This phone is great on paper but when it comes to prcaticality, its a question to be tossed. Not such about you guys, but from where I am, Samsung themselves don't promote or advertise this phone on the media. I'm told that they are promoting the Omnia II and now the Pixon 12 more aggresively. Reason being, the Omnia HD lacks applications and its merely a video phone (That's it). Besides, the 8MP is useless with a single led flash, you're better off with N97mini or Satio.
the overgrown size also does not help. I thought they did a fantastic job with the Innov8 but they've let this slip by... probably overconfident. Pricing is also very different. In Singapore, you could get the Omnia HD 16GB for less that SGD 950. In Malaysia, the 8GB alone costs MYR 2799 and the 16GB is MYR 2999. What sort of ridiculous pricings ... i can understand one needs to make profits but no to this extent. Dissapointment all round!
Fil, 08 Nov 2009My basic requirements would be: -camera for taking good pictures. -fast and easy internet ac... moreIf your hands are small, both these phones would be a nightmare for you to operate with one hand. On the other areas of your priority, definitely Omnia HD is better as far as the camera is concerned especially when watching videos. The touch screen of Omnia is only second to I phones. For me, Omnia HD music quality is better and a better all rounder compared to N97.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2009hey sajad
from what i understand you have owned both the nokia n95 and the samsung omnia hd..... moreHey Pal I owned a Nokia N95 8 GB and now owns an Omnia HD.The loud speaker of N 95 is definitely louder but when it comes to clarity it leaves much to be desired. Omnia HD with the Equalizer set to "Rock"and effects set to "Wide", dish out a better performance.
if anyone can help on my question that is the signal coverage and the phone conversation quality (both ways) is good or is it bad as posted by the site mojoevolution.com. but then that was 3 months back, hav they fixed this? if anyone could clarify that...thanks
rohit, 07 Nov 2009nope.. not used it.. has anyone else tried hellOx? or even python?
and another thing.. i trie... morerohit,
its 'b task man' its v. beautiful,it has features like close,close all,close all exceptions,kill,quick start[my fav.],installed apps,search and start,recently visited,memory status,auto start,etc. but quick start and kill r my fav. when u press and hold the menu 'b task man' appears instead of omnia hd task man which has only one function [just to show the open apps]and when it is started it shows the open apps with there little icons,a QUICK START icon is showed at the bottom and in the quick start u can customise ur 12 fav. apps including the installed apps,when u press the quick star app ur 12 fav. apps appears with there small and beautiful icons and u can click on any of them to start,remember its more quicker than the default task man of omnia an it only consumes only 15 kb of ram
confused, 07 Nov 2009i was trying out the omnia hd and de sensitivity of the screen suprise me truly!!!! thats de r... moreSorry for the wrong link.Please check the following:
My basic requirements would be:
-camera for taking good pictures.
-fast and easy internet access.
-watching avi videos a lot.
-battery life atleast close to 2 dayz.
-simple user interface. (my palm and fingers are small- will that be an issue for operating that huge Omnia HD with one hand?)
Now should i go for Samsung Omnia HD or Nokia N97 ?
I m considering buying a phone between Samsung Omnia HD and Nokia N97. Which one shud i go for?
¤Camera- Omnia HD~ 8 MP; N97~ 5 MP.
¤Screen size- 3.7 Omnia HD; 3.5 N97.
¤RAM- 256 for Omnia HD; 128 for N97.
¤Capacitive versus Resistive touchscreen.
¤Internal memory- 16 gb for Omnia; 32 gb for N97.
¤Physical Querty Keyboard- N97 has it.
¤Video support- inbuilt Divx/XviD for Omnia HD; Smartmovie support for N97(choppy videos at times- no core playr yet)
¤OS- S60 v5~ both Omnia & N97.
Now i m bit confused which mobile to go for? Omnia HD or N97.
