i cannot get hold of the 16GB version here as only 8GB version available. pls if anyone can tell is the any difference in 8GB and 16GB except for more storage. some earlier post suggested some sound quality difference or was it just the old firmware. the warranty is up to date and i dont mind the storage difference if there is no other difference.
hamid, xxx, vhn007, dev anyone pls can help clearify?
i cannot get hold of the 16GB version... all that is available in pakistan for right now is the 8GB version. is there a difference except the less storage as indicated on previous pages? does it has something to do with older models and newer models? the warranty is up to date thou.. the storage doesnt bother me if there is no other difference..
pls lemme know, hamid, xxx, vbhv007, dev, anyone?
who said the omnia is big like a brick? r u out of your mind. the thickness is less than 13mm u retard. compairing to the older model phones before, 20-25mm!!!!
i don't own a sony satio, but have used many sony phones before. i can tell you this, the reception is the worst of all!!! Satio is a lot thicker than this phone. the back is bulky due to the stupid camera cover!!!
this omnia hd is a true multimedia phone. Dual stereo speakers give the best movie experience. speakers are loud and clear!!! u can make it louder by going to the advanced settings.
Ryan, 10 Nov 2009Buy a Sony Satio, this phone may be quite good for video recording but its built like a brick ... moreDear Ryn
Thank you for your valuable suggestion.
With all due respect to the Satio, I want to tell you that I have already made my choice and I am extremely satisfied with the Omnia HD.
Buddy; Satio might be a 12 MP phone but it is RESISTIVE. Once you use a capacitive screen, you would know what I am talking about. It's about not looking back. No comparison what so ever. Go to a showroom, try it out and then talk.
Agreed, Size is big but the screen componsates for it big time. Omnia is big but you seem to think that Satio is tiny...hummmmmmmmnnn......!!!!!
Anyways...you have full right to choose what type of phone you want. I have a useful link for you as below: It's your rightful place. Good Luck
Sandy, 10 Nov 2009Thanks Bro !!!! Just one question , How is the build quality of the handset ?? and any issues ... moreThe build quality of the handset is commendable. It feels really solid and firm once in your hands.All the keys are tightly fitted and there is no wobbling or an insecure feeling while using any part. At the same time all buttons are easy to press and comfortable to reach.
The other half of your question needs a little more refining as I don't have a really big Micro SD Card to test its speed & efficiency. I am using a paltry 2 GB card which along with the 16 GB is more than enough for my requirements. But the Indian firmware still has scope for some improvement which many of us are waiting to be taken care of (A worldwide firmware release is expected soon).
However inspite of that, the overall impression of the Omnia HD is awesome and one really "HAS to SEE" it to truly appreciate what many of us have been trying to communicate to prospective users.
I8910 is the best phone i have ever use. Its very comfortable to use , i have used many mobiles but this was the best.
Dev, 10 Nov 2009Dear All, Consider this as a serious bit of advice,and this may be a bit long..so sit tight. ... morehi dev, that was a very nice review compared to the reviews here that makes no sense please let me know ur email address so i can chat with you furthur i am planing to buy the samsung omnia hd
Hi guys , i have a question from the people who have this phone . i want to know about the battry life , if you use your phone normally, how many hours will it work ?or how many days ? thx , please also tell me the works what you do in these hours that i can compare it with my phone.
For all price related queries:
-MP & Mah has 12.5% vat,other's 4%.(so make sure u buy ur SOHD,attending ur cousins marriage in other state
-Dont buy from Company Showrooms or eletronic malls.Go to a reputed local dealer who deals only in cellphones,ull be surprised at the price variations.(LOCAL and REPUTED is imp)
-If your paying beyond 27.5K u need more market research & survey.
-Trick the storekeeper into showing/disclosing his company pricelist,(tell him of a model no. tht does not exist n insist finding it out in his pricelist)
*this last step is very imp to strike a good deal.
Consider this as a serious bit of advice,and this may be a bit long..so sit tight.
For all those who are still making up your mind for buying this cell,u can take my advice..cuz i was in your boots sometime ago, n ive scrutinized long & hard.
