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Hands on with Samsung's Omnia II

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Aug 2009, 12:51

The WinMo superphone has undergone a significant refresh...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. panacea224 (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)

Looking forward to the full review of this beast. If it performs well overall it may be my next phone.

posted on 02 Aug 2009, 14:46

2. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

It's WM and it lags, that answers your question. I don't think it'll be as good as the TouchPro 2. Design wise, I think they should have gone with a matted back, I can picture the phone getting a bunch of scratches, though it does look better than the iPhone.

posted on 02 Aug 2009, 20:00

3. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

If any Omnia looked better than the iPhone, it would be the first Omnia and not this one. The first Omnia looks tons better than this one here.

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 02:17

4. mickuza (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jul 2009)

The first Omnia looks a little better than Omnia II. But the first Omnia has pretty sluggish touch screen. Even the Omnia Lite can perform better.

posted on 13 Aug 2009, 09:50

9. kvenderley (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)

YOU ARE SMOKIN CRACK! the original omnia was good, it look decent, but how can you saythe O2 doesnt look as good as the o1? wow thats the most ridiculous comment ive ever read! if they get the lag out of this phone, it puts the iphone to shame.

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 09:32

5. puggunit (Posts: 23; Member since: 31 Jul 2009)

first omnia was pretty bad. I hope this one has a back button. Looks pretty serious though.

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 14:11

7. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)

if you knew how to use it you would know that there was.

posted on 04 Aug 2009, 00:14

8. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

I had the old omnia and still do actually, great peice of hardware, I re mapped by menu button on the top left to be my Back/Exit?close button, worked great. I just didnt like that they're were 2 contact list 1 generic and 1 made by samsung than they had the WinMo menu and A samsung Touchwiz menu...it just seemed non proprietary and to jumbled up...they should take lessons from iPhone OS or BB OS and see how fluid it all runs.

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 09:46

6. coussel (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2009)

The Omnia i8910 HD (not called "Omnia" anymore) is a more powerful phone (same OMAP3 guts as iPhone 3gs). The Omnia II just uses an overclocked version of the ARM 11 like the Touch Pro 2. If you want a WinMo productivity phone, go with the Omnia Pro with a keyboard, if you want a media phone go with the Omnia HD, and if you want a game phone I guess iPhone 3GS is going to be tough to beat. (...Until Flash comes out for phones this winter!)

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