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Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

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Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
This is a Samsung device, so we thought the camera would be great. The Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 is equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, but without flash and this limits your options to taking pictures in properly lit areas only. Certainly, this is not something to lose your sleep over, especially if the quality of the pictures you capture in the daylight is decent. The camera interface looks appealing, features large buttons that are easy to press and offers options like white balance, ISO sensitivity, various effects, shooting modes such as smile detection, panorama etc. It´s interesting to mention that the camera shutter doesn’t register two levels of pressure like you’d expect. You need to press the button just once and the camera then automatically brings the object into focus, captures a picture and saves it.

Camera interface of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Camera interface of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Camera interface of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Camera interface of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

Camera interface of the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300



The first snapshots we took turned out a bit unclear, as if something with the focus wasn’t quite right. Turning off the autofocus led to better results right away. As a whole, the pictures are nothing to write home about. They have realistic colors, but are rather noisy and even the slightest flinch can result in rather disagreeable blurring. The noise seems to increase tenfold with images taken inside. The macro mode turned out to work really well – you can see that for yourselves.

Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

Outdoor pictures shot with the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300


Strong light - Indoor pictures - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Medium light - Indoor pictures - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Low light - Indoor pictures - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Indoor pictures



The video capturing function would have been perfectly implemented if the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 could actually capture content at more than 15 frames per second that results in stuttering content. Save this, the image quality is high indeed and the audio tracks sound loud and clear.

Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 video sample at 640x480 pixles resolution

Ultimately, despite the fact the overall quality of the camera is far from perfect, the OmniaLITE is a true camera phone alongside of the beTouch E200 and Touch2!

As we have mentioned earlier, the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 is equipped with Samsung´s multimedia player, so we decided to use this application for our test. We can say the handset is really usable in terms of video playback. The maximum smoothly playing resolution, regardless of the video format, is 640x360 pixels. In that res, you will be able to relish proper experience with clips coded in MPEG-4, Xvid or MOV. DivX videos are also playable at this resolution, although we evidenced hang-ups every now and then. That´s why if you feel up to a DivX movie, you better convert the file to lower resolution, or go for another format, say Xvid. Finally, we installed CorePlayer, but yielded pretty much the same results. The app copes with H.264 videos, but the playback is plagued by severe stuttering.

Video player - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

Video player

Interface of the multimedia player - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Interface of the multimedia player - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Interface of the multimedia player - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Interface of the multimedia player - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

Interface of the multimedia player



Music-wise, the OmniaLITE is an average phone. The boxed microUSB headset delivers sound that is flat and dull and lacks enough punch, but is passable on the overall.

You can unleash your creative potential with the preinstalled Video Editor that will allow you to combine several video fragments (or pictures) and come up with your own clips, embed cool transitions, add audio tracks and various effects etc. The application may come in pretty handy, especially if you feel up to one of those romantic videos of pictures appearing in a slideshow with some moody music in the background.

Video Editor - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Video Editor - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Video Editor - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
Video Editor - Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

Video Editor




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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
view full specs
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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