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Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

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Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA but without 3G.

Introduction:


Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
The affordable smartphones that offer many functions typical of high-end devices have always been a major temptation for people who don’t feel like spending a fortune on a handset, but don’t mind getting cool extra features like a decent browser and additional applications. Unfortunately, these so-called “affordable” models are often plagued by issues, meaning you can easily end up with a handset with lower screen resolution or without Wi-Fi or find out the camera is much worse than you thought it would be, etc.

In this review we are taking a closer look at one of the latest contenders for the crown in the light-weighted Windows phone category, none other but the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 that also happens to be one of the major rivals to the HTC Touch2 and Acer beTouch E200. So, stock up on food and drinks, switch off your phone and TV set and brace yourself for a most fierce smartphone clash.


Design:

The Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 looks inconspicuous, which doesn’t mean it´s unappealing. Quite the contrary, the overall design shows utmost attention to detail, makes the phone really attractive and comes with several offbeat elements like the honey-comb pattern on the back of the phone. Our unit is jet black, but the handset is also available in versions with red or blue upper and lower parts of the body.

The overall design of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 shows utmost attention to detail - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
The overall design of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 shows utmost attention to detail - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
The overall design of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 shows utmost attention to detail - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
The overall design of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 shows utmost attention to detail - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

The overall design of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 shows utmost attention to detail


Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

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The resistive screen is large enough for an affordable device and measures 3 inches. Well, the image quality will certainly fail to wow you with saturated colors, but at least pictures do not appear choppy thanks to the resolution of 240x400 pixels.

The send and end keys are on the front side, along with the Action button that generally, takes you a step back into the menus and sports silver framing that gives it a more stylish look. The volume rocker and Menu buttons are on the left hand side, while the camera shutter, microSD slot and screen lock/unlock button are on the opposite. Finally, the microUSB port is on the top and the 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, but without flash is on the back, below the loudspeaker.



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The camera of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300



The Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 looks quite appealing and comes with large enough screen, but compact overall size that makes it really handy to use with one hand. Moreover, the phone is a far cry from feeling fragile to hold, because the build is very tight, without any loose parts.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. drakkus (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Aug 2009)


No virtual landscape qwerty? I really want to confirm it, though i have seen the review at gsmarena where they say it doesn't have one....

posted on 09 Nov 2009, 01:35

2. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Hello! The Samsung OmniaLITE has a landscape QWERTY keyboard. We didn't take a screenshot of it, but it does have one and it's pretty easy to use actually.

posted on 09 Nov 2009, 03:54

3. drakkus (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Aug 2009)


Thx.. :) The thing was bugging me, as i was considering buying one for my lil brother...

posted on 13 Dec 2009, 05:51

5. rpsgc (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2009)


Whew! That's a relief. I was worried after reading GSMArena's review where they state it doesn't have a landscape QWERTY keyboard. "The problem is that the keyboard doesn't work in landscape mode, which makes typing on it quite a challenge."

posted on 05 Dec 2009, 04:59

4. djnn1743 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


want to know if we can use or play UTube over Wi-Fi ? on this phone as some phones do not allow UTUBE over wi-fi. Please confirm as i need to buy this phone. thanks

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 21:31

6. proxy (unregistered)


I also wanted to know if this phone plays flash? like youtube and the like? thanks in advance

posted on 03 Nov 2010, 18:55

7. Le (unregistered)


Hi. Which is better:
LG Arena , Omnia Lite or Omnia 2???

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Samsung OmniaLITE B7300

Samsung OmniaLITE B7300

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 800 MHz, Samsung SC36410 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.21 x 2.04 x 0.51 inches
(107 x 51.8 x 12.9 mm)
3.63 oz  (103 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 11.33 hours talk time

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