SAJAD, 07 Nov 2009no i didnt,i just found that app there and thought to inform u,hey rohit do u know to to use h... morenope.. not used it.. has anyone else tried hellOx? or even python?
and another thing.. i tried using the SmartCam 1.4 instead of mobiola..
it worked well initially.. but then when i fiddled around with the settings, it got hung and i had to force shut it using the task manager. from then on, every time i started the app, i couldnt access the settings menu at all.. even if i uninstalled and installed the app again, it would get stuck if i tried opening the settings menu..
i even tried version 1.3 :
this one is meant for s60v5 (the previous 1.4 version which i was talking about was apparently for s60v3) and this one didn't start at all!!
can anyone try these (or has anyone tried these)? please help!
rohit, 07 Nov 2009did u download and use it? cuz my comp's detected 2 of the files in that as a virus :Pno i didnt,i just found that app there and thought to inform u,hey rohit do u know to to use hellox,if yes than plz guide me
SAJAD, 07 Nov 2009rohit download mobilo from monsterthemes . webs .comdid u download and use it? cuz my comp's detected 2 of the files in that as a virus :P
Jai, 07 Nov 2009Hey i too am lookin at buying this mobile.. Im from bombay wher ru from? Where did u buy this ... moreOnce again Jai you wud be surprised to know that whatever questions u cud possibly think of...therz a high probability that they have already been answered in this forum. You cud make use of the search option at the bottom of the page where you can type the keyword u r lukin for and u'll get much information on that.
For eg. the size issue. Rohit & myself had discussed about size a few dz bak. As below for ur reference:
"> In reply to vbhv007 @ 2009-10-17 14:32 from 2SFV
about the size issue. believe me, at first i was shocked, rather overwhelmed, to see the size of this phone. i also own a SE W810i which i bought about 2yrs back. that looks like a little baby in front of this.
but then, the large display is just amazing if u'd really wanna watch movies or videos on a phone.
that apart, when you use it, u might find difficulty in reaching certain parts of the touchscreen - that is if u do not have a large hand or long fingers. i'm a 6 footer and have pretty big hands, so i do not find it a problem.
about carrying the phone around, yes, now that you might have an issue with if u're used to a small sleek phone which u wouldn't have ever felt in ur pant/jeans pocket. but then again, u can get used to it.. like now i dont even feel like it's a huge thing i'm carrying around..
consider you had to carry a camera, a phone and a gps device as separate items in that 1 pocket of yours, u'd have that pocket torn in no time!! ;) the HD would feel a whole lot better."
Again to let u know that both of us are 6 feet+ so have no problems in operating the set single handedly.You have to see where u stand as per ur comfort From my point of view....its real sleek man..real sleek compared to a 17.5 mm Nokia N82 which I carried so long SO HAPPILY in my pocket (I now wonder, how did I manage that :).
Anywz..I advise again...read as many pages of this forum as you can...u'll get loads of information & ideas
Jai, 07 Nov 2009Hey i too am lookin at buying this mobile.. Im from bombay wher ru from? Where did u buy this ... moreJai
Do not get excited about lesser prices that other people post here. Even I am from Mumbai and I had already posted a comment a few dz bak about Indian prices (which is as below for your reference):
" In reply to ezio @ 2009-10-28 20:59 from vGSh
Yaa you are right. This is the best phone in the market indeed. Due to 12.5% VAT in Mumbai, this phone is priced more here (About Rs. 30000) than in other parts of India where the VAT is only 4%. I guess it is the same in MP.
So people can consider buying it from out of Mumbai or MP and save upon a few thousand bucks.
2009-10-29 18:14 "
So if someone bought it at Rs 256000 (@4.5% VAT) from outside Mumbai then at 12.5% VAT that price approx.works out to be Rs. 27560 which is an ok deal (In Mumbai). But I can tell u that if u research well and are a good bargainer u can get it for as low as Rs.26500. I bought it at 27K and it was a good bargain (Advice: Do not buy from Malls or Croma type showrooms; they are stupidly overpricd & won't budge qouting fixed prices- But go to a proper big proved & dependable Retail shop where they give it at a lesser margin. You'll find pleanty in Mumbai. Can you imagine "Mobile Store is still trying to sell it for 31K (LOL) and have started phasing it out citing reasons that it is not in demand- Ridiculus- Why shud I buy from them if I can get it for 26K from other respectable shops ? Same with Planet M & Croma (with little price differences)
Baaki you could alwz ask a frnd living outside Mumbai to buy one for u at lesser VAT. Depends how easy or difficult you want it to be.