Samsung Omnia CDMA ReviewSamsung Omnia CDMA 9
Due to the speed of the processor, the Omnia is one of the best performing Smartphones available from Verizon.
The call quality is good, with voices on both ends sounding clear and natural. Unfortunately, the reception is somewhat disappointing, with only 1-2 bars showing in high coverage areas. When traveling into fringe areas, several calls were dropped. There was even times when using the browser we would get a message saying that there was low signal strength.
The 1440mAh battery is rated by Samsung to provide almost 6 hours of talk time or 19 days of standby time on a full charge. We were able to achieve 7 hours of talk time by fully charging the battery, calling a landline, and keeping the phone connected until the battery was depleted.
We compared our SPB Benchmark results with the ones of the Samsung OMNIA and HTC Touch Pro CDMA for Verizon Wireless.
We are pleased that the Omnia sold by Verizon is almost identical its GSM cousin, where often times the CDMA version ends up losing features. It is truly one powerful device, combining a fast processor, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system, 3.2” display, 5MP autofocus camera, EVDO Rev A, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VZ Navigator, and 8GB of internal storage. All of this combines to make one of the best Smartphones currently available from Verizon, even beating out the overly hyped BlackBerry Storm.
- All-in-one Windows Mobile Smartphone
- 5MP autofocus camera with flash
- Large 3.2” display
- DivX/XviD video support
- Music player with FM radio
- Good sound quality
- Reception is lacking
- Display is difficult to see in direct sunlight
Samsung Omnia CDMA Review - Performance and Conclusion