amsung has just announced a rather promising-sounding firmware update for its awesome-but-underserviced i8910 HD. Apparently the biggies here are improved browsing performance thanks to a new Webkit engine, an "improved graphic engine" for faster multimedia access, and -- wait for it -- kinetic scrolling. Yes! It starts rolling out next month in the UK, with other markets "gradually" picking it up thereafter, so it's time to dig through the attic and put that bad boy back into service.
I am in a great confusion over which phone to buy out of the three very deadly handsets recently introduced by Samsung i.e. Samsung OmniaPro b7610, omnia2 i8000 and omnia i8910.
I am looking for well over all balanced phone which has both business and multimedia features.
Here are some of my criteria’s:
1) LAG- have heard that omnia pro has lag in it as compared to other two is that true and noticable? also will this increase considerably after some time?
2) Music- one of the most imp. criterias Which one has the best music though as per gsmarena omnia pro is the winner, though would like to get confirmed by somebody who has tested all three.
My criteria for judging music is good bass and realistic sound effect though i pretty much like the music on bb curve 8520.
3) Camera- though HD has the best camera how is the camera for omnia2 and pro (is their any diff between the two). I mean is it compromisable over the other feature of pro and omnia2.
4) Video Recording- Not so imp feature on my list but still it should be descent means it shouldnt be that recording on the other two is pathetic.
5) Gaming- another important requirement which of the handsets is good for gaming i.e high quality graphics, compatibility with variety of games, free availability of high graphics games. (does any of them matches to gaming experience on iphone??) also can i play same games like fifa, nfs which i play on my lappi on pro and omnia2 etc as they are also windows.
6) Push mail- which of this has support for push mails
7) business features- omnia pro and omnia 2 has office editor where as HD doesnt have it. so how much is the licensing cost also can u get it free anywhere? just asking...:)
8) Upgrade chances: which one of the three has maximum chances for getting upgrades frm samsung firware or anyother thing (also can u run Windows7 on pro and 2 when it is realesed)
Overall, which one is a better phone as I am very confused and I am looking for a handset which can be there for me atleast 3 years. would be grateful if some body can provide real insight.
P.S.: expert comments are invited, somebody who has tested all the three phone extensively!, also I don’t not have much of technical knowledge:)
Prince, 19 Dec 2009Hi all
i just wanted to know dat which is da best firmware for dis phone
hellox or hx series... morei've used hx1.7 before but have now flashed to hx1.76,,it's much much stable providing u 77mb interanl memory,which actually means u can save apps on phone memeory itself,,3 different homescreens..
Currently it's the best camera/video firmware for OMNIA HD along with R7.................
Really hx 1.76 by hyperx is much much stable now...
Meanwhile hyperx will be introducing his new firmware next year early Jan which will be providing kinetic/flick scrolling in most of the phones apps
xxx, 22 Dec 2009battery problems:
battery's life will be reduced from 10%-40% when it reaches a year of usa... moreagree! My recent phs includes N96, i900 omnia, LG viewty smart. Non of them last 2 full days. But this HD lasts!! I think battery life really depends on individuals. And I noticed some apps consumes quite alot of power, especially games. I don't mind charging every night, but this ph does last 2 days for me.
I got one strange issue regarding video playback. I transfer 2 avi movies last night. One can play smoothly (quality exactly like helicopter demo video, truley stunning!), but the other one can't play. wondering why. :-S
The device shows me an icon that the sim memory is full, but my sim is empty? Please HELP.
battery's life will be reduced from 10%-40% when it reaches a year of usage. If your battery is greatly reduced up to 40-50%, you might as well buy a new battery. battery is cheap and easy to replace unlike stupid iphone haha. What's wrong with charging your phone every night? it takes 2secs to plug in the charger. In my opinion, if the battery can last me for one day, it means that the battery is good.
xxx, 21 Dec 2009the picture quality of camera is great, but it's hard to get the best shot due to the poor ant... moreXxx,
the camera has a huge bug in that flash is only available when no scene is selected. the flash is very bright when in auto focus mode. the pics are amazing during the day. but at night the only adjustment that can be made are to contrast, colour and saturation....
Symbios, 22 Dec 2009Mrigank Pawar,
The phone should only be charged when the battery is completely drained...th... moreMrigank Pawar,
In order to avoid the ceritcate errors i would suggess u have ur phone hacked....do not worry the hacking process is simple...theres an app which does it for u....its called HelloOX v2.03 with rompatcher+....install this app, activate the patches and u good to go....
Mrigank Pawar, 21 Dec 2009Hi all. my batry seems to b wrkin fine now. my last recharge lasted for 2 days with a lot of i... moreMrigank Pawar,
The phone should only be charged when the battery is completely drained...this ensures a full charge everytime...and phone will take a longer time to drain battery...
Symbios, 20 Dec 2009Jin Madera,
Unfortunately i havent seen that game yet....and this phone is able to run most... morethanks for the fast reply sorry im busy lately by the way heres the links http://gizmodo.com/5159299/metal-gear-solid-touch-for-iphone-trailer-has-me-worried im not a fan of iphone but i find the apps good and nice to play...
the picture quality of camera is great, but it's hard to get the best shot due to the poor anti-shake mechanism.even with the anti-shake is on, it hard to get a good shoot. when anti-shake is on, the brightness level automatically reduces to black. i just don't like the camera much. video is ok.
Hi all. my batry seems to b wrkin fine now. my last recharge lasted for 2 days with a lot of internet use, music and txt. the second time i charged the batry, i turned off the fone.
i had a question, from now on do i wait for the batry to completely deplete or charge when it is on 2 bars? thanks.
regarding software, i couldnt install jbak taskman. it gave me a certificate error.
sajad, 12 Dec 2009bro did ur omnia hd has 32 gb memory card includedHi Sajad,
Sorry for late reply. you asking me whether my gold edition got 32 gb card included. No, it doesn't. I also read in some news that it comes with 32gb card. things included are leather pouch (quite nice), tv cable, and mini stand( just realised that small small thing is useful when watching movies, its indeed acts like a kickstand ), 1gb card with free GPS software. btw, I m from singapore.
it was cause its the 1900 one. i undersdtand that but why would that lead them to remove it from the specs list here?
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2009Does anyone happen to know why one of the 3G band was removed from the specs list?If any band was removed most likely its a US based 3G band since the two others are both European bands....there are US networks which it will work on but not fully
Does anyone happen to know why one of the 3G band was removed from the specs list?
Can we download yahoo or any other messengers on omnia Hd ...does it work ?
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2009hi thank u so much for the reply and im now quite satisfied... so that means its worth buying ... moreHi when buying ph, its really depends on ur personal taste. I guess you definitely need good capacitive touch screen. So, choices will be down to LG latest models, i phone, HTC HD2 and this omnia HD (samsung also have some other capacitive screen phs such as beat dj). Again, I m not sure whether u need smart os. If you need smart ph with good enough apps, excellent all in one hardware specs, then omnia HD will be most suitable. If you dont mind some drawbacks of iphone, then take i phone bcoz its apps are really alots.
Finally, if you just wanna go for nice design with good screen, LG new chocolate is good.
my 2 cents advice, :)