The Omnia II has been designed to transform the way you interact with the outside world - making it simpler, faster and a lot more fun. Features such as swift fingertip control and the brilliant AMOLED screen will ensure easy navigation, while fast internet, enhanced gaming features and a built-in digital camera make sure that there is plenty of fun to be had. Life is a lot brighter with the Omnia II.
"The sub title for the original Omnia was "something for everyone." The Omnia 2 is exceptionally well-rounded, with features to appease everyone from multimedia to the business users. This title is also perfectly fitting for the Omnia II. Samsung was meticulous in making sure that the Omnia II had every radio and feature that the most discerning of power users demand, and they’ve succeeded. The innovative use of AMOLED screen technology will provide users with a picture sharper than can be found on any other mobile device. The Omnia II is a terrifically refined device that, like its predecessor, is a big seller. Also was the official mobile device of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The original Samsung Omnia turned out to be one of the most popular Windows Mobile devices ever. Why? It had everything: a slick form factor, terrific multimedia capabilities, speed, extra memory, terrific photo quality, and an interesting widget interface. Samsung is back with the second iteration of the Omnia, and with many upgrades. The Omnia II i8000 sports a next-generation AMOLED high resolution display, a more deeply integrated custom interface, and a plethora of widget choices that should allow anyone to customize the home screen to their heart’s content. The device has a lot to promise.
Since the Omnia II uses an AMOLED display, which is usually seen on high-end mobile devices, it deserves an explanation. Traditional LCD displays require backlighting, which is the single biggest killer of battery in mobile devices. An AMOLED screen actually illuminates active pixels individually. That means anywhere you see black, the pixel is "shut off" thus allowing for a true black color to come through. This not only saves on battery, but also produces deep blacks and very vivid colors.
Now, the Omnia II does have a standard backlight in addition to the invididual pixel lighting. If you turn choose to turn it off, the screen still is very readable, unlike an LCD display that requires a backlighting to be visible. Doing this will save hugely on battery life, but you won’t be able to view the device while outdoors if it’s sunny. If you want the technical definition of AMOLED, hit up Samsung’s Website.
Let’s go through the specs. The Omnia 2 i8000 has a Samsung S3C6410 processor running at 800MHz. It has 256MB ROM (168MB accessible), 8GB storage memory (7324MB accessible), 256MB RAM (60MB accessible), and has a microSD/HC expansion slot for added memory. The resistive AMOLED touchscreen is 3.7" and is WVGA 480×800 resolution, making for a pixel density of 252ppi It’s a quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900) phone with triband UMTS (900/1900/2100) with HSDPA and HSUPA. It also has assisted GPS, WiFi b & g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, USB 2.0, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer (which works in the web browser, photo gallery, and video player), plus FM radio. For audio, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, and for syncing and charging, the Omnia II uses microUSB. The rear camera is 5.0MP with auto focus and a dual flash, and the front camera for video calls is VGA resolution. Powering all of this is a 1500mAh battery. For even more specs, check out Samsung.
Other main features: • Gorgeous AMOLED display • Fantastic battery life • Snappy performance • Great build quality • Includes 8 or 16GB of memory • Has the UMTS 1900 band for US 3G in some areas • Video player can do DiVX • Screen sensitivity is high • Interface is optimized for finger-operation • Widget interface is useful • Has a 3.5mm headphone jack with terrific audio output • Excellent on-screen keyboard choices • Windows Mobile 6.5 upgradable • Camera application is sophisticated • Is TV-Out capable • Has a proximity sensor to turn off display during calls"
Pros: Bright display, Durable, Realistic color
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Review 2 for Omnia II
I have used this product for:1-2 years
# of SAMSUNG products I own:6-10
Posted12 April 2012
I would recommend this to a friend!
"This is the phone! Powerful recorder and its music side is brilliant! Juts buy it!"