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Samsung Omnia 2 review

Samsung's flagship Windows Mobile 6.5 phone hits the shelves

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The Omnia's camera is occasionally very slow to load, which is frustrating, but once it's running it's a decent model. The images from the 5MP sensor are easily discernible as camera phone output - slightly faded colours and a tendency towards lens flare mean the Omnia is a good, rather than great camera.

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Media

Anyone with a Windows PC is well-placed to make use of the Omnia 2's media capabilities.

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It's compatible with a vast range of audio and video codecs, and, the odd complaint about the screen aside, it's a great device for watching things on. DiVX, H.264 and WMV files are some of the video highlights, and its built-in compatibility with Windows - without the need to use a third party application - is hugely appealing. Did we mention that video looks superb on the AMOLED screen?

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyOMNIA II
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time12 Hour
Product Modeli8000 Omnia II
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Weight (Approximate)129 g
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerSamsung
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height118 mm
Width59.6 mm
Depth12.3 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesII
Battery Standby Time430 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameOMNIA II I8000 Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Product LineOMNIA
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberI8000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Bigger, bolder and better, the Omnia II picks up where its predecessor left off. The oversize AMOLED Display isn't the only thing that screams "more," the Omnia II. packs more features like the simple touch-optimized user interface and more fun than you ever thought possible, making your entire mobile experience oversize. It's all that you want and more than you need. In the palm of your hand.

Standard Memory256 MB