The only thing that sucks about this phone is 65K colour display... that is low .. very low compared to iphone that has 16Million color display. The rest is just perfect .. all the specs are amazing including gps and 5mpx camera ... but display wise .. shame on you samsung .. almost had the perfect product!
Jeez!!! There sure are a lot of fanboys and haters here. Shouldn't we be focusing on features that will fit "you" instead of yelling "this phone sucks" or "everyone, buy this phone cuz it's better." Please keep in mind that the iPhone is designed for a specific range of cellphone users: non-techies to pseudo-techies who don't have time to waste figuring out how their phone works. Most iPhone users aren't interested in megapixels, mms, video calling, removable media, installable apps, or anything else that doesn't relate to basic calling/messaging/picture-taking/iTunes-listening/web-browsing. It just has to work...period. What the 3G iPhone has...works, and it all works together harmoniously.
I'm not saying that these users are "dumb" or "ignorant" of more advance technologies. I'm just saying that if you are a tech-head and in need of a phone with more advance offerings and are able to write your own apps, then you have the freedom to purchase a different phone.
Personally, the iPhone comes very close to fulfilling my requirements, but it's still not for me. Here are the reasons why, and please don't think that my requirements are better or worse than yours. These are MY own personal preferences and I encourage you fanboys/haters out there to stick with yours. Agree to disagree if you must.
The 3G iPhone....
1. Cannot be unlocked (unless you tinker with it which will only work until the next firmware update)
2. Cannot use other sim cards that are not ATT (see reason #1)
3. Cannot be a TRUE world phone because you're restricted to ATT (see reason #2), hence you'll be paying ATT's pricey intl roaming charges instead of having the option to purchase a sim card in the country you're visiting
4. Regarding bluetooth: cannot transfer files via bluetooth, incompatibility issues with certain headsets, no A2DP wireless stereo
5. No options for laptop internet tethering...aka using your phone's 3G service as your laptop's or PC's internet source
6. 3rd-party apps will mostly come from Apple/ATT, hence you gotta pay
7. Still kinda large to be pocketable
8. Cannot work with DRM music (aka non-iTunes music)
9. Require a $30 upgrade ($45 for business users) to ATT's unlimited data plan
10. May require subscription to iTunes (please confirm)
11. Still no haptic feedback
12. Still no video recording
13. No replaceable battery (Apple better have a battery replacement plan)
14. No expandable memory slot
15. No FM tuner
So bottom line, the iPhone works for those NOT looking for the features I listed above. But for me, the iPhone is restrictive, lacks the music entertainment I need like wireless A2DP stereo headset, and isn't really travel-friendly.
In conclusion, are you wondering what phone DOES meet all my requirements (if you care)? Please check out the Samsung i900 Omnia, or what ATT will call it...the i907. It has ALL of the iPhone's basic features (except with slightly smaller screen and lower screen resolution), it includes the ones I listed above, and it's fully programmable via Windows Mobile 6.1. Wait for its U.S. release thru ATT some time this year. My strategy: buy the i907, get the unlock codes from ATT (which they will provide with no problem...except with the iPhone of course), and rebrand the phone to Samsung's original firmware. Voila! A phone with absolutely NO restrictions and fully customizable the way I want it to be. This is the phone for me.
The iPhone is a great no-nonsense, easy-to-use phone. It's all things for many many many people. But not for me. Now stop being a fanboy/hater!!!
spleecko, 10 Jun 2008it's not that great, so no need to say WOW, it doesn't even have a descent screen, 65kb, my p... moreDude you can't see the color difference between 65k or 262k color. Windows mobile either have 65k colors or 16.7 million colors.
this is REALLY MUCH BETTER than iphone 3g.. 1st bcoz of 5mp camera and also with a great features and amazing style.. i think this phone is contender of nokia n96 but one thing is missing in this phone TV receiver which nokia have but still it rocks!.. Go samsung.!
Mr.Randi, SGP $1,098 mean that in Singapore dollars for the 16Gb. In Mainland China available for USD $500.
I like what I see so far. I hope Samsung has addressed the long standing issue of screen readability in the sun/bright light as noted on this and many other review sites.
Dont say is sooooo much better than the iphone 3G,because the iphone is the first in his generation with all of this high tech innovations gadgets and a keyboard that is hasnt been beat yet.And some other features as you know so dont say sooooooo much better beacause monkey see monkey do and definetly is not the iphone.
iphone is the best in high end tech and for the new price!!!!
Over $1,000 for a phone? Yeah, its got some good specifics but I don't think anyone is willing to drop a grand for a phone. Yeah, it might beat the iPhone 3G in specs but it ain't out selling it. How much would you pay? $1000 for the Samsung or $200 of the iPhone 3G. Don't be a sucka. Get the iPhone.
Samsung has officially announced the i900 as the Omnia. This will come in 16GB and 8GB versions, while the rest of the specs remain the same for both. The 16GB version will first be available at S$1,098 and those interested will be able to buy one right after CommunicAsia on June 17 from stores and operators. From the images provided by Samsung, the Omnia will come with the widget interface which we have seen in other devices like the Samsung SGH-F480--the difference is that this will be the company's first Windows Mobile phone to sport it.
This is sooooo much better than the iphone 3G, its got a 5m MEGAPIXEL CAMERA! and pretty much everything the iphone has, and UNLOCKED too!!!
This is sooooo much better than the iphone 3G, its got a 5m MEGAPIXEL CAMERA! and pretty much everything the iphone has.
it's not that great, so no need to say WOW, it doesn't even have a descent screen, 65kb, my phone of three years ago has 264kb
and samsung, get a 3.5 inch.
i hope its expected release wont be so much delay like the x1..samsung keep up the good work..your catching up now..
ahhh the n95 will be dethroned..a worthy successor for the king..All hale i900..bow down to the new king...hehehe
WesDaSnake, 09 Jun 2008Is there a motion sensor or what? If not, then i believe it would be a main disadvantage.yes it supports...