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Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review

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Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 Review
We don’t want to harp on the same string, but we must say the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 is an extremely snappy Windows Mobile 6.5 phone. We didn’t evidence lagging and scrolled throughout menus fast and without any troubles. The manufacturer has done a great job indeed.

This seems to come at the expense of in-call quality and the OmniaLITE is mediocre in this respect. On the overall, the sound is acceptably loud on both ends and we would say it´s a bit duller than we would have liked. The quality, however, is rather low with voices sounding sharp and surreal at both ends of the line. It´s a cold comfort, but your callers will be able to enjoy slightly better overall call quality than you.

The robust battery with 1,500mAh capacity performs pretty well and we found out we had to charge the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 once every three days in moderate usage scenarios.

The Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 is definitely a worthy Windows Mobile 6.5 phone. True, its 3-inch capacitive screen doesn’t deliver stunningly saturated and bright images, the 3.2-megapixel camera is not exactly ravishing, the in-call quality is average at best and the sound through the boxed headset is mediocre. All these, however, are typical of many high-end devices as well, so the OmniaLITE is a great handset for people who need a Windows Mobile phone. Moreover, the manufacturer has achieved almost perfect balance between price and quality, so you can get a really powerful smartphone that is quite usable for video playback, comes with more than proper personalization and the rich functionality of the operating system without breaking the bank.

The Acer beTouch E200, which comes in the same price range, lags behind the OmniaLITE in every single respect. It lacks Wi-Fi and features worse personalization and lagging software. Now, how about the HTC Touch2? Come to hardware, both handsets are virtually identical (click here for an extensive comparison). The HTC Touch2 sports faster 3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbits/s), but has a smaller display and less profound personalization. That is why we would recommend the Samsung OmniaLITE B7300 – using this particular cell phone means you will almost never have to face the standard and rather unhandy WM interface plus the properly optimized software is a guarantee that you will enjoy your handset all the time.


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Pros

  • Likeable, unobtrusive design
  • Proper personalization
  • Snappy interface
  • Built-in DivX and Xvid support

Cons

  • Disappointing camera
  • Bad in-call quality
  • Lacks 3.5mm jack
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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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