Samsung Omina II Review

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The Samsung Omnia II is a striking mobile device for the Verizon network by Samsung. Running Windows Mobile 6.5 at its core. This 3.7  AMLOED resistive touch screen smartphone comes packed with a 5 megapixel camera with flash, built in wifi , DLNA support, 8GB internal memory ( Expandable with microSD), aGPS.

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The Samsung Omina II is a well designed device with smooth and rounded edges.TH AMOLED screen is absolute gorgeous to look at and easy on the eyes, the resistive touchscreen is very responsive and possibly one of the best resistive touchscreens on the market. Omina II feels light in the hands with a soft comfortable grip. All around the Omina II is a sold and sleek piece of hardware.

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CAMERA & Pictures

As we have since with the Samsung Intrepid, the Omina II has a simple but effective camera software that is easy to use.  With various photo options. Also the video recording capabilities of the phone do a decent job and records at 720/480. You can find a sample recording within the full video review.

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Notable mention( Bing Apps Beta)

As we know most smartphone either have GPS or some sort of map and navigation with it.  A cool app, which can be downloaded of the Windows marketplace is the Bing Beta app. Which gives you full turn-by turn GPS functionality while combing the full benefits of Bing search into the application. Here is a detailed look at the app running on the Samsung Omina II.

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Conclusion

The Smasung Omina II is a very solid smartphone, though the OS feels a little sluggish( slight negative). It performs very well. What I do like about the device is how it feels less like a windows mobile phone and more like a smartphone. Samsung did an excellent job here in ensuring the device ran and felt smooth. With no hiccups or issue during our testing. The software interface felt smooth, the response of the resistive touchscreen to finger use was excellent and the AMOLED screen is the icing on the cake that allows for easier viewing. In all the Omina II is a solid smartphone and a great windows mobile 6.5 phone.

FULL SPECS

Network

Phone Network
3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA (3G), HSUPA, UMTS (3G)

Service
850, 900, 1800, 1900

Connectivity

Bluetooth
v2.0

Infrared
No

Wi-Fi (WLAN)
Yes

USB
Yes2.0, miniUSB

Fax / Data
Yes

Display

Main display
Colour AMOLED Touchscreen

Color display
65000 colors

Dimensions
3.7 in.

Resolution
480 x 800 pixels

External display
No

Memory

Internal memory
2GB/8GB/16GB

External memory
32GB

Memory slots
Yes

Storage types
MicroSD, MicroSDHC

Basic

Battery
Standard battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh

Standby time
430 hours

Talk time
10 hours

Calling

Vibrate alert
Yes

Photo ID
Yes

Ringtones
MP3

Camera

Camera
Yes

Megapixels
8.1 megapixels

Maximum photo resolution
Unknown pixels

Digital zoom
Yesx

Optical zoom
No

Auto focus
Yes

Flash
Yes

Recording video
Yes

Second (front) camera
No

Messaging

SMS
Yes

MMS
Yes

T9 text function
Yes

E-mail
Yes

Internet browsing
Yes

Entertainment

FM radio
Yes

Java
Yes

Audio player
AAC, MP3, WMA

Video player
DivX, H263, H264, MPEG4, WMV9, xVID

Features

Add ringtones
No

Organiser
Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, To-do list

Video call
No

Other features
OS: Windows Mobile, 3.5 mm jack, aGPS, Camera: Face Detection / Smile Shot / Mobile Blogging / Geo Tagging / Photo Editor

Format

Weight
4.3 oz.

Dimensions (H x W x D)
4.6×2.4×0.5 in.