In my humble opinion – the second Omnia misses the charm that the first version had.
True, the specs are much better, and especially the screen, but the D-Pad is horrible (the enter key actually opens up the main menu!), the plastic cover feels cheap, much of the customized applications are not as usable as in the first version, and the keyboard is not even close to the iPhone or Android virtual keyboards.
I used to be a big fan of the first Samsung Omnia very much, but I don’t see myself upgrade to the new version.
Here’s my very disappointed review:
I just had an online chat with a rep from Verizon (forgot to copy the text) Sad
I simply asked when she thought the Omnia II was going to be released. She looked into it and just said "soon". We talked a little more and I found that she herself was looking forward to the release of the Omnia II. After a little flattering Wink, she told me to hold on while she checked with someone at a "higher level". When she came back she said that I should definitely check back on Friday.
So, I'm thinking that at the very least(hopefully) on Friday we should have a date for the Verizon release. wait for updates at http://www.samsung-omnia.org
Guys do you know if the phone charges via USB but not using a Computer but a simple USB charger like that http://www.celly.com/english/mobile_accessories_chargers_mtu.html ?? I have heard it doesn't...This is a pitty!
Do you guys have plans to do a comparison of the Omnia I900(I910) to the I8000? What a comparison of the i900/i910 to the i8000 as well as the iPhone 3G?
That would be totally cool.
I'm just curious..I've been using omnia for quite sometimes and the speaker or ringing tones sounds so bad.At times i cant even hear if i put it in my pocket.I wonder if omnia II had the same speaker prob as the so called part 1 and my phone keep lagging and hanging.Is there anybody out there had tried the OmniaII??
have been playing around with the phone for a couple'a days. big plus for me is the AMOLED screen, very good for longsighted me......hehe. the part i'm really disappointed with is the camera. it's not 5mp vs 8mp it's the lens/flash, maybe sensor. i have a nokia n82 and the carl zeiss lens and xenon flash is superb......have tried manipulating all the settings for still and video pics and the omnia is high tech but the cam is just sad.........
internet surfing is not as user friendly as the iphone3gs......u should try the zoom in and out function with touch n a weird +/- selector that appears......so hard to use!!
the phone's fast, faster than the arena IMO, but transitions/selections when sms-ing lags....
oh and the phone is so slippery....need to get some sort of silicon skin or something.
overall i think this is one fab phone....luv the screen most......hate the cam.....
I would like to know how well the speaker of this phone. Can anyone update me on this?
im happy yet dissapointed in some way..
first thing why the fark they release 8gb version first???
secondly where is the LED light that will light up when we use cube?
thirdly why the HELL put in 5mp camera? scared it will kill ur pixon? bullshit lar, who cares about pixon8 when pixon 12 is coming out?
Cool Omina II but no 8MP in it only 5MP.
Let's wait for my dream Omina II HD with 12MP camara
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2009i've juz bought it in singapore.. yes there is cameraDid samaung happen to mention a us release!.. Man you guys are so lucky we probally will have to wait to the end of the year to finally play with it and it will be old news by then. You know the us always get the left overs >=[
MOMO, 16 Jul 2009Is there still no front camera for omnia II?i've juz bought it in singapore.. yes there is camera
Hi guys....i've got the original i900 omnia and one of the most important functions for me is the mouse, coz i just can't stand using that dongle stylus...of course the mouse works great with the omnia's mini-touchpad, which i thoroughly enjoy using.....will the omnia II have the mouse and a mini-touchpad function?
I want to buy Omnia II with OS 6.5 right out of the box because I think OS 6.1 has many missing features such as Voice Command, Mega Pixel display. I don't believe that the promised upgrade will bring
about the same level of functionalities of the said missing features.
Anonymous, 03 Jul 2009Sorry to burst your bubble but the Omnia II ain't hitting the states until Dec. 8, 2009. Sorry to burst your bubble but I recieved an e-mail from verizon on Wednesday saying they anticipate on selling this month. Let's just wait and see ok!