as much i love this phone, this phone is so useless!!! no apps!!!! softwares have a lot of flaws, need to update to the latest firmware. You can't update firmware due to the country where you live. My phone factory settings is from Poland. I live in the USA, i can't update firmware. it's not compatible with t-mobile USA 1. can't receive picture message 2. headset audio quality when calling is terrible, alot static and noise 3. camera is hard get the best settings for the best quality!!! 4. web browser is not smooth like iphone 5. loud speakers are crisp, loud, and clear!! 6. built quality is highclass, tough, elegant, fit one hand (iphone is too big for 1 hand usage) 7. battery last almost 2 days for normal usage. 8. audio quality is good,8-10 ratio comparing to iphone 3g or 3gs.
i just dropped this phone after 2 weeks. now m selling it on ebay!!! omgggg!!!!!
i have couple of questions.first:are loudspeakers loud.2:are they have great sound3:is he better than htc touch hd and last how is camera
sukrsa, 27 Sep 2009“ARE U SURE omnia hd is better than n97???
Here is a little comparison between Samsu... moreHI DEAR SUKRSA
by the way sukrsa are u reading this cmnt!!!?
***1. battery problems-----try to turn the GPS receiver off if u don't use gps!!!, turn off bluetooth, wifi scan.......
2. voice quality-----mine is normal, but the headphone sound quality is terrible (noise and statics!!!)
3. can't install apps, it requires cerfified signature, limited apps.!!!!1
4. has picture messaging problem with t-mobile USA. can't receive pix message.
If you update to the latest firmware, i think it will fix most of the problems
***yes there is a big problem with samsung hd voice quality.....many people r complaning.... such a good fone but basic thing abt voice quality is nt upto mark......i think u shld by N 97 wic is an awesome fone....i have been using it since 3 months now,,,,,no problem at all....big screen..amazing keyboard....huge 32 gb memory
***i8910 and the Disaster of Voice Quality in Modern Phones
I bought an i8910 and sold it 1 week later. I had been looking for a phone that ran Symbian for the sole reason of needing to use Nokia Maps for frequent travel, and also one that wasn't as staid and boring as the Nokia models, but also offered a usable Multimedia experience with no need to recode my DivX films for travel, and no-need to open a laptop for document viewing due to a large good screen and the biggest battery possible.
The i8910 certainly seemed to fill this need. Much research in review websites seemed to also vindicate that this was a great phone.
What a mistake.
As a multimedia device it is stunning and superb. It is too big, but you simply can't make a big screen magically small. Un-recoded videos videos and docs were great on the Amoeled screen.
Making calls was another issue altogether. People I called complained that I sounded distant. On my side they sounded hollow and distant as well. You heard all the words, but it was a thoroughly unenjoyable calling experience for both. This was the case regardless of whether I was stationary or travelling, the quality of the signal, 2G or 3G, or what kind of line (cell, landline, local, long distance, international, 2G, 3G) the person called was on. There were no dropped calls.
What leaves me perplexed is how everyone could get this so very wrong. Perhaps most people don't use a phone to make calls, or perhaps when they do they don't care about hearing the other person clearly ? Part of calling someone is to hear them clearly enough so that you can hear their feelings on something through the words. If you didn't need to do that, or couldn't do that well, you might as well write them an SMS or an email. Perhaps people use phones as a multimedia device only and make calls with a simpler phone ? Most review sites gave the phone a glowing "thumbs-up" as they represent the manufacturers and are reliant on their continued support, either directly, or in terms of fast access to new devices, but even those sites that are independent minded should perhaps not give an overall good phone rating to a phone that can't be used a as phone and hustle the voice quality information into a small part of the back of their review.
I do realize that an objective test of call voice quality is difficult. Voice quality changes in different situations: stationary/travel, signal strength, provider, phone used on the other end, 2G/3G. It also changes depending on the frequencies of the sound of the voice and the ambient noise (think of the disaster that otherwise excellent phones like the Nokia E52 are: if it is used in a high ambient noise environment it is too quiet (low max db on speaker) AND the clarity function will cut out your voice as well as the noise) as well as whether you're using the handset, corded headset or wireless headset. Each user also interprets sound differently. So the problem is complex, which accounts for reviewers taking the easy path, ignoring call quality and reviewing just those items about a cellphone that are irrelevant to the who business that a cellphone is in.
Despite this, the very least websites should make recordings available on their websites of their calls to landlines under the most common variables above, and let users make their own choices.
The competitive situation for phone makers is such that the hard work of ensuring good voice quality on highly complex do everything handsets doesn't amortize itself over the relatively short life of each model. Simpler headsets are easier to get right, but on complex models it seems to be a struggle. Even if one headset manufacturer decides to take more time and produce higher quality voice, they run the risk of financial death if their competitors do not do the same. Think of Siemens cellphones - they built cellphones with excellent call quality, but were too small, had too few "sexy" models and soon went out of business. Samsung has now flooded the market with a huge range of excellent multimedia phones with stunning features. Nokia shares lost significantly because they didn't match the pace or innovation. People were replaced. Technically however, the cost of this flood of models and features for current generation Samsung phones (the previous generations were excellent) seems to have been almost uniform poor voice quality (ie: usable to hear the words but not usable to hear the "quality" of what is being said), whereas many (not all) Nokia phones (with exception of the N97) still perform well to adequately in this regard. iPhone 3G/s voice quality does well or poorly depending on the reviewer in question (but is the ultimate device from a manufacturer's perspective as it is booth very expensive and, due to the un-removable battery, disposable after a few hundred recharges). Thankfully many HTC models seem to have adequate voice quality.
