Pros This product is not bad for a Windows Mobile OS system. In fact, Samsung has gone a long long way in building software around the dismal OS, to make it feel better. The camera is great. I has more features than any phone camera I had used.
Cons The stylus is a dangling external fitting. That is ugly and irritating to use.
The most frustrating element is the window available to view your messaging text. While typing in an SMS, you will not be able to see more than 1.5 lines of what you type.
Summary The product is a good looker. It is compact and light, and fits our hand very well.
The best way to key in data would be to use the Samsung keyboard that is a virtual keyboard built in. It feels like the iPhone's virtual keypad. But the keys are smaller in comparison, and therefore more cumbersome. The 'lift' of the key, while keying on an iPhone is missing. So, the keys you place your hands in are not visible, and therefore prone to mistakes. The next best input system is the transcriber, which does need input from the stylus. I have used the Palm before, and loved its transcriber. This one works as well, or dare say even better.
The entire model is built around you using the stylus. It is obvious by all the tiny, but essential controls tucked in the corners of the screen, that it takes great skill to use it by the touch of the finger. Then why would they give the stylus as a dangler, and not snug fit on the phone? Anyone who has used the iPhone or Blackberry Bold would know that the stylus is dead.
What were Samsung engineers thinking when they designed the SMS and messaging screen? Try replying to an SMS. You have the message sent filling 3/4th of the screen in large bold letters. We are left with 1 1/2 lines to view the message we type in. If you type in more than 2 lines of text, then we have to pull out the stylus and scroll up and down to proof read our message, before sending it. It would have been lovely if we had the whole screen to type in our text. This is the simple most frustrating element in the whole phone.
Windows Mobile OS is bad. It is sluggish, and irresponsive may times. Another iPhone wannabe feature, scrolling by pushing the finger up or down, works dismally in this product. Most of the time, you end up opening the contact or program while trying to scroll.
The web browing software built in is Opera. It is good. But I miss the tilt screen sensitivity here, that the iPhone has spoilt us into the convenience of that.
After all this, I wonder why would anybody buy the Samsung Omnia? Would it be the die hard Windows fans? Perhaps the convenience of the close integration of this OS with MS Office Outlook? Or for the 5MP camera?
No advises to diehard Windows users. They would love this product. To the 'seamless compatibility' minders, Apple iPhone, along with iTunes connects and works with MS Outlook and other windows systems much better than iSync.
So why would you ever buy this phone? Buy it for the camera. It is feature rich. There are 14 different settings to make your picture look better, and it is conveniently available to you on screen, and you can get there in an instant. It is simply brilliant.
Buy it for the camera and the camera alone.
Pros I had been with this phone for 2 months now and Im so thankful that I made the right choice.
Battery life is fantastic. Keypad is so responsive. Nice applications. Can watch an entire movie. Has a lot of storage.
Cons NONE NONE NONE
Summary If you like to buy or considering to buy a phone this is a must buy cp. Great sounds, nice applications, sleek design, and you can play all your songs and watch movies without sacrificing the life span of the battery. Comes with 3g that captures very nice pictures and videos. It definitely has everything a gadget freak wants to have.
Pros Touch screen
Has all the apps you need
Great phone for business
Cons Phone is strong, but feels fragile. You will want to buy a case or cover so you don't feel it will break. Those will run anything from 20-40 bucks.
The battery life isn't that great.
Summary Overall I have really enjoyed this phone. It gives me everything I need to be on the go and stay connected.
Pros 16GB internal plus a microsd card slot
ability to tether
nice strong signal even in marginal areas
5 mp camera with light
ability to connect to a DLNA server
TV out with a solid FM radio
Cons I do not know the heck the side attached pointer does and never have used it.
Does not use micro USB but if you have a Samsung before you have the right connections.
Radio needs headphones to work
Special headphone jack (aaaarg)
Summary I go through a phone every six months or so and have had msart phones since the treo 600 was made. Over the last 2 years I have had HTC Touch Cruise, Apple 2g iPhone, and Eten X800.
This is by far the best of the lot. It does everything a iPhone (except connect to itunes) and HTC can do only faster and smoother.
The interface takes some getting use to but after about 2 weeks you will have it mastered and being more productive.
I make a number of presentations and use the camera to collect what is written down and using Shozu allows me to transfer those pictures for storage immediately.
I used the wi-fi to connect to my exchange server when I was in EU with no issues. I even used skype and found it only slightly below adequate over 3G.
This thing should drop the touch dongle, it is useless and all phones should use a micro USB hook up.
I use the GSM version and got it after seeing the Verizon version.
When I get home I turn on the wifi and connect to my DLNA server and listen to music while I relax.
"All in One Phone"on by broda1977
Pros 5MP Digital camera with flash light and smile detection
Comes with Styllus
Battery life time
16GB of internal memory
and a lot of more
Cons Don´t have a "hole" for styllus
Summary Nice phone, you can update the rom easy using your computer