OS unstable. Phone freezes from time to time. I have just returned my 2nd brand new phone to the dealer. Nice software features, Garmin navigation is great, but all of this is no good on an unstable platform. The 8Mpix camera is not as good as the 5Mpix I have on my Nokia N95. The display is absolutely amazing. There's 1 downside about a large display: your (my) thumb is not agile enough to reach all corners of the screen.
A VERY serious shortcoming on such an expensive business phone: you can't search by company name if you have entered any information in the name/surname field (I never enter names in my phone, always download from outlook). Its truly a pity that such great hardware has been let down by inferior software.
this firmware thing is pretty confusing. so does flashing your firmware mean you're hacking the phone? what if it screws up your phone? anyway to restore it to default settings?
Also, let's say I buy the phone from Hong Kong which can read Chinese, if I flash to the latest (but unofficial) Hong Kong firmware, that would mean the new firmware can still read Chinese? how about other firmwares? Would it still be able to read Chinese? or only Hong Kong firmware can read the language?
Any help/advice would be appreciated!
Esteban McReina, 16 Nov 2009If this device had 800x480 resolution would be the perfect phone for me, and fairly called HD ... moredude.. samsung i8910 wins without contest.. the only thing n97 is more special than it is the keyboard. which also makes the phone thick n fat.
how to flash firmware---
www. samsungi8910omnia.com/how-to-flash-and-debrand-your-samsung-i8910-debrand-tutorial/-----------some firmwares won't work unless you unchecked the "boot"
how to hack---
www. forums.samsungi8910omnia.com/samsung-i8910-omnia-hd-modifications-hacks/5869-confirmed-hack-signed-apps.html------------------------i suggest you go to http://www.helloox2.com/ site to download a sign version. sign version costs $5.
HTC HD2 is now 795000 Tomans for sale with 4.3 Capasitive Touch Screen.(winMo 6.5)
chris_matthews, 16 Nov 2009I have thesame problem, cant choose from the samsung i8910 omnia hd or the sony satioDude, take a look at satio forum...it has many problems,
poor battery, bad sound quality, poor mono speaker, some serious firmware issues and a lot more...
SE would loose lots of its fans after launching such a problematic but expensive device...
Jai, 16 Nov 2009So you are saying Opera 10 works flawlessly, but Opera Mini 5 is problematic? Does this phone ... more
Yes, opera mini5 beta and its previous ver(v4.2 or somthing) have some lags on my HD. they become too slow after some minutes and even freezing eventually which u should restart the phone or even remove the battery. They both run on java but that doesnt mean java on ohd has problem i currently have some apps running on java and they work flawlessly
Opera mobile 10 works perfectly on this phone i havent had any single issue with it, it runs on symbian,BTW. Its a great browser and its very similar to the apple Safari.
And, no dude im live in Iran...
rod, 15 Nov 2009I'm in doubt what mobile to buy from the following either Samsung i8910 HD or Samsung B7610 or... moreI have thesame problem, cant choose from the samsung i8910 omnia hd or the sony satio
Esteban McReina, 16 Nov 2009If this device had 800x480 resolution would be the perfect phone for me, and fairly called HD ... morelisten frnd u can download softwares from ovi store but u have to hack u omnia hd first like i did,but ovi store stands nowhere to site like dotsis.com,gallery.mobile9.com etc etc which gives hunderds of free stuffs for omnia hd. i have omnia hd and my gf had nokia n97,and nokia n97 is nothing infront of omnia hd.if u want a full detailed difference b/w omnia hd and nokia n97 i can give it.
Jai, 15 Nov 2009Ive been following the omnia forums since about 3 weeks now, wat ive been reading is mostly po... moreI think your queries on browsing and Route 66 have already been answered. Regarding the size issue, I remember that I did post Rohit's & my discussion a few dayz earlier (to your query only)which covered it rather well.
But to reiterate, size is totally subjective. I am 6'2" tall and have big hands so have no problems in operating it single handedly. Since its screen is very reponsive, one handed operation becomes all the more easy. For a medium sized or a small guy, it could be too big to handle as per the respective situation. So you have to measure it for your ownself and according to your comfort.
I also think that this phone is very sleek compared to what all it has to offer so have no problems in carrying it in my pocket. If you buy the correct leather pouch, then you could carry it on your belt also which looks classy and dosen't even let you know that you are carrying anything. Believe me, people turn their eyes around to "LOOK" when the dazzling Omnia HD comes out of the pouch into your hands. So do consider & balance it out. For me, it works just amazing.
I bought this phone just to experience a few things.
First of all, I rubbed its screen by placing it in the sand, and using my foot, I rotated it clockwise and counterclockwise. Saw a number of scratches.
Dropped it from Eiffel Tower, and it broke.
Put it in the a water stream, and its display gone.
I don't like this phone, it failed my tests to be recommended for purchase.
hamid, 15 Nov 2009Opera mini 5 runs on java and has some lags but the Opera mobile 10 beta is gr8 on this phone ... moreSo you are saying Opera 10 works flawlessly, but Opera Mini 5 is problematic? Does this phone have problems running Java apps which would run fine on Nokia phones? are you from India?
If this device had 800x480 resolution would be the perfect phone for me, and fairly called HD
Does anyone know if you cand download games and stuffs from OVI store to this phone?, if not...where can I find it?
Please, tell me wich phone is better Omnia HD or Nokia N97....thanks.
xxx, 15 Nov 2009--you need to learn how to flash the firmware bro. --battery can last up to two days with ... morethanks for the reply....just like my i900 needs to charge every night...thanks for fast reply...
Jai, 15 Nov 2009Ive been following the omnia forums since about 3 weeks now, wat ive been reading is mostly po... moreOpera mini 5 runs on java and has some lags but the Opera mobile 10 beta is gr8 on this phone its available on the opera official site for free...
Good news...lets hope getting an update soon;)