Samsung Omnia Lite B7300 review

New Windows Mobile 6.5 phone is merely 'ok'

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Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 250 MB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 3 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 9 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 400 x 240

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  • Wi-Fi and HSDPA
  • A-GPS with Google Maps
  • Windows Phone tools
  • Mobile Office suite
  • Decent media player


  • Windows Mobile 6.5 OS
  • Screen required stylus
  • Sometimes ponderous performance when apps open
  • Accelerometer not engaged automatically on some apps
  • No 3.5mm headphone socket
  • No flash on 3.2-megapixel camera

Samsung has been busy of late updating it smartphone portfolio, with the Omnia Lite B7300 one of several recent Windows Mobile 6.5-powered handsets to line up in its Omnia range.

The 'Lite' moniker may suggest a lower spec'd, handset, and Samsung bills it as a 'simple all-rounder'. But running the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone operating system, and ticking off plenty of features, the Omnia Lite B7300 has much more gadgetry under the bonnet than its name might suggest.

The Samsung Omnia Lite Windows Phone uses a 3-inch touchscreen, with Samsung's TouchWiz 2.0 Widgets-enhanced user interface brought in to skin the Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS.

It supports HSDPA high-speed mobile data connectivity and has Wi-Fi onboard too.

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It's equipped with A-GPS satellite positioning technology, working with onboard Google Maps software, and comes loaded with a decent suite of Windows Phone applications, including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Windows Live, with support for Microsoft Exchange for push email from corporate servers.

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Samsung has brushed up on the multimedia side of things with a media player that includes support for DivX and Xvid video file formats, while an additional Opera browser supplements the Microsoft Internet Explorer online browsing efforts. Its camera is a mid-range 3.2-megapixel shooter, though, rather than one of Samsung's more up-market snappers.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory250 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyOMNIA
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD High Capacity (microSDHC)
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time9 Hour
Product ModelB7300 Omnia Lite
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Screen Resolution400 x 240
Weight (Approximate)109 kg
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Messaging TypeEMS, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height107 mm
Width51.8 mm
Depth13.3 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time650 Hour
Product NameOMNIA Lite B7300 Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Product LineOMNIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B7300IKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
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As productive and powerful as it is simple and fun, OMNIA Lite B7300 Smartphone combines all-in-one SMART performance with a positively practical and user-friendly interface. Its touch-optimised UI lets you navigate its many features with the tip of your finger and the rich graphic layout makes it that much easier, not to mention entertaining. And with a lightning fast browser, hyper-efficient mobile office features and versatile multimedia capabilities, Omnia Lite is designed to do almost everything for just about anyone.