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Samsung Omnia Lite B7300 review

New Windows Mobile 6.5 phone is merely 'ok'

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The Omnia Lite has Wi-Fi onboard as well as HSDPA high-speed 3G data connectivity (up to 3.6Mbps) so is geared up for browsing and other online applications.

An Internet Explorer Mobile browser is included, which provides a reasonable, if not compelling, browsing experience. Pages download pretty quickly and are rendered full page on the screen, which you can scroll through by finger dragging.

You can zoom in or out with a long press on the screen and activation of the zoom slider, or you can use the option buttons at the bottom of the display – which also include a back button, favourites key, keyboard option and menu button for the browser.

It's not as intuitive or smooth an experience as the iPhone or Android touchscreen browsers, though, and didn't respond as nimbly to controls as we'd have liked. Microsoft's Bing for Mobile is used as the default search engine.

Opera Mini

Samsung also includes Opera Mini browser software for touchscreen mobiles, which provides a faster all round experience, with up to three 'tabbed' pages and a user-friendly interface that feels more responsive than the Internet Explorer app, including one-touch zooming in and out (by pressing and holding the screen and moving up or down).

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As well as the pair of browsers Samsung has crammed in, it also serves up a selection of online-based applications and services.

A Samsung RSS reader app is included which has a selection of feeds pre-loaded, and a podcast app is also included, allowing users to search for, subscribe to and play podcasts.

A Rich Internet function onboard enables you to browse online for additional content – from ringtones and pictures to videos and games.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
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
ColourBlack
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
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameOMNIA Lite B7300 Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Product LineOMNIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B7300IKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

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.