video playback or how good the photos are come second.
This is very nice review
Cover pretty much everything this phone capable of,
However, i wish if possible, to see the Video out function of OAmnia, and avaliable memory (RAM) when start PPC, and to install third party programs on both phone to check compatability.
anyway this review is already cool!
This is why I love gsmarena so much .
first getting the best gadgets in the world and making it somehow even better with such head to head reviews .
i have been considering both these phones and whats better than this review !!
I have the Diamond for a week now… Biggest problem for me is the battery, and believe me it is a big problem.
I’m in UK, and I want to use Diamond on 3(three) network. 3 doesn’t have a 2G (as far as I’m aware) ant the 3G antenna drains out the battery fast. I didn’t manage to use(medium usage) the phone for a hole day and I don’t mean 24h. I take it out about 7AM and somewhere around 5PM it is dead :(.
No card slot, smaller camera, really rubbish battery, smaller screen… and I would still prefer it over the omnia.
This phone is just superb!
looks like diamond beats omnia on web browsing and video playback due to its higher resolution. I thought omnia would win :(
It says that there's two version of the Diamond? Where can I get my hand on the US version? What's the chance of getting a Diamond and having it not be the version you want?
Omnia if you want more media centric device with business features. Diamond is better for business with average media functions.
I guess it's a bit like the Nokia N and E series smartphones. What features are more important to you?
Personally I prefer the Samsung Omnia... Unless you have great eyesight VGA on 2.8" is tiiiinnnnyyyy. I have an E90 with a 4" 800x354 resolution and everything is small enough already. Omnia screen is much bigger. 2.8" is too small for my liking.
Samsung also have better hardware. Much faster CPU (Intel), better camera etc.
Software and UI can be added/improved but hardware cannot. SPB anyone?
Superb comparison! Many thanks!
I don't understand the figures on the bottom of page 6 about the audio... Does the Omnia perform just as good as an iPod or the N81?
Would the Omnia audio be classed as poor/average/good/very good/excellent? Same question for iPod or N81.
Sorry for all the questions but I really don't want to carry a seperate mp3 player if this phone does the job.
Nice review! These 2 phones are really doing well but I have to admit I would prefer the Diamond. First because of its TouchFlo and VGA screen and secondly because of the brand, I find it nice to change a bit from the Nokia, Sony, Samsung specially when you get your first smartphone. Saying that, Samsung is a quick learner :)
I think OVERALL, the Omnia is the better performer. But even so, the Diamond's web browser outperforms the Omnia, which is actually more important to a lot of people (like me). Also, Omnia may have the faster touch UI, but the Diamond has better visual graphics. And I think the major advantage of the Diamond really is its VGA screen and its high resolution. Zooming in on pictures is awesome. It keeps the details crisp and clear and does not pixelate the image like most screens do when you zoom in. So it really depends on what phone qualities are more important to you. If you subscribe full internet for your phone & if you're more particular with high quality screen display and like to store pictures into your phone not minding to transfer photos from your digital camera, then the Diamond would be the better choice. But if what's more important for you is a fast touch UI that can get you from 1 application to another smoothly, does a lot of texting, and use your phone as your primary camera, then the Omnia is your obvious choice. Honestly, the sluggish touch UI of the Diamond sometimes gets on my nerves, but it's really not that bad. The only phone I would consider to replace my Diamond would be Meizu MiniOne that comes out in October or November, because that one would also come with a VGA screen but with a bigger display of 3.2 inches.
Very good review, offers more detail on the Touch Diamond than any others I've read.
Now....I just need to get my hands on one so I can finally decide on whether to get one or go for the 3G iPhone!
these are both great phones no mistake but at the end of the day i know that the omnia will be in my pocket! :D
for God sakes they are just phones....Get a life everyone.....btw The Diamound has way better, way cooler look and amazing and i mean amazing display better than even the iphone
both handsets are the finest offering from samsung and htc. But, thank god im not a windows mobile user or else i'll be in a big dilemma!
I've loved this review, but... Now i'm confused. Wich one i get? Or, maybe I can wait for 3G Iphone come to Brazil... I don't know! Someone can help me?
Great review! But you failed to mention if the Omnia REALLY does have TRIBAND 3G! There's plenty of sites out there with contradicting info on this subject. The features presented in this head-to-head review are all fine and good. However, for U.S. importers, "does the Omnia have triband 3G?" is the BIG question on everybody's minds before making the HUGE investment in importing the thing. I know it's listed on the GSMArena specs as HSDPA 850/1900/2100. But since you folks have the pre-production unit, please reconfirm. Thank you! :)