1.Symbian or winmo(basically Omnia HD or Omnia II)
Ans-Symbian(as of now)
a. 16Million colours vs 65K(that too because winmo limitation,phone could support more),n believe me it does make a huge difference while watching videos.
b. Flash support:SOHD has full flash support.winmo 6.1 dosent.ull have 2 watch m.youtube.com(mobile version of utube)instead of the original site.winmo 6.5 also has issues with flash(Omnia II in India has 6.1 as of now)
c. Cost(INR):27,500 for SOHD,8MP cam,16GB memory,16M colours,full flash useability,full HD video
28,990 for OmniaII,5MP cam,8GB mem,65K colours,no flash support,lower video fps(the only + is 800 Mhz processor)
d. Touch:SOHD-Capacitive,OmniaII resistive.This makes a huge, huge diff(tested both).SOHD cand stand apart on this one point alone(others are a plus).ull luv fingering ur cell all day...lol.
e. Software Avail : Winmo sure has a upper hand here & has much more than s60v5 as of now.But im seeing a sharp rise in s60v5 apps since i bought it(about 2 months now)
Conclusion (mine) : If u picture urslf sittin in train,flight,hotel lobby or any place where ur alone for long hours...rush and buy SOHD.The movie playback quality on this huge screen has to be seen to be believed.the sharpness,clarity n colour saturation is just mindblowing.Even if ur thrown in the dark dungeons..this cell wont let u get bored for a single minute.I myself hated my commute to office(45 min run on company bus..on which i mostly slept unwillingly)but with this cell i luk forward to it everyday.I carry along my movies which i otherwise dont have the time to watch.n ive seen around 12~15 moveis (dvdrips without any conversions watsoever,jst copy & paste).If price is a high for you...dont worry take the plunge once.it will make up for it easily in tonnes of entertainment.Its 1 decision u wont repent..ever.
**this is not shameless advertising,but a sinciere advice**-now you decide.
-Pl.let me know of any other queris tht you may have-
Jai, 07 Nov 2009Hey i too am lookin at buying this mobile.. Im from bombay wher ru from? Where did u buy this ... moreSorry fr a delayed response jai,
Yes this phone is "kinda" large,n if ur a fan of those xtra tight jeans,it wont let u get on your bike with ease(or maybe sit on a chair).ull probably have to keep it in your shirt pocket or hold it in hand or keep elsewhere while geting ur butt on base.but walking around(upright) with it aint a problem.
vbhv007, 09 Nov 2009Hello Friends It's been only 3 days since I bought this phone but it has already hung 3 tim... moreBuy a Sony Satio, this phone may be quite good for video recording but its built like a brick and requires the full passenger seat all to itself and a seat belt its that big and stupid looking
the build quality is way tougher than most phones out there. i dropped it from 4ft above the ground after i bought it for a week. The structure is still tough and intact.
i like everything about this phone except it doesn't have good apps like iphone!!!
vbhv007, 09 Nov 2009Dear Sandy I know that the standard quotation for the Omnia HD in Mumbai is Rs 29K. I bough... moreThanks Bro !!!! Just one question , How is the build quality of the handset ?? and any issues like frequent hangs or problem of slowdown while using Micro-SD card ??
thanks Hamid. i got everything straight now.
to people with audio and voice complaints.
press *#0002*28346# to go to advance settings.
this setting lets you adjust and enhance the volume on handset,headset, headphone,video,music, ringtone, ect!!! the custome audio volume will blow your ears away!!!!!
just don't mess with the "camera mic" settings. it will mess up your camera!!!
Lol, anyone heard music on a samsung j700 headset? It's pretty good for a low end handset. How does the omnia compare to it. The quality of the music on the j700 is really good and very loud, better then my new laptop (but this could be because of the cheap headphones). Is the omnia better? and by how much?
It's been only 3 days since I bought this phone but it has already hung 3 times on the Gallery. I have filled only 2 GB material (mainly video songs and 1 .avi movie) and a 2 GB memory card (half full) so I believe it is not heavily loaded. There was no response to touch on the gallery icon in those moments but other icons worked fine even during that time. After I restarted, all became well.
Is this normal?
Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated?
rohit, 09 Nov 2009oh u got a stereo BT headset too?! cool!! ok, now i need u to try doing this - pair your BT he... moreI did as you wanted.
Case 1: Bluetooth paired and music running on bluetooth hadsets.
I plugged in the 3.5 jack and sound stopped in both sets. Music played in none. I then plugged out the jack and the bluetooth music started agin.
Case 2: 3.5 Jack plugged and music running and I THEN pair the bluetooth device.
Nothing happened to the jack music (which played continuously) while bluetooth headsets stood silent. When I plugged out the 3.5 jack, immediately the bluetooth sets started playing. When I again plugged in the jack, only the bluetooth headsets went silent this time (but jack music started again- unlike case 1).