It's Tech Review time and our review of the new Samsung Omnia phone might peak your interest with it's large touchscreen, support of Windows Mobile, 5 megapixel camera, and built-in Wi-Fi.
Look below the cut for the written review from Attack of the Show.
What You Need to Know
- The Omnia is a new touch-screen phone from Samsung and it has a large 3.2" screen (240 x 400 pixels)
- It weighs about 4.3 ounces and is .5" thick
- There's a 5 megapixel camera on the back with a built in flash
- It has three solid keys below the screen for answering calls and controlling the mouse
- It has standard smart phone connections like Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth
- The Omnia runs on the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform, which appears more user friendly
- It has expandable memory up to 16GB via Micro SD
- It also supports a wide range of file formats like DivX and WMA music
- The higher megapixel camera allows for better photos that you can share with the Omnia's multimedia messaging (video recording, also)
- There's force feedback for almost every press or gesture
- The phone also includes a stylus
- The Windows Mobile interface is easy to understand, but hard to use; we gave up on our hands pretty quickly
- Icons are way to small and it feels like you have to press and hold instead of tap
- The alternatives are the stylus or using a button to control an on screen cursor. Both make typing take forever
- Beyond the touch screen we also had numerous crashes and freezes in our short use, and the accelerometer is wonky
- Also the phone doesn't operate on the 3G network in North America
- The Omnia appears more customizable than a lot of phones.
- It has a powerful built-in camera, MMS, expandable memory, and Microsoft Office compatibility
- However, the touch screen is just plain bad, and the customizability won't make the Windows Mobile platform seem any less complicated
- $200 with contract
- 83% (How do we rate gadgets?)