The stock-market message to Nokia however will be "think short-term" "worry about appearance of quality rather than actual quality" or risk being overtaken by number 2. Or fired.
In the long-term no company that has ever consistently provided low quality survives. But the long-term can be stretched and made long indeed, and most shareholders worry about a return on investment in 6 months. Senior managers worry about getting short-term results by cutting costs, staff motivation and quality to get that multi-million bonus for 2 or 3 years,then "being retired" at an even higher amount. It is in their interest to produce things you'll buy rather and who really cares about the long-term of any company when your new yacht is ready ? Good products won't keep you in business as the public is usually too poorly informed when they buy and forget and forgive fast. What companies need is "shareholder value" products instead.
The only way we can fight that trend is to either buy simple phones again (not a lot of fun) or convince websites to do a proper job of testing voice quality and ensuring that that is the focus of a review, not the secondary toys. Please do your part and write in to the various websites
hey frnds, 28 Sep 2009hey frnds pleasse help me to find new softwres nd games for this phne ????//....www.samsungi8910omnia.com
navdeep baidwan, 28 Sep 2009offcourse dude i have this phone and am really impressed with its performance. it can play vid... moreok now either u r wrong or hamid is!since u have the phone why dont u copy-paste a dvd a let me knowif it works
hey frnds pleasse help me to find new softwres nd games for this phne ????//....
visk, 26 Sep 2009Hi All, Just one question to anyone who has this phone . Can I play videos copy-pasted from... moreoffcourse dude i have this phone and am really impressed with its performance. it can play video of any format and does not need any conversion. so you play any kind of video with any format on the samsung i8910 hd
=) Happy viewer, 28 Sep 2009Ofcorse Omnia HD is better than N97 guys! becoz of 1 reason and thats all you need to know. ... moreYou are right. Wait till you see what Samsung is coming out with next. Have you heard any of the rumors?
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2009You can use JBak TaskMan to kill off some useless background processes. Be warned that JBak do... morehi. . hw 2 kill th apps with JBak. . tried but couldnt find out. . pls help. .
Ofcorse Omnia HD is better than N97 guys!
becoz of 1 reason and thats all you need to know.
Samsung is the best electronic brand in the world~!
i want this phone soooo badly~!
KOreans are smart bro. they know what people want.
Samsung company has pretty great fantastic technlogy but they cant release it yet coz its the rule to go 1 step at a time with releasing great technology. =) hope that changes everything.
I read your post in the 3gs forum. Decent post, but the iphone did not pave the way for other phones. It simply capitalized on existing technologies and made a fluid UI experience for the end-user. Keep posting away, buddy!
When it comes to choosing a phone each person has to no what he or she is looking for. Thats were reading and research comes in. The i8910 is the best phone in my opinion and the best phone for me right now but for my girl friend it's not. Having a QWERTY keyboard and a smaller screen with all the high end specs is what she wants. So the N97 mini is better for her. But it all comes back to reading. Other persons can only tell you what is the best phone on the market but it may not be the best phone for you. Go to youtube and watch videos, read about the specs on this site, narrow your search and then ask questions about your final choices. Some people dont want to take the time to do any of the leg work so they rather just let someone else tell them what to buy then they come back to the forum disapointed because the best phone was not the best for them. So read people read.
Hi, just wondering if anyone has the problem that the dictionary wont open sometimes ? Thanks, Drew.
Great phone. I've only had it for a few days but it's really exceptional in performance and features. It's a bit pricey but I highly recommend. Not as big/ bulky as some people make it out to be either, very thin
This is a review forum where people should leave there comments on an already purchased phone, or it should be one in which people can ask questions related to how good or bad the phone is, etc..
For those needing technical help, visit the following site:
Stop making a mess of this forum.
I'll be getting this phone soon...off of a website hosted in California, USA...i beleive it was Ryan who posted the break down of the firmwares and which region it is from....thanx for that cuz it will help me determine which firmware i'll have....so have already downloaded the flashing tools and other stuff from http://www.megauploads.com it came with a step by step video so thats cool...my question is...to install helloOX it must be saved to ur memory card...cuz i tried installing it on my new n86 and it kept saying no memory card found...it doesnt have a memory card as yet by the way...so thats all i'd like assistance with...thanx in advance
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2009stop wasting space. the specs are already listed. retards galore on this forum.
>>>>>>>>>>... moreYes, Ive been here like three mounths telling folks i8910 is better than the n97 because of this because of that...
But post like these are still going on
Before buying mine i was in the reviews like crazy to find the correct one
why some ppl just cant read??