Samsung i8910 HD review

Renamed from the Omnia HD, it's a beast of a media phone

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The options to create and open the messaging functions are available from three avenues on the Samsung i8910 HD, with the normal messaging icon on the menu screen giving you the option to open the inbox, sent items, email etc that you'd expect to find.

The option is also available on from the TouchWiz menu, and from this you can also go directly to opening a new message as well. The home screen contains a messaging icon at the bottom (thanks again to the massive screen allowing you the display estate to do so), so there's no shortage of ways in.

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The inbox and outbox are much as you'd expect, although you'll probably want to head straight into the settings to alter the amount of sent messages saved - with so much storage on board it's obvious that you'll be looking to have more than the default 20 saved.

The inbox has some nice Symbian touches as well, such as being able to sort messages by sender, type and date, which is handy when you forget to delete for a few weeks and end up hunting for an important number through billions of messages.

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The email system seems easy to set up, with a wizard prompting you to enter your email address and password, but you also need the POP3 and IMAP settings to give yourself the chance to download email. These are readily available from your email provider, but most people will feel a little bit unsure entering them in, and will probably not use this function.

Given the likes of Android and Windows Mobile only require you to put in a user name and password for their mobile systems, it would makes sense to see this function added here. But for those that do make it through, the auto-update function is reasonable (if not as spiffy as push notifications, where email automatically downloads to the phone) though sometimes can be a little bit laggy on server connection (when we connected up our Yahoo! Mail account).

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyOMNIA
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time30 Minute
Product Modeli8910 HD
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Weight (Approximate)148 g
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionSymbian OS 9.4
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging, Email
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height123 mm
Width58 mm
Depth12.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time450 Hour
Product NameOMNIA I8910 HD Smartphone
Processor Speed500 MHz
Processor TypeCortex
Product LineOMNIA
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberI8910HD
Manufacturer Website Address
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Samsung's I8910 HD leaves nothing to be desired. It shoots video in full HD and photos with 8MP. The world's largest AMOLED display at 3.7" is your own personal movie screen that auto rotates. That along with high-speed web access, there's no reason to leave work or play for later on. Add to that up to 16GB of built-in memory and we're sure you'll find plenty of ways to use it ?35 movies, 12,000 MP3 songs or 18,000 photos.

Standard Memory256 MB